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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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Korea-donated ship to be named after war hero

Korea-donated ship to be named after war hero

The Pohang-class corvette, donated by the South Korean government to the Philippine Navy (PN), will be named after Korean war hero Captain Conrado Yap. This was confirmed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday morning. “(The ship will be named after) Capt. Conrado Yap (who) was killed in the Korean War...

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PAF eyes purchase of Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland — DND

PAF eyes purchase of Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland — DND

Philippine Air Force (PAF) seeks to purchase Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland to further improve its capability in territorial defense and rescue operations. In an interview during the awarding of housing units to Wounded-In-Action soldiersand Wounded-In-Police-Operations at Pleasant View Residences in barangay Graceville, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the procurement is part of the Second Horizon...

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Palace backs DND nixing Christmas truce with Reds

Palace backs DND nixing Christmas truce with Reds

Malacañang on Thursday said it supports Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s position to reject any suspension of military operations (SOMO) with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has been asked if government is inclined to declare holiday truce...

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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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New living quarters for AFP underway

New living quarters for AFP underway

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Quezon City Second District Engineering Office officially commenced the activities for the construction of two (2) 5-storey multi-purpose buildings that will serve as living quarters of the Enlisted Personnel (EP) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The two (2) multi-purpose building projects costing P233...

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DND enters into MOA to help reach out to children born with clefts

DND enters into MOA to help reach out to children born with clefts

To help bring smile to children who are born with cleft lips/palates through Project SMILE, the Department of National Defense (DND), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Phil.), Inc. (FICCI), and the Smile Train Philippines Foundation Inc., (STPFI) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today at the DND Social Hall in order to...

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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...

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Military intel chief is new army commander

Military intel chief is new army commander

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Major Gen. Macairog Alberto, commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), as the next Philippine Army commander. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday told reporters that Alberto’s appointment paper has been released to the Department of National Defense (DND)....

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