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Photo Release 2011-19
A cadet assembles and disassembles his caliber .45 while other cadets perform Immediate Action Drill (IAD) during the ROTC Military Stakes at the Headquarters Philippine Army Parade Ground on March 13.




Photo Release 2011-18


Members of the Philippine Army's 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve) display their search and rescue equipment during the ROTC Military Stakes at the Fort Bonifacio parade ground.




 


Photo Release 2011-17


ROTC cadets in formation while waiting for military stakes program to start at the Headquarters Philippine Army parade ground on March 13.




 
 

Photo Release 2011-16

47IB distributes combs for the elderly. 1LT Rey Balibagoso passes around plastic combs to the senior citizens of Brgy Manlucahoc, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental as part of a humanitarian outreach program in partnership with the church and the Missions Kayang-Kayang last February 26, 2011. Bibles, relief goods, as well as free medical and dental services were also given to the community of Manlucahoc; a depressed mountain community in Sipalay City that used to be frequented by NPA insurgents before the arrival of the 47IB in Negros. (Photo by Missions Kayang-Kayang International)

 

 

Photo Release 2011-15

82IB deliver smiles to Father and Son born with cleft lip. 1LT Reylan P Java of the 82nd Infantry Battalion poses with seven year old Edwin Maderse Jr. and his father Edwin Sr. after their successful cleft lip surgery last March 1, 2011 in Guimbal, Iloilo courtesy of Missions Kayang-Kayang International and Mr Larry Mally of "Smiles beyond Borders". The Maderses are from Brgy. Kuyot, Janiuay, