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Scarborough, Benham Rise general leads US-PH Balikatan 2018

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:23 AM

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.

PH military encourages fishermen to return to Scarborough

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:20 PM

'Takot sila. Sabi nila haharangin sila. We encourage them to go back,' says Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Emmanuel Salamat

MARITIME FORUM. The Northern Luzon Command hosts a maritime forum for fishermen. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

Another PH Marines chief assigned to guard Scarborough, Benham

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Major General Emmanuel Salamat assumes as head of the AFP s Northern Luzon Command Nolcom the unit responsible for the country s northernmost territory

PMA '85. Major General Emmanuel Salamat (rightmost) is the latest among the members of PMA Class '85 to get a promotion

Soldiers get replica of 1734 map debunking China's claims

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:10 PM

The Northern Luzon Command says the 1734 Murillo Map will always remind them that Scarborough Shoal is ours

'SCARBOROUGH IS OURS.' The Northern Luzon Command on June 6, 2016, receives a framed replica of the 1734 Murillo Map that shows the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) as part of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Northern Luzon Command

AFP to consolidate naval assets under West PH Sea command

May 28, 2015 - 2:41 PM

The movement follows the transfer of Panatag Scarborough Shoal located off Zambales province from the Northern Luzon Command to the Western Command

117th ANNIVERSARY: The Philippine Navy celebrates its anniversary in Cavite City

Trinidad is new Nolcom commander

Jun 06, 2014 - 7:22 PM

Maj Gen Felicito Trinidad Jr replaces Lt Gen Gregorio Catapang who is now vice chief of staff of the AFP

SOUTH TO NORTH. Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad gets a new post. Screenshot from PTV

Surprise appointment for AFP chief contender

May 22, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Catapang s new post is an administrative position It s different from his former post where he had under his operational command 2 Army infantry divisions one naval base and one air base

AFP'S NUMBER 2: Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

9 killed, 14 hurt in N. Luzon from May 1-14

May 15, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Less violence in May 13 than in 2010 polls says Nolcom

Northern Luzon, Western Mindanao have new commanders

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:46 PM

New appointees are from PMA classes 79 80

NEW COMMANDERS. Lt Gen Anthony Alcantara (left) and Maj Gen Noel Coballes (right) are appointed to head the Northern Luzon Command and Western Mindanao Command, respectively.