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'China warns PH military planes away from disputed sea area'

MANILA - China has warned Philippine air force and navy planes at least six times to leave areas around the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine military commander responsible for the region told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Shahani blasts 'wimp' response to Chinese threat

MANILA - The Philippine government should include local governments and citizens in the defense of the country’s territorial sovereignty, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani said.

EXCL: Higit 400,000 lisensya ng baril, paso na

Lumobo na sa halos kalahating milyon ang bilang ng mga may expired na lisenya ng baril sa Pilipinas.

Gov't agent killed Usman?

MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) denied that Malacañang had ordered the military to change its statement and give credit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in connection with the killing of terrorist Basit Usman to make the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) more acceptable to the public.

READ: Thai man's letter of apology to Pinoys

MANILA - The Thai national who made derogatory statements against Filipinos apologized and asked to be allowed back to the Philippines in the future.

PH, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

ABOARD BRP BATANGAS, Philippines- Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters.

Roach wanted to postpone 'Fight of the Century'

Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach is now saying that he wanted to postpone the "Fight of the Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. because of the shoulder injury that the "Pacman" suffered in training.

Why gov't bought 50-year-old helicopters

MANILA - A Senate investigation into alleged irregularities in the acquisition of equipment under the military modernization law was held only behind closed doors on Wednesday after officials raised national security concerns.

3,800 Filipinos imprisoned abroad; 92 face death

Around 3,800 Filipinos are in jails and prisons overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Of this number, 92 are on death row.

Pacquiao a legend but will he be president?

MANILA - Will boxing champ Manny Pacquiao's defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. derail his political plans, including a possible presidential bid?