Philippine President names new military chief World

Philippine President names new military chief

Spokesperson of the Philippine President Salvador Panelo said on September 20 that President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lieutenant General Noel Clement as new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.
Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber World

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

Military and police of the Philippines arrested Rahim Abdul, a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb expert with a bounty of 1.3 million PHP (26,000 USD) on his head, said Philippine military on November 30.
Philippines: 15 militants killed in clash World

Philippines: 15 militants killed in clash

The Philippine military on November 29 said fifteen suspected militants including six women were killed in a gun battle in Manila, five days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks between the government and rebels.