AFP’s WestMinCom facilitates transport of vaccines to Sulu

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines continue to provide assistance to the inoculation program of the government. The Western Mindanao Command facilitated the transport of vaccines from Zamboanga City to Jolo, Sulu via the Philippine Air Force’s C295 aircraft on November 26, 2021, in preparation for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Days, dubbed “Bayanihan, Bakunahan,” which… Continue reading AFP’s WestMinCom facilitates transport of vaccines to Sulu

Number of neutralized communist terrorists in Eastern Mindanao has risen to over 2,000 — EastMinCom

Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), Lt. Gen. Greg T. Almerol said that the number of communist terrorists neutralized in Eastern Mindanao skyrocketed to 2,000, covering the period from January 1 to November 24, 2021. During the legitimate operations with government troops, 66 were killed, 127 were captured, and 586 were capitulated. As a result of… Continue reading Number of neutralized communist terrorists in Eastern Mindanao has risen to over 2,000 — EastMinCom

AFP chief lauds First Scout Ranger Regiment, calls for last push vs threats

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Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Andres Centino lauded the accomplishments of the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) as it celebrates its 71st Anniversary Thursday, November 25. Lt. Gen. Centino was the Guest of Honor and Speaker in a ceremony held at Camp Pablo Tecson in Bulacan, where he also met… Continue reading AFP chief lauds First Scout Ranger Regiment, calls for last push vs threats

AFP Chief pledges support for TRADOC’s development

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Andres Centino pledged his support for the development of the Philippine Army Training and Doctrine Command that is celebrated its 70th Anniversary Friday, November 26. “TRADOC has come a long way. Before we retire, let’s make TRADOC, this Camp, a model camp for the… Continue reading AFP Chief pledges support for TRADOC’s development

DND chief says reforms had a key role in Philippines’ ‘modest’ defense integrity rating

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the country’s Defense System of Management played a key role in the rating given by Transparency International in its Government Defence Integrity Index 2020 Report. The Defense System of Management refers to the DND’s judicious use of resources in its acquisitions for the continued improvement of… Continue reading DND chief says reforms had a key role in Philippines’ ‘modest’ defense integrity rating

Army-PNP seizes firearms, war materials in Nueva Ecija

Joint elements of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police’s 1st Police Mobile Force Company, Special Action Force, Bongabon Municipal Police Station, 303rd MC-RMFB3, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Nueva Ecija seized firearms and various war materials from a Communist Terrorist Group’s depot discovered in the hinterland of Brgy. Labi,… Continue reading Army-PNP seizes firearms, war materials in Nueva Ecija

AFP concludes Joint Inter-Operability Exercise 5 ‘Amphibious Operations’

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the Philippine Navy and Naval Forces Central, led the Amphibious Operations Exercise in Antique Province, Panay Island on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Amphibious Operations is a military operation launched from the sea by an Amphibious Force (AF) to conduct landing force operations within the littorals. The littorals include land… Continue reading AFP concludes Joint Inter-Operability Exercise 5 ‘Amphibious Operations’

Army partakes in combined arms live-fire, urban operation exercises

Philippine Army forces on Wednesday, November 17, took part in a combined arms live-fire and urban operations exercise at 3ID Headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz. This year’s Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Exercise (AJEX) “Dagat, Langit, at Lupa” (DAGITPA) includes a simulation exercise in which forces from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force… Continue reading Army partakes in combined arms live-fire, urban operation exercises

Philippine Navy ships participate in AJEX DAGIT-PA in Western Visayas

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BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) and BRP Tarlac (LD601) of the Philippine Navy departed Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila, for the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Joint Exercise (AJEX) “DAGIT-PA” 05-21 Maritime and Amphibious Operations, which would be held off the coast of Western Visayas. FF151 and LD601 carried about 400 AFP soldiers from the Philippine… Continue reading Philippine Navy ships participate in AJEX DAGIT-PA in Western Visayas

EastMinCom receives 4 new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) has received four new S-70i Blackhawk helicopters to enhance its aviation capabilities, particularly in performing intensive military combat operations, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief during natural disasters. The helicopters, which are made by PZL Mielec, are the most recent addition to the Black Hawk multi-mission… Continue reading EastMinCom receives 4 new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters