The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military

MANILA, Philippines–What will it take for the “lightweight” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become a “heavyweight” and stand up to nations that are bullying the Philippines? Money. Lots of it. General Gregorio Catapang, AFP Chief of Staff, said Friday following a Senate hearing of the Department of National Defense’s (DND) budget that nearlyContinue reading “The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military”

PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef

PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef SAN ANTONIO – Over 6,000 Philippine and US marines carried out a military exercise on a Philippine beach Sunday near a disputed reef occupied by Chinese ships which has become a potential regional flashpoint. The American and Filipino troops, aboard five US amphibious, armoured assault vehicles landedContinue reading “PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef”

Civil Service’s Outstanding Employees recognized

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – In celebration of the 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the Philippine Army recognized 10 Outstanding Civilian Performers  and conferred Long Service Pins  to senior civilian employees during the Flag Raising Ceremony earlier today, September 29, at Headquarters Philippine Army. Mrs. Rosalina dela Paz, the Chief of the Civilian Personnel Office, receivedContinue reading “Civil Service’s Outstanding Employees recognized”