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Historic visit: PH military welcomes MILF to Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed high-ranking Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) officials in a historic visit to Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, July 12, sending a strong message of support at a critical stage of the peace process.  MILF vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar and Bangsamoro ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 12th, 2018

Guess who came to visit prisoners in military headquarters’ detention cells

NEWLY appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ronald de la Rosa visited the so-called “Bilibid Boys” (Jail Boys) in their detention cells in Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday to ensure that the spread of illegal drugs in prison would be contained. Soldiers from the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), under the [...] The post Guess who came to visit prisoners in military headquarters’ detention cells appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

AFP asks Robredo to keep mum on security briefing

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday gave Vice President Leni Robredo a security briefing which the AFP asked the Vice President's camp to keep confidential.   Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesperson, said it was a "regular visit" by the Vice President at Camp Aguinaldo but would not give details on what was discussed.   A source from the Office of the Vice President confirmed the briefing but said that it was a "regular security meeting with defense officials."   The source said Robredo had already received two security briefings from the military.   The source added that the AFP asked Robredo to treat information given to her during t...Keep on reading: AFP asks Robredo to keep mum on security briefing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Malaysian defense minister meets with Lorenzana

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – Malaysia’s defense minister – on a visit to a military camp here – yesterday urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to sus.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2017

Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to arrive on Sunday, September 2 for a historic visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing. The 4-day stay in Israel is the first by a Philippine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte arrives in Israel for ‘historic’ visit

JERUSALEM--- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived here before dawn Monday (Philippine time) for a four-day historic visit. Duterte arrived at the Ben Gurion International Airport 1:32 a.m. (Philippines time) together with government officials and retiring military and police generals. The President will immediately meet with 1, 400 Filipino workers at the Ramada Hotel. Israel is home to some 28,000 Filipino workers. Nathaniel Imperial, Ambassador of the Philippines to the State of Israel, said the visit of Duterte "is extremely important." "We consider this visit extremely important. We consider it a historic visit and we hope to transform this historic relationship and this end...Keep on reading: Duterte arrives in Israel for ‘historic’ visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Army Commander Visits MILF Camp

Joint Task Force Central Commander, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana recently visited the hallowed ground of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao as a sign of commitment in pursuing peace and development. Together with brigade and battalion commanders, Brig. Sobejana’s visit aims to build trust and confidence between the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

China donates boats and grenade launchers to Philippines

File photo: President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms together with Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), during his visit at the military camp in Marawi city,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Checkpoint congestion

Motorcycle riders await their turn to pass a military checkpoint in Midsayap, North Cotabato on July 28, 2018. Most of them are traveling to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Darapanan in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for the MILF-hosted consultation on the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on July […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Checkpoint congestion

Motorcycle riders await their turn to pass a military checkpoint in Midsayap, North Cotabato on July 28, 2018. Most of them are traveling to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Darapanan in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for the MILF-hosted consultation on the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on July […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Philippines now looking for suppliers of submarines

The country is looking to acquire submarines to boost defense and security. Speaking to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the acquisition of submarines was part of the third horizon of the military modernization program. "Submarines are part of the third horizon [year 2023 to 2027], but we are looking now [for suppliers]. We are looking at [South] Korea, Russia and other countries," he said, adding that construction of a submarine takes up to 10 years. "It would take that long, so if we place orders ... it (submarine) may be delivered after President Duterte's term," he said ---Jeannette I. Andrade...Keep on reading: Philippines now looking for suppliers of submarines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

DND: PH military has no reserve ammo for use in emergencies

          Unknown to many, government forces had gone out of ammunition while fighting insurgencies in Marawi last year and when it waged a total war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 2000.   Assistant Secretary Manuel Felino Ramos of the Department of National Defense's Installation and Self Reliance Posture revealed this during a Senate hearingon Tuesdayon a bill, establishing a Special Defense Economic Zone in Camp General Antonio Luna, in Bataan.   "I think we have no wherewithal to use our ammunition. We have no ready reserve ammunition for our troops in case of emergency... so we are always dictated by ...Keep on reading: DND: PH military has no reserve ammo for use in emergencies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

No Marawi-like siege anytime soon — AFP chief

While there were reports of ongoing recruitment of ISIS-linked fighters in Mindanao, it would take years before another crisis like the Marawi siege will happen again in the country, Armed Forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said. "It would take years for [the] Marawi incident to happen again, that's why... we are breaking the generational link or generational process so that we can counter yung (the) ISIS narrative," he told reporters at Camp Aguinaldo. Galvez was the commander of the Western Mindanao Command when the five-month Marawi crisis happened last year. It was the biggest security challenge to the military in recent years. He said they believe that the strength of the...Keep on reading: No Marawi-like siege anytime soon — AFP chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

New prison chief visits ‘drug lords’ in military headquarters

NEWLY appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ronald de la Rosa visited the so-called “Bilibid Boys” (Jail Boys) in their detention cells in Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday to ensure that the spread of illegal drugs in prison would be contained. Soldiers from the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), under the [...] The post New prison chief visits ‘drug lords’ in military headquarters appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Creeping ban on media coverage of PH-U.S. Balikatan drills

The exasperation in Camp Aguinaldo was apparent early morning on Monday, May 7, before the formal opening of the Balikatan 2018 exercises between the US and Philippine militaries. A Philippine military spokesman relayed new instructions that the media will no longer be allowed to cover the amphibious landing exercise to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

China landing military planes on PH reef not a threat but a concern – Esperon

  The government does not see the landing of China's military planes on Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef) as a threat but still considers it as a matter of concern.   "I don't see it as a threat but it's a matter of concern," National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of AFP change of command at Camp Aguinaldo.   The Inquirer published surveillance photos of China's two military transport planes in Mischief Reef in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), which is located within the Philippines' 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. The images were taken on Jan. 6. The Permane...Keep on reading: China landing military planes on PH reef not a threat but a concern – Esperon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Camp Aguinaldo, military hospital redevelopment to fund pension reform

PENSION reform for the uniformed services will be funded in part by joint ventures to redevelop parts of Camp Aguinaldo and two major military hospitals in Quezon City, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. “Part of Camp Aguinaldo will be developed jointly with the private sector,” he said, referring to the Armed Forces of the Philippines […] The post Camp Aguinaldo, military hospital redevelopment to fund pension reform appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

VIETNAM — A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the fac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

US aircraft carrier in Vietnam for historic visit, first since end of war

DANANG — A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing’s buildup in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl Vinson will make a four-day port call to the central city of Danang […] The post US aircraft carrier in Vietnam for historic visit, first since end of war appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

‘SERVICE KNOWS NO GENDER’ | Rep. Geraldine Roman is first transgender military officer

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, the country’s first transgender congresswoman, is now also the Philippines’ first transgender military officer after taking her oath as a Reservist Officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday at the Department of National Defense (DND) Hall of Flags in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. According to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018