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

AFP Chief revisits famed battleground in Basilan, honors comrades

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Days before his retirement, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff visited Isabela, Basilan where he and his comrades bravely fought Abu Sayyaf terrorists that earned him the Medal of Valor. General Cirilito Sobejana led the unveiling and blessing of the battle site marker in Sitio Caro, Barangay Kapayawan on Wednesday, July… Continue reading AFP Chief revisits famed battleground in Basilan, honors comrades

SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

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In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress on Monday to enact a bill creating a single system for the separation, retirement, and pension of military and uniformed service employees in order to reform the country’s bloated pension system. “I am asking Congress to pass a unified… Continue reading SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) inked a tripartite agreement on Friday to improve interoperability during internal and foreign security operations. Resolution Nr 11-2021, which included the PCG in the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC), codified the tripartite mechanism. A signing ceremony was… Continue reading AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security

491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

In the first six months of the year, 491 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) operating in Northern and Central Luzon returned to the fold of the law. Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) records reveal that the figures are higher than the same period last year, when 198 rebels… Continue reading 491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

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Lieutenant General Roberto T. Ancan PA, Commander, AFP Central Command, paid his farewell visit to Headquarters, 302nd Infantry (Achiever) Brigade on July 20, 2021. He was accorded with foyer honors by Colonel Leonardo I Peña (MNSA) PA, Brigade Commander, 302nd Infantry Brigade in front of the Unit’s Administration building upon his arrival. Because he is a… Continue reading AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

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At the recently convened Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) held at Dimataling Gymnasium on July 16, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur continued to perpetuate peace efforts. 53IB Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Alvin Ibarra the AFP Updates, techniques and tactics of… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

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At the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) – Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting held at Balay Bisaya, Provincial Government Complex, Barangay Dao, Pagadian City on July 16, 202, the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continued to uphold peace… Continue reading PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

Adopt-a-CAFGU Program launched by 53IB, LGU in geographically isolated patrol base community

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On July 14, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur launched their Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program at the geographically isolated patrol base in Barangay Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. Activities for Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program included free visitation check-up, operation tuli, dental mission, giving… Continue reading Adopt-a-CAFGU Program launched by 53IB, LGU in geographically isolated patrol base community

AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

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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