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New 47th IB commander vows sustained partnership for peace

CAMP LINO CHATTO, Cabulijan, Tubigon, Bohol, May 28 (PIA)—After rendering a stellar performance as commanding officer of the 47th Infantry “Katapatan” Battalion (47IB) for two years and 18 days, Lieutenant Colonel Eufracio Malig Jr., steps off and hands the command flag to Lieutenant Colonel Ramir Redosendo, in a simple but fitting turn-over of command rites […].....»»

Category: newsSource: boholnewsdaily boholnewsdailyJun 4th, 2019

New Eastern Mindanao military commander vows strong push vs communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines – The new military commander in Eastern Mindanao vowed a strong campaign against communist guerrillas in one of the decades-long rebellion’s remaining strongholds, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said on Sunday, January 26. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Eastern ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

House vows to work double time on reform agenda

Majority leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said Sunday the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, had vowed to continue to work double time in passing President Rodrigo Duterte’s legislative agenda and to pursue economic reforms to ensure a sustained campaign to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

RTF-8 ELCAC vows stronger coordination to attain peace by 2022

The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) in a hybrid physical and virtual meeting presided by Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario resolved to heighten agency coordination to attain a just and lasting peace by the year 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Du30 vows strong partnership with Asean, China

President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to remain a strong partner of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, saying multilateral ties are necessary amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

Congratulations poured in for US president-elect Joe Biden from around the world, with Washington’s allies, particularly in Europe, seeing his win as a chance at a fresh start after the antagonistic years under Donald Trump. From the EU to the UAE president-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from around the world (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) As crowds rushed into the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration after US networks declared Biden the winner, here are some reactions from across the globe:  – Germany – “Congratulations!” said Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times,” she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman. – France – French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”  – Britain – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden “on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.” – European Union – In a joint statement, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the leaders of EU member states, said: “We take note of the latest development in the electoral process.  “On this basis the EU congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on reaching enough Electoral Votes.”  – NATO – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described Biden as a “strong supporter of our Alliance”. Stoltenberg, who often had to adapt to President Donald Trump making unexpected announcements about US troop drawdowns from NATO deployments, said in a tweet he looked forward to working with Biden. “A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe,” he said.  – Canada – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.” – Barack Obama – Former US president Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “historic and decisive” and appealed to Americans to overcome bitter divides and “find some common ground.” “Once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory,” Obama, Donald Trump’s White House predecessor, said in a statement. – Ireland – The republic’s prime minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter, tweeting: “I want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow!”  – Greece – Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.” – Italy –  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.” – Spain – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and all the best. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” – India – “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. In a separate tweet to Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian, Modi wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.” “Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency. – Nigeria – In his congratulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, leader of Africa’s most populous nation, called for “greater engagement” with the continent. He said he looked forward to “enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism”. – Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted in English: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the USA have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!”  – South Africa – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Twitter his government looked forward to “working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation”. – Iraq – President Barham Saleh extended “warmest congratulations” to Biden, describing him as “a friend and trusted partner in the cause of building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and strengthening peace and stability in the entire Middle East”. – Egypt – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt, the most populous Arab country, looked forward to “strengthening strategic bilateral ties between Egypt and the US in the interest of both countries and peoples”. – UAE –  “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” tweeted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

PH in top 50 list of countries with good peace & order

  BY AARON RECUENCO     Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, commander of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, is optimistic that the Philippine’s ranking on the Global Law and Order will further improve in the coming years as index crime in the country decreased by almost 50 percent during the quarantine period. This, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

Believe it or not: Rival gangs vow to maintain peace inside Bilibid

Leaders of rival gang Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Sigue Sigue Commando vowed to end their squabble and maintain peace among their members. (BuCor / MANILA BULLETIN) They made the assurance through a conversation with Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag on Monday during a joint search operation or Oplan Galugad at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. BuCor said that both parties gave their assurance that the brawl will never happen again. Members of BuCor NBP, Muntinlupa City Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine National Police – Special Action Force, and National Capital Region Regional Mobile Force Battalion conducted the search operation NBP Quadrant 4 (Quadrant East – Bldg. 5) and Quadrant 3 (Quadrant South – Bldg. 8). BuCor said that the search operation sustains the preventive and preemptive efforts to halt the violence among the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) inside the NBP. It added that Building 5 and Building 8 including its surrounding areas were targeted as persistent intelligence reports continue to come in that bladed weapons are being strategically stored in these areas to be used as weapons by members of the two rival groups. More than 400 confiscated prohibited items of bladed weapons and blunt instruments were discovered in various corners and compartments of PDLs’ cells, temporary shelters and even those hidden or buried in the ground. “This search operation is a strong message delivered to these two groups creating violations and distraction inside the prison camp that such criminal behaviors and activities need to be stopped at all cost,” BuCor said. “This search operation will be sustained until such violent behaviors subside and normalcy return to the prison camp,” it added. BuCor expressed gratitude to the PNP especially for the support from NCRPO Regional Director Debold Sinas. They lent anti ballistics shields and Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) shields to the BuCor that tremendously boosted the confidence of its personnel in accomplishing their mission. The PNP-SAF elements also provided perimeter security and standby force during the entire search operation......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Peace officer killed in ASG attack

