CentCom chief gets promoted

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/10/2018

The commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command has moved a step higher in rank as he was promoted to a three-star general. Paul Atal, who was assigned to lead the Cebu City-based Centcom,…

Centcom to stay alert amid ceasefire

Benjie Talisic 12/21/2017

AN official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command revealed in an interview yesterday that the AFP will stay on alert despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of unilateral ceasefire against the New People’s Army this…

Suppressing insurgency tops new Centcom chief’s to do list

Morexette B. Erram 12/08/2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines-Central Command (AFP – Centcom) has a new acting commander. Major Gen. Paul Atal took over as Centccom chief from Lt. Gen. Oscar Lactao during a turnover ceremony at the Centcom headquarters…

Centcom monitoring NPA rebels

Nestle L. Semilla 12/06/2017

  The military’s Central Command has stepped up its monitoring of communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels even if they have yet to receive President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to go after them. Centcom spokesperson Col. Medel Aguilar…

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…

Buy ‘Support Our Troops’ T-shirts, help Marawi siege victims Centcom to launch fundraising drive

Benjie Talisic 07/15/2017

CEBUANOS are encouraged to buy “Support Our Troops” T-shirts sold by the AFP Central Command (AFP Centcom) to help raise funds for the hundreds of families displaced by the fighting in Marawi City. These black T-shirts with…

Military to hold dialogues with Muslim leaders

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/06/2017

  THE Armed Forces’ Central Command will hold a series of dialogues with the public aimed at fostering understanding on Islam for non-Muslims as part of their peace initiatives to counter terrorist violence. Col. Medel Aguilar, asst.…

END GAME FOR BANDITS

Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 05/15/2017

BOHOL NOW ‘ABU SAYYAF-FREE’ CALAPE, Bohol — Hungry and ragged after weeks of hiding, Abu Sayyaf bandits known only as Abu Ubayda and Abu Asis held a resident’s son hostage in exchange for a decent meal in…

Storm-resilient rooms for Samar

Nestle L. Semilla 05/08/2017

BALIKATAN 2017 American and Filipino soldiers joined forces to build a large room that can serve as a classroom and shelter during disasters in Guiuan town in Eastern Samar, a region often hit by typhoons. The activity,…

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