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Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno

  President Rodrigo Duterte created a dangerous precedent and put the military in a predicament when he voided the amnesty given to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as a military rebel years ago, as his move opened to invalidation the amnesty grants to many active soldiers, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Wednesday.   One of those amnestied soldiers is Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Sereno said.   Sen. Gregorio Honasan, chair of the Senate committee on national defense and security, could also lose his amnesty, she said.   Both Galvez and Honasan were granted amnesty for their roles i...Keep on reading: Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 13th, 2018

Ompong, Sereno on Duterte, inflation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Ompong, International name Mangkhut, enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility or PAR at 3 pm, Wednesday, September 12. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno slams President Rodrigo Duterte for – in her words – dragging the military into his political mess. Socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia says President Rodrigo Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Duterte vs Sereno: from “I will order them not to honor you” in August 2016 to “you have to be out of the Supreme Court” in April 2018   

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) — When President Rodrigo Duterte declared Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno his “enemy” on April 9, that wasn’t the first time he went ballistic against her. Exactly 20 months earlier, on August 9, 2016 in the military’s Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City, Duterte warned he will “order […] The post Duterte vs Sereno: from “I will order them not to honor you” in August 2016 to “you have to be out of the Supreme Court” in April 2018    appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

New infantry division to help beat Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

The military Western Mindanao Command has gained new troops in its fight against the Abu Sayyaf with President Rodrigo Duterte's activation of a new Army division in Sulu, an official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

COMMENT: Constitution Trivialized, Mocked

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Under no Philippine president other than Rodrigo R. Duterte has the Constitution been so blatantly trivialized and mocked. Abetted by the Supreme Court, this was so in the quo warranto ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and the still unresolved plot to revoke the amnesty granted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News18 hr. 39 min. ago

LIST: Duterte s top military, police appointees

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2018 saw President Rodrigo Duterte appointing more and more former military and police men to key government posts. Ex-military and police generals comprise a third of his Cabinet. Every Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff who has served in his presidency is awarded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

EO 70 to give military fangs vs NPA--Madrigal | The Manila Times Online

NEW Armed Forces Chief Benjamin Madrigal Jr. welcomed the formation of a national task force by President Rodrigo Duterte against communist rebels, saying it will strengthen the military in itsREAD Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Duterte to appoint Galvez next week as peace adviser

    MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said former Armed Forces Chief of StaffCarlito Galvez Jr. would be appointed as Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process next week.   Duterte made the announcement during the Armed Forces of the Philippines' change of command ceremony at the Camp Aguinaldo.   "Si Gen. Galvez will join the Cabinet next week as the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process," Duterte said in his speech   "He will be the ninth military man to join my government," he added.   Galvez will replace former Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza who resigned last month.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte to appoint Galvez next week as peace adviser.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Duterte awards 500 housing units to troops

President Rodrigo Duterte led the awarding of the initial 500 housing units to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, 10 December. The housing project which is located in San Miguel, Bulacan is part of the president’s vow to provide decent and affordable housing units for the military and police. Recipients are to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Mandatory ROTC bill violates laws protecting kids

President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to require senior high school students to complete a two-year military training course would violate domestic laws and international agreements protecting minors from being involved in warfare, a group of military reservists from the University of the Philippines said on Monday. At the hearing of the House committee on basic education and culture, UP Vanguard chair Gilbert Reyes said while they support the President's plan to revive the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program, only students at least 18 years old should be covered by the mandatory training. New military system Reyes, a lawyer, said House Bill No. 5113 authored by House ...Keep on reading: Mandatory ROTC bill violates laws protecting kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte appoints Presidential adviser on local extremist groups concerns

President Duterte has appointed retired military official Yusop A. Jimlani as new Presidential adviser on local extremist groups concerns. Duterte appoints Presidential adviser on local extremist groups concerns Source link: Duterte appoints Presidential adviser on local extremist groups concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte cites ongoing rebellion in bid to extend Mindanao martial law

Security assessment by the police and military indicate that rebellion still persists in Mindanao, hence the need for the extension of martial law in the entire region, President Rodrigo Duterte told Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte wants another year for martial law in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte has requested Congress to extend for another year the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, heeding the recommendation of the police and the military. “The President has…READ The post Duterte wants another year for martial law in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte eyes revamp of military personnel in Jolo after recent deadly clashes | ABS-CBN News

Duterte on Friday said he will order a revamp of the militarys composition in Jolo, Sulu, following the deaths of several soldiers in recent clashes there......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Duterte approves ‘in principle’ recommendation for martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved "in principle" the recommendation of the military, police, and the Department of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Duterte to appoint AFP chief Galvez as OPAPP chief

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr  will be the next chief peace adviser after he retires next week, Malacañang announced on Wednesday, December 5. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace news briefing that President Rodrigo Duterte bared this during the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Duterte to extend Mindanao martial law anew, Panelo says | ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the military and police's recommendation to extend martial rule in Mindanao for the third time, his spokesman said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Duterte orders AFP, PNP to ‘reassess’ anti-drug ops

Concerned about the alleged involvement of some cops in unlawful killings, President Duterte has directed the police and military to “reassess” their operational procedures in the campaign against illegal drugs and crimes to curb abuse. Duterte orders AFP, PNP to ‘reassess’ anti-drug ops Source link: Duterte orders AFP, PNP to ‘reassess’ anti-drug ops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Zubiri wants Galvez to replace Dureza; peace advocates say no to military Peace Adviser

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 December) -- A week after Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza resigned following President Rodrigo Duterte's firing of his two undersecretaries due to corruption, no successor has been appointed even as names have been floated, including retiring Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who hails from Bukidnon in Maguindanao said Galvez,  who will be retiring by December 12, would be a "good replacement" for Dureza but peace advocates in Mindanao say the next Peace Adviser should not come from the military......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Philippine military intel units to serve as core of gov’t hit squads vs NPA

  MANILA, Philippines - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday that the military's intelligence units would be at the center of the government's hit squad against communist rebels.   "The core of this would be intelligence units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Merong Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. They can form the core of anti-sparrow units," he said in an interview with CNN Philippines' The Source.   President Rodrigo Duterte last week ordered the creation of the government's own sparrow units to go after members of the New People's Army (NPA) and its sympathizers.   The term "sparrow unit" stemmed from the Special Part...Keep on reading: Philippine military intel units to serve as core of gov’t hit squads vs NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018