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Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Ranking defense, military and police officials scored the perpetrators of the bloody bomb attack at a church in Jolo, Sulu province, which killed an initial number of 17 people and wounded 57 others Sunday morning. “We strongly condemn the bombing that transpired at the Jolo Cathedral in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 8:15 a.m....

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PH to acquire SPYDER missiles from Israel: Lorenzana

PH to acquire SPYDER missiles from Israel: Lorenzana

The Department of National Defense (DND) will acquire a SPYDER missile system from Israel. “Yes, we are. (However), I do not know (yet) the exact number of (batteries we will be getting),” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Thursday when sought for an update on the military’s...

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Joma wants BOL to fail to save his ideology: DND chief

Joma wants BOL to fail to save his ideology: DND chief

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison wants the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to fail so that he has a rallying point for his discredited and bankrupt ideology. This was the reply of Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when asked why Sison seems to be afraid of the...

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Japan offers air defense radars to PH: Lorenzana

Japan offers air defense radars to PH: Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday confirmed that Japan is offering the country air defense radars, which if acquired, will boost the Philippine Air Force (PAF) surveillance and monitoring capabilities. “Yes, they are offering to us their latest radars. It is one of the platforms being evaluated by the PAF. To monitor aircrafts and seacrafts...

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Gov’t to allocate P450-M for rebel integration program in 2019

Gov’t to allocate P450-M for rebel integration program in 2019

The government is allocating PHP450 million to the government’s Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) to accommodate more communist rebels who will surrender and avail of the program next year. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, in a press conference at the Linmarr Apartelle on Monday, said the E-CLIP is designed to discourage rebels from going back to...