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AFP to setup regional command in Negros Island Region

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The new camps will be at the borders of the two Negros provinces either in Kabankalan City Negros Occidental or in Mabinay Negros Oriental

EDCA: Palawan air base added to locations offered to US

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:09 PM

The list has grown to 8 military bases from the initial 3 locations revealed last year

PH fears 'miscalculation' in West PH Sea

Mar 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM

We d like to avoid a misencounter or miscalculation that will unnecessarily provoke the countries involved in the area says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

7 AREAS: Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr presents photos of China's reclamation projects in West Philippine Sea

AFP: All-out offensive vs BIFF ends today

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:05 AM

But military presence will continue for the implementation the P67 million socio economic intervention projects approved by President Benigno Aquino III

NEXT PHASE: AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr announces to end of all-out offensive vs the BIFF to make way for the next phase of military operations

Binay witness surfaces, China's reclamation, Japanese ISIS hostages | The wRap

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Another alleged Binay dummy surfaces Photos show China’s massive reclamation on a West Philippine Sea reef The clock ticks for Japanese ISIS hostages

Bilibid explosion, Charlie Hebdo, Papal visit guidelines | The wRap

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:26 PM

An explosion in a Philippine jail kills at least 1 injures 19 The manhunt for the French magazine massacre suspects begins No bags allowed for those who want to see Pope Francis the Philippines

Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia and the meaning of Christmas

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:46 AM

It s a belated Heroes Welcome for the Filipino peacekeepers deployed in Liberia They get a 30 day vacation to spend the holidays with their families

HONORED: All United Nations peacekeepers get  the UN Service Medal. Rappler photo

First batch of PH peacekeepers completes Ebola quarantine

Dec 02, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The military sets a belated Heroes Welcome for the peacekeepers on Thursday December 4

EBOLA-FREE: Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia complete the 21-day quarantine. ​Photos by Army Major Gerard Alvaran

24 Filipino cops in Liberia test negative for Ebola

Nov 10, 2014 - 1:08 PM

They are joining the 108 Filipino troops coming home Wednesday evening November 12

'PARADISE ISLAND': The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia will be quarantined in Caballo Island. Photo from AFP-PAO

Army probes Basilan 'tragedy' amid calls for all-out war vs ASG

Nov 03, 2014 - 4:57 PM

AFP chief Gregorio Catapang Jr dismisses any connection between the Abu Sayyaf attack in Basilan and the intensified operations against the bandit group in adjacent island Sulu

File photo of troops in Basilan

PH honors Indonesian military chief

Nov 03, 2014 - 2:06 PM

To highlight the close ties between both countries the Indonesian military chief gives General Gregorio Catapang Jr a free ride to Brunei on November 3

LEGION OF HONOR: Indonesian military chief General Moeldoko receives the Philippine Legion of Honor with the Degree of Commander. Rappler photo

Paano nilabag ni Sueselbeck ang camp regulations at batas?

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Ayon sa patakaran ng kahit anong kampo militar kailangang may security clearance ang foreigners na gustong pumasok Nagpilit si Sueselbeck kaya siya hinainan ng reklamo

AFP chief on Olongapo slay: 'This one is quite a big mistake'

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:51 PM

General Gregorio Catapang Jr is confident that the incident will not affect the relationship between the Philippine and US militaries

JUSTICE FOR LAUDE: AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr wants the US military to surrender the US serviceman tagged in Olongapo slay. Rappler photo

Senate hails 'exemplary courage' of troops in Golan

Sep 08, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Filipinos are among the bravest peacekeepers in the world says Senator Teofisto Guingona III

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

'Elaborate security plan' for Pope Francis PH visit – AFP

Sep 02, 2014 - 12:18 PM

We won t fail the Pope in his visit here says Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

EYES ON VISAYAS. Pope Francis waves next to Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of St Pedro Calungsod of Philippines at St Peter's Basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Will you pay for a cruise of West PH Sea islands?

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:49 PM

The Philippine military chief wants to turn islands near the disputed waters into a tourism destination

PROVOCATIVE? The Philippines is set to repair the damaged Rancudo Air Field in Pag-Asa island in the Spratlys

Palparan's fall: 'Naisahan 'nyo ako,' he tells soldiers

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:06 PM

The military captures its own after years of manhunt

Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan during a press conference inside the NBI headquarters. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Arrested or abducted? 2 UP alumni held in Nueva Ecija

Aug 11, 2014 - 5:10 PM

The military says they were going to arrest Ely Taray who allegedly has links with the NPA Instead they found Guiller Cadano and Gerald Salonga in his house with firearms hand grenades subversive documents

STILL MISSING: University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan were also allegedly abducted in Nueva Ecija in 2006. File photo by Mark Demayo

New AFP chief tells troops: Ignore politics, no HR violations

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Catapang who assumed command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines last week starts his tour of military camps

BACK IN TARLAC: New Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang Jr visits the Northern Luzon Command

A general's long wait: Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:21 AM

New Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang Jr says he s long prepared for the job I have prepared myself for this since I was told I was a candidate he says