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Military told to behave properly on social media

May 07, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Although a number of military members posted their opinions about ABS-CBN going off the air, the AFP says the directive was prompted by social media posts and comments ‘from the past’

MILITARY TROOPS. Special Forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lorenzana, AFP defend military chief's 'out of place' letter to Chinese envoy

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Although the military chief's letter to the Chinese envoy may have been 'out of place,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he sees nothing wrong with it

THE CHIEFS. Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana (2nd L) and military chief General Felimon Santos Jr (R) pose with President Rodrigo Duterte and the new and outgoing Air Force chiefs during the change of command ceremony at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 16, 2020. Malacañang photo

AFP chief asked Chinese envoy help to buy COVID-19 'medicine,' then recalls letter

Apr 27, 2020 - 11:35 PM

A leaked letter shows AFP chief General Felimon Santos Jr requesting Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian’s help in obtaining Carrimycin tablets, which he said he used when he was sick with COVID-19

MILITARY CHIEF. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Felimon Santos Jr sent the Chinese ambassador a letter asking helo to obtain off-label drugs to treat COVID-19.

Duterte's martial law threat – and what he did not tell us

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:09 PM

In his taped Friday morning public address on the coronavirus, President Duterte blasts the communist rebels again and brings up an old peace proposal they submitted long before the pandemic

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 23, 2020. Malacañang photo

Military chief Santos recovers from coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the follow up COVID-19 test on AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr came back negative

Newly appointed AFP Chief Gen. Felimon Santos faces the senate media on February 12, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Military receives quarantine facility, medical equipment

Apr 04, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The military are among the front liners battling the pandemic, and the AFP Medical Corps will be deployed to national quarantine centers to tend to PUMs, PUIs, and confirmed patients with mild symptoms

WOOD AND PLASTIC. This emergency quarantine facility, made from wood and plastic with 17 beds, is set up at Naval Station Jose Francisco in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on April 1, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Navy chief tests negative for virus; Army, Air Force chiefs in quarantine

Apr 01, 2020 - 1:20 PM

They all came in contact with military chief General Felimon Santos Jr, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 27

NAVY CHIEF. Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Defense Secretary Lorenzana tests negative for coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:57 PM

The head of the national task force against the pandemic says he will remain on quarantine until April 6

DELFIN LORENZANA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the senate hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agencies on September 30, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lorenzana on self-quarantine after contact with virus-positive military chief

Mar 27, 2020 - 1:17 PM

(UPDATED) The defense chief came in close contact twice with military chief General Felimon Santos Jr, who has tested positive for the coronavirus

DELFIN LORENZANA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the Senate hearing on the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States on February 6, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Military chief Santos tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) AFP chief General Felimon Santos Jr calls on all who had close contact with him since March 13 to go on self-quarantine, and those who met him from March 9 to 12, to take precautions and seek medical advice

MILITARY CHIEF. AFP chief of staff General Felimon Santos Jr faces the Senate media on February 12, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senior military officer tests positive for virus; AFP chief on home quarantine

Mar 24, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Military chief General Felimon Santos Jr says he came into contact with the patient, but they practiced physical distancing at the event

MILITARY. Soldiers of the Philippine Army's 6th Infantry Battalion in Surigao del Sur in 2015. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

2,000+ Chinese military in PH for immersion? Checking, says AFP chief

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is verifying a raw report from Senator Panfilo Lacson that up to 3,000 members of China’s military are in the Philippines on an ‘immersion mission’

CHINA'S MILITARY. Chinese military personnel gather at the Shenzhen Bay stadium in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong in China's southern Guangdong province, on August 15, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Russia denies envoy’s meeting with PH military chief related to VFA repeal

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Ties between the Philippines and Russia are independent of any third party, says Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev

COURTESY CALL. Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev meets with AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr at Camp Aguinaldo on February 17, 2020. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

New AFP chief Felimon Santos Jr: PH can 'move on without VFA'

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:19 PM

(UPDATED) New military chief Felimon Santos Jr says the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement will not be a loss to the Philippines

VFA. Newly confirmed AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos says the Philippines can live without the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United State. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New Eastern Mindanao military commander vows strong push vs communist rebels

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'We will break them hard,' Major General Jose Faustino says of his plans in battling communist rebels in the region

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Major General Jose Faustino (left) and Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr (center) on January 25, 2020. Photo from OPAPP

Military ‘intensifies’ intel on terror groups amid Iran-U.S. crisis

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The military says it is looking out for the security of US and Iranian citizens in the Philippines

MONITORING. The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it has intensified intelligence gathering on groups that might launch sympathy attacks in the wake of the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

AFP ‘ready to deploy anytime’ to evacuate Filipinos in Middle East

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:55 PM

In case violence escalates in the region, the Philippine military says it will deploy aircraft and vessels to take Filipinos out of Iran and Iraq

EMERGENCY MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte summoned security officials on Sunday, January 5, to discuss the security situation in the Middle East. Photo from Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

No mention of West Philippine Sea in new military chief’s speech

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:17 PM

Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr praises President Duterte’s ‘localized peace talks’ with communist guerrilla fronts, and vows to focus military efforts on stamping out the rebellion

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr was installed as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on January 4, 2020. Screengrab from RTVM

Veteran intelligence officer Felimon Santos Jr is new military chief

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr is currently the chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command based in Davao City

NEW MILITARY CHIEF. Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr, a veteran intelligence officer, will replace General Noel Clement as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Army