General Emmanuel Bautista - updates

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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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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