Posts Tagged Armed Forces of the Philippines

Duterte asks PNP, AFP to deploy medical personnel to hospitals needing more staff

Robie de Guzman   •   September 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to prepare for the deployment of their medical personnel...

Military, police uncover NPA arms cache in Masbate

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Government troops have seized a bulk of war materiel in Masbate province as they continue to hunt down New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists. On Monday (September 20),...

AFP, PNP: No terror threat in PH despite Japan warning

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Police and military authorities on Tuesday said they have not monitored any possible terrorist threat in the country despite the warning reportedly issued by the Japanese government....

Black hawk chopper crash in Tarlac caused by thunderstorm, pilot’s vertigo – AFP

Robie de Guzman   •   September 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The fatal crash of the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter during a night flight training in Tarlac in June was caused by a confluence of events, the Armed...

AFP says materials, human, environmental factors caused Sulu C-130 crash

Robie de Guzman   •   September 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Several factors have caused a C-130 plane of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to crash in Patikul, Sulu, the military said Thursday. Citing the investigation...

Olympic medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Eumir Marcial receive awards from AFP

Robie de Guzman   •   August 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino Olympians Hidilyn Diaz and Eumir Marcial, who both serve as soldier-athletes, were conferred military awards on Wednesday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. In...

AFP chief Faustino contracts COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2021

(Update) MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking an...

Soldier slain by alleged NPA rebels in Capiz – AFP

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday sought justice for its personnel who was killed by alleged communist armed rebels in Capiz. In a statement, the AFP identified...

AFP identifies 3 more cadavers in Sulu C-130 crash

Robie de Guzman   •   August 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Three more bodies of military personnel who perished in the July 4 C-130 crash in Patikul, Sulu have been identified, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)...

AFP identifies 3 more cadavers in C-130 Crash

Maris Federez   •   August 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday (August 7) identified three more cadavers of military personnel who perished in the C-130 crash in Patikul, Sulu....

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