Manila, Nation, News

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA

24 Jul , 2017  

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA. Yes, securing President Redrigo Duterte on his second State of the Nation Address today is the primary focus of the Armed Forces of the Philippines this Monday, more than ever. the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it has more than sufficient troops to […]

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Nation, Tech News

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

9 Jul , 2017  

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a Cyberspace Strategic Plan expected to be finalized within the upcoming third quarter of 2017. “The development of the AFP Cyberspace Strategic Plan is one of the thrusts of the AFP in attaining information security. It will provide the Armed Forces with a road […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Video

President Duterte visits officers and men of 9th ID in Camarines Sur

21 Sep , 2016  

NAGA CITY, Sept. 21 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to visit government security forces in Bicol under the 9th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Elias Angeles located in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur today. Upon arrival in the morning in Naga City he will proceed to […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News, Video

Too early to tell but PNP, AFP says Abu Sayyaf Group did it in Davao City

4 Sep , 2016  

PNP, AFP says Abu Sayyaf Group did it The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now focusing on two suspects in the bombing incident in the Roxas Avenue night market in Davao City that killed 15 and injured more than 70. In a press conference Saturday night in Camp Catitipan in Buhangin, Davao City, PNP chief […]

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Governance, Nation, News, Video

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

31 Jul , 2016  

It would seem that the ultimatum directed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party of the Philippine’s New Peoples Army to declare unilateral ceasefire fell on deaf ears. As the administration deadline lapsed after 5pm of Saturday, the president lifted his order for unilateral ceasefire made on July 25 against the rebels. PNP Director […]

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Manila, News, Politics

No gap, no animosity, pure PR?, not

1 Jul , 2016  

No gap, no animosity, pure PR?, not. The new Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and new Philippine Vice-President Ma. Leonor Robredo stand side by side for the first time on Friday afternoon in Camp Aquinaldo. The highest elected officials of the land shook hands and shared the stage in Quezon City during the change of […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

14 Jun , 2016  

Another Canadian hostage in the province of Sulu may have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers even as a Malacanang executive on Monday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confirming the reports. ”AFF is verifying,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. It must berecalled that armed men seized Hall, Canadian John […]

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Election, Governance, Manila, News

AFP, PNP has order to shoot drones in no fly-zones on election period

8 May , 2016  

These areas are no-fly zones during #election2016 as the Armed forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police has order to enforce and shoot down drones. The Civil Aviation Administration of the Philippines has identified and declared three areas in Metro Manila as no-fly zones during and after the May 9 national and local […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

9 Apr , 2016  

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the elements of Sulu police provincial […]

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Nation, News, NOAH

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

24 Mar , 2016  

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve the national objectives in the […]

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Election, News

AFP, PNP deploys more security personnel to Masbate province

21 Feb , 2016  

Election hotspot Masbate province has all the eyes and ears of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the region. After sending 700 policemen last week to the province under the regional task force, a second batch of 100 officers will beef up police presence in the island next month. […]

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Mindanao, Nation, News

PH government bites into propaganda war of the NPA

28 Dec , 2015  

It is very obvious the Philippine government is biting into the propaganda war of the communist led mass movement in the New People’s Army (NPA). This was seen with the Philippine Army refuting the NPA superiority claim against government security forces. The NPA spokesman in Mindanao claims it is gaining ground against the government troops […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News

Islamic State elements now operating in the Philippines?

27 Nov , 2015  

Are elements of the dreaded Jihadist Islamic State now operating in the Philippines? According to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan, marine elements have shot and kllled eight self-proclaimed members of the jihadist group Islamic State in an operation in Sultan Kudarat Thursday morning. The government troops from the 61st Marine Company, Maritime […]

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Manila, News

After Paris attacks will security measures for APEC leaders’ summit enough?

15 Nov , 2015  

After Paris attacks will security measures for APEC leaders’ summit be enough? QUEZON CITY, Nov. 15 – Will the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris on Friday have a resounding effect on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on November 18 to 19 in Manila in terms of security preparation? During the weekly Kapihan […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

1 Nov , 2015  

A 70-year old Korean national who was abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits about nine months ago was found dead in southern Philippine province of Sulu, local military said Sunday. The body of Nwi Seong Hong was discovered by a concerned citizen at the vicinity of the Sulu State College in Bangkal village in Patikul […]

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Election, Nation, News

Lower house passes bill making election service voluntary for public school teachers

10 Oct , 2015  

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Friday the bill that would make election service voluntary for public school teachers. House Bill No. 5412, which will be known as the “Election Service Reform Act,” is entitled “An Act making election service non-compulsory for public school teachers, providing for compensation and other […]

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Nation, News

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

10 Oct , 2015  

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of 2016, was passed in plenary […]

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Governance, News

Uniformed personnel get increase in daily allowance retroactive January 1st 2015

31 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 31 — Increase in the daily subsistence allowance of uniformed personnel from P90 to P150 per day takes effect retroactively on the 1st day of January 2015. This after President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the joint resolution with Congress for the purpose. In a press briefing at the Palace on Monday, Presidential […]

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Bangsamoro, Regions

ASG ambush kills 3 gov’t troopers, six others wounded in Sulu

4 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 4 — In the continuing hostilities in conflict-torn areas in Mindanao, government forces suffered yet another set of fatalities. Three soldiers, two of them officers, were killed after the resupply column they were in were mined and ambushed by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Patikul town, Sulu Wednesday morning. Col. Restituto […]

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Bangsamoro, Regions

Maguindanao in state of calamity as AFP pursue alleged foreign terrorists

4 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 4 — AFP pursuit operations are now being conducted against the five foreign terrorists, four of which are Indonesian and one Arab-looking, who are allegedly allied with Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief, said they believed that the five are part of […]

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Bangsamoro, Manila, Nation, News, Regions

Purisima reads text chat with P-Noy on Mamasapano encounter

23 Feb , 2015  

MANILA, Feb. 23 – Resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima disclosed on Monday the exchange of text messages between him and President Benigno S. Aquino III during the Mamasapano incident on Jan. 25. At the resumption of the Senate inquiry into the bloody Mamasapano encounter that left 44 Special Action Force (SAF) men […]

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Bangsamoro, News, Regions, Social Media, Video

Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media

11 Feb , 2015  

Warning: Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media. Viewer discretion advised. MANILA, Feb. 11 — Malacanang is more interested at suppressing information about the brutal Mamasapano massacre of the fallen44 by the joint forces of the MILF and the BIFF. On Wednesday the Palace reacted to the viral video on a social media […]

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Nation, Religion

PH military on frenzy on security of Pope Francis

7 Jan , 2015  

PH military on frenzy on security of Pope Francis. As the Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15 to 19 approaches, the military establishment and other sectors tasked to secure the Pontiff join heads for the purpose. The Philippine Air Force’s chief Lt. Gen. Jeffey Delgado on Tuesday said that they […]

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Governance, News

P-Noy announces increase in allowance of uniformed men

19 Dec , 2014  

QUEZON CITY, Dec 19 — Philippine soldiers, police officers and other uniformed men will be getting an increase in their subsistence allowance. This was announced by President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday during the celebration of the 79th Armed Forces of the Philippines Day held in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. To […]

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