Philippine Army rebrands primary armored unit

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:20:22 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — In anticipation of its upcoming assets and the prospect of more aggressive land defense, the Philippine Army has rebranded its primary armored unit. The Mechanized Infantry Division has been renamed to Armor Division effective September 11, said Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala. “This will usher in the expansion of our armored […]

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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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Bid to arrest MILF ‘rejects’ leads to clash, escape of suspects

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:35:23 +0000

Bid to arrest MILF ‘rejects’ leads to clash, escape of suspects

ILIGAN CITY—A group of soldiers and policemen clashed with at least 12 armed men at the outskirts of Sapad town of Lanao del Norte when the lawmen tried to arrest the leader of an alleged crime group composed of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rejects. Lt. Col. Rolando Orenga, head of the 5th Mehanized Infantry Battalion, […]

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Army, NPA clash even in casualty figures

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 07:00:55 +0000

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Communist guerrillas and government soldiers clashed anew in the boundaries of Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon provinces early on Sunday (Aug 11). The military said two rebels were killed. But New People’s Army said it suffered no casualty and successfully repelled soldiers who had tried to penetrate rebel territory. The rebels had safely […]

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Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:42:09 +0000

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

The Chinese army has released a promotional video for its Hong Kong-based troops at a time of uncertainty over whether the military will intervene in the city’s summer of protest.

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China eyes high-tech army, says US undermines global stability

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:32:48 +0000

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers raise the Chinese flag during a memorial ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing in China's eastern Jiangsu province on December 13, 2018. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

China outlined plans to build a modern, high-tech army in a national defense plan published Wednesday, while accusing Washington of undermining global strategic stability and warning against Taiwanese independence.

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Abandoned motorcycle stirs up bomb scare outside Army headquarters

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:29:27 +0000

Abandoned motorcycle stirs up bomb scare at Army headquarters

An abandoned motorcycle outside the gate of the Philippine Army headquarters caused alarm on Wednesday, prompting the response of the military’s bomb sniffing K-9 unit. 

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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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