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Rappler
US Navy's lead hospital ship returns to PHthan 1,000 sailors disembarked Legazpi City's seaport to take part in the two-w
US Navy's lead hospital ship returns to PH
Rappler / Posted 3 hours ago
than 1,000 sailors disembarked Legazpi City's seaport to take part in the two-week, multinational effort between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the United States Armed Forces (USAF). (READ: US troops head to Albay for 2016... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Gazmin bids farewell to AFP troops, thanks Aquino for P65B military funds(MB Photo by Richard V. Viñas) Outgoing Defense secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin o
Gazmin bids farewell to AFP troops, thanks Aquino for P65B military funds
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 hours ago
(MB Photo by Richard V. Viñas) Outgoing Defense secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin on Tuesday bids farewell to 120,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) troops, thanking President Aquino for the P65 billion for the military capability... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Aquino to return home at Times Street on June 30meeting with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. After which, the outgoing Presid
Aquino to return home at Times Street on June 30
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 hours ago
meeting with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. After which, the outgoing President will be given departure honors by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Palace grounds. “They will have a one-on-one meeting inside the Palace after... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
AFP to haunt ASG 24/7Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo
AFP to haunt ASG 24/7
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 hours ago
Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya has vowed to implement a 24/7 operation to hunt down the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) when he assumes post on July 1. “As far as I am concerned, I will fight them (ASG)... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Incoming AFP chief wants to fight Abu Sayyaf 24/7Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo
Incoming AFP chief wants to fight Abu Sayyaf 24/7
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 hours ago
Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said he is ready to implement a plan to fight the Abu Sayyaf 24/7. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen.... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Incoming AFP chief eyes ’24/7 fight’ vs ASG Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Iriberri pins a
Incoming AFP chief eyes ’24/7 fight’ vs ASG
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 hours ago
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Iriberri pins a medal Sunday on one of the wounded soldiers, who survived an intense gun battle between the military and elements of the Abu... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Grateful Gazmin bids farewell to AFPSecretary Voltaire Gazmin. FRANCES MANGOSING/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Defense Secre
Grateful Gazmin bids farewell to AFP
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 hours ago
Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FRANCES MANGOSING/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin bade farewell to the Armed Forces of the Philippines extremely thankful for doing their duties and responsibilities as protectors of the... Read more
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Rappler
Aquino boasts of modernization, thanks AFP in final speechPhoto Bureau MANILA, Philippines – Rain threatened to dampen President Benigno
Aquino boasts of modernization, thanks AFP in final speech
Rappler / Posted 14 hours ago
Photo Bureau MANILA, Philippines – Rain threatened to dampen President Benigno Aquino III’s testimonial parade at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, June 27, but the skies cleared early enough... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
I ask again: Will he?terror group. The Abus have links to the dreaded ISIS. So will Duterte invade S
I ask again: Will he?
Manila Standard Today / Posted 21 hours ago
terror group. The Abus have links to the dreaded ISIS. So will Duterte invade Sulu to fight the Abu Sayyaf? Even now, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is trying hard to decimate them. Mr. Duterte also says he would kill drug users/addicts. He... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy bids farewell to AFP officers, menMANILA, Philippines - With only two days left in office, President Aquino yeste
Noy bids farewell to AFP officers, men
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines - With only two days left in office, President Aquino yesterday bid goodbye to officers and men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), saying he was proud to leave behind a modernized military. The AFP leadership, led by... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino bids troops farewell, with omissionremember, when we started, we said: ‘We can dream again.’ And in the past years
Aquino bids troops farewell, with omission
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 hours ago
remember, when we started, we said: ‘We can dream again.’ And in the past years, we were able to change the image of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. From a force that had long been neglected, we have strengthened it to become modern and... Read more
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The Manila Times
Don’t be complacent, Aquino tells AFPAquino 3rd troops the line during a testimonial parade and review held for him
Don’t be complacent, Aquino tells AFP
The Manila Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Aquino 3rd troops the line during a testimonial parade and review held for him at Camp Aguinaldo. To his left is acting Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Glorioso Miranda. PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday... Read more
