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PH to acquire SPYDER missiles from Israel: Lorenzana

PH to acquire SPYDER missiles from Israel: Lorenzana

The Department of National Defense (DND) will acquire a SPYDER missile system from Israel. “Yes, we are. (However), I do not know (yet) the exact number of (batteries we will be getting),” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Thursday when sought for an update on the military’s...

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Joma wants BOL to fail to save his ideology: DND chief

Joma wants BOL to fail to save his ideology: DND chief

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison wants the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to fail so that he has a rallying point for his discredited and bankrupt ideology. This was the reply of Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when asked why Sison seems to be afraid of the...

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Japan offers air defense radars to PH: Lorenzana

Japan offers air defense radars to PH: Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday confirmed that Japan is offering the country air defense radars, which if acquired, will boost the Philippine Air Force (PAF) surveillance and monitoring capabilities. “Yes, they are offering to us their latest radars. It is one of the platforms being evaluated by the PAF. To monitor aircrafts and seacrafts...

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71 former Reds in MisOcc receive financial aid

71 former Reds in MisOcc receive financial aid

About seventy-one (71) former rebels from the province of Misamis Occidental last week received financial assistance through Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government. Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the awarding ceremony held at Provincial Capitol in Oroquieta City on Nov. 13. Through the reintegration and financial assistance program,...

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DND likely to acquire Swedish-made fighter jets

DND likely to acquire Swedish-made fighter jets

After a thorough study and research, the Department of National Defense (DND) is most likely to buy the Swedish-made Gripenmulti-role supersonic jet fighter for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made this disclosure in an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on the sidelines of the book launching of former...