Transfer of Japanese radar systems to Philippines progressing smoothly

National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi met via video teleconference on June 2 to discuss bilateral defense relations between the two countries and regional security concerns, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. “Minister Kishi noted that the transfer of radar systems to the Philippines is progressing smoothly,” the […]Read More

Cop, 4 cohorts nabbed for robbery-extortion

A police officer and four (4) members of the Truck Ban Traffic Management Office of Apalit, Pampanga was arrested in an entrapment operation for extortion and robbery by a joint team of 3rd Battalion 35th SAC, Apalit MPS, and PNP-IMEG-LFU, authorities announced Friday. Citing reports from Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) Director, Brig. Gen. […]Read More

Body-worn cameras to ensure transparency in police operations

Three years after their use was first announced, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will finally be utilizing body-worn cameras to ensure the transparency and legitimacy of police operations, including the service of search and arrest warrants. PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar has made good on his word to have BWCs used during […]Read More

Lorenzana praises Japanese defense minister for respect, courteousness

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed how he appreciates the courteousness of his Japanese counterpart Japan Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi. The two defense officials virtually met on June 2. “During my meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice how the Japanese express their respect and courteousness, even online,” […]Read More

DND reportedly submitting proposal to procure Saab’s Gripen

The Department of National Defense (DND) is reportedly submitting a proposal to procure the Saab JAS-39C/D MS20 Gripen fighter aircraft for Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s Multi-Role Fighter Acquisition Project, MaxDefense Philippines said in an update June 2, citing sources from PAF. MaxDefense said the DND is serious with the said project with National Defense Secretary […]Read More

Duterte still studying proposal to hold face-to-face classes

President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying the proposal of the country’s chief economist to resume pilot face-to-face (F2F) classes in areas where Covid-19 risk is low, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua renewed his pitch for the resumption of in-person classes, stressing the need […]Read More

PHL to strengthen ties with Israel, envoy tells OFWs

The Philippine government will continue to strengthen its bilateral relations with Israel, Ambassador Macairog Alberto assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Alberto issued the statement through an advisory dated June 1 after he was summoned by Israel’s Foreign Ministry to clarify the Philippines’ vote supporting the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council’s investigation on Israel’s Operation […]Read More

Army chief visits 1st Infantry ‘Tabak’ Division

The troops of the 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division (1ID) welcomed the Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) during his visit on May 31, 2021 at Camp Major Cesar L. Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga. Maj. Gen. Andres C. Centino expressed his appreciation to the troops for their operational success that contributed to the Army’s goal of winning […]Read More

Monument honors heroism, bravery, sacrifice of Filipino UN peacekeepers

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana and the Commanding General, Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Andres C. Centino led the unveiling of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Monument today, June 1, 2021 at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The Peacekeepers monument honors the heroism, bravery, and sacrifice of […]Read More

President Duterte rewards Marine troops behind neutralization of notorious ASG

The Commander in Chief, represented by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana, conferred medals and monetary reward on Marine troops who are behind the success of the rescue operations of Indonesian kidnap victims and offensives against their abductors in Tawi-Tawi earlier this year. Gen. Sobejana awarded the Distinguished Navy Cross […]Read More