NEA Disagrees With Statement of Bongbong Marcos

Press Release: The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is saddened by the statement of Mr. Bongbong Marcos on his concept of Electric Cooperatives (ECs) as inefficient parts in the chain of progress during his interview with DZRH on 25 January 2022. For more than five decades, the ECs play an important role in ushering economic activities … Read more

Human Rights Defenders Bill Dangerous to Philippines

NTF ELCAC STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BILL The National Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict condemns, in no uncertain terms, the approval on third reading, of a bill that is dangerous as it is unconstitutional and labeled to mean the very opposite of what it pretends to be—the Human Rights Defenders … Read more

New Battalion Commander in Cagayan Valley

CAMP MELCHOR F DELA CRUZ, Upi, Gamu, Isabela- After two years of extending services to the Cagayanos as the Battalion Commander of 17th Infantry Battalion (17IB), LtCol Angelo C Saguiguit formally turned over the command to LtCol Oliver C Logan as the 34th Battalion Commander on January 20, 2022, at 17IB Headquarters, Bangag, Lal-lo, Cagayan. … Read more

Philippine Navy Reservists Test Live Naval Guns

Headquarters, Naval Forces Central, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, December 2, 2021 – A total of fifteen (15) Navy Reservists from Naval Reserve Center Eastern Visayas took part in the Live Naval Gun Test Firing as part of their Shipboard Familiarization Training during the conduct of 4th Quarter Naval Gun Test Firing of Patrol Craft BRP Alfredo … Read more

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

Seaport Expansion in Palawan, Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inauguration of the Philippine Ports Authority’s (PPA) Seaport Expansion Project at the Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan on November 4, 2021. The Puerto Princesa Port serves as Palawan’s primary maritime gateway for commerce, trade and tourism. Its expansion project, made possible through the efforts of the Department of Transportation … 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 Navy Tests Spike ER Missile

Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City – The Philippine Navy through Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) successfully tested its Spike ER Missile which was launched from one of the Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC) of the 3rd Boat Attack Division during Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) events at vicinity 17.8 nautical miles South West off Salkulakit Island, Basilan … 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

Philippine Calamity Fund Becomes NPA Resources

Camp Downes, Ormoc City, September 10, 2021 – The farmers of Carigara, Leyte, where the Leyte Center for Development, Inc. (LCDE) operated for years as “a disaster response and development-oriented non-government organization (NGO)”, felt aggrieved that the so-called “agency” merely used them to generate funds from humanitarian aid agencies and other donors. Surfacing former LCDE … Read more