Fort Magsaysay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Fort Magsaysay


DOH eyes Caballo Island, Fort Magsaysay as quarantine for OFWs from Wuhan, Hubei

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Some 300 Filipinos in Wuhan and other parts of Hubei province in China are the priority in the Philippine government's repatriation plan

QUARANTINE ISLAND? The government is considering using the naval station on Caballo Island in Manila Bay as a quarantine area for Filipinos returning from China amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. File photo

Aussie spy plane flies over Nueva Ecija, simulates role in Marawi

May 17, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Over 100 Australian Defense Forces are now in the Philippines to participate in two separate exercises in urban fighting, simulating its role during the siege of Marawi last year, where ADF provided real time intelligence and training

AUSTRALIA. The Australian Defense Force has 60 personnel participating in Exercise Balikatan 2018

Scarborough, Benham Rise general leads US-PH Balikatan 2018

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:23 AM

It's the second Balikatan under President Rodrigo Duterte, who at the start of his term threatened to end the military exercises. Ties between the Philippines and US have since improved.

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mega drug rehab center in Nueva Ecija fully operational by November

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Almost 50 of the facility has been constructed says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte: China-funded rehab facility almost complete

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

After citing China s assistance Duterte blasts the United States and European Union for not being as helpful

THANKS CHINA. President Duterte speaks at the Banana Congress in SMX Center in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from

#EDSA30: Remembering Alpha and Delta

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:41 AM

The two anti Marcos leaders were kept in solitary confinement in Fort Magsaysay The only way Delta and Alpha knew the other was still alive was when one would sing Lupang Hinirang and the other would reply with Bayan Ko

ALPHA. A wax figure of Senator Ninoy Aquino stands watch. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Gov’t to hold pre-qualification conferences for airport and jail PPPs

Apr 05, 2015 - 8:04 PM

5 regional airports have a total indicative cost of P108B while a new jail in Nueva Ecija is projected at P50B

'Human error' caused crash of PH military's new chopper

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:51 AM

The grounding order on the other choppers has apparently been lifted Two Sokol were spotted in Fort Magsaysay Nueva Ecija last week

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

PH wants US to use bases facing West PH Sea

May 15, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Balikatan 2014 war games continue in Crow Valley in Tarlac In a maritime security scenario Philippines and US troops operate to take over a key enemy position

STEALTH ATTACK: Philippine Marines implement naval exercises with US troops. Rappler file photo of Balikatan games

PH-US war games also for counterterrorism, anti-insurgency

May 10, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The armies of the Philippines and the US train on close quarter battle long range target shooting and jungle survival to improve interoperability

INTERNAL THREATS REMAIN: Outside maritime security exercises, Philippines and US troops train on close quarter combat and long range target shooting

3 to 5 PH military bases eyed for US use

May 02, 2014 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija among those being eyed is a natural choice because it is where Philippines US Balikatan exercises are often held

PHILIPPINE PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino. Rappler file photo

Soldier found dead inside camp

Aug 01, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Army Maj Eddie Valde was in his bed in Fort Magsaysay and might have died of an accidental fire from his service firearm