Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

The resounding pleas of local officials to reinstate the P28.1-billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has gained ground, as it continues to change the perceptions of many legislators especially those in the 2022 Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam). Before the 2022 Bicam, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator… Continue reading Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday, December 2, 2021, that the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC) budget for 2022, which had been substantially cut by senators, should be restored to its original amount. During a simultaneous meeting of the NTF-ELCAC and anti-insurgency authorities from the Zamboanga Peninsula region, Duterte said… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

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

AFP welcomes the approval of Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’s IRR

Armed Forces of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN)

In a press statement on Thursday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines welcomed the approval of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The approval of the IRR, as per AFP spokesman Major General Edgard Arevalo, would surely empower the military to “run after, assist in the arrest and prosecution,… Continue reading AFP welcomes the approval of Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’s IRR