'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'
The general is a member of the PMA 'Sandiwa' Class of 1985. He also received higher education in Australia and various military and management trainings abroad including at the Harvard University.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr, who was among the generals on the ground during the Marawi siege, to lead the military
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero will retire on April 18
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and top cop Ronald dela Rosa reject a congressman's proposal to scrap the no-tattoo policy of the DND and the PNP
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A lawmaker says height and having no tattoos are 'not a good measure of one's capabilities or heart on the battlefield'
(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the series of surrenders by Abu Sayyaf leaders signals the 'eventual collapse' of the terror group
A US company can supply the same Bell-412 helicopters and deliver them within the year
'I think the two frigates from Hyundai will be the last in the near future,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Malacañang says there are additional deployments in places of convergence such as transport terminals, churches, malls, and other public recreation areas
Former finance secretary Roberto de Ocampo gives a glowing assessment of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's performance as defense chief
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The Board of Generals will meet after the Holy Week to finalize a shortlist for President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The donation will be sent directly to military medical treatment facilities for the immediate use of soldiers deployed in conflict areas
The award recognizes the Army Transformation Roadmap, a key strategy direction that has guided the Army in professionalizing the service
New Philippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad says it was a collegial decision of the Technical Working Group to give the shipbuilder 'sole right' to choose makers of the subsystems of the frigates
Ousted Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado said it was the joint venture company Hanwha Thales that was subjected to post-qualification assessment before the contract was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries
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The two armies hold the 3rd iteration of the Philippines-Australia Army to Army Exercise at the 10th Infantry Division headquarters in Compostela Valley
The Maute-ISIS group, as it is locally known, has more than 300 fighters remaining. They are supposedly lying low but continue to retrain and recruit new members.
Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Louie Villanueva says at least 5% of these new recruits will be female and another 5% will be indigenous peoples
President Rodrigo Duterte says soldiers should not be easy targets for communist rebels or terrorists
(UPDATED) 'Allow them to express their grievances, listen to them and don’t muzzle them. The moment you do, time will come that they will reach a boiling point,' Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says