‘I am no fool’: Lorenzana wants Chinese vessels out of West PH Sea

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 04/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian “has a lot of explaining to do” about the presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) and at other…

Threat to academic freedom—from inside UP

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2021

The University of the Philippines community is gearing up to fight a threat to its academic freedom with the unilateral abrogation by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of National Defense…

CHEd steps into UP-DND row over ‘problematic’ accord, to broker talks

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera said on Friday that the agreement barring unauthorized police and military presence at the University of the Philippines was “destined to be problematic.” De Vera…

Military tries agitprop

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

A detail that has always struck me as revealing was that during the Diliman Commune, some residents banded together to hunt down students participating in the revolt. That was the other face of the University of the…

Stick to health protocols this holiday, Lorenzana urges public

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reminded the public to stick to health protocols this holiday season. In his Christmas message, the Defense secretary, who is also the chairman of the National Action Plan on COVID-19,…

PH Air Force boosts fleet with first batch of new Black Hawk choppers

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 12/10/2020

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) welcomed its first batch of brand new combat utility helicopters as it commissioned six Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk choppers in a ceremony here on Thursday (Dec. 10). NOW:…

French shipbuilder to open Manila office in bid to supply submarines to PH Navy

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines—French shipbuilder Naval Group will open an office in Manila in early 2021 as it seeks to advance its serious interest in supplying the Philippine Navy’s first ever submarines. The office opening would be the first…

China’s backdoors in PH military camps

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced last Sept. 8 that he had finally approved the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Dito Telecommunity Corp. (Dito), allowing Dito to “co-locate” its communications…

Ex-NBI director Gierran is new PhilHealth chief

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 08/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has named former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran as the new head of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed this in a…

Defense chief thumbs down move for revolutionary government

Catherine Gonzales 08/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed opposition to calls for the establishment of a revolutionary government to be headed by President Rodrigo Duterte until the end of his term in 2022. In a Viber…

Citing Duterte order, Lorenzana says PH won’t join other navies in South China Sea drills

Frances Mangosing 08/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Citing an order by President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday (Aug. 3) said that the Philippines would not join the navies of other countries, like the United States, in maritime drills in the…

Lorenzana signs compromise agreement for 32-hectare lot for soldiers

Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has signed the compromise agreement for the 32-hectare lot occupied by soldiers’ family and their kin surrounding the Central Command headquarters in Barangay Apas. Lorenzana’s approval of the compromise…

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