WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days

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Western Command complies with and fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to designate November 29 to December 1, 2021 as “National Vaccination Days” in order to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the populace outside the NCR, particularly in the province of Palawan and the city of Puerto Princesa. Over the course of the… Continue reading WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days

AFP Chief pledges support for TRADOC’s development

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Andres Centino pledged his support for the development of the Philippine Army Training and Doctrine Command that is celebrated its 70th Anniversary Friday, November 26. “TRADOC has come a long way. Before we retire, let’s make TRADOC, this Camp, a model camp for the… Continue reading AFP Chief pledges support for TRADOC’s development

NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road projects launched in 3 insurgency-cleared villages in Negros Occidental

Three communities in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, that have been cleared of insurgents will soon have better access roads for transferring their farm produce to the city main. On Tuesday, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) began concreting farm-to-market road projects in the mountain barangays of Codcod, Nataban, and… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road projects launched in 3 insurgency-cleared villages in Negros Occidental

President Duterte has never wavered in affirming PH arbitral win over China — Nograles

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The allegation that President Rodrigo Duterte’s denunciation of China’s actions in the West Philippine Sea was “too little, too late” is unfounded, according to Malacañang. Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles refuted allegations of Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), claiming Duterte has always been consistent in affirming the country’s arbitral… Continue reading President Duterte has never wavered in affirming PH arbitral win over China — Nograles

CTG leader, aide yield in Sultan Kudarat

A Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) sub-commander and his aide surrendered to the headquarters of the 37th Infantry Battalion (37IB) at Camp Brig. Gen. Cesar Betita, Barangay, Tibpuan, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The surrenderers from Platoon Cherry Mobile of the Southern Regional Command (SRC) Daguma in the Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR) surrendered… Continue reading CTG leader, aide yield in Sultan Kudarat

Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders China does not seek ‘hegemony’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told leaders of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit on Monday, November 22, that Beijing would not “bully” its smaller regional neighbors amid rising tension over the South China Sea. Beijing’s territorial claims over the sea clash with those of several Southeast Asian nations and have… Continue reading Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders China does not seek ‘hegemony’

Bayog MTF-ELCAC distributes monetary assistance, rice and food packs to Friends Rescued

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

Six Friends Rescued (FRs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur received financial assistance, individual rice sacks (25kg), and food packs from the Bayog local government on November 22, 2021. The cash support totaled P120,000 and was presented to the six FRs by Bayog mayor and Municipal Task Force… Continue reading Bayog MTF-ELCAC distributes monetary assistance, rice and food packs to Friends Rescued

Chinese Coast Guard intercepted, water cannoned PH supply boats in Ayungin Shoal

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Western Command in Palawan, the Chinese Coast Guard bombarded some Filipino boats that were intended to provide supplies to Filipino soldiers within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). According to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., on Thursday, November 16, three Chinese Coast Guard vessels intercepted and water… Continue reading Chinese Coast Guard intercepted, water cannoned PH supply boats in Ayungin Shoal

EastMinCom receives 4 new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) has received four new S-70i Blackhawk helicopters to enhance its aviation capabilities, particularly in performing intensive military combat operations, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief during natural disasters. The helicopters, which are made by PZL Mielec, are the most recent addition to the Black Hawk multi-mission… Continue reading EastMinCom receives 4 new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

Security forces underscore NTF-ELCAC’s significance in the fight against insurgency

Security forces in Negros Occidental have emphasized the importance of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in the battle against insurgency, with multiple agencies working together to implement a whole-of-nation approach to achieve the goal. Under the NTF-ELCAC’s Barangay Development Program (BDP), 26 insurgency-cleared communities in Negros Occidental, including one in… Continue reading Security forces underscore NTF-ELCAC’s significance in the fight against insurgency