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Inquirier.net
Duterte vows to continue AFP modernizationtroops that he will continue the previous administration’s efforts to modernize
Duterte vows to continue AFP modernization
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
troops that he will continue the previous administration’s efforts to modernize the military. A press statement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office quoted Duterte as saying as much, when the new Commander in Chief... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte meets with military, Mangudadatu on peace-building, dev’t programswas accompanied to Maguindanao by his newly-appointed defense secretary, Delfin
Duterte meets with military, Mangudadatu on peace-building, dev’t programs
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 hours ago
was accompanied to Maguindanao by his newly-appointed defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, and top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. While in Maguindanao’s provincial capital, Buluan town, Duterte expressed gratitude to Gov.... Read more
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Inquirier.net
A plea for peace, not mercypeace, including to the Abu Sayyaf—they have committed so many crimes, killing
A plea for peace, not mercy
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
peace, including to the Abu Sayyaf—they have committed so many crimes, killing people,” said the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, referring to the bandit group blamed for extortion and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte to military: Help gov’t win war on drugsMANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has called on members of the Armed Forc
Duterte to military: Help gov’t win war on drugs
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has called on members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to help win the war against illegal drugs with their patriotism because “the enemy is within” and “you will have to come in very... Read more
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Minda News
Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, militaryI think the resumption of the process is an important step to address the issue
Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, military
Minda News / Posted yesterday
I think the resumption of the process is an important step to address the issue of the Lumad,” she said. She said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) must acknowledge that militarization has forced the Lumad to leave their homes and seek... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
Suspicious Patientsany nearby hospitals, and that to include even our hospitals here inZamboanga C
Suspicious Patients
Zamboanga Today / Posted yesterday
any nearby hospitals, and that to include even our hospitals here inZamboanga City. The present pressures which the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is meting against the rebels are pretty serious, that a sure estimated casualty are... Read more
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Rappler
SONA: When the president criticizes and name-dropsNPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). In her
SONA: When the president criticizes and name-drops
Rappler / Posted yesterday
NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). In her fourth SONA in 1990, she said that while the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in general, remained true to its mandate of protecting Filipinos, some of its members... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
Two wounded persons in ZCMC suspected to be ASG membersis still being conducted to determine the true cause of their injuries and thei
Two wounded persons in ZCMC suspected to be ASG members
Zamboanga Today / Posted yesterday
is still being conducted to determine the true cause of their injuries and their possible alliance with the ASG. The Armed Forces of the Philippines are stilloperating against the ASG in the hinterlands of Basilan Province. (Eugene A.... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte: Pay hike among police, military will take effect this yearsaid. The President, who vowed during the campaign to raise the gross pay of t
Duterte: Pay hike among police, military will take effect this year
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
said. The President, who vowed during the campaign to raise the gross pay of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said that he would eventually fulfill his promise. He also guaranteed that the... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top Stories17 former members of Magdalo who had joined the PDEA in 2008. They were part o
Top Stories
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted yesterday
17 former members of Magdalo who had joined the PDEA in 2008. They were part of the 53 discharged junior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who were detained for more than four years and later honorably discharged after a plea... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drug monster bigger than expectedknow where your houses are. We know your true names. You are now in our databas
Drug monster bigger than expected
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
know where your houses are. We know your true names. You are now in our database,” Pineda said. Citing the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Aquino warned: “We are not only using 9 mm [pistols]. We are going to use M-14 [rifles] on... Read more
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Pilipino Star
More unsolicited advice from FVRon that same day, President Duterte repeated the same expression of gratitude t
More unsolicited advice from FVR
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
on that same day, President Duterte repeated the same expression of gratitude to Ramos in the change of command at the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Looking at the direction of Ramos, Mr. Duterte cited the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Arroyo gains freedomand incomprehensible.” “But, this case involves neither a probe of GMA’s actio
Arroyo gains freedom
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
and incomprehensible.” “But, this case involves neither a probe of GMA’s actions as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, nor of a human rights issue. As such, it is legally improper to impute the actions of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte asks for soldiers’ sacrifice in fight vs terrorism, drugsyour commanding officer, he will call me and I look for ways for it,” he said.
