Japan and Philippines Engage in Joint Disaster Response Drill

The Philippine Army and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force formally opened the first-ever Japan-Philippines Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) Training Exercise today, November 16, at the Mandirigtas Training Area, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Japanese Ministry of Defense representative Maika Saito and Col. Yu Nakano, Japan’s defense attache to the Philippines and Col. Jt Bajet, Commander … Read more

13 ASG Terrorists Surrender to Philippine Government

A total of 13 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members formally surrendered at the 1103rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters in Barangay Bon-Bon, Patikul, Sulu yesterday, November 15, 2021. They turned over ten M1 Garand rifles, two M16 rifles, one M79 GL with one round 40mm ammo, and one 9mm pistol to Patikul, Sulu Mayor Kabir Hayudini, and … Read more

No More NPA Terrorists by 2022: Philippine Army Chief

Army chief optimistic on ending insurgency by 2022 FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA), Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, expressed optimism that the Philippine Army-AFP can comply with the Commander in Chief’s order to end the festering insurgency problem by 2022. “We are optimistic that we can comply with … Read more

Philippine Army General Destroys Seized Firearms

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Andres Centino led yesterday, October 26, 2021, the ceremonial demilitarization of captured, confiscated, surrendered, and recovered firearms at the 6th Infantry Division (6ID) headquarters in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. The ceremony is part of the highlights of the celebration of 6ID’s 34th founding anniversary, the … Read more

PH Army Chief to Soldiers: Focus on Defeating Armed Enemies

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – During his visit to the 6th Infantry Division and its operationally controlled units in Central Mindanao on October 26 and 27, the Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Andres Centino reiterated his guidance to all units to utilize Army’s resources on defeating the Armed Group. In his “Talk to … Read more

Celebrity Reservists in Philippine Army

Manila, Philippines – Philippine Army celebrity reservists paid a courtesy call to the Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on June 21, 2021. Maj. Gen. Andres Centino expressed his gratitude to reservists Cpt. Robin Padilla, 1st Lt. Zarah Saldua, 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli, 2nd Lt. Ronnie Liang and 2nd Lt. Pia … Read more