Navy fully supports SND decision to abrogate DND-UP accord

The Philippine Navy has expressed support for Secretary of National Defense (SND) Delfin Lorenzana’s decision to abrogate the Department of National Defense (DND)-University of the Philippines (UP) Accord. The Philippine Navy said that “as one of the Major Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) fully supports Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana’s […]

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DND says CPP-NPA conducting ‘clandestine recruitment’ in UP campuses, ends DND-UP agreement

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana notified University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo Concepcion, in a letter dated January 15, regarding the termination of 1989 DND-UP Agreement prohibiting the military and police from entering premises of any UP campus or its regional units without prior notice to the UP administration. Secretary Lorenzana noted that a […]

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Senator Sotto files ABS-CBN franchise renewal bill

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has introduced a fresh bill seeking to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain television and radio broadcasting stations. The senate president filed the bill under Senate Bill No. 1967 today, January 4. “ABS-CBN is the Philippines’ largest entertainment and media network operating various platforms including domestic […]

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‘We vaccinated ourselves’: PSG to accomplish mission at all costs

Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Brigadier General Jesus Durante III said in an interview with ANC that nobody from outside the command were involved in administering COVID-19 vaccine to PSG members. He also noted that only those who are performing close-in security operations for President Rodrigo Duterte received the vaccine in September-October. “With the advent […]

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PSG needs to ensure it is not threat to President’s health, safety – PSG commander

Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Army Brigadier General Jesus Durante III has explained that amid the current pandemic, the PSG which is mandated to protect the nation’s highest leader needs to ensure that its personnel are not themselves threat to the President’s health and safety. “As such the PSG administered COVID19 vaccine to its personnel […]

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Earliest availability of Western-based vaccine is in May – Galvez

National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., who is also the vaccine czar, has said that the earliest possible delivery of Western-based COVID-19 vaccine is in May. Secretary Galvez made the statement during President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Cabinet members, infectious diseases experts, and members of the academe to tackle various concerns on […]

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BRP Apolinario Mabini, Indonesia ship hold coordinated maritime patrol

Philippine Navy BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36) and Indonesian Navy KRI-Terapang 648 have conducted coordinated maritime patrol. The said coordinated patrol was part of the 4th Leg of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Philippine Navy and Indonesian Navy dubbed as CORPAT PHILINDO XXXIV-20. The CORPAT was held 30 nautical miles northwest off Marore Island, Indonesia from […]

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