PHILIPPINE Air Force

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Name: PHILIPPINE Air Force
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Philippine forces conduct airstrikes against Abu Sayyaf

World Bulletin / News DeskPhilippine Air Force helicopters flew to the island province of Basilan in the country’s south Monday to carry out airstrikes on al-Qaeda-linked gunmen, after a clash killed a special forces captain over the weekend.An air force ... [Published World Bulletin - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

PRIB: Outstanding teachers, cops, soldiers get Senate recognition

Press ReleaseSeptember 1, 2014Outstanding teachers, cops, soldiers get Senate recognitionThe Senate today approved three solutions commending and congratulating the outstanding teachers, police and soldiers through Metrobank Foundation's annual searc ... [Published Senate of the Philippines - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Wildfire destroys 50 has. of forest in Aurora

By Armand M. GalangFORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City - A four-day wildfire has devastated about 50 hectares of vegetated forest in Sitio Diguisit, Barangay Zabali, Baler, Aurora, a belated report from the military showed.Reports from the Philippine Army’s ... [Published Punto! Central Luzon - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

PH pulls out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

Rappler photoThe Philippines is pulling out hundreds of soldiers supporting United Nations peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Syria following a series of discussions on health and security threats. The decision involves a total of 446 troops consisting ... [Published Rappler - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

Drug ring busted

CAMP GENERAL VICENTE LIM, Laguna – Seven suspected members of a notorious drug syndicate, including a former member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), were arrested during a raid on their safe house in Barangay 10, Lipa City, Batangas, on Thursday, police ... [Published Tempo - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

Polish supplier of Sokol chopper to help in crash probe

MANILA, Philippines - The Polish firm that supplied the Sokol helicopter that crashed in Marawi last Thursday has vowed to help the Air Force determine the cause of the accident, a military official said.Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Enrico Canaya said ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 3 reports

Forest fire in Albay town spreads to nearby villages

LEGAZPI CITY – The forest fire in Cagraray island in Bacacay town, which started two days ago in the mountainous area of Barangay Manaet, has spread to nearby villages of Tanagan and Namantao, displacing close to 100 families now.Edwin Belano, village ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 11 reports

Investigators gather clues at Sokol chopper crash site

MANILA, Philippines — An air crash investigation team arrived Friday at the site of the Air Force "Sokol" combat utility helicopters in Marawi City to determine the cause of the crash.Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Canaya, spokesman of the Philippine Air Force, ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

FOREST FIRE

. A Philippine Air Force helicopter drops off water to stop the forest fire caused by kaingin, or the slash-and-burn system, being practiced illegally by farmers to prepare their lands for planting.                                  RHAYDZ B. BARCIA ... [Published Bicol Mail - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Air Force chopper crash-lands in S. Philippines

A Sokol helicopter of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) carrying military officials made an emergency crash landing in the southern Philippine province of Lanao del Sur on Thursday afternoon.Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division Commander Major General ... [Published Global Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 3 reports

US OKs sale of C-130 planes to Phl

MANILA, Philippines - The United States (US) State Department has approved the sale of two C-130 planes to the Philippines in a move seen to boost the strategic partnership between the two countries.The package has an estimated cost of $61 million or ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

Bushfire in Rapu-Rapu, Albay affects at least 5,000

MANILA, Philippines – Close to five thousand households were affected by a large bush fire on Rapu-Rapu Island, Albay, on Sunday, August 3.According to eyewitness accounts, the fire started in Poblacion, Morocboron, Sitio Acal, Mananao, Guadalupe, Buenevista ... [Published Rappler - Aug 04 2014]

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...President Franklin M Drilon said, "The awardees should be lauded for their devotion to their profession and for being outstanding role models. "These men and truly women have truly raised the bar in their respective professions" he added
"With this token capability, our airspace is open to intrusions. We cannot enforce our PADIZ (Philippine Air Defense Identification Zone).  We cannot patrol out territorial waters, and our Exclusive Economic Zones.  We cannot protect our territories, much less deter intrusions" he said
"Amidst the volatile security environment in the Middlethe Middle East and North African region, the Philippines prioritizes the safety and security of its troops, but remains committed to the peacekeeping missions of the United Nations" the defense department announced on Saturday, August 23
"August 18 marks the nations' great loss in the early demise of former Naga City mayor and DILG secretary Jesse M Robredo who perished in a fatal plane crash" she said

