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AFP inoculates military health workers with Sinovac
by Michael Punongbayan - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
he Armed Forces of the Philippines started vaccinating its medical workers yesterday using donated Sinovac vaccines from China.
2 VMMC personnel have allergic reaction to vaccine
by Michael Punongbayan - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Two personnel of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center showed mild allergic reactions after receiving the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, VMMC director Dr. Dominador Chiong confirmed yesterday.
Navy to decommission 4 aging ships
by Michael Punongbayan - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy will decommission today four of its aging ships, Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said over the weekend.
Philippines, Australia affirm defense cooperation
by Michael Punongbayan - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine and Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to continue defense cooperation between them, believing that territorial issues and concerns in the Indo-Pacific region including the West Philippine...
150 rebels, supporters surrender in Cagayan
by Michael Punongbayan - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has lauded the recent surrender of at least 150 New People’s Army guerrillas and their supporters in Cagayan.
Taal shows signs of activity; island residents evacuated
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Around 200 residents of Taal Volcano Island were evacuated from their homes yesterday as the volcano showed signs of activity again.
Eastmincom chief is new Army commander
by Michael Punongbayan - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana confirmed yesterday the appointment of Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. as his successor in the Philippine Army.
US affirms commitment to MDT, VFA with Philippines
by Michael Punongbayan - February 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States, under the new administration of President Joe Biden, has reaffirmed its commitment to the US-Philippine alliance.
AFP chief ‘alarmed’ at new China coast guard law
by Michael Punongbayan - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said he finds “very alarming” the new Chinese law allowing its coast guard to fire at perceived intruders in what China...
AFP to probe Parlade for ‘threatening’ reporter
by Michael Punongbayan - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines will look into the allegedly threatening remark made by National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade against a journalist who reported...
DND open to reviewing decision on UP pact
by Michael Punongbayan - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not closing the door on the possibility of reviewing and changing his decision to terminate the accord between the Department of National Defense and the University of the Philippines,...
NPA leader slain in Quezon clash
by Michael Punongbayan - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
A suspected New People’s Army leader was killed while a soldier was wounded in an encounter in Buenavista, Quezon yesterday.
New AFP chief to make mark in NPA fight
by Michael Punongbayan - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana has vowed to make a mark in the military’s fight against the New People’s Army and the overall effort to end the country’s...
AFP bans single-use plastics
by Michael Punongbayan - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has banned the use of single-use plastic containers in all military camps nationwide and in all the AFP’s activities and events held elsewhere.
AFP apologizes for red-tagging UP alumni
by Michael Punongbayan - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines apologized yesterday for posting an erroneous list naming University of the Philippines students and alumni as New People’s Army rebels.
DND lauds Duterte’s plan to get more helicopters
by Michael Punongbayan - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of National Defense yesterday lauded President Duterte’s plan to purchase more helicopters for the Philippine Air Force .
Lorenzana to UP: Let’s work together
by Michael Punongbayan - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
After abrogating last week the 32-year-old accord that bars the military and police from entering campuses without prior coordination with school officials, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is now asking the University...
DND chief defends junking of UP-DND pact
by Michael Punongbayan - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana defended yesterday the termination of the 1989 agreement between the Department of National Defense and the University of the Philippines, saying that the obsolete accord has allowed...
PAF’s Huey fleet grounded after Bukidnon crash
by Michael Punongbayan - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced yesterday the grounding of all UH-1H or Huey helicopters of the Philippine Air Force following a crash in Bulonay, Bukidnon on Saturday that left seven persons dead.
Probe on Bukidnon helicopter crash launched
by Michael Punongbayan - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force has launched an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed seven persons in Bulonay, Bukidnon on Saturday.
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