Michael Punongbayan
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2 ‘rebels’ killed in Misamis clash
by Michael Punongbayan - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Two alleged leaders of the New People’s Army were killed in an encounter in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental early this week.
US approves funds for modernization of Philippine power sector
by Michael Punongbayan - May 23, 2024 - 12:00am
The United States Trade and Development Agency has approved the release of funds that will support efforts for the modernization and buildout of electricity transmission and distribution networks in the Philipp...
China urged to open Panatag to international inspection
by Michael Punongbayan - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
An independent third-party entity – possibly the United Nations or a respected environment group – should inspect Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to validate the “incontrovertible proof” presented...
Torres replaces Carlos as Western Command chief
by Michael Punongbayan - May 19, 2024 - 10:00am
The military official named by the Chinese embassy as the one who approved a “new model” for managing the BRP Sierra Madre issue has been relieved of his post as commander of the military’s Western...
6 NPA rebels surrender in Samar, Leyte
by Michael Punongbayan - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Six members of the New People’s Army (NPA), including a pregnant woman, have surrendered in Samar and Leyte Island.
China Coast Guard empowered to detain South China ‘trespassers’
by Michael Punongbayan - May 18, 2024 - 10:00am
China is now looking at detaining for 60 days without trial suspected violators of its exit and entry laws covering what it considers its territorial waters, including almost the entire South China Sea.
Queen Maxima to visit Philippines, to push financial inclusion
by Michael Punongbayan - May 18, 2024 - 8:30am
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Manila next week in her capacity as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).
Court orders arrest of 27 Cebu NGO workers
by Michael Punongbayan - May 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Twenty-seven members of a non-government organization in Cebu have been ordered arrested for allegedly financing communist rebels.
Atin Ito: Mission accomplished
by Michael Punongbayan - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Diskarteng Pinoy” – the Filipino way – made the day for the Atin Ito Coalition’s “peace and solidarity regatta” as it managed to elude a Chinese blockade of Panatag Shoal to accomplish...
WPS civilian convoy reaches Panatag today
by Michael Punongbayan - May 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The Atin Ito Coalition’s second civilian supply mission to the West Philippine Sea is expected to reach Panatag Shoal today, where the China Coast Guard and maritime militia vessels have reportedly set up a...
Philippines, Australia hold joint drills in Isabela
by Michael Punongbayan - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
At least 150 Philippine and Australian soldiers are taking part in a joint training as part of the first leg of this year’s Kasangga exercise in Gamu, Isabela.
Navy ship to monitor ‘Atin Ito’ regatta
by Michael Punongbayan - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy is deploying a ship to monitor some 100 Filipino fishing boats and other civilian vessels en route to Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal as part of the “peace and solidarity regatta” organized...
AFP revising recruitment to target youth
by Michael Punongbayan - May 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Revisions are being made in the current recruitment policies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as part of efforts to encourage more fresh graduates or young professionals to enlist, according to Defense Secretary...
One of four Pinoy seafarers held by Iran freed
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2024 - 10:00am
One of the four Filipino seafarers being held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been released, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
‘Balikatan gives pause to adversaries of open Pacific’
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2024 - 7:30am
The Philippines and the United States officially ended yesterday the 39th joint Balikatan military exercises, which they called a success, as the event had attracted other allies and delivered a warning to those...
Año wants expulsion of Chinese diplomats over ‘disinformation’
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Chinese diplomats in Manila should be expelled for their “repeated acts of engaging and dissemination of disinformation, misinformation and malinformation,” National Security Adviser Eduardo Año...
DFA warns vs ‘false narratives’ on Ayungin
by Michael Punongbayan - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned the public against false narratives being spread by China to sow discord among Filipinos, including its “unverifiable” recording of a phone conversation between...
Expel Chinese embassy execs over phone wiretap – Gibo
by Michael Punongbayan - May 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Teodoro said if proven true, those involved should be expelled from the Philippines for admittedly violating the Anti-Wiretapping Law as well as rules on international relations.
‘China lying on new model for Ayungin’
by Michael Punongbayan - May 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Denouncing China’s alleged use of misinformation as a weapon of mass distraction, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Jr. accused the Chinese embassy in Manila of again spreading lies in claiming that he knew...
China embassy claims arrangement with WESCOM on Ayungin resupply
by Michael Punongbayan - May 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Repeatedly rebuffed of its claim that a special deal exists with the Philippines regarding the BRP Sierra Madre in the Ayungin Shoal, China – through its embassy in Manila – is now pointing to the Western...
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