He replaces Leo Torrelavega, who has been relieved of his position to make way for a probe into up to P200 million in anomalous hospital contracts
‘We will fix this in one month,’ says AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr. The dismissed AFP Medical Center commander was his classmate at the military academy.
Former defense secretary Orlando Mercado says there should be 'a lot more effort' to establish good intelligence gathering and sharing among security forces in the Philippines
The Philippine National Police in Bicol says there were also casualties on the communist rebels' side during the Friday morning encounter in Cawayan town, Masbate
Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.
(UPDATED) The military immediately tags Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama as the one who plotted it
'The sad reality is that members of the armed forces bear the greatest degree of risk among civil servants,' says ex-Navy man Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Some P192.5 million allotted for road projects in Maguindanao under the Pamana program is not utilized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(UPDATED) At a critical stage of the Bangsamoro peace process, the Philippine military rolls out the red carpet at the headquarters for officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Authorities say they have not monitored any threats related to President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address on July 23
Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr also rejects a move to delete the provision in the current constitution assigning the military as the ‘protector of the people’
The military says it foiled an attempt of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to occupy the town hall of Datu Paglas town after a 9-hour operation that included air strikes on Tuesday, July 3
While President Rodrigo Duterte attributes the mishap to 'Murphy's law,' he wants the Philippine Army to accompany him to the site of the incident as a show of 'camaraderie' for the killed cops
The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of National Defense will look into the incident in Villareal, Samar, that left 6 policemen dead
(4th UPDATE) The army is reportedly conducting a 'big operation' in Barangay San Roque, Santa Rita town, when a team of the Samar Provincial Police goes into the area without coordinating
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(3rd UPDATE) According to Colonel Romeo Brawner, current reports indicate 5 members of the Maute-ISIS group led by Abu Dar, have been killed. The military is still verifying these reports.
The military, which initially asked for a 6-month postponement, wants to use the time to look into the implications of a possible ceasefire on its security operations, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The military adds that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are working for the quick return of residents displaced by the offensive
The new Bangsamoro region will make way for 'more cooperative management' between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, says Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
'General Galvez was at the forefront of the war... and led the successful liberation of Marawi,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
'Huwag mo ako interview-hin. Baka umiyak ako.' The Philippine military unveils a 'Heroes Wall' inside Marawi camp.
(UPDATED) A total of 641 soldiers earn the promotion nearly a year after war erupted in Marawi City
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'We can assure our people that your armed forces will never renege in its constitutional obligation to help secure and defend the territorial integrity of our nation,' says the AFP
'I think the Philippines has not entirely bowed down in the face of China. The political relationship clearly has been changed under President Duterte, but it’s more complicated than that,' says security analyst Euan Graham of the Australian think tank Lowy Institute
The military releases arrested Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago to the custody of a politician – Presidential Adviser Abdullah Daba Mama-o – despite evidence that he possessed high-powered firearms
'The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has a direct correlation to peace. It has a positive and direct correlation,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
'I'm sorry, I can't make statements,' Philippine military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr tells reporters, but gives assurances 'the AFP is doing its best' to protect Philippine territory
The Comelec says the only possible exception is a town in Northern Samar, where the poll body is verifying the status of the barangay and SK elections
The military says all 174,000 precincts opened by 11:30 am on Monday, May 14, including isolated islands in the West Philippine Sea and Palawan
The statement comes in the wake of a controversial Supreme Court vote to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, an appointee of former President Benigno Aquino III whom Duterte called his 'enemy'
A military spokesman confirms the command conference in Camp Aguinaldo but refuses to give details, saying it is a 'regular' activity with Vice President Leni Robredo
The Balikatan 2018 exercises involves up to 8,000 forces from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US Pacific Command, Australian Defense Force, and the Japan Self-Defense Forces
'With all its accomplishments, AFPCES has indeed commendably delivered beyond its mandate,' says the Commission on Audit
'Not since the Japanese invasion of World War II has the Philippines been exposed to such a real and physical threat to its territorial integrity and national sovereignty,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo died fighting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao in 2000
It's the second Balikatan under President Rodrigo Duterte, who at the start of his term threatened to end the military exercises. Ties between the Philippines and US have since improved.
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Eastmincom admits it erred in the spelling of the name of the boy, but insists he was indeed an NPA child soldier
Active military personnel should present their IDs to get free rides, under a one-year deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation
(UPDATED) The military says the 15-year-old young guerrilla fighter was wearing the black NPA uniform and holding a rifle when killed in the Davao del Sur clash
The annual activity, to be held for the 34th time, is meant to enhance cooperation between the US and Philippine militaries
'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military
'While we give primacy to peace, we will never hesitate to use our might when innocent civilians are threatened and attacked,' says Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr
'I take this opportunity to support the peace process with the MILF and the MNLF. We look forward to the final political resolution of conflict in Mindanao,' Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr says in his assumption speech
(UPDATED) A groundbreaking ceremony is held at the Basa Air Base on Tuesday, April 17, attended by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Ambassador Sung Kim.
Jose Ramiscal Jr is found to have falsified documents for the sale of General Santos City properties in order to pay lower taxes
(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'
Senator Leila de Lima hopes Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra 'can bring back true dispensation of justice at the DOJ, bereft of any partisan and persecutorial agenda'