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The Manila Times
Military brass thank Aquino for afp capability upgradeJune 27, 2016 10:10 pm TOP officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (A
Military brass thank Aquino for afp capability upgrade
The Manila Times / Posted 23 hours ago
June 27, 2016 10:10 pm TOP officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday bid President Benigno Aquino 3rd goodbye three days before he steps down and thanked him for his... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
President Aquino’s final address to the Armed ForcesHis Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines During the
President Aquino’s final address to the Armed Forces
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted yesterday
His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines During the Armed Forces of the Philippines Testimonial Parade and Review [Delivered at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on June 27, 2016] Ito na ang huling pagharap ko sa inyo bilang... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino lauds AFP, bids farewellcomplex, Taguig City, INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC Outgoing President Benig
Aquino lauds AFP, bids farewell
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
complex, Taguig City, INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III recognized the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at his last military event as commander in chief of the 125,000-strong force. “Dahil... Read more
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Rappler
Aquino and the PH military: Toys for the big boysserve as a platform for command and control of naval operations. The latest de
Aquino and the PH military: Toys for the big boys
Rappler / Posted yesterday
serve as a platform for command and control of naval operations. The latest delivery among the new acquisitions of the Armed Forces of the Philippines was named after one of the provinces that fought for freedom from an earlier colonizer,... Read more
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The Star
Philippine military admits abduction of Indonesiansafter Indonesian authorities reported the abduction of seven of their seamen by
Philippine military admits abduction of Indonesians
The Star / Posted yesterday
after Indonesian authorities reported the abduction of seven of their seamen by Filipino terrorists in the Sulu Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Sunday finally confirmed the incident. Armed Forces spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Duterte willing to talk with Abu Sayyaf groupgo to the Philippines to sow terror in the country. “The threat of terrorism,
Duterte willing to talk with Abu Sayyaf group
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
go to the Philippines to sow terror in the country. “The threat of terrorism, wherever it comes from, is addressed by our Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. told the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Philippine power supply jeopardized by Indonesian banthis month on a collective responsibility to address these threats, including s
Philippine power supply jeopardized by Indonesian ban
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
this month on a collective responsibility to address these threats, including sea and air patrols. After a week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines finally confirmed the kidnapping of seven Indonesian sailors by the Abu Sayyaf on June 22.... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PH needs to ‘mend fences’ with Chinatemporarily stationed at Clark Air Base in Pampanga officially began its daily
PH needs to ‘mend fences’ with China
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
temporarily stationed at Clark Air Base in Pampanga officially began its daily operations that include training with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pilots and providing support for routine operational missions that enhance regional... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Gov’t ready to thwart IS terror threat – Palacebanta ng terorismo saan man ito galing ay hinaharap at tinutugunan ng ating San
Gov’t ready to thwart IS terror threat – Palace
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
banta ng terorismo saan man ito galing ay hinaharap at tinutugunan ng ating Sandatahang Lakas at Pambansang Pulisya (The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police continue to address any threat of terrorism wherever... Read more
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Rappler
Gov't arsenal still using decades-old machines to make ammo – COA39 years old due to a dispute with its foreign suppliers. COA said that the GA
Gov't arsenal still using decades-old machines to make ammo – COA
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
39 years old due to a dispute with its foreign suppliers. COA said that the GA, which is mandated to supply bullets to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, is found to have “decreased operational efficiency” due... Read more
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The Manila Times
DOE alarmed over Abu Sayyaf hijacking of Indonesian shipsThe abducted Indonesian seamen were towing a coal barge through the Sulu Sea wh
DOE alarmed over Abu Sayyaf hijacking of Indonesian ships
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
The abducted Indonesian seamen were towing a coal barge through the Sulu Sea when their tugboat was attacked by gunmen, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) confirmed on Sunday. “Indonesia’s reaction then... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Govt prepared to prevent security threatbanta ng terorismo saan man ito galing ay hinaharap at tinutugunan ng ating San
Govt prepared to prevent security threat
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
banta ng terorismo saan man ito galing ay hinaharap at tinutugunan ng ating Sandatahang Lakas at Pambansang Pulisya [The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police continue to address any threat of terrorism wherever it... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
