AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

PHOTO/S: JEROME ASCANO

In accordance with ongoing efforts to identify terrorists and unscrupulous individuals, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) invited all of its personnel to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) on Friday. “The Philippine ID will not only provide us with a valid proof of identification, but it will also help government forces in… Continue reading AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines - Joint Task Force Sulu/Handout via Reuters

A soldier who was gravely injured about two weeks ago when a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 cargo jet crashed in Patikul, Sulu, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, July 16, 2021. The latest casualty was Private Jesfel Mequiabas, a member of the Philippine Army (PA) and a Misamis Oriental native.  Mequiabas died about 2:30 AM… Continue reading AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

The Department of Social Welfare and Development provided cash assistance to the 37 survivors of the C-130 plane disaster in Patikul, Sulu, on July 4. DSWD Region 9 Disaster Response Management Division communications officer Alvin Dacanay said Monday that the department’s Crisis Intervention Unit gave each of the 37 survivors P5,000 in cash, for a… Continue reading DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

Photo by Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

One of the soldiers who survived the July 4 Air Force plane disaster thanks God for keeping him alive so he may fulfill his dream of serving his native province of Sulu. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday, Sgt. Al-Ameen Sahibuddin, a native of Jolo, Sulu said, “Malaking pasasalamat ko… Continue reading C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

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General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has urged military forces to improve coordination with human rights organizations such as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in identifying human rights violations committed by communist terrorists. On January 15, he gave the directive during the year-end Command Conference, which was attended… Continue reading AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao aided in the quick rescue of people from a stricken boat in the waters off Basilan on January 13, 2021. Mr. Reymar Wee, of Tubig Putih, Luuk, Sulu, called the Naval Task Group Sulu to report an incident involving his motor launch in the waters off Lampinigan Island, Isabela City,… Continue reading Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

AFP receives helicopter, rescue boats, trucks from businessman Manny Pangilinan

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Business magnate Manuel V. Pangilinan gifted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with a helicopter, rescue boats, and trucks on Thursday, January 7. “The donations signify our shared aspirations in giving our all-out support to our men and women in uniform as they fulfill their responsibilities to the nation, especially in times of disasters… Continue reading AFP receives helicopter, rescue boats, trucks from businessman Manny Pangilinan

AFP pays tribute to Dr. Jose Rizal in honour of the 124th martyrdom anniversary

Photos by Cpl Joel Manzano PA/PAOAFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) joined the observance of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s 124th martyrdom anniversary in Rizal Park on Monday. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines is one with the whole Filipino nation in the peaceful and safe commemoration of Rizal Day. Your soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, and civilian human resources pay… Continue reading AFP pays tribute to Dr. Jose Rizal in honour of the 124th martyrdom anniversary

AFP chief expresses gratitude, acknowledges dedication, sacrifices made by medical workers, wounded troops

Photo: SN1 Viluan PN/ PAOAFP

General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), paid a visit to the AFP Health Service Command (AFPHSC) at Victoriano Luna Medical Center on December 18. Colonel Edgar Cardinoza, Commander of the AFPHSC, welcomed the AFP Chief with military honors. General Gapay paid a visit to the AFP’s injured… Continue reading AFP chief expresses gratitude, acknowledges dedication, sacrifices made by medical workers, wounded troops