Defense chief Lorenzana led the handover of 5 S-70i Black Hawks, 4 ScanEagle UAS

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the turn-over, acceptance, and blessing of five S-70i Black Hawks and four ScanEagle UAS at Clark Air Base, Pampanga on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The S-70i helicopter can be adapted for roles like as troop transport and air assault, command and control, border patrol, search and rescue, freight lift, and… Continue reading Defense chief Lorenzana led the handover of 5 S-70i Black Hawks, 4 ScanEagle UAS

Philippine Army receives HADR equipment from Japan

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The Philippine Army received Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) equipment donated by Japan in a Hand-Over and Blessing Ceremony at the Army Headquarters in Taguig City on October 6, 2021. The Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines, His Excellency Kazuhiko Koshikawa, the Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, and the Commanding General of the… Continue reading Philippine Army receives HADR equipment from Japan

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 receives P57 million worth of medical equipment, supplies from Australian government

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received about P57 Million worth of medical equipment, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Australian Government on Tuesday, September 28. The Secretary of National Defense, Sec. Delfin Lorenzana, the AFP Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr. together with the Commander of AFP Health Service… Continue reading AFP receives P57 million worth of medical equipment, supplies from Australian government

Army Aviation Regiment’s new hangar facility inaugurated at Fort Magsaysay

The Philippine Army’s Aviation Regiment on Saturday, September 25, 2021, inaugurated its newest hangar facility at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who was represented by Northern Luzon Commander Lt. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos, Jr., along with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar and Regiment… Continue reading Army Aviation Regiment’s new hangar facility inaugurated at Fort Magsaysay

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

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

Philippines, US reaffirm commitment to strengthening defense ties

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT), Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana traveled to the United States of America to meet with key US officials. Following their bilateral meeting on July 30, 2021 in Manila, Secretary Lorenzana met with his counterpart, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, on… Continue reading Philippines, US reaffirm commitment to strengthening defense ties

Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

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As the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division (ID) boosts its anti-terror campaign in the province of Sulu, top officers have been reshuffled. The 11ID, also known as the Alakdan Division, reshuffled its 1101st, 1102nd, and 1103rd brigades on Tuesday. The 11ID is the Army’s youngest infantry division. On December 17, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte and… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

DND Secretary Lorenzana says war in West Philippine Sea ‘unlikely’

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana stated on Wednesday that he does not envision any conflicts breaking out in the West Philippine Sea, despite increased exercises between the Philippines and the United States and its partners in the region. “There is a provision in the MDT (Mutual Defense Treaty) that an attack to… Continue reading DND Secretary Lorenzana says war in West Philippine Sea ‘unlikely’