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Philippines, U.S. simulate hijacking in counterterrorism drill

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The exercises 'simulated a scenario involving a real commercial airliner filled with over 150 actors who played hostages,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim

TEMPEST WIND. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Ambassador Sung Kim shake hands after a joint press conference on September 26, 2017, about Tempest Wind, a counterterrorism drill between the Philippines and the US. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Lorenzana backs resumption of peace talks with communists

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he supports the resumption of peace talks but says he has yet to convince President Rodrigo Duterte

SUPPORT. Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana says he supports peace talks with he Left. Rappler file photo

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Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Trillanes recruiting coup members? It's just 'fake news' – Lorenzana

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM

We have not received any such report Lumalabas lang sa social media so ang tingin ko lang fake news yan says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Lorenzana favors full CHR budget, says it makes AFP, PNP 'careful'

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Oo naman [I support] For one it makes the government especially the military and police yung ingat sila sa ginagawa nila says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the Commission on Human Rights

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

ULAMA CONFERENCE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and high-ranking generals discuss Marawi rehabilitation with the Ulama League of the Philippines. Rappler

Mariano after CA rejection: Interest of landlords, oligarchs prevailed

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano says he himself will announce who among the members of the Commission on Appointment voted for his confirmation

'TULOY ANG LABAN.' Former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano raises a fist after his confirmation hearing at the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, September 6. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Government throws out last-minute negotiations with Maute

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año says any move to negotiate with the terrorists will only prolong the war and resurrect enemies somewhere else

TOO LATE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana rejects a proposal to let the terrorists out in exchange for the safety of the hostages in Marawi

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Dureza says he recommended 'clearance' for ex-Marawi mayor

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says the clearance was to pave the way for former Marawi City mayor Omar Solitario Ali to meet with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Delay hits gov't plan to fix runway in West Philippine Sea

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Construction has yet to start 4 months since Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the need to immediately repair the Philippine airstrip on Pag asa Island

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys.

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

5 Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa sandbars

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The Chinese may have a sinister plan to occupy sandbars just west of Pag asa that belong to us says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys

PH military asks Congress for P124M EDCA 'counterpart fund'

Aug 14, 2017 - 9:07 PM

Armed Forces chief Gen Eduardo Año asks Congress for P124 million the Philippines has to cough up for the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

BUDGET HEARING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año defend their budgets before the House of Representatives on August 14, 2017

Price tag for war in Marawi: P3B and counting

Aug 11, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will ask Congress to refund the amount that was taken from other projects in his department for the war in Marawi

BURNED HOUSES. A Philippine Marines truck speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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U.S. to conduct air strikes in Marawi? No need, says Lorenzana

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the US may not apply according to AFP chief General Eduardo Año

AIRSTRIKE. An Air Force MD-520MG Defender light attack helicopter fires rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

There will be a valor awardee from Marawi – Duterte

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

President Duterte promises to give the awardee one of his most special guns – a model used by the US Marines – that may be used even under water

VALOR. The Medal for Valor was last awarded in 2013, posthumously, to the late Private First Class Ian Pacquit. Rappler file photo

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Jul 28, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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PH Air Force gets new surveillance planes from U.S.

Jul 27, 2017 - 8:32 PM

For this kind of surveillance plane it s the most modern that we have says Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

NEW TOYS. The Cessna planes will be based in Zamboanga City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No more CHR? No problem, say Lorenzana, Dela Rosa

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:01 PM

President Duterte s two top security officials agree with the chief executive s sentiments on the Commission on Human Rights

WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a joint AFP and PNP Command Conference in Malacañan Palace on June 1, 2017. File photo by Malacañang Photo

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana faces a joint session of Congress on July 22, 2017. Photo from the office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Singapore s defense ministry says its offer includes the use by Filipino troops of its urban warfare training facilities and a detachment of drones

URBAN WARFARE. A Philippine Marines truck speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Jul 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

Jul 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declines to disclose his recommendation so as not to preempt President Rodrigo Duterte

MARTIAL LAW. Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana says he has submitted his martial law recommendation to the Office of the President. Rappler file photo

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Jul 11, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM

UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a battle dress attire during a visit to Marawi. Rappler file photo

Top defense officials briefed, assess battle in Marawi

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The officials and ground commanders assess enemy strengths and weaknesses and how the military can adjust to these observations

TACTICAL OPERATIONS BRIEFING. AFP chief General Eduardo Año (center) visits Marawi alongside other top defense officials to discuss the situation with ground commanders. Photo courtesy of PAO AFP

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Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Lorenzana thought Marawi clashes over in 3 days

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Ayaw ko nang magbigay ng deadline dahil 3 beses na akong nakuryente dahil sa kade deadline ko Nahihiya na ako

DND CHIEF. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the ground commanders in Marawi are aware of the urgency of ending the crisis

Defense chief thumbs down deployment of erring cops to Marawi

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:36 PM

UPDATED PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa believes sending rogue cops to Marawi will turn them into good policemen but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disagrees saying such critical areas need the best people

WRONG PUNISHMENT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not keen on punishing erring cops by deploying them to critical areas in Mindanao. Presidential Photo

Sereno, Carpio opinions: Watch Duterte's martial law closely

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law to solve other social ills

RULING ON MARTIAL LAW. PETITIONS Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (right) and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio partially grant the petitions against the martial law declaration in Mindanao.

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Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Martial law also aims to crush NPA, drug syndicates

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is confident the Supreme Court will uphold martial law when it rules on petitions to nullify the declaration on Tuesday July 4

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo of NPA guerillas inside their camp Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The 23 member Task Force Bangon Marawi is headed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Armed Forces of the Philippines officials upon his arrival at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families from Marawi City have taken shelter. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City

Lorenzana 'confident' SC will uphold martial law

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says security officials will soon give their recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not to extend martial law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presided over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 1, 2017.  Joining the Joint AFP-PNP Command Conference are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Interior and Local Government Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy, AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapeña, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Director General Alex Monteagudo, Philippine Coast Guard Chief Joel Garcia, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and other officials from various law enforcement agencies. Malacañan Photo

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Jun 20, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Negros Occidental vice mayor cleared of Maute Group links

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 AM

A namesake of Binalbagan Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran is on the arrest order issued by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

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Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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WATCH: SC Justices meet with Lorenzana, Año in private for 'secret' martial law matters

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:38 PM

What was supposed to be a day of oral arguments in the Supreme Court turned out to be a 6 hour long wait for the media

Lorenzana, Año show 'secret documents' in private session with SC justices

Jun 15, 2017 - 1:11 PM

3rd UPDATE Among the petitioners only Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman is allowed to join the closed door meeting

SC MEETING. Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Theodore Te updates the media on June 15, 2017 on the request to hold an executive session with martial law officers Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and General Eduardo Año. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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Jun 14, 2017 - 8:12 PM

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NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response

ZERO CASUALTY ADVOCATES. NDRRMC awards local government units, humanitarian groups, and individuals for their outstanding efforts on disaster management. Photo by PICC

Duterte cancels Marawi visit due to 'foul weather'

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to address troops at the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi

CANCELLED VISIT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana speaks to troops at the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Marawi City

'200 to 250' terrorists hold out in Marawi City

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año – martial law administrator and implementor respectively – visit Marawi City on the 12th day of the crisis