Camp Aguinaldo - updates

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'Domestic spat' behind Camp Aguinaldo grenade blast – AFP

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The soldier's wife and their 11-year-old son sustain shrapnel wounds from the blast

GRENADE BLAST. A grenade blast reportedly due to a domestic altercation happens inside the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Rappler file photo

Blaze hits Camp Aguinaldo as fire prevention month begins

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The fire hits a one-story warehouse at the military camp

FLATTENED. A one-story Camp Aguinaldo warehouse is brought to the ground after flames spread in the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of DWDD Radio

Military rolls out red carpet for Murad before crucial plebiscite

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In a historic first, the military welcomes MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Camp Aguinaldo two months before the January 21 Bangsamoro plebiscite

HISTORIC FIRST. Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr welcomes MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, November 19. This is a return visit after MILF welcomed Galvez in Camp Darapanan in October. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena / Rappler

Palparan's continued military detention smacks of 'VIP treatment'

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Opposition lawmakers say the convicted retired general should be immediately sent to the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. Former Army Major General Jovito Palparan with military escorts at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court during the promulgation of his case on kidnapping for serious illegal detention on September 17, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Why Palparan still sleeps at 'home' and not Bilibid

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody

GUILTY. Jovito Palparan remains detained inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Historic visit: PH military welcomes MILF to Camp Aguinaldo

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) At a critical stage of the Bangsamoro peace process, the Philippine military rolls out the red carpet at the headquarters for officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

HISTORIC VISIT. Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, including high-ranking officials of the Moro Islamoc Liberation Front, pay a courtesy call to Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr on July 12, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH-U.S. relations shine as China concerns sidelined in Balikatan 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippines and the United States want to focus on their preparation for threats beyond China in Balikatan 2018

Philippines and US soldiers closed the Balikatan Flag to formaly closed the Armed Forces of the Philippines-United States Armed Forces Exercise Balikatan 34-2018 Closing Ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo on May 18, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

10 armed men arrested for trying to enter Camp Aguinaldo without permits

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:16 PM

The men, who claim to be part of a group called the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, have been turned over to the Quezon City Police

HEADQUARTERS. The Armed Forces of the Philippines takes base at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Rappler file photo

Marawi priest Chito Soganub jokes: 'I am physically strong and handsome'

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Despite being held captive for more than a hundred days in Marawi City, Fr Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is still able to crack a joke as he faces the media

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. says Balikatan a 'most important exercise'

May 08, 2017 - 1:37 PM

We are honored to participate in this most important exercise with this great ally of nearly 70 years the Philippines says US Marines Lieutenant General Lawrence Nicholson during the opening ceremony for Balikatan 2017

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Duterte to skip EDSA anniversary event in Camp Aguinaldo

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

It is not yet clear if President Rodrigo Duterte will attend any event related to the 31st EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary

NOT ATTENDING. President Rodrigo Duterte is not scheduled to attend the Camp Aguinaldo event commemorating the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Roque on De Lima preferring AFP custody: 'Dahil maraming lalaki?'

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque immediately apologizes for his remarks saying I was out of line

'OUT OF LINE.' Kabayan Representative Harry Roque apologizes for a statement she made against Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Planning to use Camp Aguinaldo road? Apply for stickers

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Here s the list of requirements to apply for Camp Aguinaldo access stickers

SOLUTION. The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT) have been looking for private or enclosed areas along EDSA to be accessible to motorists as a temporary solution to the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila. File photo by Rappler

Camp Aguinaldo opens to private vehicles in 2 weeks – MMDA

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Private vehicle owners can start applying with Camp Aguinaldo for access passes on Monday November 21

READY TO OPEN. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority confirms on November 17, 2016 that private vehicles will be able to pass through Camp Aguinaldo within 2 weeks. Government photo

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 46

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 45

Aug 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 32

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Humanitarian agencies participate in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The scenario in Camp Aguinaldo shows the close coordination between government agencies and humanitarian organizations in the face of a complex emergency

COORDINATION. Humanitarian agencies participate in the nationwide earthquake drill spearheaded by OCD and NDRRMC.

