Take a risk but don’t start a war

Take a risk but don’t start a war

Two indigenous boats — actually “bangka na may katig” — left a naval base at Oyster Bay in the western part of Palawan on Nov. 22 to ferry troops and bring supplies to an old military transport ship that ran aground deliberately in the late 1990s on a half-submerged...
Take a risk but don’t start a war

Regional security: An election issue

Air bases in Luzon have become increasingly important to the United States as tensions rise in the Taiwan Straits, just north of the Philippines.Under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed in 2014, Washington was allowed access to five military...
A breach of military discipline

A breach of military discipline

The military’s integrity faces a tough litmus test as it imposes rigid rules to discipline an elite unit tasked to ensure the security and safety of the president and his family. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, chief of staff of the 150,000-member armed forces, has ordered a...