AFP personnel reminded to remain apolitical

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are reminded anew to stay apolitical as the election period draws near. It has always been the mandate to all AFP personnel to…

AFP to conduct joint exercises designed to enhance interoperability

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines officially launched their AFP Joint Exercise (AJEX) “DAGIT-PA” on Thursday, October 21, 2021, to enhance the force’s interoperability. General Jose Faustino Jr, AFP chief of staff, graced…

CentComm to also validate terror threat

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Not taking any chances, the Central Command (Centcomm) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will also be validating the travel advisory the Japanese government released recently. But in the meantime, they…

IATF’s order for military to strictly enforce its arrival protocols hit

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member, lawyer John Ismael “Jimbo” Borgonia said there is nothing they can do anymore with the protocols on arriving passengers from abroad after the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) issued…

AFP not discounting presence of NPA rebels in Cebu

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command is also not discounting the possibility that there could be members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) in the province of Cebu. Capt. Joe Patrick…

Bodies of ‘guerrillas’ killed in Bohol transported back to families

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The bodies of the alleged members of communist-terrorist groups slain after a firefight with soldiers in Bohol last Tuesday, May 25, 2021, are now being transported back to their families. The 47th Infantry Battalion…

5 killed, 1 wounded in early morning encounter in Bilar, Bohol

Futch Anthony Inso, Paul Lauro 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Military troops killed five men, who are believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA), in an early morning encounter on Tuesday, May 25, in Bilar town in Bohol province. Army…

Disastrous propaganda or brazen intimidation?

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/01/2021

Professional members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police must be cringing in embarrassment after witnessing blunder upon blunder being committed by their organizations. First, the AFP made a list of University…

‘Coordinated inauthentic behavior’

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2020

Last Sept. 22, the head of Facebook’s Security Policy — Nathaniel Gleicher — announced that, following a thorough investigation, Facebook took down two separate networks for violating FB’s policy on “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” One of them is…

AFP thumbs down SOGIE bill, says respect for LGBT need not ‘sacrifice rights of majority’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has rejected the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill, claiming that respect towards the LGBTQIA+ community may be given “without having to sacrifice…

Consolacion taps AFP in enforcing quarantine protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 20 personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be deployed in the municipality of Consolacion in northern Cebu within the week as an augmentation to the local police force…

Why not abolish office of AFP chief?

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 08/03/2020

  Last Friday, July 31, was the 75th death anniversary of one of our lesser-known heroes. At the Tejeros Convention in March 1897, Gen. Artemio Ricarte was elected captain-general of the Filipino revolutionary forces and is considered…

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