Locsin ‘fires’ diplomatic protest over China’s new coast guard law

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. has “fired” a diplomatic protest over China’s new law allowing the Chinese Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels “when national sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction are being illegally infringed”. “After reflection I fired a diplomatic protest. While enacting law is a sovereign prerogative, this one—given the area involved […]

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Incoming Armed Forces chief ‘epitomizes the finest in Filipino soldiery’ – AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has welcomed the designation of Philippine Army commanding general Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana as the 55th AFP Chief-of-Staff. AFP said Lieutenant General Sobejana “epitomizes the finest in Filipino soldiery.” “He earned the Medal of Valor (MOV) – the highest military award that can be bestowed to a soldier […]

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Palace confident Sobejana will continue to modernize AFP as Chief-of-Staff

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque today, January 27 confirmed that Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana will succeed current Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Gilbert Gapay. General Gapay will reach the mandatory age of retirement on February 4. “We are confident that General Sobejana will continue to modernize our military and […]

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Medal of Valor awardee Lt. Gen. Sobejana is next AFP chief

Philippine Army commanding general Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, a Medal of Valor awardee, was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be next Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff. Lieutenant General Sobejana will succeed AFP Chief-of-Staff General Gilbert Gapay who will reach mandatory age of retirement on February 4. Sobejana’s Medal of Valor citation reads: […]

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Army chief meets BrahMos Director General, Indian envoy

Philippine Army commanding general welcomed India’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S. Kumaran and BrahMos Aerospace Director General Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra January 27. “Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana welcomed the visit of India’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S. Kumaran together with BrahMos Aerospace Director General Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra in […]

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Filipino American appointed as White House Liaison for US Office of Personnel Management

A Filipino American, Jason Tengco was appointed by the Biden-Harris Administration to be US Office of Personnel Management’s White House Liaison. According to statement released by US Office of Personnel Management (US OPM), Tengco recently served as the Chief of Staff for the Biden-Harris campaign’s Coalitions Department and then was the Asian American and Pacific […]

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