Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

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As the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division (ID) boosts its anti-terror campaign in the province of Sulu, top officers have been reshuffled. The 11ID, also known as the Alakdan Division, reshuffled its 1101st, 1102nd, and 1103rd brigades on Tuesday. The 11ID is the Army’s youngest infantry division. On December 17, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte and… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

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The government’s struggle against terrorist groups in Marawi City has created a trail of chaos and damaged establishments and civilian properties in the past. Today, under the leadership of the Task Force Bangon Marawi formed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017, the city’s rehabilitation is 70% complete. Infrastructure improvements are also expected to be completed… Continue reading Marawi City rehabilitation at 70%, completion expected this year

Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his appeal for communist rebels to capitulate and hand over their weapons, claiming that their ideology is no longer relevant. Duterte, in a pre-recorded Talk of the People on Monday, ordered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to… Continue reading Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

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

NPA rebel surrenders in Ilocos Sur

Another New People’s Army (NPA) insurgent surrendered to local police on Friday in Barangay Rosario, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur. The surrenderer was identified as “Ka Mike/Steward”, 36, of Sitio Cabaroan, Barangay Concepcion, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, according to Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel B. Peralta, Regional Director of the Police Region Office 1. “Ka Mike” was a former squad… Continue reading NPA rebel surrenders in Ilocos Sur

Military troops precludes CPP-NPA’s plan to commemorate their 52nd founding anniversary in Sultan Kudarat

The 6th Infantry (KAMPILAN) Division, led by Major General Juvymax R. Uy, Joint Task Force Central Commander, prevented hundreds of New People’s Army – Communist Party of the Philippines members from the Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR) from commemorating their 52nd founding anniversary in the hinterlands of Mt. Lumuton in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat on December… Continue reading Military troops precludes CPP-NPA’s plan to commemorate their 52nd founding anniversary in Sultan Kudarat

Philippines to maintain a long-standing military pact with USA

The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt anchored off Manila Bay in 2018.Credit...Bullit Marquez/Associated Press

The Philippine government reversed course on Tuesday, saying it would keep a long-standing military treaty with the United States known as the Visiting Forces Agreement, which President Rodrigo Duterte has blasted as unjust. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin made the statement on Twitter on Tuesday, claiming he had informed Washington in a diplomatic message. The… Continue reading Philippines to maintain a long-standing military pact with USA