Armed Forces of the Philippines

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Name: Armed Forces of the Philippines
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Budget for pensions of war veterans released

In a statement, the DBM said it gave a combined P9.9 billion to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the second-quarter benefits of retired men in uniform.The fund release was sourced from the ... [Published Business World - 5 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact during Obama visit

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Photo from http://pcoo.gov.phMANILA, Philippines – Amid the perception that the defense pact between the Philippines and the United States was being rushed, Malacañang denied any knowledge if the Enhanced Defense ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 19 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Police identify Gonzaga town mayor’s killer

9:42 pmby Leander C. Domingo CorrespondentTUGUEGARAO CITY: It seems that the New People’s Army (NPA) was involved after all in the brutal murder of Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. on Monday after the killer was caught on a CCTV (closed-circuit ... [Published Manila Times - 8 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

NPA vows to attack govt forces in Laguna

8:23 pmTHE New People’s Army (NPA) on Tuesday vowed to launch tactical offensive operations against government security forces in retaliation for the illegal arrest of Andrea Rosal, daughter of former NPA spokesman Gregorio Ka Roger Rosal and of Wilma ... [Published Manila Times - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Town mayor shot dead in N. Philippines

A town mayor and his two bodyguards were killed after 15 armed men clad in police uniform attacked a town hall in northern Philippines on Monday morning, a military official said.Calito Pentecostes, Jr., mayor of Gonzaga town in Cagayan province, and ... [Published China.org.cn - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

P2.5 B for new Navy vehicles

The government will spend P2.5 billion to buy eight brand new amphibious assault vehicles for the Navy, the Department of National Defense (DND) said.The money will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. ... [Published Tempo - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

PNP strengthens security preparation for Lent

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 21 (PIA) — The Police Regional Office (PRO), region 10, heightened its security alerts for the long vacation during the Lenten season on April 17-20, this year.All provincial and city directors were ordered to check and supervise ... [Published Philippine Information Agency - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

PNP: No threat to upcoming Obama visit so far

Police Deputy Director General Ager P Ontog Jr, Deputy Chief PNP for Operation/ Commander National Task Force SAFE 2013 gives out guidance regarding the deployment of PNP personnel in the field especially in areas vulnerable to attacks of lawless elements ... [Published Balita - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

A weakened CPP-NPA?

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce,” Marx once said. But for the government, history seems to be an uninteresting subject no matter how painfully it repeats itself right in its very face.With the recent capture of Benito Tiamzon ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Third sex a boon as Army soldiers

The Philippine Army is recruiting young men and women to fill its need for 400 officers and 2,700 soldiers. Those belonging to the third sex are as welcome. The Army believes they are normal human beings and can perform well as soldiers, especially in ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Abducted engineer in Sulu regains freedom, military says

An engineer who was abducted along with his wife last February was released Saturday night, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Sunday.Engineer Bonifacio Salinas Jr. is now undergoing medical examination and debriefing at Camp General Bautista in ... [Published GMA News.tv - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Gov’t to buy 8 new amphibious assault vehicles

Share this:The government will spend P2.5 billion to buy eight brand new amphibious assault vehicles for the Navy, said the Department of National Defense (DND).The money will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Apr 20 2014]

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"They have already held him for 18 days, that is all I am asking. Our kids are already looking for him and I have ran out of lies to tell them,” Davao Today quoted Mrs. Curay as saying in the vernacular."
"We expect both parties to renew their commitment and to come up with concrete operational guidelines that would allow them to effectively work together in securing the people’s safety and well-being in Basilan and elsewhere in Mindanao" she said
"After 15 years of the VFA and given current realities, challenges and opportunities, the Philippines is ready for a heightened level of defense cooperation. This agreement, which should stand on mutual trust, is an idea whose time has come" Batino said

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A brewing PNP problem [Published Manila Standard Today - 5 hours ago]
Budget for pensions of war veterans released [Published Business World - 5 hours ago]
Police identify Gonzaga town mayor’s killer [Published Manila Times - 8 hours ago]
Palace prepared to charge its allies [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 9 hours ago]
Aquino-Obama talks to focus on beneficial bilat... [Published Manila Bulletin - 10 hours ago]
BCDA sweetheart deal [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Prove reward for CPP power couple skimmed, Pala... [Published Balita - 11 hours ago]
NPA vows to attack govt forces in Laguna [Published Manila Times - 14 hours ago]
Obama advance team already in Manila [Published Philippine Star - 15 hours ago]
NPA rebels free captured soldier in ComVal [Published GMA News.tv - 17 hours ago]
AFP urges pensioners to settle accounts [Published Manila Bulletin - 17 hours ago]
DBM shells out P10-B for AFP, PVAO pensioners [Published Manila Times - 17 hours ago]
No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact dur... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 19 hours ago]
Worst in class, again [Published Manila Standard Today - Apr 22 2014]
AFP doubts rebels killed Gonzaga town mayor [Published Manila Times - Apr 22 2014]
Around the Region [Published Sun Star Network - Apr 22 2014]
Humanitarian Action, Bucking the System, Trends... [Published Al Shams Info - Apr 22 2014]
Read more: Defense accord with US a ‘security c... [Published Filipino Express Online - Apr 22 2014]
Youth invited to join Army [Published Visayan Daily Star - Apr 22 2014]
POW release next week — Duterte [Published Manila Bulletin - Apr 22 2014]
Local News: Youth Urged to Join the Army In Ser... [Published Negros Daily Bulletin - Apr 22 2014]
World: Humanitarian Action, Bucking the System,... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 21 2014]
Filipino eco-warriors fight losing battle – Al ... [Published Bulatlat.com - Apr 21 2014]
21-Apr-2014, 8:14 PM : MILF seeks explanation o... [Published Interaksyon - Apr 21 2014]
China eavesdropping on Phl maritime activities?... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 21 2014]
Talaingod LGU pushes for welfare of IP evacuees [Published Philippine Information Agency - Apr 21 2014]
PMA ‘Salaknib’ Class 2017 arrives in Zambo for ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Apr 21 2014]
P2.5 B for new Navy vehicles [Published Tempo - Apr 21 2014]
46 communist rebels in Agusan del Sur surrender [Published Business Week Mindanao - Apr 21 2014]
Town mayor shot dead in N. Philippines [Published China.org.cn - Apr 21 2014]
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World: Humanitarian Action, Bucking the System,... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 21 2014]
Source: International Peace InstituteCountry: Philippines, Syrian Arab Republic, World Does the fundamental construct of humanitarian action need to change from providing aid to facilitating people's access to help? The responses to the Syrian crisis ...
China eavesdropping on Phl maritime activities?... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 21 2014]
MANILA, Philippines – China has not only deployed and maintained the presence of its surveillance and navy ships in the West Philippine Sea, but has positioned advanced communications equipment as well to eavesdrop on all naval and maritime activities ...
China eavesdropping on PH maritime activities? ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 20 2014]
MANILA – China has not only deployed and maintained the presence of its surveillance and navy ships in the West Philippine Sea, but has positioned advanced communications equipment as well to eavesdrop on all naval and maritime activities of the Philippine ...
Obama's Visit to Asia and the U.S.-Phillipine A... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Apr 07 2014]
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to visit the Philippines later this month, at the end of a trip to Asia that will also include Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia. His trip is likely to bring renewed attention to the United States’ alliance with the ...
Philippines invokes law to fight Chinese muscle... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 06 2014]
DetailsCategory: Opinion 04 Apr 2014 Written by Richard Heydarian / Inter Press Service AFTER a year of futile diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) disputes, the Phil­ippines has risked permanent estrangement ...
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