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PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

Police and military officials have signed a document recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, confirmed. “We have just signed a document together with the outgoing military chief of staff (Gen. Carlito Galvez) recommending the extension of martial law in...

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Anti-NPA hit squad to be formed this month: Lorenzana

Anti-NPA hit squad to be formed this month: Lorenzana

The unit that will be tasked to counter New People’s Army (NPA) hit squads will be formed sometime this month, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. He added that the core of the anti-SPARU (Special Partisan Unit) formation will be made up of personnel from the Intelligence Service of the Armed...

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41 NPA members, supporters surrender to AFP Troops

41 NPA members, supporters surrender to AFP Troops

41 personalities from a known NPA haven in the boundaries of Loreto, Agusan del Sur and Kapalong, Davao del Norte surfaced as rebel-returnees and voluntarily submitted themselves to the Balik-Loob Assistance Center of the 60th Infantry Battalion (60IB) in Kapalong town last Tuesday (October 30). Eleven (11) of the rebel-returnees were regular NPA members, ten...

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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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Veterans’ monthly pension gets Senate nod

Veterans’ monthly pension gets Senate nod

Veterans will get a 300 percent increase, from P5,000 to P20,000 on their pension after Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1766 on Monday. More than 6,000 living veterans from World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War will benefit from it. “The passage of this measure would be a fitting tribute and an act of...

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Beware of groups recruiting students Army tells parents, schools

Beware of groups recruiting students Army tells parents, schools

The Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division has issued a warning to parent and schools to monitor groups mobilizing students to join mass actions and recruiting them to become New People’s Army (NPA) cadres. Maj. Gen. Noel Clement, commander of the 10th ID, on Sunday confirmed there are individuals in Davao personally recruiting students for mass...

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Army arrested NPA leader, vowed to arrest more

Army arrested NPA leader, vowed to arrest more

More rebels under the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) are expected to be arrested in Negros Occidental an official of the Philippine Army barred. “In coordination with the police, there will be more arrests here in Negros. With the active help of the local populace, the CPP-NPA terrorists will be suppressed and...

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PAF wins the 1st AFP Cyber Exercise

PAF wins the 1st AFP Cyber Exercise

The Philippine Air Force emerged as the overall champion during the 1st AFP Cyber Exercise dubbed as “Intercept Foxtrot” held on September 25-27, 2018 hosted by the PAF through the initiative of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Communications, OA-6 and the 950th Communication Electronics Information Systems Group at Colonel Jesus...

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War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

The decades-old armed fighting days between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are over. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. made this remark in a visit on Saturday to Camp Darapanan, the MILF’s main encampment situated in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Some 6,000 MILF...

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Suspect in Isulan bombing killed in Maguindanao

Suspect in Isulan bombing killed in Maguindanao

A notorious bomber of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was neutralized this morning at around 2:00 o’clock, October 6, 2018. Norodin Taib was killed during the conduct of support to law enforcement operation of the combined troops of 601st Infantry Brigade at vicinity Sitio Lab, Brgy Kuloy, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. While the troops were...