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Central Visayas commander Noel Clement is new armed forces chief

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:38 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Duterte picks the general who led an intense counter-insurgency campaign in Negros and nearby provinces in the last 10 months. He will retire in 4 months.

NEW MILITARY CHIEF. Lieutenant General Noel Clement has been appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo: Clement inspects the ranks of the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division on July 20, 2017. Photo from the Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division

Little-known fact: AFP chief Galvez got amnesty for 1989 failed coup

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:51 AM

The young Lieutenant Carlito Galvez Jr spent years in detention for joining the bloody 1989 coup attempt. He was granted amnesty by former President Fidel Ramos in 1996.

PEACE. AFP Chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr. Photo by PCOO

AFP chief welcomes BBL passage as 'antidote to terrorism'

May 31, 2018 - 7:55 PM

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

AFP CHIEF. General Carlito Galvez Jr is a known advocate of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

New AFP chief Carlito Galvez: 'We must now walk the path of peace'

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:04 PM

'I take this opportunity to support the peace process with the MILF and the MNLF. We look forward to the final political resolution of conflict in Mindanao,' Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr says in his assumption speech

PEACE. New AFP chief Lieutenant General Carlito Jr. talks of peace during his inaugural speech. File photo PCOO

LIVE: Armed Forces of the Philippines turnover ceremony

Dec 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Watch the turnover ceremony live on Rappler

Rebel hunter Año is new AFP chief

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Lieutenant General Eduardo Año is the natural choice to become AFP chief but he will have a short term of 10 months

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Eduardo Año is the 3rd from the PMA Matikas Class of '83 to become the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Visaya: AFP backs peace talks, will ‘finish’ Abu Sayyaf

Jul 01, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The new Armed Forces chief of staff will be retiring in 6 months

'Big honor' to be considered AFP chief – Visaya

May 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya says he remains focused on his job as commander of the military s Southern Luzon Command

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

New AFP chief, Typhoon Falcon, Princess Charlotte | 12PM wRap

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Rappler Talk: Moving on after Mamasapano

Mar 06, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Armed Forces chief Catapang talks to Rappler about recent events that shook the Philippine military and what can be done to move forward

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

Is defense chief Gazmin finally stepping down?

Jun 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The talk is that retiring Armed Forces chief of staff Manny Bautista is being groomed for the defense department portfolio And over at the Sandigan tables are turned

FATHER-FIGURE: President Benigno Aquino III and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. Malacañang photo

Son of slain general is new AFP chief

Jan 15, 2013 - 5:44 PM

Army chief Lt Gen Emmanuel Bautista is the new Armed Forces chief of staff

PNoy junks fixed term for AFP chief

Jan 20, 2012 - 6:17 PM

This despite calls for a fixed term to avoid mistakes under the Arroyo years

Oban: 'Our reform agenda have taken root'

Dec 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Speech of outgoing AFP Chief Gen Eduardo Oban during the turnover ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo last Dec 12

Profile Photo of Outgoing AFP Chief Gen. Eduardo Oban