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AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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AFP supports martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The Philippine military's spokesman says martial law is still needed to address persisting security threats in the region, including those posed by terrorists who escaped Marawi and are now recruiting for future attacks

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Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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PH military on Amnesty Int'l report: Abusive soldiers will be disciplined

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The military remains committed to upholding international humanitarian law and protection of human rights, says AFP spokesman Major General Restituto Padilla

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PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

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PH military probes alleged beating of terrorist by soldiers in Marawi

Oct 27, 2017 - 3:09 PM

AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla says the military is supposed to treat its captives decently and respectfully

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marawi fully taken back before November – military

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Around 10 hostages remain in 5 buildings still held by enemies

LIBERATED. Soldiers hold up a Philippine flag on October 17, 2017 on President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of liberation of Marawi City. Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Mahmud Ahmad dead – Duterte

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla also confirms the Malaysian terrorist who helped finance the Marawi siege was killed by troops

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South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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AFP: 'Remote' chance North Korea missile strike will affect PH

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:22 PM

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says while debris could hit some northern coastal areas in the country in case of a North Korean missile strike on Guam that’s something that we see as remote

AFP drops plan to sue Juana Change

Jul 28, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The AFP urges the comedian to join the ranks of its patriotic reservists or volunteer artists who entertain soldiers in hospitals or military camps to show her support for government troops

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla provides updates on the ongoing anti-terror operations in Marawi City during the Mindanao Hour at the Kalayaan Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 10, 2017. Padilla declared that the soldiers are in high morale due to the support of the public while he also announced that the planning for the recovery efforts for the residents of Marawi City are underway. Also in the photo is Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Maria Banaag. EXEQUIEL SUPERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

AFP to sue Juana Change for disrespecting military uniform

Jul 27, 2017 - 8:18 PM

What the performance activist did impacts negatively on the image of the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines the AFP says

IN UNIFORM? Mae 'Juana Change' Paner may be in trouble for wearing a military uniform to a protest action. Image from Facebook.

FA50 fighter jets grounded after air strike mishap in Marawi

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Air strikes will continue using the other aircraft of the Philippine Air Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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AFP finalizing martial law recommendation to Duterte

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The military says it is completing its assessment on a possible extension of martial law in Mindanao which lapses on July 22

An army soldiers checks on his fellow soldiers over radio as he holds his post inside Marawi City on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi death toll, De Lima, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM

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Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 39 civilians slain

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the Scene of the Crime Operatives corrected an earlier report on the number of cadavers recovered by government troops

DESTRUCTION. Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman of the Crisis Management Committee, shares these photoso from Banggolo, Marawi City. File photo from Zia Alonto Adiong/Marawi Crisis Management Committee

31 BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato – military

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says all the hostages including 12 children are safe

Duterte, SC and Aguirre, Grenfell Tower | Evening wRap

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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U.S. troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city – military

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The small number of US soldiers are providing vital surveillance assistance and although they do not have a combat role are allowed to open fire on the militants if attacked first spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says

HELPING THE TROOPS. Marines from the 7th Marine Company operate against the Maute Group on Friday, June 9, 2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler.

Hapilon is still in Marawi – military

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Tunnels underneath houses and buildings are also found during clearing operations They yield caches of arms and ammunition

'EMIR' OF ISIS? Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon in an old video where he pledged allegiance to the ISIS

AFP appeals to netizens: Don’t spread Maute Group propaganda

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Let us not buy into the plan of these terror groups to inflame the feelings of our other religions says the Philippine military s spokesman

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Military won't meet June 2 deadline to end Marawi siege

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The military says it will not suspend air strikes in Marawi

Government troops take position against enemy snipers as they escort rescued workers and trapped residents near the town center of Marawi on June 1, 2017 where heavy fighting between soldiers and the Maute Group have been raging. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Maute, Duterte, Trump | Evening wRap

May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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2 remaining Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol 'fighting for survival'

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Government forces have encircled an area where they believe the two Abu Sayyaf members are hiding

CRUSHING ASG. AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla answers questions from the media during a Palace briefing on April 25, 2017. RTVM screenshot

