First Phil-Indo Maritime Training kicks-off in Davao

DAVAO CITY – The First Philippine-Indonesia Maritime Training Activity (MTA) is now entering its third day at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City. The training which started on November 25, 2019 will endvember 30. on No Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command opened one week combined force training …

Army discovers communist arms cache in Eastern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (February 28) — Military authorities in Eastern Mindanao discovered two arms cache owned by the two Communist-NPA Terrorist Group (CNTG) after receiving tip from residents in the area. Lieutenant Colonel Ezra Balagtey, spokesperson of the military’s Easter Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) in a press statement revealed, that elements of 23rd Infantry Battalion of the …

Eastmincom to talk with CHED on NPA recruitment of studes

DAVAO CITY — The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) will hold a dialogue with officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd) and members of the academe over the recruitment of students by the communist New People’s Army (NPA). Eastmincom spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ezra Balagtey said they don’t have the exact number of …

Duterte appoints Madrigal to replace retiring AFP Chief Galvez

DAVAO CITY (December 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen.  Benjamin Madrigal as  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff,  to replace  Gen. Carlito Galvez, who is set to retire on December 12. Duterte confirmed Madrigal’s appointment through a  letter addressed to  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Dec. 5. Madrigal  is a member of …