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War over between military, MILF — Galvez

ARMED Forces Chief Carlito Galvez Jr. officially declared the end of the war between the Philippine military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Galvez made the announcement in a visit on Saturday at the MILF’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat where he met with MILF chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim. The military chief was [...] The post War over between military, MILF — Galvez appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netOct 7th, 2018

AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao --- Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), vows to campaign for the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) once he bows out of office in December. Galvez made the commitment on Saturday during a visit to Camp Darapanan, a military installation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. It was his second visit inside the sprawling MILF camp, where he received a warm welcome. The first time he visited was when he he was still the commander of the 6th Infantry Division. Accompanying Galvez were Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, and Maj. Ge...Keep on reading: AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Galvez says gains in Mindanao cannot be sustained without martial law

MANILA, Philippines – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Carlito Galvez Jr said on Friday, November 16, that the military would “most likely” support another extension of martial law in Mindanao, as “positive gains” seen in the area would not last without it. “We cannot sustain ‘yung gains na ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Military inclined to recommend ML extension

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is inclined to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, however, said Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.,…READ The post Military inclined to recommend ML extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

NPA finished in 2019, says General Galvez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez said the military will eliminate the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, by next year. “We are confident by 2019 we will be finishing the CPP-NPA,” Galvez told reporters during his visit at the Eastern […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

AFP chief: Duterte just expressing trust in saying military should have stayed in power after EDSA

Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, said President Rodrigo Duterte was merely expressing his trust and confidence on the armed forces when he hinted the military should have stayed in control after ousters in 1986 and in 2001......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

AFP to hold assessment on possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will begin next week its assessment to find out whether it will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte another extension of martial law in Mindanao, military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday.   Source link link: AFP to hold assessment on possible extension of martial law in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Maute sniper surrenders

An alleged sniper of the terrorist Maute group has surrendered to the military following negotiations by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Lanao del Sur, security officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Maute sniper surrenders

An alleged sniper of the terrorist Maute group has surrendered to the military following negotiations by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Lanao del Sur, security officials said yesterday. Source link link: Maute sniper surrenders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

AFP chief says PH military schools behind by 50 years

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City - Philippine military schools will need to catch up with the rest of the world, according to Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. on Friday.   "I was told that our education is behind other schools by about 50 years," Galvez said in a speech to cadets of the Philippine Military Academy, citing a conversation he had with a general during a recent trip to the United States.   Galvez did not elaborate but said the Armed Forces of the Philippines will pursue and improve a PMA Road Map, which lays down how best to upgrade the academy's infrastructure and its curriculum to make this premier military academ...Keep on reading: AFP chief says PH military schools behind by 50 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Galvez declares end of war with MILF; MILF honors him as “Soldier of Peace”

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat) — With no firearms and no armed escorts, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez entered the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan on Saturday to formally declare the end of war with their erstwhile enemies. “I will work hard and dedicate my life for the Bangsamoro. I love you […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

AFP chief declares war with MILF over

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. on Saturday declared the war with Muslim secessionist over during a visit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. “Today I can now declare that the war between the Armed Forces and the MILF is finally over. To […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Military wants stronger anti-terror law

PHILIPPINE MILITARY CHIEF Carlito Galvez has suggested that suspected terrorist should be detained for at least 30 days even without […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

CPP taps students of 10 Manila universities for Red October plot – Galvez

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has reportedly organized students in 10 universities in Manila for its alleged Red October ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte, military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr told senators on Tuesday, October 2.  Galvez gave the information as opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV quizzed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Roque on Trillanes amnesty: Why take word of AFP chief over learned judge ?

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday, October 2, downplayed the statements of military chief Carlito Galvez Jr that contradict the government’s case against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Responding to questions at a news briefing, Roque said that as a lawyer, he would “certainly” take the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

More PH-US Military Cooperation in 2019

Expect more cooperation between the Philippine and US militaries following the completion of this year’s Mutual Defense Board – Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) meeting on Thursday. Representing the Philippine military in the meeting in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City was Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., while the US was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

AFP chief eyes task force vs insurgency

Armed Forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday said the military will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to activate a task force whose sole duty will be to end the communist insurgency. Galvez said the military has been victorious in its fight against the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of [...] The post AFP chief eyes task force vs insurgency appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Duterte picks a fight with his military

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) talks to military chief General Carlito Galvez (R) and national police chief Oscar Albayalde during a ceremony where seized vehicles and motorcycles were de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

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:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

AFP chief to troops: Obey chain of command

Amid reports of restiveness and discontent in the military, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez yesterday ordered troops to toe the line and follow the chain of command......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

AFP warns groups vs attempts to divide military, denies restiveness

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr. denied on Sunday that there was restiveness within the military ranks, warning persons and groups against attempts to divide the organization. Galvez issued a statement on Sunday amid claims by Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison that a faction of the AFP was just "waiting for the moment when the mass protests reach a certain scale and level of intensity" to act. 'AFP will be united' "Let me belie claims by some quarters of divisiveness or rumblings in the AFP. I assure our people that, as in many times in the past, the AFP will be united and strong as an organization," Galvez said. ...Keep on reading: AFP warns groups vs attempts to divide military, denies restiveness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018