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AFP to keep elections orderly

The Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) role in this year's polls is to ensure that all election-related activities are conducted successfully and peacefully, said AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato. On

AFP chief now a 4-star general

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. has been promoted to the rank of 4-star general in a donning ceremony held in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel

CAFGU members get P7,000 monthly aid

An executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Dec. 4 grants a P7,000 monthly financial support to each member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) Active Auxiliary units. Under Executive Order No. 69, the…

AFP to conduct more intel ops vs. NPA hit squads

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will beef up intelligence operations to foil attempts by the New People's Army (NPA) hit squads to attack off-duty military personnel, AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said on Monday.…

Galvez wants ‘almost 2-year term’ for AFP chief

To ensure continuity in the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) programs and reforms, outgoing AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. suggests that the tenure for the military's highest position be set for "almost two years." "(We…

PH Navy recognizes Bonifacio’s role in quest for freedom

One of the three Gregorio Del Pilar frigates, formerly Hamilton-class cutters acquired from the United States from 2011 to 2016, was named after the hero Gat Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, in honor of his contribution to the…