NTF-ELCAC condemns alleged NPA attack on evacuees during Typhoon Odette

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) condemned the alleged attack carried out by the rebel New Peoples’ Army (NPA) during the height of the preemptive evacuation due to typhoon Odette. At the online press conference, NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said how can the public believe that the rebels are fighting… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC condemns alleged NPA attack on evacuees during Typhoon Odette

Senate, House agrees to give P17 billion to NTF-ELCAC in 2022

The bicameral conference committee report on the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022 was ratified by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. After the bicameral committee reconciled the differing elements earlier in the day, the chamber ratified the final version of the spending measure during the plenary session. The 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) will… Continue reading Senate, House agrees to give P17 billion to NTF-ELCAC in 2022

AFP strengthens security, counter-terrorism initiatives with donated firearms

Photo by TSgt Obinque PAF/PAOAFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday, December 9, received firearms and accessories from Triton Defense and Logistics Inc. (TDLI) and LCS Group of Companies to boost its internal security and counter-terrorism efforts. In a turnover ceremony inside Camp Aguinaldo, AFP Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Andres C. Centino PA and Secretary of… Continue reading AFP strengthens security, counter-terrorism initiatives with donated firearms

Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

The resounding pleas of local officials to reinstate the P28.1-billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has gained ground, as it continues to change the perceptions of many legislators especially those in the 2022 Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam). Before the 2022 Bicam, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator… Continue reading Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

Simeon Celi, Presidential Photo/File

President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday, December 2, 2021, that the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC) budget for 2022, which had been substantially cut by senators, should be restored to its original amount. During a simultaneous meeting of the NTF-ELCAC and anti-insurgency authorities from the Zamboanga Peninsula region, Duterte said… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

PSG recognizes K9 Explosive Detector Dogs retirees

The retired explosive detector dogs of the K9 Unit were recognized and awarded with medals by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander, Col. Randolph G. Cabangbang INF (MNSA) PA, on November 26, 2021, after serving for seven years as explosive detector dogs of the PSG. These eight Belgian Malinois K9 dogs are now retired and… Continue reading PSG recognizes K9 Explosive Detector Dogs retirees

Sailors, Marines exude capabilities during rare TV appearance of country’s top military officers

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For the first time in Philippine television history, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), along with the Flag Officer In Command of the Philippine Navy (PN), and the Army and Air Force Commanding Generals, sat down in a one-on-four interview with Pia Hontiveros on Saturday, November 6 during the… Continue reading Sailors, Marines exude capabilities during rare TV appearance of country’s top military officers

AFP conducts week-long cyber-defense exercise

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) kicked off a week-long Cyber Defense Exercise (CYDEX) on Monday as part of the current AFP Joint “DAGIT-PA.” The annual unilateral maneuver known as “DAGIT-PA” aims to improve the country’s land, air, and maritime assets in combined interoperability operations. The CYDEX is being held both physically and virtually… Continue reading AFP conducts week-long cyber-defense exercise

NTF-ELCAC’s Barangay Development Program assisted 8 barangays in Palawan

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The National Security Adviser and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) vice chairperson Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said that the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the said task force is assisting eight barangays in Palawan. “Sa taon pong ito walong barangay sa lalawigan ng Palawan ang nagpapatupad ng mga BDP projects. Sa… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s Barangay Development Program assisted 8 barangays in Palawan

AFP garner highest approval and trust ratings among government agencies

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has welcomed the findings of a non-commissioned survey that found it to have the highest approval and trust ratings among government agencies. In a statement on Tuesday night, AFP spokesperson, Army Col. Ramon Zagala said, “In its 3rd Quarter Survey involving 1,500 respondents, the AFP maintained its 67 percent total… Continue reading AFP garner highest approval and trust ratings among government agencies