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’

DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

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Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND), praised the Anti-Terrorism Council’s (ATC) resolution branding the Philippines’ National Democratic Front (NDF) as a terrorist organization on Tuesday. The latest finding, according to Lorenzana, will “justify and enable the defense sector to move forward in its efforts to address internal security concerns.” Lorenzana claimed… Continue reading DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

AFP receives helicopter, rescue boats, trucks from businessman Manny Pangilinan

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Business magnate Manuel V. Pangilinan gifted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with a helicopter, rescue boats, and trucks on Thursday, January 7. “The donations signify our shared aspirations in giving our all-out support to our men and women in uniform as they fulfill their responsibilities to the nation, especially in times of disasters… Continue reading AFP receives helicopter, rescue boats, trucks from businessman Manny Pangilinan

Lorenzana appeals to Filipinos to give Anti-Terrorism Law a chance

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Amid some concerns with the passage of Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a statement on Sunday, appealed to the public to give the controversial measure a chance. Being criticized for its vague and contentious provisions, the anti-terrorism law which repeals the Human Security Act of… Continue reading Lorenzana appeals to Filipinos to give Anti-Terrorism Law a chance