Posts Tagged Department of National Defense

DND: Parañaque raid that killed alleged ASG members highlights need for tougher anti-terror law

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday said that the recent joint police and military operation in Parañaque City, which led to the killing of suspected...

Navy confirms BRP Ramon Alcaraz fire

Maris Federez   •   May 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine Navy has confirmed the fire incident that took place onboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) on Thursday night (May 7) just a few hours after it departed...

PH-US military drills within 180 days of VFA scrapping to push through — Lorenzana

Robie de Guzman   •   February 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The military exercises between the Philippines and the United States scheduled for the following months will still push through despite the Duterte government’s move to terminate the...

DND welcomes Senate assurance to pass stiffer anti-terrorism law

Robie de Guzman   •   December 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday welcomed the Senate’s assurance to pass tougher anti-terrorism law. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed gratitude to...

DND welcomes appointment of Gapay as new PH Army chief

Robie de Guzman   •   December 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) has welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay as the new commanding general of the Philippine Army. In a statement,...

DND: ‘Green Aura’ issue must not be blown out of proportion

Maris Federez   •   November 3, 2019

The Department of National Defense (DND) on Sunday (November 3) downplayed reports in certain news outlets that a commercial vessel with Filipino crew aboard, the “Green Aura”, was repeatedly challenged...

DND wants exemption from ban on loans, grants from countries supporting probe on PH killings

Marje Pelayo   •   September 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) will appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to exempt the agency from the Chief Executive’s suspension of any financial assistance from 18...

Defense chief lauds Duterte order on foreign vessels entering PH waters

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to require foreign vessels to first secure a clearance from the government before entering the Philippine waters....

Another year of martial law in Mindanao? Drilon says ‘No’

Robie de Guzman   •   July 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said it is time for the government to lift the martial law being enforced in the Mindanao region. “We cannot...

DND mulling over lifting of martial law in Mindanao

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday said that evaluations and consultations with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

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