Duterte asks for soldiers’ sacrifice in fight vs terrorism, drugs
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
your commanding officer, he will call me and I look for ways for it,” he said. The President also promised to upgrade the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center in Quezon City to provide the “best medical treatment” to state forces. He... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Duterte satisfied with ongoing anti-ASG operationsPriam F. Nepomuceno MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his satis
Duterte satisfied with ongoing anti-ASG operations
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his satisfaction on the operations being conducted by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) units against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Basilan. This was stressed by AFP... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte meets military, police officials in Basilan, Zamboanga CityPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte met with the officials of the Armed Forces of the Phi
Duterte meets military, police officials in Basilan, Zamboanga City
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte met with the officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippines National Police (PNP) on Thursday to start his tour of military bases in Mindanao. Duterte arrived at Edwin Andrews Airbase in... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Gov’t may tap GSIS to handle military pensiondistribution at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on September 4. A total of 27,300
Gov’t may tap GSIS to handle military pension
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
distribution at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on September 4. A total of 27,300 M4 rifles will be distributed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the Philippine Army and Marine Corps. (Jacqueline Hernandez/Manila Bulletin) The Duterte... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Duterte, Pia to attend Davao’s Kadayawan festivalbeef up its already airtight security measures, adding that the ground command
Duterte, Pia to attend Davao’s Kadayawan festival
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
beef up its already airtight security measures, adding that the ground command will also include other agencies like the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Coast Guard, and Philippine Air Force. The Presidential Security Group will also be highly... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
SportsFun Shoot. Col. Francisco Delfin, 303 rd Infantry Brigade commander, thanked t
Sports
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 2 days ago
Fun Shoot. Col. Francisco Delfin, 303 rd Infantry Brigade commander, thanked the media as their partners in helping the Armed Forces of the Philippines deliver the message of peace and development to fellow Negrosanons. The media fun shoot was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Morales to Arroyo: Not so fastJanuary 2008 and June 2010. Part of the funds were supposed to have gone to th
Morales to Arroyo: Not so fast
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
January 2008 and June 2010. Part of the funds were supposed to have gone to the National Bureau of Investigation and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, but the money was allegedly coursed to the Office of the President. Morales said the new... Read more
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Sun Star
Smart pushes satellite services in PHthe government agencies that have invested in SmartSAT’s devices are the Bangko
Smart pushes satellite services in PH
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
the government agencies that have invested in SmartSAT’s devices are the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Armed Forces of the Philippines and non-government agencies like the Philippine National Red... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte’s Basilan visit limited to Isabela City — Hatamanmeet with local residents, including the more than 3,000 families displaced by
Duterte’s Basilan visit limited to Isabela City — Hataman
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
meet with local residents, including the more than 3,000 families displaced by ongoing clashes between the troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the towns of Al Barka, Tipo-Tipo and Ungkaya Pukan. Colonel... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Military tightens security for Duterte's visit to Basilanto a security official. The visit of Duterte to the military forces will be hi
Military tightens security for Duterte's visit to Basilan
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
to a security official. The visit of Duterte to the military forces will be his first as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said... Read more
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Rappler
Ombudsman looks into new plunder complaint vs Gloria Arroyothat make her believe there was sufficient evidence to pursue the plunder case
Ombudsman looks into new plunder complaint vs Gloria Arroyo
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
that make her believe there was sufficient evidence to pursue the plunder case against Arroyo: PCSO funds went to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the National Bureau of Investigation, which both denied requesting for intelligence... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP chief tells troops on pay raise: Be patientArmed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya. INQUIRER FILE
AFP chief tells troops on pay raise: Be patient
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Armed Forces chief General Ricardo Visaya told Army soldiers to be patient about their salary increase as committed by President Rodrigo Duterte during his... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Smart/MVPSF taekwondo draws record 2,000 jinsChon Hong, participants will come from PTA chapters from 12 regions, ARMM, CAR,
Smart/MVPSF taekwondo draws record 2,000 jins
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
