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SENATE TO ASSIST IN AFP MODERNIZATION – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took to the Senate floor to raise the issue around the recent series of accidents involving dated military aircraft, resulting in numerous deaths and casualties. His speech comes at the heels of a recent helicopter crash in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. A Philippine Air Force Huey helicopter crashed on a field, killing […]

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GORDON: SUSTAIN PENSIONS OF MILITARY RETIREES

With a bloating budget for pensioners gnawing at defense spending for years, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that a long-term solution be taken to address the issue of sustaining the pensions of retired uniformed members of the military. Gordon made the call during the hearing on proposed measures seeking to rationalize and establish reforms in […]

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INAUGURATION OF PAG-ASA ISLAND BEACHING RAMP A FITTING REMINDER FOR FILIPINOS TO BE MORE VIGILANT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon congratulated the Department of National Defense on the completion of the beaching ramp at Pag-asa Island, as well as the Department of Transportation and the Palawan provincial government for the construction of a shelter for Filipino fishermen. Gordon said the completion of the ramp on the island, two days before Independence Day […]

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AFP, NPA SHOULD RESPECT CEASEFIRE AMID EFFORTS TO CONTAIN COVID-19 — REP. NOGRALES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines and New People’s Army (NPA) to respect the ceasefire declared by President Rodrigo Duterte amid efforts to battle COVID-19 pandemic. This, as an Army soldier and an alleged fighter of the NPA were killed in a clash in Montalban, Rizal on […]

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STRENGTHEN THE MILITARY, ENRICH THE COUNTRY – GORDON

As the Senate probes the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Senator Dick Gordon stressed that Philippine foreign policy must be dictated by the nation’s needs and pointed out that national security is what “ultimately matters.” “Is it a national interest to abolish the VFA at this point in time? […]

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MANDATORY SERVICE OF PROFESSIONALS NEEDED IN DISASTER RESPONSE – TOLENTINO

Senator Francis Tolentino is pushing for the passage of a measure that will require mandatory civil conscription for disaster and humanitarian service. In his sponsorship speech delivered during the plenary session, Tolentino stressed that a ready and able body of professionals be equipped to be called upon to render aid in emergency situations and enable […]

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INTRODUCE WAR HEROES TO CHILDREN THROUGH FILM – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is urging the country’s defense and veterans’ affairs officials to consider coming out with documentaries about the exploits of our war heroes that have either been forgotten or have never been told. Currently, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) has been undertaking efforts to inculcate love of country among children through its […]

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REP. NOGRALES BUCKS PROPOSALS TO INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE IN SCHOOLS

House Committee on Justice Vice Chair and Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles on Thursday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to reconsider proposals to increase police visibility in university and college campuses around the country, saying that such a move is unwarranted and inconsistent with the purpose of higher learning institutions.  “In a democratic […]

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DUTERTE STUDYING PROPOSAL TO LIFT MARTIAL LAW IN DAVAO CITY – GO

Senator Bong Go said President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying the proposed exemption of Davao City from martial law considering security concerns. “I cannot speak in behalf of the President, but he is concerned that the terrorists might run and hide here in Mindanao,” Go said. Davao City Councilor Mabel Acosta, peace and public safety […]

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CHINA’S ACTIONS DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THE ACTIONS OF A FRIEND – GORDON

Amid the presence of Chinese vessels in waters off Pag-asa Island, Senator Dick Gordon has slammed China, saying it is not acting like a friend. “If we do not have a strong Navy, if we do not have a strong Army, we will be pushed around by other countries. Dapat malakas ang Armed Forces natin […]