4 suspected ASG members killed in Bohol clash

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

4TH UPDATE The Philippine military confirms a firefight between combined government forces and lawless elements in Clarin Bohol

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Philippine officials are investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat by 7 Chinese coast guards on board a speedboat

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PH Air Force to complete acquisition of 12 FA-50 fighter jets in May

Apr 08, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Four more FA 50s will arrive in April and May according to military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla

Military attacks BIFF in Maguindanao

Mar 19, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The military s spokesman cites intelligence sources as saying 21 extremists were killed and 26 wounded although no bodies were recovered

ENCOUNTER. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Gunmen fire on aid convoy in quake-hit Surigao

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED The 30th Infantry Battalion platoon was traveling with members of the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation when gunmen fired at them the Armed Forces of the Philippines says

Duterte aides hurt in Marawi ambush ahead of presidential trip

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:11 PM

3rd UPDATE 7 members of the Presidential Security Group and 2 soldiers are hurt when an improvised explosive device detonates as their convoy passes through Sitio Matalupay in Marawi City

PH military launches air strikes vs Maute terror group in Lanao

Nov 26, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Members of the Maute group occupy an old abandoned building in Butig Lanao del Sur

SITE OF MILITARY OPERATIONS. File photo of Army troops arriving in Butig, Lanao del Sur in early 2016 for the offensive against a ISIS-inspired armed group. Photo by Rappler

Behind the scenes: 12 hours to prepare for Marcos burial

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The military claims they were told only at 5 pm Thursday November 17 about the Marcos family s wish to bury their patriarch at 12 noon the following day November 18

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

PAF chopper flew Marcos from Ilocos to Libingan

Nov 18, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says the Marcoses will be charged P1 2 million for the use of the Bell 412 choppers that were recently purchased brand new from Canada

INTERMENT. Former president Ferdinand Marcos is interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on November 18, 2016. Photo from Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs

Another U.S. drone found off Zambales – report

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:04 AM

The yellow drone contains labels by the National Oceanographic Office of the United States

Abu Sayyaf set ransom deadline for held foreigners

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Canadian tourists John Ridsdel and Robert Hall Norwegian resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor are seized from yachts at a marina in the southern Philippines in September

Philippines concerned over 'emerging' terror threat

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Our security forces are well aware of the emerging threat and have been conducting operations to prevent terror acts anywhere in the country says a joint Philippine military and police statement after the Jakarta attacks

BOMB EXPLOSION. A general view shows a police cordon sealing off the scene of a bomb blast in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA

Philippines to offer 8 bases to US forces – official

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:52 AM

The facilities include the former US Clark airbase and air and naval facilities on the southwestern island of Palawan which faces the South China Sea

DIPLOMACY. Philippine Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Relations Albert Del Rosario, and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet January 12, 2016 in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Philippine military clueless on China poll ‘sabotage’

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED An election watchdog hits a Comelec commissioner for making a very careless statement about China s reported attempt to sabotage the 2016 polls

CHINA SABOTAGE? A Comelec official warns on September 16, 2015, that China might 'sabotage' the Philippine elections in May 2016. File photo by John Javellana

Toll in PH clashes with Abu Sayyaf rises to 26

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:26 PM

A military official says the Abu Sayyaf militants are reportedly moving with 3 Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah members training them how to make bombs

PNP-AFP rift? 'We are one, we will overcome'

Feb 19, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Police and military generals downplay any perceived rift between the two forces in the aftermath of a police operation that left 44 elite cops dead

BROTHERS. AFP and PNP officials links arms during a ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo on February 19, 2015. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

AFP's new spokesperson is former liaison officer with US military

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Colonel Restituto Padilla Jr assumes the post at a time when the Philippines and the US are hoping to immediately implement the newly signed EDCA

NEW SPOKESPERSON. Col Restituto Padilla Jr (middle), receives the Defense Meritorious Service medal and citation from Admiral Samuel J Locklear, Commander of US Pacific Command (left) during the latter’s meeting with AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr (left) on October 14. File photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines