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Military says West PHL Sea collision ‘accidental’

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command said the collision last Sunday between a Filipino boat and a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea was “accidental.”

Duterte says gov’t should seek a ‘compromise’ with China over Pag-asa

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday said the government should seek a compromise with China over the Philippine’s Pag-asa Island, saying the country would never win if it went to war over it.

Seven dead in clash between AFP troops, Abu Sayyaf

THREE soldiers and four pro-Islamic State militants were killed, and a total of 22 wounded during a brief, but intense, firefight on a remote southern island on Friday, the military said.

Duterte certifies AFP pension bill as urgent

MALACAÑANG on Friday said that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has certified as urgent the Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) Pension Reform Bill.

PNP, AFP ordered to secure the BOL plebiscite, elections

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to secure the upcoming plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the National and Local Elections (NLE).

Comelec inks MoA with AFP, PNP

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (AFP) to ensure that the upcoming plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) Ratification will be peaceful.

AFP backs another extension of martial law in Mindanao

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has prepared a recommendation for the extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year.

AFP: Martial Law helped improve Mindanao’s economy

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said the implementation of martial law in Mindanao has led to growth and development.

AFP chief: War with MILF ‘finally over’

ARMED FORCES of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. officially announced the end of armed conflict between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday, Oct. 6.

US, PH strengthens military alliance

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the US Indo-Pacific Command signed an agreement yesterday which aims to strengthen the defense and security cooperation between the two countries.

Funds released for pension arrears for AFP, PNP retirees

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, said it has released the pension differential arrearages for retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

DBM releases pension differential for AFP, PNP retirees

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released on Thursday, Aug. 9, the pension differential for retirees of the Armed Forces of the...

House awaits AFP-PNP inquiry on Samar encounter

THE House Committee on National Defense and Security will review the investigation by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) into what has been described as the Samar “misencounter” on Monday, June 25.

Duterte hopes to reform AFP pensions by 2022

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to fast-track the establishment of a new pension scheme for military personnel and have it set up before he steps down from office.

New AFP chief vows to clean up corruption in military

New Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lieutenant General Carlito G. Galvez Jr. warned the military against corruption or risk dismissal from duty. "The...

CA confirms appointment of nine lawmakers as army colonels

The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, March 7, approved the nomination of nine lawmakers as military officers with the rank of colonel for...

Extradition eyed for Indonesian militant arrested in Marawi

By Rosemarie A. Zamora THE Philippine government is looking at possible extradition of an Indonesian militant who is part of the terrorist Maute group on...

Duterte appoints Davao-based general as next AFP chief

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a Davao-based military officer as the new Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff. Eastern Mindanao Command Lt. Gen....

2018 budget includes allotment for pensions of centenarians, vets’ spouses

A PORTION of the Philippines’ national budget for 2018 includes an allotment for the pension of centenarians and the full payment of the pension...

Military opposed against private armed groups

THE Philippine military on Friday remains firmly opposed to creating any private armed group that would help thwart the ‘enemies of state’ planning to...

No negotiations with Marawi terrorists as crisis nears end, military says

MILITARY authorities denied claims it is in talks with a former mayor to allow cornered terrorists who have attacked the city to escape in...

Gov’t troops kill 4, arrest 2 in Western Mindanao

GOVERNMENT forces successfully neutralized six enemies and seized eight firearms in Western Mindanao within the past three days, authorities said. Last Thursday, troops of...

AFP may release martial law recommendation next week

By Raynan F. Javil Reporter THE Philippine military may release its recommendation on whether to extend or lift martial law in Mindanao as early as next...