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Former AFP chief Visaya is new NIA head

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Retired general Ricardo Visaya replaces President Rodrigo Duterte s former campaign spokesman Peter Laviña who was sacked over corruption allegations

NEW NIA CHIEF. Former AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya is set to again serve the Duterte administration

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

LIVE: Armed Forces of the Philippines turnover ceremony

Dec 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

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Dec 07, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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Rebel hunter Año is new AFP chief

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Lieutenant General Eduardo Año is the natural choice to become AFP chief but he will have a short term of 10 months

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Eduardo Año is the 3rd from the PMA Matikas Class of '83 to become the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Rappler photo

AFP's new chief: Will it be Guerrero?

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines will have a new chief of staff on Wednesday when General Ricardo Visaya retires

RETIRING. General Ricardo Visaya has one of the shortest terms as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

AFP chief on Marcos burial: 'They like us in jail? So be it'

Nov 23, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Philippine military chief General Ricardo Visaya says they also had to respect the wishes of the Marcos heirs to give their patriarch a solemn burial

'NO ILLEGALITY.' AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya says the military only implemented the Supreme Court ruling

PH, US line up hundreds of joint military activities for 2017

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The huge number of exercises revealed for the first time showcases the degree of cooperation between the two longtime treaty allies

NO MORE LANDING EXERCISES. File photo of US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the annual Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH, U.S. militaries assure each other of 'continued robust relations'

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The MDB SEB meeting is convened for the first time after the electoral victories of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President elect Donald Trump both with issues against the other country

ENDURING ALLIANCE. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Ricardo Visaya and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr assured each other of continued relations. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH, US military chiefs meet to set new direction of war games

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:23 AM

The Philippines will push to reduce training exercises with the country s treaty ally particularly the naval drills in the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

NO MORE WEST PH SEA WAR GAMES. This file photo shows US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the 2015 Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

In Indonesia, PH military chief attends expo of weapons makers

Nov 06, 2016 - 1:33 PM

General Ricardo Visaya says the expo will give the military new insights and inputs on how to proceed with the AFP s capability upgrade

AFP report: 94 Abu Sayyaf 'neutralized,' 14 hostages freed

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:22 AM

AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya vows to crush the kidnap for ransom group before he retires in December 2016

'TRANSITION' AFP CHIEF. General Ricardo Visaya is retiring in December 2016. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

3 more Indonesian hostages released

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Sec Jesus Dureza says they were turned over by Moro National Liberation Front MNLF chairman Nur Misuari to Sulu Governor Abdusakur Totoh Tan Jr

FREE. The three Indonesians are Ferry Arifin, Edi Soryonu, and Mohammad Mabrur Dahri. Photo by Joint Task Force Sulu

Duterte, De Lima, Visaya | 6PM wRap

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:18 PM

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CA confirms AFP chief Visaya, 24 others despite SALN 'issues'

Sep 21, 2016 - 4:18 PM

San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora says Even if there is no opposition to your appointment there are some issues being raised about your nominations

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AFP chief vows to 'decimate' Abu Sayyaf in 3 months

Sep 21, 2016 - 1:29 PM

AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya says he intends to meet his target before he retires in December

DECIMATE. AFP Chief-of-Staff Ricardo Visaya vows to 'decimate, neutralize' the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf before term ends on December 8, 2016. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Gov't now preparing for Marcos burial at Libingan

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The Palace confirms preparations for the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani are underway

CPP: 'Zero sincerity' in AFP chief Visaya's support for peace talks

Jul 31, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines also calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise a little more prudence and display more measured temperament

'ZERO SINCERITY?' AFP Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya. File photo by Public Affairs Office AFP

AFP suspends offensive military operations vs communists

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:03 PM

All offensive military operations against the CPP the NPA and the NDF are on hold following President Rodrigo Duterte s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire

CEASE OPERATIONS. AFP Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya orders all units of the military to end offensive operations against the NPA. File photo by Public Affairs Office AFP

1 soldier, 9 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:04 PM

A running gun battle is also happening in two towns in Basilan

PSG will 'rise to the challenge' of securing Duterte

Jul 02, 2016 - 7:20 PM

New PSG commander Colonel Rolando Bautista describes President Duterte as someone who detests any form of security But they are up to the challenge

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Incoming PSG chief Lt. Gen. Joselito D.Bautista (right) receives the command flag from outgoing commander Rear Admiral Raul Ubando during turnover ceremonies at the PSG Grandstand in Malacanang Park on July 2, 2016. Photo by Marcelino Pascua/PPD.

Duterte to military: Help me bring about peace

Jul 01, 2016 - 5:35 PM

My job is to talk to the enemies of the state to the Communist Party of the Philippines to the MILF and see if I could make a difference in our lives says President Duterte

FOR PEACE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the AFP turn-over ceremony in the presence of Vice President Leni Robredo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and military officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Visaya: AFP backs peace talks, will ‘finish’ Abu Sayyaf

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The new Armed Forces chief of staff will be retiring in 6 months

'Big honor' to be considered AFP chief – Visaya

May 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya says he remains focused on his job as commander of the military s Southern Luzon Command

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Duterte reveals top picks for AFP, PNP posts

May 16, 2016 - 8:14 AM

UPDATED The president elect is considering combat veteran Army Lt Gen Ricardo Visaya and sacked police commander Ronald dela Rosa to head the military and police

Suspense behind the choice of AFP chief: And they waited and waited

Jul 10, 2015 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED On the military under Aquino: He makes up his mind at the last minute leaving the entire organization waiting Palagi namang ganyan

CHOSEN ONE. New Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Hernado Iriberri. AFP PAO photo

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Jul 09, 2015 - 6:10 PM

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Hacienda Luisita commander is contender for AFP chief, too

Jul 09, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The dark horse in the race Ricardo Visaya is controversial among human rights groups But to his fellow soldiers he is a a bemedalled officer worthy of respect

SOLCOM. Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya is the chief of the AFP Southern Luzon Command

'Human error' caused crash of PH military's new chopper

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:51 AM

The grounding order on the other choppers has apparently been lifted Two Sokol were spotted in Fort Magsaysay Nueva Ecija last week

AFP shake up complete: 2 'notorious' generals assigned to NPA hotbeds

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:02 PM

But they re considered exceptional if you ask the troops

EASTMINCOM: Major General Aurelio Baladad will assumes as Eastmincom chief on September 6

Army general survives chopper crash

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:22 PM

The Sokol chopper crashes shortly after taking off from Camp Ranao in Marawi City Two were hurt says the military

97 NPA members surrender to PH military in Mindanao

May 21, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The surrenderees receive support packages to help them start over

NPA surrender: AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista receives 97 NPA surrenderees.