Philippine Army honors the Marawi Siege’s fallen heroes

During the Marawi Siege’s 4th-year anniversary in Marawi City on Saturday, October 16, 2021, the Philippine Army joined the government and the Filipino people in honouring the fallen heroes. “As we remember the liberation, we also commemorate our fallen and living heroes who have selflessly served to restore the peace in the city,” Army Commanding… Continue reading Philippine Army honors the Marawi Siege’s fallen heroes

PH, US reaffirms commitment to Mutual Defense Treaty

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and United States Chargé d’Affaires Heather Variava reaffirmed their commitment to the Philippines-US alliance through the Mutual Defense Treaty on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. “CDA Variava emphasized that both countries enjoy deep and long-standing bonds, with the alliance at the center of the US’ relationship with the… Continue reading PH, US reaffirms commitment to Mutual Defense Treaty

AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

Military and police troops in Maguindanao have been placed on high alert, bracing for possible retaliatory assaults by the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) and concurrent chief of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC), issued an alert to all field units in the… Continue reading AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord

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The House of Representatives passed the measure seeking to institutionalize the 1989 University of the Philippines-Department of National Defense (UP-DND) accord on third and final reading on Tuesday. The lower chamber, with 179 affirmative votes, passed House Bill 10171, which seeks to institutionalize the said accord into the University Charter or Republic Act 9500. Section… Continue reading House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord

House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord

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The House of Representatives approved a bill on second reading on Wednesday that institutionalizes the 1989 accord between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) into the UP Charter. House Bill 10171, which aims to amend Section 11 of Republic Act 9500, or the University of the Philippines Charter… Continue reading House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord

AFP inks agreement will PCW to strengthen its gender mainstreaming programs

In a virtual signing ceremony on September 14, Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria, AFP Vice Chief of Staff, signs a partnership agreement with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The agreement will assist the AFP and major services personnel in generating support for the AFP’s gender mainstreaming… Continue reading AFP inks agreement will PCW to strengthen its gender mainstreaming programs

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

2 NPA members peacefully surrender aboard Philippine Navy vessel

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The Naval Forces Central through Naval Task Group 2 deployed at Joint Task Force Storm area of responsibility, together with 63rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and Naval Intelligence Service Unit – Central successfully organized the peaceful surrender of two members of the CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) aboard the Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Alfredo Peckson (PC372)… Continue reading 2 NPA members peacefully surrender aboard Philippine Navy vessel

CIDG confiscates over P1.4M-worth COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits from unauthorized dealers in Manila, Davao City

Separate police operations jointly conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), local Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday (September 8, 2021) seized over P1.4 million worth of COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits from two lady sellers involved in the unauthorized possession… Continue reading CIDG confiscates over P1.4M-worth COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits from unauthorized dealers in Manila, Davao City

NPA in Mindanao is on the verge of collapsing — Army officials

The top military commander in Southern Mindanao is certain that the New People’s Army (NPA) forces operating in the region would be eliminated soon, as high-ranking officials have surrendered and are now actively aiding the government’s counter-insurgency efforts. According to Maj. Gen Ernesto C. Torres Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry “Agila” Division (10ID),… Continue reading NPA in Mindanao is on the verge of collapsing — Army officials