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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his departure statement at the Ninoy International Airport before leaving for the Republic of Korea where he is scheduled for a three-day on June 3, 2018. The President is set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a summit which aims to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Palace bares new Duterte appointees

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos President Duterte has named 10 new appointees, Malacañang revealed in official documents Monday. Based on the documents, President Duterte named Philippine…

Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers (REUTERS/Ryan Bacalso / MANILA BULLETIN)

AFP beefs up defense, security measures vs Reds

By Mike U. Crismundo Camp Bancasi, Butuan City – Combat maneuvering troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday intensified their defense…

Photo 1 - Lt. Col. Esteveyn E. Ducusin (left), commanding officer of the Army’s 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion personally having a heart-to-heart talk with some of the former communist-New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists who voluntarily surrendered late Tuesday afternoon from Barangay New Barili, the barangay in the highest peak of Maco town, Compostela Valley. Photos 2 and 3 - The 71st IB commander (standing) talks on the unwinnable futile struggle of the underground movement (CPP-NPA)and the current peace and development program offered by the government. ( Photos courtesy of the 71st CMO/Manila Bulletin)

4,356 NPAs, supporters surrender to government

By Francis Wakefield The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Thursday said that 4,356 regular members and supporters of the New People's Army (NPA) have…

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the honor guards after he was accorded with foyer honors upon his arrival at the Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City for his attendance to the 121st Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army (PA) on March 20, 2018. Joining the President is PA Commander Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista. (ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Duterte vows to sustain AFP’s modernization program

By Genalyn Kabiling President Duterte has vowed to sustain the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as he expressed gratitude for the service…