AFP ready to join manhunt for Oberes slay suspects

Benjie B. Talisic and Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/07/2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Central Command (Centcom) has expressed willingness to help in tracking down the remaining suspects in the gruesome slay of Philippine Air Force Staff Sergeant Mark Herbert Oberes. Col. Medel Aguilar,…

AFP, PNP: No report of terrorist entry in the Visayas

Benjie B. Talisic 11/22/2017

The Armed Forces of the Phillipines Central Command (Centcom) has no information regarding the 100 members of a jihadish terorist group who were rumored to have entered the country, possibly through the Visayas, en route to Mindanao.…

Centcom chief set to retire; AFP looking for replacement

Nestle L. Semilla 11/15/2017

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now in the process of selecting the replacement of commander of AFP Central Command (Centcom), Gen. Oscar Lactao. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, AFP chief of staff, said that the…

Task force monitors south Cebu

Nestle Semilla 09/26/2017

A TASK force that is constantly monitoring security concerns in southern Cebu is in place amid the negative travel advisories issued by foreign embassies in that part of the country. Senior Supt. Eric Noble, Cebu provincial police…

AFP ready should peace talks fail

Calvin Cordova 07/20/2017

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines-Central Command (AFP-Centcom) expressed readiness for any eventuality that may occur following the cancellation of the back-channel talks between the government peace panel and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National…

Martial law targets terrorists, not NPA rebels — AFP

Inquirer.net 07/20/2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday explained that the possible extension of martial law in Mindanao was to quell rebellion from terrorist groups and not to target communist rebels. “Nalulungkot po tayo na ang…

TEARFUL SEPARATION

Benjie B. Talisic, Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 06/17/2017

They are battle-experienced soldiers, but they unabashedly shed tears and hugged their wives, children and other loved ones as they left Iloilo on Saturday to beef up government troops fighting the Islamic State-inspired Maute terror group in…

Military bishop succumbs to cancer

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/17/2017

Bishop Leopodo Tumulak of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines died at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 72. “We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak. Kindly offer…

AFP Central Command sends Army battalion to Mindanao

Benjie B. Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 06/17/2017

  The Armed Forced of the Philippines -Central Command (CentCom) is sending one Army Battalion from Panay to the Western Mindanao Comand (Westmincon) today, following a directive from the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.…

SC cites AFP failure of intelligence

Inquirer.net 06/14/2017

A Supreme Court associate justice on Wednesday said there could be a failure of intelligence in Mindanao when the military did not notice Maute Group’s gaining of strength in Marawi City. “It seemed the Maute rebels are…