Globe welcomes UK-based Internet Watch Foundation in roster of partners for child protection advocacy

Committed to its advocacy against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC), Globe further strengthens its anti-OSAEC initiatives by partnering with globally-recognized Internet Watch Foundation. This comes immediately after Globe sealed a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) in June. IWF is a UK-based child protection body that employs cutting-edge technology… Continue reading Globe welcomes UK-based Internet Watch Foundation in roster of partners for child protection advocacy

Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

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The government’s struggle against terrorist groups in Marawi City has created a trail of chaos and damaged establishments and civilian properties in the past. Today, under the leadership of the Task Force Bangon Marawi formed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017, the city’s rehabilitation is 70% complete. Infrastructure improvements are also expected to be completed… Continue reading Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial loses against Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the semifinals of the Men’s Middleweight Boxing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but still manages to win the bronze medal for the Philippines, the country’s first men’s boxing medal since 1996. The 25-year-old boxer fought toe-to-toe with Khyzhniak in a three-round fight,… Continue reading Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

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Officials announced Wednesday that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was able to collect P5.8 billion in international donations and revolutionary taxes between 2016 and 2018. The funds were purportedly used by communists to fund terrorist actions and support their leaders’ lifestyles. In a virtual press biefing of the National… Continue reading CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

The Philippine-US Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement was signed on July 30 by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and US Embassy Chargé d’affaires John C. Law. The AMSAR Agreement establishes boundaries between the Philippines and the United States in terms of search and rescue operations. It promotes closer bilateral cooperation… Continue reading Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

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In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress on Monday to enact a bill creating a single system for the separation, retirement, and pension of military and uniformed service employees in order to reform the country’s bloated pension system. “I am asking Congress to pass a unified… Continue reading SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

Photo courtesy of 302nd Infantry - Achiever Brigade

Lieutenant General Roberto T. Ancan PA, Commander, AFP Central Command, paid his farewell visit to Headquarters, 302nd Infantry (Achiever) Brigade on July 20, 2021. He was accorded with foyer honors by Colonel Leonardo I Peña (MNSA) PA, Brigade Commander, 302nd Infantry Brigade in front of the Unit’s Administration building upon his arrival. Because he is a… Continue reading AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

JTF Mindanao Chief assesses security situation in Western Mindanao

Lt. Gen. Faustino introduces Davao del Norte Governor Jubahib to JTF Sulu Commander Maj. Gen. Gonzales. (Photo courtesy of WesMinCom, AFP)

Since his appointment as the first commander of the Joint Task Force Mindanao, Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino has continued to visit military units and villages in his area of operation to assess the situation. Lt. Gen. Faustino underlined the importance of the multi-stakeholder alliance during his visit to the island provinces of Basilan and Sulu… Continue reading JTF Mindanao Chief assesses security situation in Western Mindanao

Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force

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On Tuesday, Russian aircraft manufacturers displayed a prototype of a new fighter jet with stealth capabilities and other innovative technologies. Russian President Vladimir Putin viewed the potential warplane on display at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon with great excitement. The air show kicked up on Tuesday in Zhukovsky, a suburb of Moscow. Sukhoi,… Continue reading Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force

PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

At the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) – Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting held at Balay Bisaya, Provincial Government Complex, Barangay Dao, Pagadian City on July 16, 202, the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continued to uphold peace… Continue reading PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur