COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

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The government ‘s move to prioritize its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response has prompted the allocation of funds for three major military modernization projects to be postponed, according to the country’s defense chief. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in an online press briefing on Thursday, when asked if any modernization contracts would be completed before… Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

DSWD joins PCUP caravans, offers programs to impoverished communities

Through its active involvement in the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Mini Caravans, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to bring social welfare programs and services closer to poor communities around the country. Since the PCUP-led caravans began in July, they have provided as a platform for the DSWD and… Continue reading DSWD joins PCUP caravans, offers programs to impoverished communities

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

Villaverde nutri workers, village guards receive assistance from DSWD

Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and ‘Tanods’ (village guards) in a Nueva Vizcaya town have received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The aid was given to the 158 BNS and Barangay Tanods in honor of their role as community frontliners in the government’s efforts and response to COVID-19. According to Vice… Continue reading Villaverde nutri workers, village guards receive assistance from DSWD

BRP Gregorio Del Pilar repairs to be completed this September

A Philippine Navy (PN) official said Tuesday night that repairs on the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, which was damaged after a grounding incident in 2018, are scheduled to be finished this month. “The drydocking and other related repairs of BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15) are expected to be completed later in the month of September,”… Continue reading BRP Gregorio Del Pilar repairs to be completed this September

AFP urges public to honor sacrifices of frontliners on National Heroes’ Day

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On National Heroes’ Day, Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), asked the people to continue commemorating the sacrifices of the frontline soldiers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Those are the people who continue to persevere in saving lives in hospitals, in producing our food and… Continue reading AFP urges public to honor sacrifices of frontliners on National Heroes’ Day

PCG distributes 300 food packs at the vicinity waters off Western Misamis Oriental

Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Western Misamis Oriental

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) handed 300 food packs comprising rice, vegetables, and other supplies while on patrol in the waters off Western Misamis Oriental from August 18 to 22, 2021. Shell Philippines, Shipping Lines Del Monte, and other non-government groups helped make the humanitarian effort a success. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Patrick John S.… Continue reading PCG distributes 300 food packs at the vicinity waters off Western Misamis Oriental

Philippine Air Force, stakeholders conduct community outreach program in Davao City

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The Tactical Operations Group 11, HTOWEASTMIN in collaboration with 7th ARCen, PAFCMOG, 27IB, and RPSB PNP Davao headed by GC, TOG 11, LTC ALPA PAF (GSC) successfully conducted Community Outreach Program at Sitio Sualon, Brgy Tamugan, Marilog District, Davao City in partnership with different partner stakeholders on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading Philippine Air Force, stakeholders conduct community outreach program in Davao City