Philippine Army acquires 70 Chinese-built transport trucks

Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad bared that a technical inspection is underway for 49 light troop carriers, 18 medium cargo trucks, and three ambulances produced by Chinese state-owned Dongfeng Motors. Trinidad said that an ambulance costs nearly P5 million each, light troop carriers cost around P2.5 million each, and medium cargo trucks cost nearly P5… Continue reading Philippine Army acquires 70 Chinese-built transport trucks

List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

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In a Facebook post in the AFP Leadership Development Center, military historian CDR Mark Condeno PCG shared the United States military assistance and country’s weapons procurement under President Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay’s administration from December 30, 1953 to March 17, 1957. President Magsaysay held the rank of Major in the Philippine Navy during World War… Continue reading List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

Army, TESDA introduces poverty-alleviation training in ELCAC barangay in Lakewood; organizes community outreach

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Region IX (TESDA-IX) with Assistant Regional Director and Provincial Director Engr. Alan Bacatan together with the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) of Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur, other government agencies, and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) conducted a Training Induction… Continue reading Army, TESDA introduces poverty-alleviation training in ELCAC barangay in Lakewood; organizes community outreach

Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects BDP project in Pagadian City

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) reviewed the continuing construction of Barangay Development Program (BDP) projects in Barangay Dampalan, Pagadian City, to ensure that development and progress are not delayed. Through the Army’s Community Support Program (CSP), Barangay Dampalan was declared “clear” of CPP-NPA terrorist influence in March 2019. The Barangay is a… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects BDP project in Pagadian City

Philippine Army sends off 268 officer candidates

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The Philippine Army sends off 268 officer candidates who will undergo the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) and Officer Candidate Course-ROTC (OCC-ROTC) on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Philippine Army Grandstand, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Col. Patrick B. De Villa, the Director of the Army Personnel Management Center (APMC), graced the Oath-Taking and Send-off ceremonies… Continue reading Philippine Army sends off 268 officer candidates

Army continues medical support in NCR hospitals

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The Philippine Army continues its support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Health (DOH) through the deployment of another two (2) medical teams to aid the hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) dealing with patients suffering from COVID-19. The said effort complies with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to… Continue reading Army continues medical support in NCR hospitals

CGPA lauds 94IB’s successful operation against CNTs in Negros Occidental

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The Commanding General Philippine Army praised the operational success of the 94th Infantry Battalion (94IB) under the 3rd Infantry “Spearhead” Division against the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, on October 1, 2021, that led to the seizure of two high-powered firearms. 94IB troopers figured in series of encounters with around 15 CNTs… Continue reading CGPA lauds 94IB’s successful operation against CNTs in Negros Occidental

Army Aviation conducts cross-country training

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Army Aviation Regiment, continues its cross-country training for rotary pilots on September 28, 2021, in Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. Utilizing Robinson R44 Helicopter, Philippine Army aviators 1st Lt. Rhona K. Salvacion and 1st Lt. Mark Zimry A. Roldan departed from Fort Magsaysay Army, landed in Loakan Airport, Baguio City; and successfully returned to… Continue reading Army Aviation conducts cross-country training

Joint forces of 5ID and 7ID deliver devastating blow against the disintegrated NPAs in Cordillera

Troops of 72 Division Reconnaissance Company (DRC) under the operational control of 54th Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Division scored against the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) in an encounter in Barangay Mainit, Bontoc, Mt. Province on September 28, 2021. When more than ten CTG members opened fire on the troops, they were attempting to verify information… Continue reading Joint forces of 5ID and 7ID deliver devastating blow against the disintegrated NPAs in Cordillera

2 NPA militants slain in a firefight in Mountain Province

The military bared on Wednesday (September 29, 2021) that two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a 30-minute shootout with soldiers from the Army’s 54th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Mainit, Mountain Province on Tuesday. In an interview, 5th Infantry Division (5ID) spokesperson, Maj. Jekyll Julian Dulawan, said the slain communist rebels were identified… Continue reading 2 NPA militants slain in a firefight in Mountain Province