Reservists cited for community volunteerism efforts

In an online conferment rite on Monday, November 29, 2021, the Army Reserve Command’s 1502nd Community Defense Center (1502CDC) in Agusan del Sur received the Caraga Region’s Most Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteer Organization Award. The unit’s contributions to the government’s pandemic response efforts were recognized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 13 and… Continue reading Reservists cited for community volunteerism efforts

Taiwan says China military trying to wear it out, but it can respond

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense/ Handout via REUTERS/ File photo

China’s military is trying to wear out Taiwan’s armed forces with its repeated missions nearby, but Taiwan is capable of responding, Taipei’s defense minister said on Monday after a renewed spike in Chinese air force activity. Taiwan scrambled fighters again on Sunday after 27 Chinese air force planes again entered its air defense identification zone,… Continue reading Taiwan says China military trying to wear it out, but it can respond

Taiwan scrambles to see off new Chinese air force incursion

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Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday, November 28, to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed… Continue reading Taiwan scrambles to see off new Chinese air force incursion

Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on Monday, November 29. Lithuania has faced sustained pressure from China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, since allowing the opening of a de facto Taiwanese embassy… Continue reading Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Army takes part in nationwide 3-day COVID-19 vaccination drive

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The Philippine Army supports the government’s effort to safeguard the people from the threat of COVID-19 by participating in its nationwide three-day immunization drive. From November 29 to December 1, 2021, the Philippine Army deployed two medical teams through the Army General Hospital (AGH) to assist in the administration of vaccines in Metro Manila. Col.… Continue reading Army takes part in nationwide 3-day COVID-19 vaccination drive

Joint Task Force Central awards medals to 3 wounded troopers for their heroism

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Major General Juvymax R. Uy, Commander of the Joint Task Force Central and the 6th Infantry (KAMPILAN) Division led the pinning of medals to three JTF Central Troopers of the 6th Infantry Battalion at Camp Siongco Station Hospital inside Headquarters, 6th Infantry Division, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on November 26, 2021. The JTF Central… Continue reading Joint Task Force Central awards medals to 3 wounded troopers for their heroism

Navy conducts medical mission, community support program in Pangasinan

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The Naval Forces Northern Luzon and 702nd IB PA conducted a medical mission and community support program at Brgy. Nibaliw West Vidal San Fabian, Pangasinan on Saturday, November 27, 2021. The outreach initiative began with a mangrove planting operation in which uniformed personnel, fishermen, barangay authorities, and citizen volunteers all participated. Overall, 178 medical consultations… Continue reading Navy conducts medical mission, community support program in Pangasinan

Army recovers CNT arms cache in Agusan del Sur

Soldiers from the Army’s 67th Infantry “Agila” Battalion found a cache of high-powered firearms from CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in Barangay Maligaya, Rosario, Agusan Del Sur on November 26, 2021. A former member of Platoon Medic of FGF 14, Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) Southland, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command (NERMC), discovered the arms cache. Two M16A1 rifles and… Continue reading Army recovers CNT arms cache in Agusan del Sur

WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days

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Western Command complies with and fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to designate November 29 to December 1, 2021 as “National Vaccination Days” in order to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the populace outside the NCR, particularly in the province of Palawan and the city of Puerto Princesa. Over the course of the… Continue reading WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days

Navy vessel transports medical paraphernalia to island provinces

The Philippine Navy’s Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) delivered on Sunday, November 28, 34 cartons of syringes and needles to Sulu. The items are for the three-day National Vaccination Days, which will take place from November 29 to December 1. “We are assisting the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in… Continue reading Navy vessel transports medical paraphernalia to island provinces