Northern Luzon Command - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Northern Luzon Command


WATCH: #Balikatan2018 speeches celebrate PH-US ties

May 07, 2018 - 8:27 PM

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

BALIKATAN 2018. Philippine and US militaries formally open the second Balikatan exercises under President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Explosion, fire hit military base in Tarlac

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED The military is still investigating the incident but a spokesman assured the public that the camp was not attacked

FIRE AT THE BARRACKS. Fire hits a military barracks in Camp Aquino in Tarlac. Photo courtesy of Paul Dizon

Duterte on CPP talks: I conceded too much, too soon

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

What more do you ask of us? Maubusan ako ng baraha niyan kung release ako ng release says President Rodrigo Duterte referring to the release of political prisoners being sought by the CPP

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops of the North Luzon Command (NolCom) at their headquarters in Camp General Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac City on December 11, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

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

Fire razes 50-hectare forest area in Aurora

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Authorities are conducting a probe on the cause of the fire that struck the Aurora capital on August 13 and was put under control on August 15

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

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

PH military beefs up coverage of Scarborough

Feb 25, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Scarborough is now under the Palawan based Western Command to put the country s external defense efforts under one commander

Catapang new Nolcom commander

Jul 03, 2013 - 4:06 PM

He will replace Lt Gen Anthony Alcantara who is retiring

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.