AFP confirms release of 4 Indon ASG hostages

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on AFP confirms release of 4 Indon ASG hostages 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed the release of four Indonesian hostages from the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits Wednesday afternoon.

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Red alert for polls to be lifted in proper time — AFP

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on Red alert for polls to be lifted in proper time — AFP 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — Despite the relatively peaceful and orderly elections Monday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it is still yet to lift its red alert edict for its 125,000-strong force.

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Palace orders abolition of AFP pension fund

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Palace orders abolition of AFP pension fund 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Malacanang has ordered the abolition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Retirement and Separation System (AFP-RSBS) in an effort to curb inefficient public spending.

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GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops 

By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The peace panel of the Philippine Government (GPH) has expressed sympathy to the families of the 18 soldiers who perished during a bloody encounter against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants in Basilan.

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Zamboanga City defender named PMA Cavalier Awardee for Army Operations

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Zamboanga City defender named PMA Cavalier Awardee for Army Operations 

MANILA, Feb. 22 — For helping defend Zamboanga City against rogue Moro National Liberation Front fighters during their unprovoked Sept. 2013 siege, Col. Oriel Pangcog, formerly of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion, was named Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavalier Awardee for Army Operations.

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AFP allocates Php26-M for repair of PAF Bell 412 helicopter

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on AFP allocates Php26-M for repair of PAF Bell 412 helicopter 

MANILA, Jan. 22 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is allocating the sum of Php26,720,550 for the acquisition of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repair of one of its Bell 412 combat utility helicopters.

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Candidates told not to give in to NPA extortion demand

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Candidates told not to give in to NPA extortion demand 

MANILA, Jan. 11 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is urging politicians running in the May 2016 elections not to give in to the New People's Army (NPA)'s extortion demand.

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Trillanes appeals to President Aquino to include AFP-PNP retirees in SSL4

January 5, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 4 — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV appealed to President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday to include the retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and other uniformed services in the proposed Salary Standardization Law 4.

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Appropriate security measures now in place for APEC – AFP

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Appropriate security measures now in place for APEC – AFP 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that appropriate security measures have already been prepared for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Metro Manila this November.

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'Focused military operations' continue despite deployment to cemeteries

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Focused military operations' continue despite deployment to cemeteries 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — Despite deploying some of its personnel to secure cemeteries nationwide along with local police this coming All Saints' Day, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced it has more than sufficient men to continue its "focused military operations".

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