  By MARTIN A. SADONGDONG     A barangay peace officer was killed when suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) opened fire at a group of farmers in Patikul, Sulu on Monday. Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), identified the victim as Tali Lakibul, a member of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Gov t. vows support to NGO to attain peace, progress

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) - Various national government agencies and local government units in Western Visayas pledged support to a non-government organization in the quest for lasting peace......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

All-out : Task force vows tighter curfew enforcement amid GCQ extension

“Curfew must be enforced regardless of the existing community quarantine status. Containing the unnecessary movement and gathering of people even within a community is part of the general medical solution against COVID-19 since what we are after is the prevention of the spread of this deadly virus,” said Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of the task force......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Déjà vu: Stop the Killings campaign given new push

The sustained surge of international condemnations and calls for justice and independent investigations on the extrajudicial killings, this month, of peasant leader and peace consultant Randall Echanis and Negros human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez has sparked anew an urgent demand: Stop the Killings!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

DRCongo vows to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege after death threats

The government vowed Saturday to protect Nobel peace laureate Denis Mukwege and investigate death threats against him after he called for an international court to try crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Two Lanao Norte clans agree to settle rido

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte — The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte facilitated the settlement of the dispute between the Mangondawis and Manamparan family from the Municipality of Nunungan.  RIDO SETTLEMENT — Members of the clans of Manamparan and Mangondawis pledge over Qur’an to end their disputes. The two clans agreed to put an end to their misunderstanding by signing the Covenant of Peace and Reconciliation  on August 19 at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium  in the town of Tubod. Their rido (clan war) started four years ago.  Nunungan Mayor Marcos Mamay said his town is known to be the capital  of rido in Lanao del Norte and cited how he exerted efforts to settle the family feud by closely coordinating with the police, military, and provincial leaders.  “It has been part of our advocacy in promoting peace in believing that development is the new language of peace,” he said.  Mamay said he already settled more than 30  family feuds while the Manamparan and Mangondawis settlement is the second on the provincial level. “It’s not just a responsibility but obligation on my part to make a move  to settle the differences”, Mamay said.  The settlement was witnessed by Brig. Gen. Facundo O. Palafox IV, Commander of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, and Police Provincial Director Col. Rolindo Suguilon. Palafox  said the Philippine Army continues to be very active in helping the LGUs in settling ridos in the province. He added that when family feuds are not settled, criminality will be the main problem that the province will face. Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo hopes the rido settlement will bring development to Nunungan town. She also shared that an international company is interested in doing business in the town which can bring employment opportunities to the residents......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Mindanao Peoples Caucus conducts rapid midterm review on Bangsamoro transition

The Mindanao Peoples Caucus,  in partnership with kindred civil society organizations,  is spearheading the conduct of a Rapid Midterm Review on the Bangsamoro Transition Period from August-September 2020. This initiative is part of MPC’s  continuing peace advocacy to monitor and help ensure the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

DA-10, Phil Army one in promoting peace, agri dev t in Tangcal town

TANGCAL, Lanao de Norte, Aug. 1 (PIA)-- Interventions to develop agriculture here have been recently extended by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 in partnership with the Philippine Army (PA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

‘Peace and love across the universe’: NASA astronauts mark Ringo Starr’s 80th birthday

NASA astronauts in the International Space Station greeted the former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr a happy birthday from 260 miles above Earth. The musician turns 80 years old today, July 7. Chris Cassidy, commander of the ISS, also had a short yet meaningful message for Starr on behalf of his crew. The station posted the […] The post ‘Peace and love across the universe’: NASA astronauts mark Ringo Starr’s 80th birthday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Centcom chief to NPAs: Surrender guns, choose peace

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lieutenant General Roberto Ancan, commander of Central Command (Centcom), appeals to the Communist NPA Terrorist (CNTs) in Visayas to surrender their firearms and choose peace. This, after five suspected members of a communist-rebel group were killed in an encounter with law enforcers past Thursday midnight, June 18, 2020, in Mabinay town, […] The post Centcom chief to NPAs: Surrender guns, choose peace appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

New 4ID chief to steer peace, development in Caraga, NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 30 - In a simple change of command ceremony, MGen. Andres Castor Centino AFP officially assumed command as the new Commander of the 4th Infantry "Diamond" Division, Philipp.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Fire hits PH ship carrying medical supplies from India; 2 sailors hurt

  Two sailors sustained second degree burns after a fire broke out at BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16), a patrol ship, hours after it departed India to ferry donated medical supplies for the Philippines’ coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, the Philippine Navy disclosed on Friday night. Lieutenant Commander Maria Christina Roxas, acting director of Naval Public Affairs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

INC vows & lsquo;all-out aid& rsquo; to indigents

The Iglesia Ni Cristo has pledged "all-out aid" to underprivileged families and frontliners involved in efforts to contain the Covid-19 outbreak and said on Tuesday that it has ramped up "direct assistance and sustained enabling efforts" to members and non-members alike by distributing food packs for the whole country and providing PPEs for frontliners in medical institutions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020