Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Mar 27, 2017

Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Two of the five Japanese training planes leased to the Philippines for maritime patrols were formally accepted in a ceremony Monday. The two TC-90 aircraft arrived mid-morning at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite province, south of Manila, where a handover ceremony was conducted ...

Manila police detonate IED near U.S. Embassy

Nov 29, 2016

Manila police detonate IED near U.S. Embassy

Philippine police safely detonated an improvised bomb Monday morning near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, with a section of the road where it was found closed off. According to the Manila Police District Information Office, the explosive was found in a rubbish bin at ...

Sep 26, 2016

Smoke alert aboard Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda

Smoke from an air vent forced a Philippine Airlines flight to Japan to turn back 20 minutes after takeoff on Monday, aviation officials said. “Apparently there was information that the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. So as part of safety measures, the pilot ...

Aug 20, 2016

Philippine government agrees new truce with Maoist-led rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to a new cease-fire with Maoist-led guerrillas, who declared a truce several hours before, ahead of fresh peace talks in Norway next week, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The cease-fire will come into effect from Sunday ...