AFP Chief sees stronger partnership with Australian Government

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The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) looks forward to holding more bilateral engagements with the Australian Government following the success of this year’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor (IPE 2021). Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr congratulated the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Steven Robinson AO whom he met on Thursday… Continue reading AFP Chief sees stronger partnership with Australian Government

AFP hosts Foreign Armed Forces Attaché meeting

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) hosted the 3rd Quarter Foreign Armed Forces Attaché (FAFA) Brief on 30 September 2021 at the Army Intelligence Regiment (AIR) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The activity was organized by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2 headed by Major General Alex Luna. It… Continue reading AFP hosts Foreign Armed Forces Attaché meeting

AFP receives P57 million worth of medical equipment, supplies from Australian government

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received about P57 Million worth of medical equipment, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Australian Government on Tuesday, September 28. The Secretary of National Defense, Sec. Delfin Lorenzana, the AFP Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr. together with the Commander of AFP Health Service… Continue reading AFP receives P57 million worth of medical equipment, supplies from Australian government

Marawi rehabilitation on pace despite skepticisms from critics — Task Force Bangon Marawi

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Government attempts to rebuild Marawi City, which was leveled during a five-month siege between government forces and Maute terrorists in 2017, would not be deterred by criticism. According to chair and Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) remains committed to meeting the needs of impacted residents and restoring normalcy to their… Continue reading Marawi rehabilitation on pace despite skepticisms from critics — Task Force Bangon Marawi

US Marine Commandant visits AFP

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General David Berger, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, visited the Philippines on September 10 and 11 and met with the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Navy (PN). Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria received the U.S. Marine General at the AFP General Headquarters… Continue reading US Marine Commandant visits AFP

Globe welcomes UK-based Internet Watch Foundation in roster of partners for child protection advocacy

Committed to its advocacy against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC), Globe further strengthens its anti-OSAEC initiatives by partnering with globally-recognized Internet Watch Foundation. This comes immediately after Globe sealed a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) in June. IWF is a UK-based child protection body that employs cutting-edge technology… Continue reading Globe welcomes UK-based Internet Watch Foundation in roster of partners for child protection advocacy

Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

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The government’s struggle against terrorist groups in Marawi City has created a trail of chaos and damaged establishments and civilian properties in the past. Today, under the leadership of the Task Force Bangon Marawi formed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017, the city’s rehabilitation is 70% complete. Infrastructure improvements are also expected to be completed… Continue reading Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial loses against Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the semifinals of the Men’s Middleweight Boxing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but still manages to win the bronze medal for the Philippines, the country’s first men’s boxing medal since 1996. The 25-year-old boxer fought toe-to-toe with Khyzhniak in a three-round fight,… Continue reading Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

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Officials announced Wednesday that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was able to collect P5.8 billion in international donations and revolutionary taxes between 2016 and 2018. The funds were purportedly used by communists to fund terrorist actions and support their leaders’ lifestyles. In a virtual press biefing of the National… Continue reading CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

The Philippine-US Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement was signed on July 30 by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and US Embassy Chargé d’affaires John C. Law. The AMSAR Agreement establishes boundaries between the Philippines and the United States in terms of search and rescue operations. It promotes closer bilateral cooperation… Continue reading Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue