Category: Philippine Army

Philippine Army Recovered AK-47 Rifle and Munitions

Government troops seized ammunition and electric wires used to explode improvised explosive devices (IEDs) following an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas before midnight Sunday in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Soldiers recovered 23 rounds of ammunition for AK47 rifle and an AK47 magazine assembly, along with several meters of electric wire. They also found […]

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India Increases Counter Terrorism Cooperation with the Philippines

India has intensified its anti-terror and de-radicalisation cooperation with the Philippines, which is currently fighting a month long siege with Islamic State affiliated militants in the city of Marawi. India provides financial support amounting Php 25 million pesos to the Philippines help rehabilitate the damage of the siege done by the  ISIS affiliated terror groups in […]

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Outgoing Armed Forces Chief Denies Connivance with Marcos

MANILA – Outgoing AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya has denied secretly allow with the Marcos family in the unannounced interment of the late dictator Pres. Ferdinand Marcos last November 18. General Visaya said he would be ready to go jail once proven that the military allowed the family of the late president in burying the […]

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ASEAN Military Weapons to be used in 26th AARM competition

MANILA – Infantry weapons, widely used by Southeast Asian militaries, will be utilized in the upcoming ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet on Nov. 28. “Weapons (that will be) used by Army shooters for this AARM 2016 are the 7.62mm machine gun, 5.56mm M-16 automatic rifle, 5.56mm carbine rifle, and 9mm pistol,” Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) […]

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PA Spokesperson – Carbine Rifles Jamming Caused by Dirt

MANILA, Sept. 14  — Jamming of the brand-new R4A3 carbine rifles during the Aug. 29 engagement with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits was caused by dirt and not due to technical defects of the weapons. This was stressed by Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao in a statement Wednesday. “It can be attributed […]

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Philippine Army hunts down BIFF for setting off bomb

DATU SAUDI, Maguindanao, Sept. 6 (PNA) — Military here has launched a manhunt against a band of outlawed Moro rebels who it suspected of setting up an improvised roadside bomb Tuesday morning that injured a soldier. “Manhunt is going on against the bandits,” Colonel Felicisimo Budiongan, commander of 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade. Budiongan said the […]

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No State of Emergency in Sulu – Duterte

MANILA – Amid the heightened war against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group(ASG) that resulted in the death of 15 soldiers, President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that there is no need for him to declare a state of emergency in Sulu. ”The magnitude of the trouble there does not warrant anything except the industry of the Armed […]

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Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division Receieved Troop Carrier Trucks and Ambulance

MANILA – The Cagayan De Oro-based 4th Infantry Division has gotten more mobile and capable after receiving 43 troop carrier trucks and ten ambulances Tuesday. “This is part of the modernization program and the continuing mobility enhancement program of the Army and is a product of a government-to-government procurement between the Republic of the Philippines […]

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Eastern Mindanao Command – No Spillover Over of Attacks by the Abu Sayyaf Bandits

DAVAO CITY – Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) dismissed speculations of a possible spill over of attacks by the Abu Sayaff Group (ASG) to other regions like Davao, but it assured the security forces, including the Philippine Navy, to have stepped up monitoring and intelligence gathering. EMC spokesperson Maj. Ezra Balagtey said the military exercises they […]

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PHP 20 Million M-35 Truck Spare Parts Acquisition

The Philippine Army (PA) is allocating PHP20 million for the procurement of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repair of its M-35 cargo trucks. The Philippine Army Bids and Awards Committee will hold a pre-conference at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 at its office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Receipt and opening of bid […]

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Philippines has no intention to go to war with China

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed hope that China will deal with the Philippines in good faith regarding the issue on West Philippine Sea (WPS). ”I hope China is dealing with us in good faith. They seem to be conciliatory. We’re not insisting on arbitral judgement,” President Duterte […]

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Duterte Wants Lorenzana as PHL envoy to US and Gibo as Defense Chief

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that he has offered the post of Philippine ambassador to the United States to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and is eyeing former Defense Secretary Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. to replace the former. In an ambush interview at Malacañang Palace, the President said that he […]

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PMA Class of 1984 Appointed 5th ID Commander

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — Brig. Gen. Paul T. Atoll, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1984, was appointed commander of the Isabela-based 5th Infantry Division Monday. He replaced Major Gen. Lysander A. Suerte who retired from the service early this month. Prior his appointment to the 5th Infantry Division, Atal served […]

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Procurement and Logistics Expert named Philippine Army Inspector General

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Logistics and procurement expert Brig. Gen. Joselito M. Reyes was appointed Philippine Army (PA) Inspector General during short ceremonies in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Monday. The former, who also served as military comptroller, is also a member of Philippine Military Academy Class office 1985. Reyes replaced Major Gen. Manolito P. […]

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Philippine Army Units In Defensive Mode During Ceasefire

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — All Philippine Army (PA) units will be in defensive mode in case some rogue rebel elements decide to violate the ceasefire declared by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines over the weekend. This is to prevent unnecessary casualties in Army ranks, PA spokesperson Col. Benjamin […]

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Brazil and The Philippines Has Something in Common, A Future Allied Force?

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is expressly happy regarding the offer of training in jungle warfare of the Brazilian Army through the meeting of Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Jose D.R. Burgos with Lieutenant  Brigadier (General) Nivaldo Luis Rossato, Commander of Brazilian Air Force. Colonel Benjamin Hao, Philippine Army spokesperson said, “If the government will […]

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Turkey Was Tagged as the Lowest Bidder by DND and BAC

Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) was presided by retired general Assistant Secretary Ernesto Boac which declared Aselsan A.S, Turkey as the lowest bidder for Night Fighting System Deal. The company was specifically dealing in electronic warfare gear. Aselsan, Turkey was represented by Murat Unluturk, the owner of Defense Marketing Consultancy (DMC). It’s local partner is […]

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Philippine Army Demonstrate M-113A2 .50 RCWS

MANILA, Sept. 20 (PNA) — The Philippine Army (PA) will be testing before the media on Monday the .50 caliber-remote controlled weapons system (RCWS) of its six newly-acquired M-113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) in Capas, Tarlac. Col. Benjamin Hao, PA spokesperson, said on Sunday the demonstration will take place at the rifle range of the […]

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