AFP warns about rebels extorting funds from candidates

Delta Dyrecka Comendador Letigio 02/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rebel groups will take the opportunity to extort funds from the electoral candidates during the election period, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (AFP-CentCom). Major General Noel Clement, the…

Centcom believes it will also benefit the Visayas

Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla 12/12/2018

ML EXTENSION IN MINDANAO For the third time, Congress gave its nod on Wednesday to President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year, a move the Chief Executive said would “put an…

Centcom has new chief

Benjie Talisic, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/22/2018

THE Armed Forces’ Central Command (Centcom) had a change of leadership yesterday as Lt. Gen. Paul Atal turned over command to Maj. Gen. Noel Clement in simple rites at Centcom headquarters. Atal will report back to Camp…

Maj. Gen. Clemente is new Centcom commander

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/22/2018

Lt. General Paul Atal vacated his post as commander of the Central Command (Centcom) this morning. Atal, who will now be reporting to the Armed Forces General Headquarters in Quezon City, will be replaced by Major General…

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…

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