Philippines says it won’t back down, but won’t start a war, after clash with Chinese Coast Guard

06/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Philippines said Sunday his country would not yield to “any foreign power” after Chinese forces injured Filipino navy personnel and damaged at least two military boats with machetes, axes…

China, PH agreed on ‘new model’ for Ayungin management – Chinese spox

Adrian Parungao 05/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Embassy of China to the Philippines said on Saturday that the Armed Forces of the Philippines — Western Command (AFP WESCOM) and Chinese authorities agreed on a “new model” for the conduct of…

China ships hit PH boats doing resupply run in West Philippine Sea

Luisa Cabato - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine Coast Guard vessel and a resupply boat of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) collided with Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea this Sunday morning, October 22, 2023. The AFP-contracted…

6 alleged communist-rebels killed in clash vs soldiers in Bohol

Paul Lauro 09/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least six suspected communist-rebels were killed in a firefight with soldiers in Bohol on Thursday, September 7, 2023. The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) confirmed that a clash between suspected members of…

AFP reaffirms support for BRP Sierra Madre amid tensions

Adrian Parungao 08/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed that the August 5 water cannon incident will not deter its commitment to ensuring the well-being of personnel aboard the BRP Sierra Madre. During a Saturday news forum,…

NPAs in Visayas already struggling in logistics and force — army official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — New People’s Army rebels in regions 6, 7, and 8 are already struggling for logistics and additional forces, a top army official said. Major Joe Patrick Martinez, ground commander, 3CRG, CRS AFT, urged…

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…

CENTCOM AFP hosts blood donation drive

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—At least 40 individuals, including soldiers, have donated blood at the headquarters of the Central Command, Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Lapulapu, Barangay Lahug here on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 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…

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…

Duterte wants to retire all Huey helicopters in Air Force fleet

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 01/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to retire all of the UH-H1 “Huey” helicopters being operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF), following fatal crashes. “Marami pa ba ‘yang Huey na ‘yan? Naiwan? Hindi, palitan…

2 rebels killed in Christmas Eve encounter in NegOr

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two suspected members of communist-terrorist groups were killed during an encounter with soldiers on Christmas Eve (December 24) in Siaton town, Negros Oriental. In a press statement, the 3rd Infantry Division of the…

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