AFP confirms kidnapping of 7 Indon sailors The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed on Sunday that the Abu Sa
AFP confirms kidnapping of 7 Indon sailors
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed on Sunday that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists kidnapped seven Indonesian sailors last June 22. The incident took place at 11 a.m. on the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
AFP to give outgoing DND chief Gazmin testimonial parade, review The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will give outgoing Department of Na
AFP to give outgoing DND chief Gazmin testimonial parade, review
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will give outgoing Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin a testimonial parade and review on Tuesday. The event will... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Grateful military to bid simple goodbye to AquinoThe Armed Forces of the Philippines said Saturday it would hold a simple sendof
Grateful military to bid simple goodbye to Aquino
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Saturday it would hold a simple sendoff for its outgoing Commander in Chief, under whose leadership it had received the biggest boost in its capabilities. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said... Read more
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DW
Hopes of peace for communist insurgents in Philippines |setting up a "dictatorship of the proletariat" - nor have they shown any intent
Hopes of peace for communist insurgents in Philippines |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
setting up a "dictatorship of the proletariat" - nor have they shown any intention to demobilize the NPA. "I doubt if the Armed Forces of the Philippines will totally agree to this arrangement where the NPA does not demobilize or that CPP not... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PH joining world’s biggest war gamesoperations,” it added. While only a small contingent from the Philippine Navy
PH joining world’s biggest war games
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
operations,” it added. While only a small contingent from the Philippine Navy will take part in in RIMPAC 2016, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said that “it is very important that we participate in the biggest multinational... Read more
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The Manila Times
Indonesians’ Abu captors identifiedshared by local officials who are in cahoots with the bandits. No confirmation
Indonesians’ Abu captors identified
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
shared by local officials who are in cahoots with the bandits. No confirmation Malacañang on Saturday however said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have yet to come out with specific information on the abduction of the Indonesian... Read more
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The Manila Times
AFP to pay last tribute to AquinoJune 25, 2016 8:59 pm THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will render it
AFP to pay last tribute to Aquino
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
June 25, 2016 8:59 pm THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will render its final tribute to its outgoing commander in chief, President Benigno Aquino 3rd, a military spokesman said on Saturday. AFP spokesman... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
ISIS tells supporters: "If you cannot go to Syria, join up and go to the Philippines"known as Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon, who pledged allegiance to ISI
ISIS tells supporters: "If you cannot go to Syria, join up and go to the Philippines"
Coconuts Manila / Posted 3 days ago
known as Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon, who pledged allegiance to ISIS earlier this year. Despite the reports, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla assured the public that the video was nothing... Read more
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Asian journal
Duterte and the CPP- NPA protection racket(black markets).” In a media report, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, the outgoing chi
Duterte and the CPP- NPA protection racket
Asian journal / Posted 3 days ago
(black markets).” In a media report, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, the outgoing chief of the Southern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and reportedly a “strong contender” for the post of Chief of Staff, was said to have told... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Negros Orientalby the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army/National Democratic
Negros Oriental
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
by the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army/National Democratic Front and other terrorist groups. PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines' detachments securing the company were also inspected to further enhance their security... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP to pay final tribute to Aquino on MondayPres. Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON The Armed Forces of the
AFP to pay final tribute to Aquino on Monday
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will pay its final tribute to its outgoing commander in chief, President Benigno Aquino III, on Monday afternoon. In a statement on Saturday, the AFP... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Flor freed as Duterte vows to get AbusFlor’s release, and vowed continuing operations against the militant group. “W
Flor freed as Duterte vows to get Abus
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Flor’s release, and vowed continuing operations against the militant group. “We affirm the position taken by the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) in welcoming the release of Ms Marites Flor and reiterating its firm determination to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
What happened to our military?‘60s, PAF fighter pilots were sent to augment the United Nations peacekeeping f
What happened to our military?
