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Sailing crew of Korea-donated ship to begin training

Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the sailing crew of the Pohang-class corvette, which was donated by the South Korean government, will be flying to South Korea to start training on the systems of

Reds’ threat seen to be mere peace and order problem

Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expects to reduce the threat of communist rebels into a simple peace and order problem in three years. Earlier, Communist Party of the Philippines  founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison

2 frigates on track to arrive in 2 years

The delivery of the two missile-armed frigates will allow the Philippine Navy to be in a more comfortable position to carry out its patrol mandate, said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. The two missile-armed frigates are currently

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

Balangiga Bells now in Japan, en route to Manila

All three Balangiga Bells are in Japan on the eve of their official return to the Philippines on Dec. 11, according to the United States embassy in Manila. In a photo released by the embassy on Monday, two US Air Force airmen are shown…

DND chief won’t support nationwide martial law

Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is backing the military's recommendation to extend martial law in Mindanao by another year, but he draws the line on placing the entire country under martial rule. "No, I will not…

New Sulu-bound infantry division activated this month

The military is activating a new infantry division within the month with the aim of fully neutralizing Abu Sayyaf Group terrorists in Sulu. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the new unit will be activated on December 17. "The…