AFP dedicates two battalions to help secure Papal Visit

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff has ordered two battalion-sized units to augment the security of Pope Francis in the Philippines early next year.  General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr has tasked the 7th and 8th Philippine Contingent to the Golan Heights of the AFP’s Peacekeeping OperationsContinue reading “AFP dedicates two battalions to help secure Papal Visit”

CSAFP orders Army Brigade to reposition to Western Mindanao

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. has ordered the reposition of the 501st Infantry (Valiant) Brigade and its attached units from Northern Luzon to Western Mindanao to further strengthen the nation’s security posture in the Zamboanga Peninsula and Sulu. The 501st Brigade’s previous area of operations include the Provinces ofContinue reading “CSAFP orders Army Brigade to reposition to Western Mindanao”

AFP Honors Zamboanga Heroes

CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) honored the Heroes of the Battle of Zamboanga through the ceremonial ‘3 Volleys of Fire’ in commemoration of their heroism and sacrifices, today in Zamboanga City. The ceremony was conducted during the joint wreath-laying and awarding program at the Zamboanga CityContinue reading “AFP Honors Zamboanga Heroes”