Posts Tagged AFP

Nothing in anti-terrorism bill adds any new power to military, AFP says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday welcomed the Congress’ move to immediately pass the controversial anti-terrorism bill amid growing opposition from various rights groups....

AFP to assist in distribution of SAP 2nd tranche in ‘problematic areas’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it is ready to provide assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the distribution of...

PH military confirms preparations for possible enforcement of ‘martial law-like’ quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has confirmed a Philippine Air Force (PAF) document circulating online advising its personnel to prepare for the possible implementation of...

11 fallen heroes in Sulu encounter return home ⁠—AFP

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 20, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has brought the remains of 11 soldiers who were killed in the recent Sulu encounter to their respective hometowns. In a statement, the...

PNP mourns over AFP’s loss in Sulu encounter

Maris Federez   •   April 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed grief over the loss of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in an encounter between the military and elements of...

Palace slams ASG attack on government troops in Sulu

Maris Federez   •   April 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the President on Saturday slammed the Abu Sayyaf Group after around 40 of its members attacked the government troops in Patikul, Sulu on Friday...

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Sulu encounter

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 18, 2020

Eleven soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were killed while 14 others were wounded during an encounter with suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members in Sulu on...

PNP, AFP await Duterte order for enforcement of ‘martial law-like’ COVID-19 quarantine – Año

Robie de Guzman   •   April 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are ready to implement “martial law-like” enhanced community quarantine protocols amid the novel coronavirus...

AFP Chief tests positive of COVID-19, Lorenzana confirms

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 27, 2020

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Department of Defense National (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. On Friday (March...

Senior military officer, wife test positive for COVID-19—AFP

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 24, 2020

A senior military officer and his wife have been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The AFP said the senior officer,...

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