DND to probe claim of ‘weapons leak’

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:18:15 +0000

The Department of National Defense (DND) will conduct an inventory of the military’s firearms and ammunition after the interim head of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) alleged most loose firearms in Mindanao have markings that indicate these belong to the department. BARMM Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim said in a television interview […]

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Philippine Army taps celebrities to inspire volunteerism, love for country

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:38:06 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Army is seeking to inspire the youth to volunteer for the armed forces by enlisting celebrities. After actor-athlete Matteo Guidicelli finished a month-long orientation course with the Army’s Scout Rangers in June, a few more actors followed his footsteps. Gerald Anderson, Nash Aguas, Elmo Magalona, Yves Flores, and Jerome Ponce […]

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LOOK: Catriona Gray visits AFP headquarters

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:31:20 +0000

LOOK: Catriona Gray visits AFP headquarters

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray paid a visit on Saturday to Camp Aguinaldo, the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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Group: Anti-Subversion Act revival will revive its ‘horrors’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:43:26 +0000

Group: Anti-Subversion Act revival will revive its ‘horrors’

Reviving the “dead” Anti-Subversion Act would only revive the “horrors” it had when it was first promulgated, a group composed of lawyers and law students said Saturday.

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AFP junks suicide bomber report as fake news

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 21:12:23 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines dismissed as “fake news” a report by a Singaporean newspaper that a Sri Lankan couple has sneaked into the country to carry out attacks in Luzon.

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NPA combatants in Southern Luzon are mostly young – AFP

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:07:08 +0000

NPA combatants in Southern Luzon are mostly young – AFP

New People’s Army (NPA) combatants in Southern Luzon are young, most of them in their early 20s, with some coming from universities, according to Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, commander of the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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Respect is earned, AFP chief tells PMA cadets

Credit to Author: ryanl| Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 09:19:47 +0000

FRESH SUITS. Wearing their uniforms for the first time, 390 members of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2023 marched out to be incorporated in the cadet corps during rites held on Saturday (July 27) at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City. Their families showed up to witness the event. VINCENT CABREZA

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City–“If you want to be respected, act respectable.” That’s the sage advice given by Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. to cadets belonging to Philippine Military Academy Class of 2023, who were formally incorporated into the Cadet Corps on Saturday (July 27).

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7 foreigners link up with Abus, says Westmincom chief

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:29:22 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Seven foreign terrorists have joined forces with local terrorist groups, the chief of the military command in Western Mindanao confirmed on Tuesday.

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Southern Tagalog gets new Army commander

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:15:58 +0000

Southern Tagalog gets new Army commander

A seasoned senior Army officer who has led successful anti-insurgency campaigns is the new commander of the 2nd Infantry Division.

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