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

CIDG confiscates over P1.4M-worth COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits from unauthorized dealers in Manila, Davao City

Separate police operations jointly conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), local Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday (September 8, 2021) seized over P1.4 million worth of COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits from two lady sellers involved in the unauthorized possession… Continue reading CIDG confiscates over P1.4M-worth COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits from unauthorized dealers in Manila, Davao City

Army intercepts CTG war material, kills two CNTs in less than a week

Dealing another blow to the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs), government troops seized their war material in an Army-PNP joint law enforcement operation on Friday evening in Brgy. Pianing, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. The 65th Infantry Battalion, the 75th Infantry Battalion, the Butuan City Police Office Station 4 (BCPS4), and the Butuan City Mobile Force Company… Continue reading Army intercepts CTG war material, kills two CNTs in less than a week

Joint AFP, PNP efforts led to CTG leader’s surrender in ZDS

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Joint efforts of AFP and PNP elements, including intelligence operatives from Naval Forces Western Mindanao, successfully led to the surrender of Nelson C. Asuro aka Ka Jeffrey / Ka Larry, former Squad Vice Commanding Officer of the defunct Special Section Committee – Tukuran, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Karumatan and Kapatagan (SSC-TRAKK) belonging to the Western Mindanao… Continue reading Joint AFP, PNP efforts led to CTG leader’s surrender in ZDS

PNP pledged to sustain accomplishments made for country’s peace and order

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has committed to continue the successes made in combating criminality and illegal drugs throughout the Duterte administration. This comes after Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar stated that the country’s peace and order situation has improved under President Rodrigo Duterte’s leadership. “We welcome the statement made by Secretary… Continue reading PNP pledged to sustain accomplishments made for country’s peace and order

Task force chief encourages continued demilitarization of FRs’ surrendered firearms

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Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu, who heads Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL), encouraged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to continue demilitarizing the firearms surrendered by former communist terrorist group members when they returned to the fold of the government. Demilitarization is the process of destroying firearms to make them unusable by cutting… Continue reading Task force chief encourages continued demilitarization of FRs’ surrendered firearms

PNP on full alert amid fears that Taliban’s control of Afghanistan could motivate local rebel groups to intensify attacks in Mindanao

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Wednesday that police forces are continuously monitoring Mindanao citing fears that the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan may inspire local rebel groups to intensify their attacks. “Sa ngayon, maayos at kontrolado natin ang sitwasyon doon,” said Eleazar adding that the PNP are also working with the military.… Continue reading PNP on full alert amid fears that Taliban’s control of Afghanistan could motivate local rebel groups to intensify attacks in Mindanao

PNP Maritime Group plans to hire more personnel, acquire new boats

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By setting a goal of 1,000 recruits this year and purchasing new boats, the Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP-MG) is boosting its assets and human resources. In an interview on Saturday, MG Director Brig. Gen. John Mitchell Jamili noted that 377 new recruits have taken their oath for the first cycle of recruiting, and… Continue reading PNP Maritime Group plans to hire more personnel, acquire new boats

SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

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In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress on Monday to enact a bill creating a single system for the separation, retirement, and pension of military and uniformed service employees in order to reform the country’s bloated pension system. “I am asking Congress to pass a unified… Continue reading SONA 2021: President Duterte demands Congress to enact MUP pension reform

AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) inked a tripartite agreement on Friday to improve interoperability during internal and foreign security operations. Resolution Nr 11-2021, which included the PCG in the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC), codified the tripartite mechanism. A signing ceremony was… Continue reading AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security