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PH gov't stands by decision not to declare holiday ceasefire with NPA

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:20 PM

'Declaring a SOMO now is not to the nation's best interest as it would only expose our defenders to enemy attacks and embolden them to commit more atrocities,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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PH gov't won't declare holiday ceasefire with CPP-NPA – Lorenzana

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The military traditionally suspends operations during the holidays, which is also reciprocated by the communist rebels

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

WATCH: New PH Army chief says changes needed after Marawi

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'It is a challenge for the incoming leadership to make the Philippine Army adaptable and relevant to the dictates of time,' says Major General Rolando Bautista, new commanding general of the Philippine Army

NEW CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremony to install new Philippine Army chief Major General Rolando Bautista. Malacañang photo

Soldiers set up mobile kitchen to serve Marawi evacuees

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:58 PM

'We saw that what IDPs desire is good food or at least a hot meal,' Major Jeffrex Molina of Joint Task Group Tabang says

MOBILE KITCHEN. Soldiers bring a mobile kitchen to evacuation centers as sign of their service to their countrymen affected by the Marawi crisis. Photo courtesy of Joint Task Group Tabang Facebook page

WATCH: Help soldiers, civilians in Marawi through #OgopMarawi

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The Philippine Army s Civil Military Operations Group launches OgopMarawi its relief operations drive for affected civilians and troops in Marawi

WATCH: How shoeboxes bring hope to remote, conflict-hit schools

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Since 2012 the Philippine Army Civil Military Operations Group s Project Shoebox has given school supplies to about 300 000 students from Abra to Jolo

HOPE IN A BOX. Basilan youth receive their shoeboxes with school supplies from the Philippine Army's Civil Military Operations Group. Photo from Project Shoebox

Learn from lessons of Jabidah massacre, Zambo youth tell Duterte

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Young Mindanao activists urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop extrajudicial killings

STOP STATE TERRORISM. On March 18, 2017, the 49th anniversary of the Jabidah massacre, Mindanao activists demand justice for the victims of alleged extrajudicial killings and military violence under the Duterte administration. Photo courtesy of Mark John Sachez

On day of Duterte visit, AFP retakes Butig town hall from Maute

Nov 30, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Clashes continue however as soldiers clear the area of remaining Maute group members

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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Maute's main force leaves Lanao town, 49 dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The military says the situation is fluid but it aims to drive away the remaining members of the terror group from the abandoned municipal hall within the day

Philippine troops fire their 105mm howitzer cannons towards enemy positions from their base near Butig town in Lanao del Sur province on the southern island of Mindanao on November 27, 2016. Troops on November 27 fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city. / AFP PHOTO / RICHEL UMEL

18 Abu Sayyaf killed in Basilan – military

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:07 PM

This comes after days of military attacks in the province

Aquino OKs holiday ceasefire with communist rebels

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:07 PM

The government will observe its unilateral declaration of suspension of offensive military operations against the New People s Army from December 23 to January 3 2016

HOLIDAY CEASEFIRE. President Benigno S. Aquino III approved the recommendation of defense officials to suspend military operations against communist rebels during the Christmas holidays. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Two American Al-Qaeda leaders killed in US operations

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:06 AM

The White House statement does not identify which US agency carried out the operation which suggests it was carried out by an intelligence service rather than a military unit

All-out war vs BIFF disrupts classes, displaces more than 125,000

Mar 22, 2015 - 12:10 AM

At least 63 schools are affected by the conflict with 22 abandoned due to massive evacuations

No sign of imminent North Korea nuclear test – US think-tank

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:04 PM

North Korea has ramped up the volume on its bellicose rhetoric in recent weeks in response to the launch of annual South Korean US joint military exercises

Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops

Mar 09, 2015 - 11:53 PM

UPDATED Meanwhile NATO forces prepared for a major exercise in the Baltics where Russia s involvement in the Ukraine war has jangled nerves

ROCK THE VOTE. People hold Russian flags as they gather at Lenin Square after the end of the referendum in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, March 16, 2014. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

North Korea fires missiles in anger as South-US drills begin

Mar 02, 2015 - 8:29 AM

The North fires two short range missiles into the East Sea ahead of the start of military exercises by Seoul and Washington that has enraged Pyongyang

In this file photo, South Korean K-55 self-propelled howitzers participates in the South Korea-US 'Key Resolve and Foal Eagle' annual joint military exercises at the Mugeon-ri drill field on Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 13 March 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Patrolling soldiers 'accidentally' kill Lumad father and son

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:26 AM

The military says members of the 66th Infantry Battalion were blinded by the flashlight of two members of the Mandaya tribe in Compostela Valley and sensed danger

AFP junks NPA SOMO demand for release of 2 soldiers

Sep 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

The NPA upon the directive of the National Democratic Front has demanded a 10 day suspension of military and police operations in parts of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in exchange for the release of the soldiers

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Apr 15, 2014 - 8:27 PM

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China hits back at US over 'woeful' rights record

Apr 21, 2013 - 4:37 PM

China accused US of human rights violations through its military operations abroad and failing to prevent its own citizens from gun violence