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
‘60s, PAF fighter pilots were sent to augment the United Nations peacekeeping force there. What happened? Why is the Armed Forces of the Philippines the most under-equipped military force in the Asian region? Aside from being corrupt, our... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Fierce Abu foe introduced Basilan kids to play footballas one of the close-in security aides of Esperon. Esperon was the commanding g
Fierce Abu foe introduced Basilan kids to play football
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
as one of the close-in security aides of Esperon. Esperon was the commanding general of the Philippine Army and later the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff. ‘Everyone wanted Tiny’ Perez was the favorite of the top officials,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Abu Sayyaf frees Filipina hostageuntil all captives are freed or rescued safely,” the Palace official said in a
Abu Sayyaf frees Filipina hostage
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
until all captives are freed or rescued safely,” the Palace official said in a text message to reporters. AFP is the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Police Senior Supt. Wilfredo Cayat, Sulu police provincial director, said in an interview... Read more
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Sun Star
Abu Sayyaf frees Filipina abducted in Samalto discuss plans on rescuing Sekkingstad as of Friday. Outgoing Communications
Abu Sayyaf frees Filipina abducted in Samal
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
to discuss plans on rescuing Sekkingstad as of Friday. Outgoing Communications secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would still exert all efforts to save Sekkingstad. "AFP continues to pursue ASG... Read more
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Rappler
US troops head to Albay for 2016 Pacific Partnership missionJune 27, to to provide humanitarian assistance and to exchange ideas on disaste
US troops head to Albay for 2016 Pacific Partnership mission
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
June 27, to to provide humanitarian assistance and to exchange ideas on disaster management with their counterparts in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the region. The Philippines is one of the mission stops of Pacific Partnership 2016, the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Military, police operations to continue until all ASG hostages freedlaw enforcement operations will continue until all Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) hosta
Military, police operations to continue until all ASG hostages freed
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
law enforcement operations will continue until all Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) hostages are all freed. This was disclosed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Friday when asked for a reaction on the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Gazmin to leave DND ‘contented, pleased’that through the strong support of President Aquino, we have gained significant
Gazmin to leave DND ‘contented, pleased’
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
that through the strong support of President Aquino, we have gained significant progress in the implementation of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) capability upgrade and modernization program that effected the release of P60.14 billion... Read more
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Sun Star
Military to continue ops to rescue Norwegian hostageon Friday dawn and is now in the custody of the Joint Task Force Sulu. Despite
Military to continue ops to rescue Norwegian hostage
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
on Friday dawn and is now in the custody of the Joint Task Force Sulu. Despite the positive development, Coloma said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would exert all efforts to save Sekkingstad. "[We are] verifying with AFP on release.... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
WesMinCom renders departure honors for Army colonel killed in Zamboin Basilan. He also served as a security officer of now retired Gen. Hermogene
WesMinCom renders departure honors for Army colonel killed in Zambo
Zamboanga Today / Posted 4 days ago
in Basilan. He also served as a security officer of now retired Gen. Hermogenes Esperon when Esperon was chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Meanwhile, Defense chief Voltaire Gazmin arrived here and awarded the 15 personnel of the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP modernization to focus on fighting internal threatsMANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — The continuation of the Armed F
AFP modernization to focus on fighting internal threats
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — The continuation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program will give more focus on platforms that can be used to address the country's internal security threats, incoming AFP... Read more
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Pilipino Star
CollusionThe mayor of Jolo, Hussin Amin, has been challenged by the military to prove hi
Collusion
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
The mayor of Jolo, Hussin Amin, has been challenged by the military to prove his claim that certain officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines may have received part of the ransom paid to Abu Sayyaf bandits for the release of hostages in... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
AFP shifts weapons tackTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines will focus on getting more modern helicopte
AFP shifts weapons tack
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines will focus on getting more modern helicopters and naval fast craft under its modernization program so that it can address the internal security threats of the country, the incoming military chief said... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Next AFP chief defends Rody’s military aircraft prioritiesMANILA, Philippines - Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt.
Next AFP chief defends Rody’s military aircraft priorities
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya defended yesterday president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s stand on prioritizing acquisition of modern helicopters instead of fighter jets to address the... Read more
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The Manila Times
AFP modernization to continue – VisayaJune 23, 2016 9:36 pm The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue
AFP modernization to continue – Visaya
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
June 23, 2016 9:36 pm The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue to acquire equipment to enable the military to go after militants, particularly members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), incoming AFP... Read more
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