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

TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

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Halfway houses for former rebels (FRs) in the provinces within the area of operations of the Visayas Command (VISCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will all be completed within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. This was the assurance given by Department of National Defense Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu, Task Force Balik-Loob… Continue reading TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

DND to purchase new anti-submarine torpedoes from Korea

ROKS Seoae Yu Seong-ryong (DDG-993)

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has struck a deal to procure new anti-submarine torpedoes to LIG Nex1, a South Korean defense company that would supply the Philippine Navy (PN) with its K745 Blue Shark lightweight torpedoes. The quantity was not specified, however it was estimated to be roughly P722.3 million (US$15 million). The… Continue reading DND to purchase new anti-submarine torpedoes from Korea

Lorenzana honors men in uniform on AFP’s 85th anniversary

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have faced major challenges in the year 2020, which have strengthened the organization and its personnel in their sworn duty to preserve and protect the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana said on the 85th founding anniversary of the AFP, which was commemorated on Monday, December 21.… Continue reading Lorenzana honors men in uniform on AFP’s 85th anniversary