Chon Hong, participants will come from PTA chapters from 12 regions, ARMM, CAR, CARAGA and NCR as well as those from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Male and female fighters in the advance and novice... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Vietnam envoy gives PH tips on dealing with Chinato the Philippines Truong Trieu Dong graced a forum on Tuesday with the Associa
Vietnam envoy gives PH tips on dealing with China
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
to the Philippines Truong Trieu Dong graced a forum on Tuesday with the Association of Generals and Flag Officers at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, gamely answering queries regarding... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP validating report on 5 missing foreignersTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines is still validating reports that five forei
AFP validating report on 5 missing foreigners
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines is still validating reports that five foreigners went missing in Tawi-Tawi and Sabah waters. “We are looking into this with keen interest and will seek to validate it as the soonest time and will release once data... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Keeping the peace in post-arbitrationChina's non-compliance with UNCLOS. In the immediate term, Duterte could well
Keeping the peace in post-arbitration
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
China's non-compliance with UNCLOS. In the immediate term, Duterte could well use his huge political capital to urge the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine Coast Guard to speed up their acquisition of naval assets and coast guard... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Communist China’s rogue-state mentalityhow will the Philippines enforce the ruling of the arbitration court? A milita
Communist China’s rogue-state mentality
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
how will the Philippines enforce the ruling of the arbitration court? A military option is out of the question because the Armed Forces of the Philippines is not in a position to wage war against the communist giant. This leaves diplomacy as the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte wants fewer troops deployed for SonaPresident Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Tas
Duterte wants fewer troops deployed for Sona
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Task Force NCR to “tone down” the number of troops and soldiers to be deployed in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 25, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported on... Read more
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Starmometer
Karen Davila Seeks One of the Oldest Local Shoe-Makers in Marikina on ‘My Puhunan’becoming an international quality footwear that also provides boots to military
Karen Davila Seeks One of the Oldest Local Shoe-Makers in Marikina on ‘My Puhunan’
Starmometer / Posted 5 days ago
becoming an international quality footwear that also provides boots to military and law-enforcing outfits, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Their daughter, Leonor and husband Tony Cruz, who are now running the shoe giant, will give... Read more
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The Manila Times
44 rebels from NPA faction turn inelected Gamboa for their surrender. The Santa Ana mayor, also a former communi
44 rebels from NPA faction turn in
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
elected Gamboa for their surrender. The Santa Ana mayor, also a former communist rebel himself, surrendered in 2004 to now Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, Gen. Ricardo Visaya. Known as “Commander Ross” in the underground, Gamboa... Read more
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Inquirier.net
44 NPA members surrender in Pampangacampaign and the efforts of Sta. Ana Mayor Norberto Gamboa and Major Ericson Bu
44 NPA members surrender in Pampanga
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
campaign and the efforts of Sta. Ana Mayor Norberto Gamboa and Major Ericson Bulosan of the Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The rebels, who also laid down their firearms, were presented to Governor Lilia Pineda at... Read more
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Rappler
44 communist rebels surrender to rebel-turned-mayora former three-term village chief of Barangay Santa Lucia to surrender to the g
44 communist rebels surrender to rebel-turned-mayor
Rappler / Posted 5 days ago
a former three-term village chief of Barangay Santa Lucia to surrender to the government, Major Ericson Bulosan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Civil Relations Service told Rappler. Gamboa, known in the underground communist movement... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top StoriesOffice also tested positive for drug use. Delfin said the random drug testing
Top Stories
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 5 days ago
Office also tested positive for drug use. Delfin said the random drug testing among soldiers, being conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has been ongoing for some time now. He said that they are more than willing to help the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
France offers to ease tension over sea rowwillingness to be part of the country’s ambitious modernization program that wo
France offers to ease tension over sea row
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
willingness to be part of the country’s ambitious modernization program that would increase the defense capability of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “France is one of the world’s leaders in terms of defense equipment. We made quite... Read more
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Sun Star
Valle: And Lady Justice tears away her blindfold in disgustresilient still when they have been dispossessed and disempowered by the big mi
Valle: And Lady Justice tears away her blindfold in disgust
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
resilient still when they have been dispossessed and disempowered by the big mining corporations who buy the loyalty of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and even the allegiance of the courts of justices in this land? And to think that the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Environment chief eyes SWAT vs illegal minershigh-risk situations beyond the capabilities of ordinary law enforcement. The
