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

Unknown aircraft spotted in Sorsogon’s airspace

On the morning of September 2, exactly 6:15 AM, an unknown aircraft, which appeared to be a stealth bomber, was observed in the skies of Santa Magdalena, Sorsogon, the same day two FA-50s were dispatched to intercept an unknown contact north east of Pangasinan. At first impression, the aircraft pictured resembles the one observed in… Continue reading Unknown aircraft spotted in Sorsogon’s airspace

Philippine Air Force responds to Mandaluyong fire

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The Philippine Air Force S-76A Nr 206 from the 505th Search and Rescue Group has successfully evacuated people trapped at the Metro Tower Building in Mandaluyong City which caught fire on Thursday, September 2, 2021. A total of 96 civilians were rescued from the top of Mega Tower building. The S-76A helicopter transported the stranded… Continue reading Philippine Air Force responds to Mandaluyong fire

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

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial loses against Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the semifinals of the Men’s Middleweight Boxing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but still manages to win the bronze medal for the Philippines, the country’s first men’s boxing medal since 1996. The 25-year-old boxer fought toe-to-toe with Khyzhniak in a three-round fight,… Continue reading Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Philippine Army, Air Force, SKH Initiative conducts community outreach program in Zamboanga del Sur

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The Saka sa Kaugmaon nga Hamugaway (SKH) Initiative, in collaboration with the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force, held a Medical Outreach Program in Barangay Guinicolalay, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur to give free medical care to low-income and marginalized areas on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Free medical outreach, operation tuli, dental checkups, giving of slippers… Continue reading Philippine Army, Air Force, SKH Initiative conducts community outreach program in Zamboanga del Sur

Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

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Following the tragic C-130 Aircraft Accident on July 4, 2021, another chapter was added to the heartwarming story of “BAYANIHAN” in Sulu on July 19, 2021, as the Philippine Air Force and Joint Task Force Sulu facilitated the giving of support by civilian humanitarians to our compatriots who suffered the most from the ill-fated event.… Continue reading Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

Philippine Air Force Civil-Military Operations Group lend a hand in different far-flung communities

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Over the weekend, the Philippine Air Force Civil-Military Operations Group assisted many isolated communities. With 20 participants from the Women Organization and Brgy Officials of Brgy Bokong, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, the Tactical Operations Group 9, PAFCIT, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Region IX and the Rotary Club of Pagadian, launched its project… Continue reading Philippine Air Force Civil-Military Operations Group lend a hand in different far-flung communities

JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines reactivated Joint Task Group Taal (JTG Taal) with a series of activities to ensure readiness and preparedness of its troops for prompt and sustained disaster response operations (DRO) and to assist local government units (LGUs) in Batangas that will be directly impacted by the possible eruption of Taal Volcano. The… Continue reading JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

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One of the soldiers who survived the July 4 Air Force plane disaster thanks God for keeping him alive so he may fulfill his dream of serving his native province of Sulu. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday, Sgt. Al-Ameen Sahibuddin, a native of Jolo, Sulu said, “Malaking pasasalamat ko… Continue reading C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier