Centcom assures safety of tourist in Visayas amid Boracay closure

Morexette B. Erram 04/09/2018

Lt. Gen. Paul Atal, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Central Command (AFP – CentCom), assured that the entire Visayas is a safe place to stay especially with the closure of Boracay Island drawing…

Centcom: No proof of ISIS presence in Central Visayas

Benjie Talisic 03/06/2018

THE military’s Central Command said yesterday that it had not monitored any presence of the extremist group Isis operating in Central Visayas. Centcom Spokesman Col. Medel Aguilar said in a phone interview that while they don’t want…

MILITARY TO MONITOR STUDENTS

Ador Vincent Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic 03/05/2018

Centcom seeks to stop NPA recruitment in schools The military wants to stop rebel groups from recruiting new members from different schools. The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command (Centcom) plans to meet with officials of…

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…

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