Environment chief eyes SWAT vs illegal miners
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
high-risk situations beyond the capabilities of ordinary law enforcement. The Cabinet official said she has the support of Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and the chief of the Philippine National Police,... Read more
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Sun Star
Goldberg bids farewell, commits more US helpthe U.S. to build and operate facilities on Philippine bases, for both American
Goldberg bids farewell, commits more US help
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
the U.S. to build and operate facilities on Philippine bases, for both American and Philippine forces. As a result, the Armed Forces of the Philippines received $66 million for the construction of military facilities in the Philippines under... Read more
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Rappler
Butuan disaster official: Information key to risk reductionFOR DISASTERS. ERIC Managing Director Bong Grajo lectures DRRM officer on how t
Butuan disaster official: Information key to risk reduction
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
FOR DISASTERS. ERIC Managing Director Bong Grajo lectures DRRM officer on how to use the disaster information system Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Operations Officer Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Sadang also emphasized the importance of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Digong warns gov’t workers: Extended lunch is swindlingoperation of the government or any of its agencies are not allowed to play in c
Digong warns gov’t workers: Extended lunch is swindling
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
operation of the government or any of its agencies are not allowed to play in casinos. The same goes for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the police. As of 2012, there are 1.41 million... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Lumád leader shot dead in Davao City – Bulatlatactivists were plastered all over Davao City. (Photo grabbed from Stella Estrem
Lumád leader shot dead in Davao City – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 7 days ago
activists were plastered all over Davao City. (Photo grabbed from Stella Estremera’s Facebook page) “The brutality of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) continues as it remains an instrument of Oplan Bayanihan,” said the Pasaka... Read more
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Rappler
Lorenzana: Improving PH territorial defense now a priorityAFP modernization Improving territorial defense will go hand-in-hand with the
Lorenzana: Improving PH territorial defense now a priority
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
AFP modernization Improving territorial defense will go hand-in-hand with the 15-year modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) approved during the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, according to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DBM: Pay hike for cops may take more than 5 yearsfive years. Earlier, the President promised to double the salary of personnel
DBM: Pay hike for cops may take more than 5 years
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
five years. Earlier, the President promised to double the salary of personnel of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines as part of his efforts to boost their morale. On Thursday, Diokno said the proposed 2017... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Rody: Get due process from court, not meat NBP,” Dela Rosa said. He said the NBP-bound SAF troops would be working alo
Rody: Get due process from court, not me
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
at NBP,” Dela Rosa said. He said the NBP-bound SAF troops would be working alongside their Marines counterpart in the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the operational control of newly designated Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Marine... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
SAF will be deployed at the New Bilibid PrisononOctober 17 this year but opted to retire this month to assume the BuCor post
SAF will be deployed at the New Bilibid Prison
Manila Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
onOctober 17 this year but opted to retire this month to assume the BuCor post on August 1. Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Information Office (PIO) chief, said Balutan has confirmed to them his early... Read more
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DW
Solicitor General in Philippines hails South China Sea ruling as 'crowning glory' |Cooperation Agreement allowing US forces access to and use of designated areas
Solicitor General in Philippines hails South China Sea ruling as 'crowning glory' |
DW / Posted 8 days ago
Cooperation Agreement allowing US forces access to and use of designated areas and facilities owned and controlled by the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the invitation of the Philippine Government. It contains clear provision that the US will... Read more
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The Manila Times
AFP HONORS FILIPINO PEACEKEEPERS TO HAITIJuly 15, 2016 8:47 pm TOP officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AF
AFP HONORS FILIPINO PEACEKEEPERS TO HAITI
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
July 15, 2016 8:47 pm TOP officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) honored on Friday the 19th Philippine Contingent to Haiti (PCH) after a year of deployment as peacekeepers in the Caribbean... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH peacekeepers feted after duty in Haitifrom Haiti after a year of deployment. They were awarded with UN Service Medals
PH peacekeepers feted after duty in Haiti
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
from Haiti after a year of deployment. They were awarded with UN Service Medals on Friday at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES A 135-strong contingent from the Philippine Air Force returned home from Haiti after serving... Read more
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