Emmanuel Bautista - updates

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NDF proposes 6-month, time-bound peace talks

Apr 18, 2015 - 1:41 PM

National Democratic Front Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison says they want to cover 3 substantive items including the end of conflict and disposition of forces

FOUNDER: Screenshot of CPP founder Joma Sison's Vimeo video

Peace process or ISIS? Make your choice

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Former military chief Emmanuel Bautista clarifies there are no confirmed reports of Filipinos joining ISIS from the Philippines

'WIN THE PEACE.' Former armed forces chief Emmanuel Bautista warns against ending the peace process. Photo by Rappler

Agenda: Securing Pope Francis

Jan 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Pope Francis will have 44 sub events in the Philippines a nightmare for security authorities

Pope John Paul II – and his security team –wade through the crowd during his 1995 visit to the Philippines. AFP file photo

Ex-AFP chief eyed as chief negotiator with NDF

Dec 27, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Retired General Emmanuel Bautista is recommended by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to lead government negotiations with the communist guerrillas

NEW CHALLENGE: The appointment of retired General Emmanuel Bautista as chief negotiator with CPP/NDF is waiting for President Aquino's signature. Malacañang file photo

Armor vests for Zambo troops still sitting in warehouse

Sep 08, 2014 - 3:45 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler obtains documents showing controversy riddled bidding processes that seem to favor a company and have caused delays in the delivery of much needed equipment

Photo by EPA

New Palace post for ex-AFP chief

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:26 PM

President Benigno Aquino III appoints retired General Bautista as Executive Director of the Cabinet Cluster on Security Justice and Peace

CIVILIAN: Retired General Emmanuel Bautista returns to government service with the rank of Undersecretary. Malacañang photo

AFP to MILF: Share info on alleged soldiers' 'killing' video

Aug 02, 2014 - 7:09 PM

If the MILF knows some details about it they can give us information If these allegations are true we will look for these soldiers Philippine military chief tells reporters in Zamboanga City

CAPTIVE. Series of screenshots show a man being kicked by men in military uniform then dragged to the center of the field

AFP probes 'killing' video

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:52 PM

This cannot be condoned We are looking into everything says AFP spokesperson Major General Domingo Tutaan

Screenshot of video of alleged soldiers involved in summary execution

New gov't post for retired AFP chief General Bautista

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:39 PM

After one month he will return to government service the President says in his speech during the change of command ceremony for the AFP chief

A general's long wait: Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:21 AM

New Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang Jr says he s long prepared for the job I have prepared myself for this since I was told I was a candidate he says

One week 'punishment' for new AFP chief

Jul 17, 2014 - 4:18 PM

It s a military tradition that Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin a former Army general himself practices to congratulate newly promoted generals

NEW CHIEF: Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr is the new chief of staff of the 120,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines

Catapang is new AFP chief of staff

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Lt Gen Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr will formally assume command on Friday July 18

New battleground? PH soldiers get social media training

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:29 AM

In the selfie capital of the world it s not surprising for soldiers to be all over Facebook It s time to set the ground rules

HANDBOOK: The Philippine Army sets the ground rules for troops' social media use

AFP chief orders new probe on 'friendly fire' deaths

Jul 11, 2014 - 2:58 PM

General Emmanuel Bautista constitutes the Board of Inquiry after confirmation that 6 Joint Special Operations Group members were accidentally killed by friendly fire in June

Armed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista. Rappler photo

Friendly fire kills 6 soldiers in Sulu

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Will the military punish the soldiers who committed the fatal error?

Philippines, Vietnam form team to boost alliance

Jul 03, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The Philippine and Vietnamese armies also vow to conduct joint training as both countries face China s threats in the disputed South China Sea

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

US hasn't picked Philippine bases, envoy says

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:05 PM

The US ambassador stresses that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement is going to be a discussion between the two sides

Rappler Newscast | April 1, 2014

Apr 01, 2014 - 10:53 PM

Gov t to file plunder charges vs senators in corruption scandal PH tells China it will not bow to bullies Australia on MH370 hunt: could be long and frustrating

PH military chief: China provoked us

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:37 PM

The Philippine military feels a sense of fulfillment after a successful mission to rotate troops in the disputed Ayungin Shoal

PH NOT PROVOCATIVE: Armed Forces chief General Bautista

'Communist army irrelevant in 5 years'

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:49 AM

The NPA celebrates its 45th anniversary in the wake of top communist leaders arrest The military says the bandit group without any ideological mooring will be irrelevant in 5 years

ANNIVERSARY: The New People's Army turns 45 on March 29, 2014. Photo from the CPP web site

72 NPA members surrender in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 28, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The rebel returnees include 13 minors which the AFP says violates the international humanitarian law

GUNS FOR PEACE. photo by bobby lagsa

Military braces for retaliatory attacks

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The arrest of alleged CPP chief Benito Tiamzon will cripple the underground movement says the military

BIG FISH: Arrested CPP leader Benito Tiamzon. Photo from the PNP

Is Kris Aquino telegraphing PNoy's position in PMA issue?

