Disaster relief agencies meet for ‘Isang’ contingency measures

  MANILA –The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday convened a pre-disaster risk assessment in preparation for the possible impact of tropical depression ‘Isang’. Defense Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator and concurrent NDRRMC executive director, chaired the meeting which was held at the NDRRM Operations Center, Camp General … Read More

IAS to probe Bulacan anti-drug ops that left 32 suspects dead

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it is procedural for their Internal Affairs Services (IAS) to investigate and look into the circumstances concerning police officers who have shot and killed suspects during the course of operations. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos made the statement following the “One Time Big Time Operation” … Read More

Military verifying reports Chinese vessels spotted near Pag-asa Island

MANILA – The military said it is verifying reports of alleged Chinese activities near Pagasa Island. This was emphasized by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief, Col. Edgard Arevalo, following the revelation of Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano citing information from a military source that Chinese vessels were spotted north of Pag-asa … Read More

Defense dept welcomes private, civil sector aid for Marawi rehab

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that while the government will do everything to expedite the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, they are grateful for whatever assistance the private sector and civil society organizations could extend in this endeavor. In his message read to various stakeholders who gathered during Friday’s “Bangon Marawi” forum at … Read More