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‘Terror law’: The pet bill of the generals

Jun 05, 2020 - 5:20 PM

‘You don’t deserve that kind of power. No one does,’ a farmers' party-list representative tells the military, referring to the proposed Anti-Terror Act of 2020, which is up for President Duterte's signature

SECURITY CLUSTER. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in a huddle with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr in this file photo from May 6, 2019. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang

Quickie generals: The military's revolving door needs to be shut

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:34 AM

(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the AFP ‘could have done better’ if its top commanders served for at least 3 years, instead of the usual one year or less

LOOK UP. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, President Rodrigo Duterte, and General Noel Clement watching a drone show during the Armed Forces of the Philippines' 84th founding anniversary ceremony on December 17, 2019. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Duterte wants ex-military to head anti-red tape agency

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:52 AM

For the new Anti-Red Tape Agency to 'have more teeth,' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte wants a former military general to lead the office

Guerrero leaves AFP leadership 4 reminders before bowing out

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military

PARTING WORDS. Former military chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero has some advice to the military leadership as he retires from the service. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH military will have new chief on April 18

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero will retire on April 18

RETIRING. General Rey Leonardo Guerrero is bowing out of service on April 18, 2018

Mercury Drug Foundation gives P20-M worth of medicines to AFP

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:27 PM

The donation will be sent directly to military medical treatment facilities for the immediate use of soldiers deployed in conflict areas

No word yet if new AFP chief will serve beyond 2 months

Oct 26, 2017 - 6:49 PM

'Yung extension huwag muna natin pag -sapan. What is important for me to do now is to focus on my job,' says new AFP chief Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero

NEW AFP CHIEF. Lieutenant General Rey Guerrero served as chief of the Davao-based Eastern Mindanao Command. Rappler photo

Chiefs of ASEAN militaries to meet in Manila

May 14, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The meetings will bolster the ASEAN militaries collective experience and resolve to combat modern global security challenges AFP chief General Eduardo Año says

SECURITY COOPERATION. This December 2016 photo shows AFP chief General Eduardo Año (5th from left) and the chiefs of armies in the region doing the signature clenched fist gesture of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

PH military keeps eye on ISIS-linked groups amid NPA clashes

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

We have specific units that would address these specific threats We got everything covered says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

CONFIRMATION. AFP chief General Eduardo Año gets the nod of the Commission on Appointments on February 8, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

AFP chief: Reds should work with military in new campaign plan

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año talks about the military s new campaign plan DSSP Kapayapaan

DSSP KAPAYAPAAN. The military presented to President Rodrigo Duterte its new campaign plan during a command conference on January 6, 2017. Malacañang photo

AFP's new chief: Will it be Guerrero?

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines will have a new chief of staff on Wednesday when General Ricardo Visaya retires

RETIRING. General Ricardo Visaya has one of the shortest terms as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Top military generals absent at Marcos burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The most senior general present is the Armed Forces vice chief of staff

Army officer sacked over Al Barka clash now a general

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:04 PM

We all make mistakes but General Macario performed well The unfortunate incident did not stop him from performing his duties

AFP raises red alert ahead of 'difficult' Typhoon Maysak

Apr 01, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Red alert status means all the troops must be inside the camps and ready for any deployment All vacation leaves are suspended

TYPHOON RESPONSE: File photo of Army soldiers preparing assets for typhoon response operations

Usman's alleged coddler arrested in GenSan

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:29 AM

UPDATED Joint forces of the military and police arrest Ali Mohammad Tambako the man said to have been coddling terrorist Abdul Basit Usman in General Santos City

ARRESTED: Ali Mohammad Tambako is brought to Manila for inquest. Rappler photo

12 killed in clashes as draft Bangsamoro law reaches Congress

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The BIFF is the breakaway group of the MILF the dominant Muslim group that is negotiating a new autonomous government in Mindanao

BLACK FLAG: Al Qaeda's black flag was seized in a BIFF camp in February 2014

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