Police beef up border security due to clashes in Nueva Ecija

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Pangasinan police has beefed up security in the border areas of eastern Pangasinan following a clash between elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)…

AFP preparing for ‘one big battle’ in Marawi

MANILA — After regaining the Marawi City police station and the Grand Mosque last week, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said the military is…

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…

AFP to help DA in curbing bird flu outbreak

MANILA –The Armed Forces of the Philippines will help in the government’s campaign to cull chickens in Pampanga infected with bird flu. This comes after the Department of Agriculture (DA) requested…

AFP to probe general linked to Parojinog drug ring

  DAVAO CITY – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Eduardo Año will look into reports about a general involved with the Parojinog drug ring, although there…

AFP: No more case vs ‘Juana Change’

  MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it will no longer file charges against “Juana Change” (Mae Paner in real life) for her inappropriate…

Maute death toll in ongoing Marawi clash now at 405

MANILA — As fighting in Marawi City enters its ninth week, the number of Maute terrorists killed has reached 405 while government troops sustained 95 casualties. These figures are as…

AFP: Security assessment needed for Martial Law extension

MANILA — Before Martial Law in Mindanao can be extended, a detailed assessment on the prevailing security situation has to be done, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig.…

AFP assures transparency on Marawi donations

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday assured the public that there will be transparency and accountability on the local and foreign donations for those affected…

E. Mindanao still safe from terror attacks: AFP

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has assured that all areas under the Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) remain safe from any diversionary retaliatory attack by local terrorist…

AFP mobilizing all NCR-based reserve units

MANILA — To determine whether its pool of trained manpower is up to par, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has started mustering all its reserve units in Metro…

Gov’t agencies urged to fly flags in half-mast to honor fallen troops, civilians in Marawi

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines is requesting all government agencies to fly their flags in half-mast starting Tuesday in honor of the fallen troops who gave their…

Marine losses in Marawi clearing ops painful but only a temporary setback –AFP

  MANILA — Even as it praised the heroism and dedication of the 13 Marine troopers killed and 40 others wounded in the clearing operations in Marawi City Friday, the…

SURGICAL STRIKES

3 troops killed, 12 hurt in ongoing ops in Marawi City

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed that two soldiers and a police officer were killed and another 12 were wounded as government forces strives to neutralize…

Joint patrols with China requires treaty — Esperon

MANILA — National Security Adviser (NSA) Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Thursday clarified that joint exercises military with China could not be immediately implemented without the presence of a visiting forces…

Intel ops ongoing to locate foreign sympathizers of PHL terror groups

MANILA — Efforts are ongoing to detect foreigners or Arab-looking personalities out to support local terrorists groups in Lanao Del Sur and other parts of the country. This was the…

Hunt for 3 remaining ASG in Bohol still ongoing — Arevalo

MANILA — The hunt is still on for the remaining three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits who made the ill-advised landing in Inabanga town, Bohol last April 10. Col. Edgard…

AFP to carry out President Duterte’s order calling for occupation of PHL-owned features in Spratlys

MANILA — The military announced it is prepared to carry out President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to occupy Philippine-owned features in the Spratlys Island Chain. This was confirmed by Armed Forces…

NPA claims to arrest, judge ex-President Aquino, other officials illegal — AFP

MANILA — Attempts of the New People’s Army (NPA) to arrest and judge former President Benigno Aquino III and other officials are illegal and will not be tolerated. This was…