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FAST-TRACK AFP AIRCRAFT MODERNIZATION – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri reiterated his call for the aircraft modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), following the crash of a C-130 military plane in Sulu, killing 54 individuals, many of whom were new soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division training unit in Malaybalay, Bukidnon. “I am unfortunately starting to sound […]

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BATANGAS IS NOW INSURGENCY-FREE – MANDANAS

The Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) has declared the province of Batangas as now free from communist insurgency. Maj. Gen. Greg Almerol, 2ID commander, made the announcement during the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) declaring the province as an area with “stable internal peace and security”, between ranking military and provincial government […]

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SENATE BEGINS HEARING BILL ON FIXED TERM FOR AFP OFFICIALS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon led the first hearing on Senate Bill No. 1785 that aims to ensure continuity in leadership and excellence in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by prescribing fixed terms for its Chief-of-Staff and other key officers. In his opening statement, Gordon, Vice-Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense emphasized that […]

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AFP SENDS MEDICAL TEAM TO AID IN CEBU CITY VIRUS RESPONSE – CIMATU

A medical team from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) composed of nine doctors, 10 nurses, and 13 medical aides was sent to Cebu City to help in ongoing efforts to contain the city’s spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Task Force Central led by Maj. Maria Adesitas Sagario, underwent precautionary swab testing […]

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DA, AFP LAUNCH URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM IN CAMP AGUINALDO – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has forged a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the launching of the Urban Agriculture Program inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. “We thank Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense and AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos for opening the camp and rallying […]

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ALLOW UNIMPEDED TRANSIT OF ALL FOOD, PRODUCTION ITEMS IN QUARANTINE CHECKPOINTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the movement of all food and production items must be unhampered amid the implementation of a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. Dar said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has instructed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allow the unimpeded transit of cargoes in all […]

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SHORTEN PROHIBITION PERIOD IN PROMOTING AFP OFFICIALS – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to reduce the prohibition in the promotion of key military officers from less than one year to less than nine months prior to retirement. Pimentel said he filed Senate Bill No. 1045, otherwise known as the Act Amending the Grade Distribution in the Active Force of […]

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INCREASE AFP HAZARD PAY – PACQUIAO

A bill seeking to increase the hazard pay of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel in conflict areas, including civilian doctors and nurses has been filed in the Senate. Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed Senate Bill No. 970 seeking to increase the current P540 monthly hazard pay of AFP personnel in conflict areas […]

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REINSTATE 2-YEAR MANDATORY ROTC – DELA ROSA

Former Philippine National Police chief and Senator Bato dela Rosa is pushing for the reinstatement of the two-year mandatory Basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in private and public schools nationwide. “The training would promote the spirit of love of country among the youth.” Dela Rosa said military training would instill discipline, moral virtues and […]

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SALARY HIKE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS TO HAPPEN WITHIN DUTERTE’S TERM – GO

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said he would remind President Rodrigo Duterte about the latter’s promise to increase the salaries of public school teachers. Go, however, said public school teachers will have to wait for the completion of the four-year salary standardization next year. “At present, they have salary standardization that ends on […]