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Scout Ranger killed by BIFF gets Gold Cross Medal

Mar 11, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Captain Gromel Auman gets the 3rd highest military award in the Philippines for helping retrieve the bodies of fallen soldiers in Talaya Maguindanao on March 8

In this file photo, an Army officer stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in central Mindanao as fierce gun battles continue. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

AFP chief: 'Illogical' to go back to war with MILF

Mar 06, 2015 - 11:08 AM

We don t want to repeat history Going back to war with the MILF is quite absurd says Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

NO TO WAR: General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Garin open to visiting quarantined soldiers again

Nov 24, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the clamor on her visit was an opportunity to clear some of the misconceptions on the deadly Ebola disease

CONTROVERSY: Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr visit troops from Liberia. Photo from AFP-PAO

Palace defends execs' gear-free visit to quarantined soldiers

Nov 18, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The administration says AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang and Health Undersecretary Janette Garin followed all protocols set by the World Health Organization

HOME. UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base on November 12, 2014. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

Military ups pressure on Abu Sayyaf after deadly encounter

Nov 16, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The military is mulling whether to send more forces to Sulu to contain the local terrorist group

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PH peacekeeper will still complete Ebola quarantine – DOH

Nov 16, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Despite testing negative for Ebola the malaria stricken UN peacekeeper is required to complete the 21 day quarantine on Caballo Island

HOME. UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base on November 12, 2014. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

AFP mulls complaint vs Laude lawyer

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM

His apologies are accepted but he should still be held accountable the AFP says

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

PH military chief thanks UN commander for 'brave' remark

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:45 AM

All s well that ends well says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

'THANK YOU:' Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr welcomes the new statement of a United Nations commander calling Filipino peacekeepers 'brave.' Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

'We need prosperity to sustain peace'

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says achieving peace is not the end but the first step

PEACE AND PROSPERITY. AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says it is both peace and prosperity that establishes the groundwork for economic development in the country. File photo

The question AFP's Catapang won't answer

Aug 17, 2014 - 4:44 PM

A Chinese television journalist tries to ask AFP chief Gen Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr a question – but gets a laugh instead

AFP Chief, Gen Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

5 to 6 Chinese ships patrolling West PH Sea – military

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:40 PM

This has become the regular situation in the West Philippine Sea says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

DAVID VS GOLIATH. File photo of a much smaller Philippine ship arrives at the disputed Ayungin Shoal. Photo by AFP

AFP douses fears of violence over stalled Bangsamoro law

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr gives assurances that there is close coordination between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

MILF fighters inside Camp Darapanan in Maguindanao. File photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Naval detachment to rise from Zambo siege ground zero

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:28 PM

We will be putting up a forward operating base so that threats coming from outside Zamboanga City can be checked says AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

BURNED: More than 10,000 houses were damaged by fires inside the combat zone. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

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

State of PH Navy modernization: ‘Golden days will return’

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:52 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says his administration has released more than P40 billion to modernize the military the bulk of which goes to the Navy

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

Surprise appointment for AFP chief contender

May 22, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Catapang s new post is an administrative position It s different from his former post where he had under his operational command 2 Army infantry divisions one naval base and one air base

AFP'S NUMBER 2: Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr

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

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