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Philippine forces conduct airstrikes against Ab... [Published World Bulletin - 14 hours ago]
PRIB: Outstanding teachers, cops, soldiers get ... [Published Senate of the Philippines - 14 hours ago]
‘Cesar Virata, Life and Times’ [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 31 2014]
Cebu, other CV provinces to remain insurgency-f... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 29 2014]
Invest in AFP to beef up territorial defense, M... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 29 2014]
Wildfire destroys 50 has. of forest in Aurora [Published Punto! Central Luzon - Aug 28 2014]
A Long Process Still Ahead for Victims of Typho... [Published Assist News Service - Aug 28 2014]
Luzon Newsbits for August 28, 2014 [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Aug 27 2014]
An Extraordinary Response to a Different Kind o... [Published Department of Social Welfare and Development - Aug 27 2014]
Child mania: Is your toddler obsessed? [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 26 2014]
Indonesia’s modernization drive helps domestic ... [Published Scoop Asia - Aug 26 2014]
PH pulls out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Hei... [Published Rappler - Aug 24 2014]
In the floods of Yolanda they were born [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 23 2014]
Drug ring busted [Published Tempo - Aug 23 2014]
PH pulling out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan H... [Published Rappler - Aug 23 2014]
Ex-airman, 6 others nabbed in drug raid [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Aug 22 2014]
Mayon 2014 eruption feared to be deadly as it w... [Published Bicol Mail - Aug 21 2014]
Ninoy Aquino’s assassination [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 20 2014]
Angel Delfin de Luna [Published Register Pajaronian - Aug 20 2014]
Hannah sings for her father [Published Manila Standard Today - Aug 20 2014]
Stigma from Ninoy slay now gone from Nueva Ecij... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 19 2014]
Calmer now, Palparan settles down in Bulacan jail [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 19 2014]
Foreign firms appeal bids for P5.98-B patrol ai... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 19 2014]
PH protests China ‘sovereignty patrols’ [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 18 2014]
Binay in virtual campaign sortie as he meets wi... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 18 2014]
City to remember Jesse Robredo [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 17 2014]
Mayon ‘overdue’ for eruption [Published Philippine Star - Aug 17 2014]
Rain, after prayers, stopped Baler forest fires [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 17 2014]
Aurora forest fire now under control [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 16 2014]
New commander of AFP Central Command [Published Business World - Aug 15 2014]
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NFA chief quits due to 15M extort try--the true... [Published New Philippine Revolution - Aug 15 2014]
Arthur Juan is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy at the same class as that of Defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin. Juan served for about eleven years in the Philippine Air force before he transferred to Monterrey, a subsidiary under San Miguel ...
Armed Forces of the Philippines and National po... [Published militaryfeed.com - Aug 08 2014]
Cpl. Erik Estrada Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Wilzon P. Nicolas, squadron commander of Honor Escort Ceremonial Group, performs a martial arts technique with a knife, August 6, during Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2014. NOLES is an ...
US to give PAF two planes, Lockheed interested ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jul 24 2014]
One week old Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff disclosed United Stated will be giving the Philippine Air Force two Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” planes.“I just talked to our US counterparts, they told us they are making available another two ...
Southeast Asian jihadist leader and bomb expert... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - Jul 06 2014]
Zulkifli bin Hir, a jihadist commander and bomb expert who has worked with three jihadist groups in Southeast Asia and was reported killed by the Philippine military in 2012, is alive and thought to be operating in the southern Philippines. The deputy ...
Southeast Asian jihadist leader and bomb expert... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 06 2014]
Zulkifli bin Hir, a jihadist commander and bomb expert who has worked with three jihadist groups in Southeast Asia and was reported killed by the Philippine military in 2012, is alive and thought to be operating in the southern Philippines. The deputy ...
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