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Defense chief: VFA abrogation will have adverse effects

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the light of the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude will have a backlash on the minimum credible defense that the military is working on, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Tuesday.

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

Transgender slay an isolated case—DND spokesman

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Defense department spokesman Peter Galvezgar  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Defense Department on Tuesday said the murder of the transgender in Olongapo at the hands of a US marine was an isolated case and should not be connected to the relations between the Philippines and the US.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin on Sayyaf threat to behead German: We don’t negotiate with terrorists

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Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said they will not bow to the demands of the Abu Sayyaf group, which has threatened to behead a German hostage.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin defends ‘greatest escape’

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has defended the Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights that held off Syrian rebels and pulled the “greatest escape” Monday at Camp Aguinaldo.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin to tap ‘international networks’ to help determine Filipinos in ISIS

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said he would ask help from international networks to determine claims that Filipino Muslim youths were training under jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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

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