Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

SYDNEY—Saying the war against terror can only be won by working together, the Philippines today said it is looking forward to further strengthening its counterterrorism cooperation with Australia and other countries. “We had very good discussions with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull where we both reaffirmed, among others, our desire to strengthen our cooperation in the […]

NBI cracks syndicate selling early passport appointment dates

By Benjamin Pulta MANILA — Authorities have cracked a syndicate selling appointment dates to passport applicants at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran identified the four suspects as Pedro “Peter” Abulencia, Marlon Fria, Edie Boy Awa-ao and Lito Awa-ao. A certification from the DFA Human Resources Management […]

Ilonggo Tops 2018 PMA Graduating Class

By Joseph B. Zambrano BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA) — Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Honotria of Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo tops the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas (Alab Tala) Class of 2018. The valedictorian and Brigade Commander of Alab Tala 2018 will receive the Presidential Saber Award from […]

DFA cracks down on fixers; More than 20 arrested in entrapment operations

MANILA, Mar. 4 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today reminded passport applicants to beware of fixers, following the arrest of over 20 individuals who sold passport appointment slots in separate entrapment operations by authorities. A police report identified the 23 fixers, with ages ranging from 63 to 24. Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Southern […]