The military, which initially asked for a 6-month postponement, wants to use the time to look into the implications of a possible ceasefire on its security operations, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
While security forces support President Rodrigo Duterte's peace initiative, they reiterate a warning during the recent command conference
For the new Anti-Red Tape Agency to 'have more teeth,' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte wants a former military general to lead the office
The military adds that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are working for the quick return of residents displaced by the offensive
(UPDATED) The military is conducting operations against a faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State
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President Rodrigo Duterte says he fears a coup d'etat if he orders the Armed Forces to go on a 'suicide' mission against China in the West Philippine Sea
The new Bangsamoro region will make way for 'more cooperative management' between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, says Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
'Huwag mo ako interview-hin. Baka umiyak ako.' The Philippine military unveils a 'Heroes Wall' inside Marawi camp.
Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza
(UPDATED) A total of 641 soldiers earn the promotion nearly a year after war erupted in Marawi City
'I think the Philippines has not entirely bowed down in the face of China. The political relationship clearly has been changed under President Duterte, but it’s more complicated than that,' says security analyst Euan Graham of the Australian think tank Lowy Institute
(UPDATED) The Philippines and the United States want to focus on their preparation for threats beyond China in Balikatan 2018
'The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has a direct correlation to peace. It has a positive and direct correlation,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
'I'm sorry, I can't make statements,' Philippine military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr tells reporters, but gives assurances 'the AFP is doing its best' to protect Philippine territory
The military says all 174,000 precincts opened by 11:30 am on Monday, May 14, including isolated islands in the West Philippine Sea and Palawan
Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act
Elizalde Cañete is allegedly the successor of the late Leonicio Pitao, known as Commander Parago of the New People's Army
Clashes erupt in Barangay Talisay in San Fernando town while the troops are on patrol for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018
The statement comes in the wake of a controversial Supreme Court vote to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, an appointee of former President Benigno Aquino III whom Duterte called his 'enemy'
The amphibious landing exercise is held in a naval base in San Antonio, Zambales, which faces the South China Sea and is over 200 kilometers from Scarborough Shoal
A military spokesman confirms the command conference in Camp Aguinaldo but refuses to give details, saying it is a 'regular' activity with Vice President Leni Robredo
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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
(3rd UPDATE) The annual war games between the two treaty allies continue on its second year under President Rodrigo Duterte
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.
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'Takot sila. Sabi nila haharangin sila. We encourage them to go back,' says Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Emmanuel Salamat
Active military personnel should present their IDs to get free rides, under a one-year deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation
It's a suspected case of election violence. The military says it has not linked the attack so far to the Abu Sayyaf Group.
The annual activity, to be held for the 34th time, is meant to enhance cooperation between the US and Philippine militaries
'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military
'While we give primacy to peace, we will never hesitate to use our might when innocent civilians are threatened and attacked,' says Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr
'You need to prove yourself because you're a visitor. You need to perform much better,' says Kennon Jan Aguilar, a top foreign cadet at the Korea Air Force Academy
The general is a member of the PMA 'Sandiwa' Class of 1985. He also received higher education in Australia and various military and management trainings abroad including at the Harvard University.
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero will retire on April 18
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''Yung lahat ng dinaanan kong paghihirap, diyan ako naging disiplinado at diyan ako naging director ngayon,' says Dela Rosa
A US company can supply the same Bell-412 helicopters and deliver them within the year
Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito Bautista, the ground commander during the Marawi siege, celebrates the heroism of his men during the 5-month battle with terrorists
The Board of Generals will meet after the Holy Week to finalize a shortlist for President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be more Muslims in the Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippine Military Academy
The donation will be sent directly to military medical treatment facilities for the immediate use of soldiers deployed in conflict areas
Jaywardene Hontoria is the Philippine Military Academy Alab Tala Class of 2018 valedictorian
'I will convince everybody now under the treaty: Get out! Bastos 'yan!' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams the International Criminal Court
The officers who participated in the Jabidah massacre have not fully come clean. In the end, it may have left a legacy of lying and cover-up in the military.
The first class cadets are carried from their barracks and thrown into the pool by their yearlings or mentees
The award recognizes the Army Transformation Roadmap, a key strategy direction that has guided the Army in professionalizing the service
Philippine Military Academy Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria is the 4th to graduate from the academy as both valedictorian and baron