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COVID-19 task force adviser Tony Leachon 'has been cautioned but remained deaf to collegial advise,' says Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr
It could be a building, a block, or an entire barangay, but if there are two or more coronavirus cases in one place, the authorities will swoop in and lock it down
While cases continue to increase and lockdown restrictions ease across the country, the government again pushes back testing targets
Barbershop and salon employees show that they can safely cut hair by wearing protective wear. The government, however, is still assessing the risks.
Vice President Leni Robredo asks all Filipinos, regardless of religion, to 'embody the spirit' of Eid'l Fitr
A week before the target end of the enhanced community quarantine and its modified version, coronavirus response czar Carlito Galvez Jr introduces a new buzzword to target specific areas according to zones
The arrival of 42,000 more overseas Filipino workers may 'overwhelm' quarantine facilities, says the chief implementer of government policies on the coronavirus pandemic
(UPDATED) National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr, says the government is stockpiling PPEs as the pandemic is expected to last until 2021
(2nd UPDATE) CAAP says international flights that wish to land or depart from the Philippines should request for an exemption at least 36 hours before the scheduled departure from the airport of origin
National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr says the deadline for testing in NCR, the 'epicenter' of the crisis, is much earlier – May 7
Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr says the additional laboratories can help speed up the confirmation of coronavirus cases in the country
'Instead of distributing to qualified families at 5k to 8k each, the SAF should instead be given to all individual Filipino citizens at 2.5k each'
It would be ‘premature to make an announcement,’ but an extended lockdown is a ‘big possibility,’ says the chief implementer of government plans in quelling the pandemic
Stadiums and convention halls are being converted into quarantine facilities, and the first one may be ready by April 6, says NTF COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr
The objective is to identify possible carriers of the virus and bring them to ‘forced quarantine facilities’ like stadiums and convention halls
(UPDATED) The first 15,000 sets of personal protective equipment arrived in the Philippines on March 31, says Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr
Possible carriers of the virus need to be taken out of their communities and housed in national quarantine centers, says the chief implementer of government policies on the pandemic
The Philippine Arena, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, and Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex are among the venues being eyed to house persons who may have the novel coronavirus
The government is purchasing up to one million sets of personal protective equipment to enable medical frontliners to test persons under monitoring or investigation for the virus, says chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr
(UPDATED) The 3 ex-generals are at the helm of government’s plan to quell the pandemic, and their positions in their new task force reflect the military rule of seniority
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
We are now at a critical stage in the Mindanao peace process leading up to the fulfillment of the commitments made by both the government and the MILF
The MILF says it has 40,000 fighters but only about 7,000 weapons. OPAPP Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr wants the combatants to give up their own guns, too.
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony in Maguindanao on Saturday, September 7, as former rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front begin their transition to civilian life
Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces will work alongside soldiers and cops in the Joint Peace and Security Team, says Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr
The new autonomous region will be in place after President Rodrigo Duterte forms the 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority
The appointment of Carlito Galvez Jr also completes the retired generals' takeover of key posts handling peace, security, and delivery of government services
Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao expresses concern that military chief Carlito Galvez Jr would 'militarize the OPAPP and the peace process'
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says President Duterte announced his post-retirement plan for General Carlito Galvez Jr at a Cabinet meeting
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says she would hold AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr accountable should anything bad happen to her
'There is really a clamor for the extension considering that the terrorism is still lurking in the area,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
General Carlito Galvez Jr, a strong advocate of the peace process in Mindanao, says he wants to continue dialogues with rebel groups after his retirement on December 12
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Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'
Philippine military chief Carlito Galvez Jr goes to Camp Darapanan a few months after Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders visited Camp Aguinaldo
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque responds to the statement of AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV applied for amnesty, contrary to the government's position
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.
John Frederick Savellano, 29, is among the Marines remembered on the first year of the liberation of the now legendary Mapandi Bridge
AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr issues a stern warning against corruption as he reveals that another officer faces jail
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
'General Galvez was at the forefront of the war... and led the successful liberation of Marawi,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza
'The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has a direct correlation to peace. It has a positive and direct correlation,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
'I'm sorry, I can't make statements,' Philippine military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr tells reporters, but gives assurances 'the AFP is doing its best' to protect Philippine territory
The military says all 174,000 precincts opened by 11:30 am on Monday, May 14, including isolated islands in the West Philippine Sea and Palawan
'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military
'While we give primacy to peace, we will never hesitate to use our might when innocent civilians are threatened and attacked,' says Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr
Senator Leila de Lima hopes Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra 'can bring back true dispensation of justice at the DOJ, bereft of any partisan and persecutorial agenda'
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President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr, who was among the generals on the ground during the Marawi siege, to lead the military