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CAMP AGUINALDO TO HAVE NEW FEMALE BARRACKS – DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways announced that a new female barracks building is in the works at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. DPWH National Capital Regional Director Nomer Abel Canlas, together with Armed Forces of the Philippines Civil Relations Service (AFPCRS) Commander Major General Manuel Sequitin PA and other officials, held a recent […]

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LACSON’S LEGACY TO MILITARY: FIXED AFP CHIEF TERM

A new law prescribing fixed terms for the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff and senior officers will cap the key legacies of Senator Ping Lacson to the military and defense establishment. Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, pushed last September Senate Bill 2376, which with House Bill […]

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DPWH COMPLETES AFP MODULAR HOSPITAL – MERCADO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has responded anew to the medical care needs of military troops and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado turned over to AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria and AFP Health Services Command (AFPHSC) Commander Brigadier General […]

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GIVE AFP CHIEFS FIXED 3 YEAR TERMS – PIMENTEL

The chairman of the House Strategic Intelligence Committee called for the immediate passage of a measure seeking to prescribe a fixed three-year tour of duty for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel made the call after Malacañang named Lt. Gen. Andres Centino as the AFP’s […]

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FIXED TERMS FOR AFP OFFICIALS GETS SENATE OK

The Senate passed on third and final reading a measure seeking to set the term of the chief of staff and other senior military officers holding key positions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to three years in a bid to do away with the “revolving door policy” and create a new culture […]

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MILITARY PENSION BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A House of Representatives panel approved a measure seeking to overhaul the Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) pension system to make it more fiscally sustainable. During its virtual meeting, the House Ad hoc Committee on the Military and Uniformed Personnel Pension System approved the unnumbered substitute bill after significant issues were resolved among the committee […]

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DECISION TO EXTEND MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO TO BE BASED ON AFP REPORT – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III said he is keeping an open mind on the possible extension of martial law in Mindanao, following announcements from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) that they will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte another extension of military rule in the region for at least […]

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DUTERTE IS RIGHT ON LAWLESS VIOLENCE AT BOC – GORDON

Senator Richard Gordon said President Rodrigo Duterte was right when he said there is “lawless violence” at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), stressing that the Philippines is now “under siege” due to the seemingly unrestricted entry of illegal drugs in the country’s ports. Gordon stressed hearings conducted by the Senate Committee on Accountability of Public […]

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INCREASE BUDGET OF AFP RESERVE FORCE – GATCHALIAN

Recognizing the role of military reservists in disaster response and nation-building, Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to fight for an increase in the budget of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Force (AFPRF). Gatchalian commented during the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of National Defense (DND) that the full potential of […]