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Crowd, not ISIS, seen as ‘threat’ to Pope visit, says Catapang

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Pope Francis. AP

Armed Forces chief Gregorio Pio Catapang said Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria does not pose a threat to the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines next year.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Poe calls for Senate probe on ISIS recruitment in Mindanao

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Senator Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe wants the Senate to investigate the reported recruitment of Filipinos into the Islamic State to thwart any plans of the group to take root in the Philippines.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Phiblex15 kicks off in Puerto Princesa Monday

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In this Friday, May 9, 2014, photo, US and Philippine marines storm the beach to simulate a raid during the joint US-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base at San Antonio township, Zambales province. northwest of Manila, Philippines. Philippine and US naval forces on Thursday, June 26, began bilateral maritime exercises, which include activities in international waters of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Around 4,000 troops from the United States Navy and their local counterparts will join this year’s Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (Phiblex15) which will begin on Monday (Sept. 29) in Puerto Princesa.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Government taking Islamic State seriously

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FACEBOOK PHOTO/Malacañan Palace

The government isn’t taking lightly the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) to the Philippines, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH peacekeepers in Haiti back for much-needed vacation

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PH UN Peacekeepers

Serving for almost a year in Haiti, Filipino troops that stood ground as United Nations Peacekeepers in the Caribbean country returned home Thursday.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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