Mar 12, 2014 - 4:16 PM

Presidential sister Kris Aquino has taken the side of the PMA in the debate pitting the academy against Cadet Jeff Cudia Does the President share her opinion?

STILL HOPEFUL: Renato Cudia and daughter Annavee in Camp Aguinaldo to furnish the military hierarchy with Cadet Jeff Cudia's new appeal. Rappler photo

PH military beefs up coverage of Scarborough

Feb 25, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Scarborough is now under the Palawan based Western Command to put the country s external defense efforts under one commander

AFP chief: Chinese used water cannons vs Filipino fishermen

Feb 24, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Chinese coast guard ships used water cannons to drive away Filipino fishing vessels from the disputed Panatag Shoal last January 27 AFP chief Emmanuel Bautista reveals

FACING THE FOCAP. AFP Chief, Gen Emmanuel Bautista, speaks during a forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, 24 February 2014. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PMA systems, processes under review

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM

It is a continuing process Even without this we have given the guidance to continuously review the processes and the systems in PMA says Armed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista

AFP CHIEF OF STAFF: General Emmanuel Bautista

Aquino beats generals in shootfest

Feb 02, 2014 - 11:16 AM

In the end it was between the President – a known shooting enthusiast – and Bureau of Customs officer Junny Guadalupe who competed in the Man versus Man category

PH military grappling with insurgency amid China tension

Jan 17, 2014 - 9:26 PM

AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista leads a closed door command conference with senior military leaders to discuss the country s security environment

COMMAND CONFERENCE: Armed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista leads a command conference with senior mlitary leaders. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

PH seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

Jan 15, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The new acquisitions would come under the fresh US military assistance announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry when he visited the Philippines last month

Shake-up: AFP top brass retiring this year

Jan 09, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Armed Forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista and 8 three star generals are retiring in 2014

CLASSMATES: AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista and Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Chopper carrying AFP chief makes emergency landing

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:18 AM

The incident happened December 10 when Armed Forces chief Gen Emmanuel Bautista was making the rounds in Mindanao to check on the troops

EMERGENCY LANDING: Military chief General Emmanuel Bautista was forced to make an emergency landing last week. PAF photo

PH buying 2 more C130 cargo planes

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:53 PM

This will bring the total number of military cargo planes to 5 although the ideal number is 9

CARGO PLANES: Military's C130 cargo planes evacuate typhoon survivors from the Visayas. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Air Force gets 8 new attack helicopters

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:10 PM

These are brand new 3 ton class 8 seater choppers with twin engines that PAF can use to provide close air support to ground forces

BRAND NEW: Italian firm AgustaWestland signs P3.4 billion helicopter deal with Philippine Air Force. Photo from AgustaWestland

After 'spoilers,' AFP chief looks forward to GPH-MILF peace deal

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:05 PM

AFP chief Emmanuel Bautista says the military is succeeding in addressing these spoilers to shield the peace process against their obstruction

ADDRESSING SPOILERS: Armed Forces chief of Staff Gen Emmanuel Bautista says he's looking forward to the signing of the peace pact with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Zamboanga crisis over - Roxas

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Hostages have all been brought to safety but clearing operations continue P4 billion is allocated for the reconstruction of damaged areas

Solemn farewell for fallen soldier, cops

Sep 25, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Three government security forces who died defending Zamboanga City are brought home Wednesday September 25

AFP: Up to 5 Chinese ships circling Panatag, Ayungin

Aug 28, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The Armed Forces chief says 2 to 5 Chinese ships are circling the Ayungin and Panatag shoals at any given time

AFP: PH troops in Golan ready vs chemical warfare

Aug 28, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights are properly equipped for chemical warfare Armed Forces chief Gen Emmanuel Bautista told reporters

DANGEROUS TERRITORY: Filipino peacekeepers abducted by Syrian opposition in March were eventually released. AFP photo

US, PH vow freedom of navigation amid Asia sea rows

Aug 24, 2013 - 1:22 PM

The United States and the Philippines vow to maintain freedom of navigation in a Southeast Asia increasingly beset by maritime territorial rows

Finish insurgency, AFP chief tells commanders

Jul 11, 2013 - 11:58 PM

The military says it is on track in meeting its 2016 deadline

COMMAND CONFERENCE: The Armed Forces of the Philippines hope to end internal armed struggles by 2016. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

AFP chief welcomes Jonas Burgos probe

Apr 04, 2013 - 7:33 PM

If warranted anybody in the armed forces can face the court But we also respect soldiers rights says Gen Bautista

AFP Chief of Staff Gen Emmanuel Bautista. Photo by RAPPLER/Carmela Fonbuena

'Biggest challenge is process of normalization'

Jan 17, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Let us be open to changing mindsets and paradigms Transformation will not happen with a simple snap of a finger

Rappler Newscast | January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013 - 8:50 PM

5 lawyers argue before the Supreme Court the Cybercrime law is too broad and vague | The head of the checkpoint in Quezon a key witness in the shooting of 13 people refuses to talk to police | The new chief of staff of the Armed Forces is the son of a general killed by Muslim rebels

Aquino: Hindi pwede ang utak-pulbura

Nov 09, 2011 - 8:00 AM