PH, Spain prepare MOU for defense equipment deal

MANILA — Ranking Department of National Defense (DND) officials and their counterparts from the Directorate General of Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) of Spain’s Ministry of Defense have met to discuss a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which could serve as legal framework for the acquisition of Spanish military equipment through government-to-government deals. In a statement Thursday, … Read More

P1.1-B worth of cash, relief goods for ‘Ompong’ affected areas

MANILA — With Typhoon Ompong threatening to hit a large part of the country, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad said some PHP1.1 billion worth of cash and other relief items have been prepositioned in Regions 1 (Ilocos), 2 (Cagayan Valley), 3 (Central Luzon), and the Cordillera Administrative Region. Jalad … Read More

Preemptive evacuation begins in areas along ‘Ompong’s’ path

MANILA — Preemptive evacuation in regions that will be heavily affected by Typhoon “Ompong” has begun, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Edgar Posadas said Thursday. These are the Cordillera, Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley and Ilocos regions, Posadas said, adding that the preemptive evacuation is being initiated by local government units. “Yes, in … Read More