The Department of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year.
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The joint session of Congress is set to convene on Wednesday to tackle the proposed martial law extension in Mindanao.
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The Department of National Defense (DND) congratulated incumbent Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) head, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, after being named as the next Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff.
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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday said they will study and look very closely on President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to form a unit that will go after the communist rebels' "Special Partisan Unit"…
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The recently-issued Memorandum Order (MO) 32 is only in effect in four regions, where New People's Army (NPA) forces are still conducting atrocities against civilians.
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Akbayan party-list Rep. Tom Villarin blasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to deploy additional security forces in specific parts of the country to “suppress lawless violence and acts of terror.”
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House Majority Floor Leader Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. (Camarines Sur) has welcomed Malacañang’s pronouncement over the deployment of additional security forces in Bicol r egion and some provinces in the Visayas to “ suppress lawless…
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The Department of National Defense (DND) and ARMSCOR Global Defense Inc. have signed a contract for the manufacture of 50,000 .45 caliber high-capacity pistols for the use of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday expressed doubts on the result of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which claims that 84 percent of Filipinos oppose the alleged inaction of the…
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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not pleased with the reason for National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili's decision to cancel his visit to the Philippines.
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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday has started badmouthing the the National Democratic Front (NDF) even before its top leaders - chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili and adviser Luis Jalandoni - arrive in…
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MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana slammed allegations made by former Bayan Muna Representative and senatorial bet Neri Colmenares that the government and the military should be blamed for the massacre…
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After a thorough study and research, the Department of National Defense (DND) is most likely to buy the Swedish-made Gripenmulti-role supersonic jet fighter for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Major Gen. Macairog Alberto, commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), as the next Philippine Army commander.
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MANILA -- Government lawyers have filed their formal objection before the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 to the documentary evidence filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on defects in the amnesty he availed of in connection with…
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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Major General Macairog Alberto as the new Commanding General of the Philippine Army.
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Two former officials of the Department of National Defense ad hoc panel tasked to screen amnesty applications contradicted each other before the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 on what happened to Senator Antonio Trillanes’ amnesty…
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(SECOND UPDATE, 12:51 p.m.) — The Department of National Defense (DND) chief legal counsel told the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 that they have no records of any deliberations on amnesty applications pursuant to Proclamation No.…
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Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday deplored that the full potential of the country’s reserve force remains untapped due to budgetary constraints.
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With modern warfare now shifting to the online arena, the Department of National Defense should take all steps to develop cyber and technological defenses against threats, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday.
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) admitted that the amnesty application form of former mutineer Senator Antonio Trillanes IV may have been mishandled, which may be the reason why it cannot be located.
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Senator Antonio Trillanes wants the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense to have the balls to admit that he applied for amnesty in 2011, contrary to the government’s claim.
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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes that his “missing” amnesty application form is with Solicitor General Jose Calida, who initiated the search for the opposition senator’s amnesty papers.