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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US Subsidizes Fossil Fuels To The Tune Of $4.6, $27.4, Or $649 Billion Annually, Depending On Source

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:45:05 +0000

In 2022, new wind energy will get zero financial assistance of any kind and new solar will get very little, while fossil fuels will continue to get $4.6 billion annually in the best possible accounting, $27.4 billion in a reasonable accounting and $649 billion in a full accounting including negative externalities

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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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It pays to spy on Reds as 5 tipsters get P14.2M in reward from AFP

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:42:07 +0000

It pays to spy on Reds as 5 tipsters get P14.2M in reward from AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The military on Friday (Aug. 16) showed it pays to be a spy, at least for five people who received P14.2 million in cash for tipping off the armed forces on whereabouts and backgrounds of key communist guerrilla leaders leading to their capture or killing. Armed Forces Chief Benjamin Madrigal Jr. personally gave the […]

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China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:22:39 +0000

China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

The Chinese survey ship that encroached upon Vietnam’s continental shelf reportedly since early July has been withdrawn.

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Reds reply tit-for-tat to Duterte, orders attacks on DDS, too

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 10:13:14 +0000

Reds reply tit-for-tat to Duterte, orders attacks on DDS, too

LUCENA CITY—The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Sunday (Aug. 4) described President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to the military to respond “tit-for-tat” to supposed rebel atrocities as a “code for killings and torture” that would target civilians, promising to “fight back” for noncombatants who can’t defend themselves.

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Military, Basilan execs seek reason for slays of 3 ‘assets’

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 10:48:37 +0000

The military has joined Basilan local leaders in demanding an explanation from the Philippine National Police’s 84th Seaborne Special Action Force (SAF) for the killing.

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Tit for tat: Give NPA rebels what they deserve, Duterte tells military

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:35:35 +0000

Tit for tat: Give NPA rebels what they deserve, Duterte tells military

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday ordered the military to give the communist rebels what they deserve as he accused them of being behind the spate of killings in Negros Oriental. Speaking at the Mindanao-wide distribution of land certificates to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Davao City, Duterte blamed the New People’s Army for […]

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