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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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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