Posts Tagged Department of National Defense

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)...

DND: PH verifying if ship in West PH Sea collision belonged to China

Robie de Guzman   •   June 13, 2019

The Philippine government has yet to determine if the fishing vessel that hit and sank a Filipino boat near Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea belonged to China, Department...

SC issues writ of amparo in favor of rights groups

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a writ of amparo and habeas data in favor of human rights groups Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines...

PNP, DND supports mandatory ROTC in grade 11 and 12

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 21, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of National Defense support the implementation of mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) training if it passes into law. According to PNP...

DND orders AFP to confirm reported harassment of Filipino fishermen near Pag-asa Island

Robie de Guzman   •   March 6, 2019

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday he has already directed the military to validate the report on the alleged harassment of Filipino fishermen in sandbars near Pag-asa Island....

AFP hunts for 48 foreign terrorists allegedly recruiting members in Mindanao

admin   •   January 18, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines – Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WesMinCom) is not setting aside reports of the alleged entry of 48 foreign terrorists in Mindanao. According...

DND verifies presence of foreign terrorists in the Philippines

admin   •   January 9, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of National Defense (DND) has received a report from the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia that foreign terrorists have entered through the country’s backdoor. Defense...

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