Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called anew for peace, as he thanked soldiers and military for the service they have extended to the country. “Maraming namatay sa inyo, pero bagamat marami ring namatay sa mga komunista. But as President, I have to seek peace for our country. Not […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Red alert to be lifted once new leaders elected — AFP

Red alert to be lifted once new leaders elected — AFP

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will lift the red alert status once the country’s new leaders are formally elected. This was stressed by Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Monday. “The full (red) alert status will be lifted (once) our new leaders are elected,” he added. Pending […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is expected to visit areas affected by Typhoons Nona and Onyok a few days before Christmas, Malacañang said Monday. “Hinahanda na ‘yung maaaring pagdalaw ng Pangulo in coordination with various agencies on the ground,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. told reporters Monday. Nonetheless, Coloma said relief […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it is ready to defend the legality of its joint military exercises with Japan before the Supreme Court (SC). “From the perspective of the Armed Forces and the Philippine Navy, we believe that the exercises were conducted with firm basis on our […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino to AFP: Modernization to stop without ‘Daang Matuwid’

Aquino to AFP: Modernization to stop without ‘Daang Matuwid’

CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga  (Mabuhay) -— President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday challenged the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to sustain his reforms in what sounded like his valedictory speech as the military’s commander-in-chief. During the Philippine Air Forces’ (PAF) 68th anniversary event, Aquino told soldiers that AFP modernization will be put to a […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ampatuan’s private army allied with BIFF since 2009: AFP

Ampatuan’s private army allied with BIFF since 2009: AFP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The private armed group of former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have been allies since 2009 after members of the private militia were implicated in the Maguindanao massacre, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Monday. Military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala said members […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said he will ask his colleagues to summon United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg to the Mamasapano hearings amid reports that the US had a direct hand in the operation that originally targeted Jemaah Islamiyah member Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan. “We have said this before and we’ll […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FVR urges Filipinos: Relive People Power through unity and instilling social responsibility

FVR urges Filipinos: Relive People Power through unity and instilling social responsibility

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) – Former President Fidel V. Ramos urged Filipinos on Monday to relive the spirit of People Power by making sacrifices for the interest of the country and upholding a sense of civic responsibility in the community. “We Filipinos should build a community of caring, sharing and daring for others,” Ramos said […]

24.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

MANILA, Dec 14 (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its US counterpart signed new terms of reference to further strengthen the defense and security cooperation of both countries’ armed forces. The signing of the new terms of partnership was held Thursday during the final leg of the PH-US Mutual Defense Board/Security Engagement […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

MANILA, Oct 1, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippine military said it had sent fewer than 100 Marines to help guard disputed South China Sea islands, while emphasising it had no plans for a major troop build-up in the area. Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban, head of the military’s western command which has jurisdiction over the area, […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AFP: No threats amid alerts from U.S.

AFP: No threats amid alerts from U.S.

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – The intelligence units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines still have not gathered information on any security threats, amid warnings issued by different nations, including the United States. “We asked our intelligence units if there is imminent threat monitored in the Philippines…What we got is there is no imminent […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AFP assures US troops of safety in Mindanao

AFP assures US troops of safety in Mindanao

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine military on Monday assured American troops of their safety in Mindanao amid the series of violent protest against the US in several parts of the world over what is perceived to be an anti-Islam film. In a statement, Lieutenant General Noel Coballes of the Armed Forces Western Mindanao […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·