AFP to name 10 schools in ‘Red October’ plot in proper time

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it will reveal at the proper time the 10 schools in Metro Manila where the recruitment for the so-called “Red October”…

PH needs more air assets for disaster ops

MANILA — Aircraft that can be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions, along with medium-lift and attack helicopters, are the assets needed the most by the Armed Forces…

DND to acquire subs, equipment advantageous to military

MANILA — In acquiring modern equipment like submarines, the Department of National Defense (DND) will only procure platforms that will be most advantageous to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP),…

Galvez to reform AFPHSC in one month

MANILA — In a month’s time, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. pledged to clean and make the AFP Health Service Command (HSC) one of the best…

Military heightens security in Palawan vs ASG kidnapping plot

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The military has heightened Palawan’s security alert following “credible” reports of a kidnapping threat by the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). In a statement released late…

No security threats to 3rd SONA: AFP

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP) said it has not monitored any security threat to President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23.…

Samar ‘misencounter’ kills 6 cops, wounds 9 others

TACLOBAN CITY – Six junior police officers were killed while nine others were wounded in a misencounter Monday morning between patrolling cops and soldiers in San Roque village, Sta. Rita, Samar,…

Internal security ops slowing down AFP modernization

MANILA — The government’s ongoing campaign against various threat groups are definitely slowing down efforts to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Saturday. “Of…

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No truth on Duterte order to stop WPS patrols: AFP

MANILA — There are no orders coming from President Rodrigo Duterte directing the military to stop patrolling the West Philippine Sea. This was the remark of Armed Forces of the Philippines…

45 families evacuated to safe place in Zambo Sur town

DUMINGAG, Zamboanga del Sur — Some 45 families consisting of 230 people have been ordered to evacuate to a safe area as the military launched an offensive against the New People’s…

AFP special forces units now under one command

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday activated the AFP Special Operations Command (AFPSOCOM), which effectively places control of all special operation units of major services under one…

AFP coordinating with PNP vs. alleged terror attacks

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is closely coordinating with its police counterparts following reports that some terrorists groups are planning to launch attacks on Holy Week and…

AFP unfazed by ‘Joma’ warning to kill one soldier a day

MANILA — Despite warnings coming from Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, the military is more than willing to carry out its mandate of protecting the…

AFP to track down NPAs behind beheading of militiaman

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to track down and bring to justice the communist rebels responsible for torturing and beheading an off-duty militiaman whom they caught…

Guerrero extension sign of PRRD’s trust, confidence: AFP

MANILA — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s extension is a sign of President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued trust and confidence of the former’s leadership. This was…

Reds should have been sincere in pursuing peace talks: AFP

MANILA — If the rebels really care about the country and its people, they should have shown sincerity in pursuing peace talks with the government. This was stressed by Armed Forces…

Dead Maute group members now 736

MANILA — The number of slain Maute Group terrorists in the ongoing military operations in Marawi City has now climbed to 736, said Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public…

AFP denies links with group calling for Duterte ouster

  MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said it has nothing to do with the group calling itself the “Patriotic and Democractic Movement” (PADEM) which is…

Army slams ‘fake news’ on Pangasinan encounter

  FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija — The Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division (7ID) deplored on Friday the proliferation of “fake news” in connection with the recent encounter…