Experts: New security adviser indicates strong military lobby

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter ANALYSTS on Sunday said the appointment of an ex-military general and former Duterte Cabinet member to the National Security Council under President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. showed a strong military lobby in the government. “The military bloc obviously is really interested to keep its hold or control over important […]

More Philippine Defense officials quit 

MORE senior officials of the Defense department have quit after Jose Faustino, Jr. resigned as secretary.  At least seven more officials who held undersecretary and assistant secretary positions submitted their resignation letters to newly installed Defense Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., agency spokesman Arsenio R. Andolong told reporters on Tuesday.  It is customary for coterminous […]

PHL partners with two EU countries on defense

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has sought support from the Czech Republic and the Netherlands to enhance the technological capacity of the Philippines’ defense sector, according to statements released by the press secretary’s office on Wednesday. “It’s something that has been very helpful to the program of modernization that we are undergoing for defense forces […]

Japan, United Kingdom and Italy Formally Announce Joint Development of a Next-Generation Fighter

TOKYO, Dec 9, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – The Government of Japan today announced the joint development of the country’s next-generation fighter together with partners in the U.K. and Italy. In recent years, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed cutting-edge technologies for fighter through diverse research initiatives, including the “X-2,” an advanced […]

Vitor eyes KO in title defense

WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental super featherweight king Virgel Vitor is looking for an impressive win in his first title defense against challenger Dong Kwan Lee on Dec. 8 at the Calape Coliseum in Calape, Bohol. “I’m excited because this is my first title defense. Whatever he brings to this fight, I’ll do it better,” […]

Harris: US to defend Philippines if attacked at sea

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said an armed attack on Philippine vessels in the South China Sea would trigger a mutual defense treaty between the two countries. “We stand with you in defense of international rules and norms as it relates to the South China Sea,” she told President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. […]

Lawmakers confirm appointment of country’s top envoy

THE PHILIPPINES’ top envoy on Wednesday said he would seek updates to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States to keep up with the times, as the Commission on Appointments approved his nomination. The treaty, which binds both countries to help each other in case of external attacks, is “being reviewed continuously at […]

Japan warns of rising security threats in annual defense report

TOKYO — Japan warned on Friday of escalating national security threats, including repercussions from Russia’s war with Ukraine, Chinese intimidation of Taiwan, and vulnerable technology supply chains, in its annual defense white paper. The report sets out the government’s security concerns as it prepares the defense ministry budget request due next month, aiming to build […]

Continuity as Marcos gives key posts to pro-admin people

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter Philippine President-elect Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., has named more Cabinet members, including a former defense chief who helped organize a mutiny that ousted Mr. Marcos’s father, the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, in 1986. Former senate president Juan Ponce F. Enrile, 98, will serve as Mr. Marcos’ presidential legal […]

2022 NBA Finals predictions: Historic matchup awaits

THE Boston Celtics and the Golden State (then-Philadelphia) Warriors were two of the eight pioneering teams when the NBA began in 1946. Seventy five years later, as the NBA celebrates its milestone season, these two teams will battle it out for the NBA championship.Will the Warriors’ sure-fire offense dominate? Or will the Celtics’ league-best defense […]

CSB battles SSC-R for berth in play-in phase

By Joey Villar COLLEGE of St. Benilde (CSB) and San Sebastian battle each other on Friday for a spot in the play-in phase of the 97th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament at the La Salle Greenhills Gym. The Blazers are out to erase the stigma of a stinging 84-65 defeat at the hands […]