Center for Lumad studies launched in Manila

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The protest against the Lumad killings continue and a new Lumad centered research institute is launched

FACE TO FACE. A member of the Lumad holds part of the banner in front of an officer. Photo from Kilab Multimedia

Japan military chief in PH for Pacific Partnership 2015

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano is in the Philippines to observe the largest multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo Asia Pacific region

BAYANIHAN. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Hernando Iriberr presents Japan Self-Defense Forces chief of staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano with a token of golden men relocating a "kubo" (nipa hut) depicting the Filipino tradition of "Bayanihan" during his visit to Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo on August 12. Photo by Ssg Amable Milay Jr. PAF (PAO AFP)

AFP's new spokesperson is former liaison officer with US military

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Colonel Restituto Padilla Jr assumes the post at a time when the Philippines and the US are hoping to immediately implement the newly signed EDCA

NEW SPOKESPERSON. Col Restituto Padilla Jr (middle), receives the Defense Meritorious Service medal and citation from Admiral Samuel J Locklear, Commander of US Pacific Command (left) during the latter’s meeting with AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr (left) on October 14. File photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

AFP files disbarment case vs lawyer Harry Roque

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED The military claims that lawyer Harry Roque has committed grave misconduct and violated the Code of Professional Responsibility

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

Remarks vs Laude reflect deep-seated prejudice – CHR

Oct 25, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales says the real issues have to be distilled from prejudice spawned speculations over the unfortunate incident

SYMPATHIES. Commission on Human Right Chair Etta Rosales visits the funeral of slain transgender woman Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

CHR defends Laude fiance in fence-climbing stunt

Oct 24, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The family members of slain transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude say they want to personally see US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to be assured that he has not left the country

US envoy: VFA makes Laude probe 'quick, successful'

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:22 PM

The US ambassador also denounces media circuses surrounding the death of Jennifer Laude a transgender Filipino allegedly murdered by a US Marine

'MEDIA CIRCUSES'? German Marc Sueselbeck, boyfriend of murdered transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude, 26, climbs the gate of the facility where Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Manila on October 22, 2014. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg criticizes this as part of 'media circuses.' Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

AFP to protest 'misbehavior' of Laude's fiancé

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Updated German Marc Sueselbeck apologizes says he just blanked out

'UNLAWFUL ENTRY.' Marc Sueselbeck (right) with Marilou Laude, the sister of slain transgender Filipino woman Jennifer Laude, inside the Camp Aguinaldo perimeter fence on October 22, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Jennifer Laude's fiance, sister climb military gate

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:38 PM

They manage to enter the compound housing the US Marine accused of killing Jennifer Laude

Despite transfer, US retains custody of Marine

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:39 PM

The US embassy insists it has the right to retain custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton despite his transfer to Camp Aguinaldo The Philippines concurs

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Protestors at the University of the Philippines demand justice for transgender woman Jennifer Laude, 26, whom a US Marine allegedly murdered. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH military detains US Marine over Laude murder

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED Both the Philippines and the US agree on his detention at Camp Aguinaldo They will share custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton says the AFP chief

EDSA Revolution trivia

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Rappler lists down the places symbols and songs that remind us of the EDSA People Power Revolution

Catfight over who gets to help Yolanda evacuees?

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

With thousands of victims to attend to Oplan Salubong was hastily moved to Camp Aguinaldo because of a turf war with Air Force officers wives in Villamor

PACK YOUR BAGS: DSWD moves Oplan Salubong from the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

IN PHOTOS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 11, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Here are almost a hundred EXCLUSIVE photos from that star studded night

BEAUTIFUL AND GRATEFUL. Angel Locsin won the coveted Best Actress award for 'One More Try.' All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

WINNERS: 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:36 PM

Here is the winners list updated as the event unfolds

STARS' NIGHT. Iza Calzado, along with Piolo Pascual and Kim Chiu, hosts the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Photo by

HIGHLIGHTS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City

THORN AMONG THE ROSES. Piolo Pascual will host the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies alongside Iza Calzado and Kim Chiu. Photo from the Piolo Pascual Facebook page

Soldier found dead in Camp Aguinaldo

Dec 06, 2012 - 2:18 PM

An Air Force soldier reportedly shoots himself inside Camp Aguinaldo

Enrile's tale: Hypocrisy and contradictions

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Enrile s book launch was a gathering of the country s elite who had chosen to conveniently forget – just for one night – what others who have less at stake cannot

Burglars strike at Camp Aguinaldo

Aug 30, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Burglars broke into the soldiers barracks near the official residence of the Armed Forces chief of staff

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