AFP to buy 6 air support AIRCRAFT

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will buy six close air support aircraft worth P4.9 billion as part of its continuing modernization program. The Department of National Defense (DND) is set to hold today the bid opening for the acquisition of the close air support aircraft designed to provide air support to infantry andContinue reading “AFP to buy 6 air support AIRCRAFT”

AFP assures no threats in APEC Manila leg

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday assured the public that there are no security threats foreseen in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Metro Manila. “The coast is secured,” AFP spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said in a press briefing. Padilla said that the AFP will deploy members including theContinue reading “AFP assures no threats in APEC Manila leg”

AFP supports call to review Lumad school’s curriculum

The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday said they support the call of Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas on the Department of  Education to immediately review the curriculum of schools run by the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development or ALCADEV. AFP Civil Relations Service commander Brigadier Gen. Joselito Kakilala said the call ofContinue reading “AFP supports call to review Lumad school’s curriculum”

UP Cadet Alumni Org gives ‘Care Packages’ for Pagasa Island kids, AFP soldiers

CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – To show their utmost support to this country’s claims in the West Philippine Sea and the efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in fulfilling its mandated duty of guarding Philippine territory, the University of the Philippines Cadet Alumni Organization (UPCAO) of UP Diliman turned overContinue reading “UP Cadet Alumni Org gives ‘Care Packages’ for Pagasa Island kids, AFP soldiers”

NPA MEMBERS IN NEGROS CHOOSE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY

CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – With the intensified Bayanihan Team (BT) operations, the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division continues to receive members of the New People’s Army (NPA) renouncing the armed struggle and opting to return to the folds of law to live a life of peace in the mainstream society. Eight (8) members ofContinue reading “NPA MEMBERS IN NEGROS CHOOSE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY”

Belandres calling on other Lumad tribes to veer away from the NPA

“I can say from my heart that it is not true that it’s the soldiers killing Lumad. The true killers are the CPP-NPA. Even if we’d live in the forest for one year, we’ll be fine as long as we’re able to have our livelihoods. But with the NPA there, finding a livelihood is problematic,”Continue reading “Belandres calling on other Lumad tribes to veer away from the NPA”

National Security news

Brig Gen. Paul Kennedy, chief of the US 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, said the two countries have had close defense ties in the last 64 years since signing the Mutual Defense Treaty. “Our mutual security has been upheld to the close working relationship that we have forged in that time,” Kennedy said during the openingContinue reading “National Security news”