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Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD

Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD By Azer Parrocha and Priam Nepomuceno   Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed confidence that newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana would lead the … Continue reading

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Senator Go calls for unity vs. terrorism

  Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA ( Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on Filipinos to unite against terrorism as he paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos who died in the so-called Mamasapano massacre on Jan. 25, 2015. “Six years ago, our nation … Continue reading

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We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: President Duterte

We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: PRRD By Azer Parrocha  FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his administration won’t dodge its obligation to fight for human rights. (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading

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US aid boosts PH’s counterterrorism efforts

US aid boosts PH’s counterterrorism efforts MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The United States will contribute USD26.5 million over the next two years to boost counterterrorism support for Philippine law enforcement agencies. The assistance will include training, equipment, and other support to build comprehensive law enforcement capacity within a rule of law framework to deny … Continue reading

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AFP, MILF link up vs. terrorism, anti-drug ops

AFP, MILF link up vs. terrorism, anti-drug ops By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are now cooperating in the ongoing fight against ISIS-linked terrorist groups and the anti-drug campaign, AFP Chief-of-Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. “We have … Continue reading