General Eduardo Año - updates

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

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Año, Dela Rosa to focus on eliminating police scalawags

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he 'very much welcomes' the appointment of newly retired Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año to supervise the police

NEW JOB. Newly retired AFP chief General Eduardo Año will supervise the police

Each Marawi hero's family to get P2-M livelihood aid

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:24 PM

San Miguel Corporation's Ramon Ang says this is the least the conglomerate can do for the 165 soldiers and policemen who died fighting terrorists in Marawi City

LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE. San Miguel COO Ramon Ang signs MOA to donate P330 million worth of livelihood assistance to the families of slain Marawi soldiers

No word yet if new AFP chief will serve beyond 2 months

Oct 26, 2017 - 6:49 PM

'Yung extension huwag muna natin pag -sapan. What is important for me to do now is to focus on my job,' says new AFP chief Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero served as chief of the Davao-based Eastern Mindanao Command. Rappler photo

Next job of newly retired AFP chief Año is to supervise police – Duterte

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:20 PM

General Eduardo Año, who has stepped down as Philippine military chief, will still have a role in the Duterte administration

RETIRED. Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año retires on Thursday, October 26. Rappler photo

'Super size' brigade to stay behind to secure Marawi

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:17 AM

Up to 3,000 soldiers could stay behind to continue securing Marawi City

THE MARINES. It was the Philippine Marines that cleared the 3 critical bridges in Marawi's battle area. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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Oct 17, 2017 - 2:39 PM

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Maute fighters abandon Bato Mosque in Marawi

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) The Bato mosque is one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days as troops continue to press forward in the battle area

MARAWI WAR. Government forces have been fighting the Maute local terror group in Marawi City for nearly 4 months now. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH removes pole marker planted on West PH Sea island

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:44 PM

It was not a Chinese flag says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

KOTA ISLAND. The Philippine military removes a pole marker planted on one of the country's islands in the disputed West Philippine Sea. Screenshot of Google Maps

Reshuffle in key PH military posts as Año's retirement looms

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:54 AM

AFP chief General Eduardo Año Air Force chief Lieutenant General Edgar Fallorina and Army acting chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda are all retiring in two to 3 months

CHANGE OF COMMAND.

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

Troops advance in Marawi as another Maute stronghold falls

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año visits the war zone in Marawi to mark the fall of Safrullah Hospital a multiple storey building that served as headquarters for the local terror groups

CLEARED. Troops flush out enemies from the well-fortified Safrullah Medical Hospital. Sourced photo

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SC orders Lorenzana, Año to attend oral arguments on martial law

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida asks that the briefing of the administrator and the implementer of martial law in Mindanao be done privately for reasons of security

CALLED TO THE COURT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a retired general who once commanded the Army Special Command and designated martial law administrator, is called to the Supreme Court. Rappler photo

'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

Chiefs of ASEAN militaries to meet in Manila

May 14, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The meetings will bolster the ASEAN militaries collective experience and resolve to combat modern global security challenges AFP chief General Eduardo Año says

SECURITY COOPERATION. This December 2016 photo shows AFP chief General Eduardo Año (5th from left) and the chiefs of armies in the region doing the signature clenched fist gesture of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

U.S. says Balikatan a 'most important exercise'

May 08, 2017 - 1:37 PM

We are honored to participate in this most important exercise with this great ally of nearly 70 years the Philippines says US Marines Lieutenant General Lawrence Nicholson during the opening ceremony for Balikatan 2017

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Bad or good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Government forces foil an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol But it s hard to cheer when they let a notorious terrorist leader slip through

PH military mulls occupying submerged rocks inside EEZ

Apr 07, 2017 - 4:53 PM

That s an order from the President and I intend to carry that out says General Eduardo Año on Friday April 7

LOCALIZED TALKS. Despite the failed negotiations between the government and communists, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is set to engage in 'localized peace talks' with rebels in communities. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

News Briefs: February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 21

PH military keeps eye on ISIS-linked groups amid NPA clashes

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

We have specific units that would address these specific threats We got everything covered says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

CONFIRMATION. AFP chief General Eduardo Año gets the nod of the Commission on Appointments on February 8, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

AFP chief: Reds should work with military in new campaign plan

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año talks about the military s new campaign plan DSSP Kapayapaan

DSSP KAPAYAPAAN. The military presented to President Rodrigo Duterte its new campaign plan during a command conference on January 6, 2017. Malacañang photo

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Dec 18, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country

ISIS FIGHTER IN PH? Indonesian Police Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Head of the Indonesian Police Public Relations Division in Jakarta, is claiming an Indonesian-born ISIS fighter has left Syria for the Philippines. Photo from Antara

Duterte to retired AFP chief: 'Mamili ka na ng pwesto diyan, sir'

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:09 PM

A number of former AFP chiefs are serving the Duterte administration

PASS AND REVIEW. For the last time, troops parade in front of retired General Ricardo Visaya. Rappler photo

Military tags BIFF in General Santos bombing

Sep 17, 2014 - 6:23 PM

It looks connected to the peace spoilers Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters based on the signature of the improvised explosive device says a military official

FVR: Raw intel says 100 Filipinos training with ISIS

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:01 PM

The former president says the Abu Sayyaf Group is being encouraged by the success of the ISIS and ISIL in Iraq

LOYALTY TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to ISIS

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Aug 06, 2014 - 8:33 PM

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After 2 years, PH military says 'killed' terrorist leader likely alive

Aug 06, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa reported in 2012 that Marwan escaped the airstrike – a joint operation with the US – that targeted him and fellow JI leaders

BLAST SITE. Sitio Lanao Bato, Sulu. Picture taken at 12:12pm on February 2, 2012

PH military downplays Abu Sayyaf allegiance to ISIS

Aug 06, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Intelligence chief Major General Eduardo Año says it may be an Abu Sayyaf ploy to seek financial help

LOYALTY TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to ISIS

Military's top spy assigned to crush NPA stronghold

Jul 23, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The military expects a lot from Major General Eduardo Año incoming commander of the 10th infantry division

NEW POST: Major General Eduardo Año

CA confirms generals tagged in human rights cases

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The Commission on Appointments confirms the promotion of 2 generals controversial for their alleged human rights violations