2 Turkish-made attack helicopters now mission capable: PAF

The two Turkish-made T129 “Atak” attack helicopters delivered to the country last March are now “fully mission capable”, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) said Tuesday. Col. Maynard Mariano, PAF spokesperson, said this means that the air assets are ready for their role as a “strike aircraft, with the crew and the pilots done with the […]

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US won’t send Ukraine long-range rocket systems: Biden

President Joe Biden on Monday rebuffed reports that the US is preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to Ukraine. “We are not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems that can strike into Russia,” Biden told reporters at the White House. His denial came days after multiple reports cited administration officials as saying the […]

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Garcia-Frasco accepts DOT secretary post

Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco has accepted her appointment as the next chief of the Department of Tourism (DOT) under the Marcos administration. In a statement Tuesday, Frasco vowed to support the incoming administration’s “vision to revitalize tourism so it may significantly propel the Philippines’ post-pandemic economic growth.” “It is with profound gratitude and deep humility […]

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Duterte gov’t keeps promise to bring about change, development

The Duterte administration has lived up to its promise to give Filipinos a comfortable life and bring progress to the country, acting Presidential Spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Tuesday. “We made the government more responsive to the welfare of the Filipino people. We have responded decisively and innovatively to ensure that no one […]

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NCRPO nabs nearly 4K wanted persons in 3 months

A total of 3,854 wanted persons were arrested in Metro Manila from March 1 to May 29, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported Tuesday. NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad, who took the helm in March replacing Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said intensified intelligence gathering and cooperation among its counterparts and regional […]

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4 kidnappers killed in shootout as cops rescue Chinese trader

The Central Visayas Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) rescued on Monday night a 70-year-old Chinese businessman from the hands of his four captors who were also Chinese nationals, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan said Tuesday. He said the four suspects were killed during a shootout with the composite team of the Lapu-Lapu City intelligence police, the AKG, […]

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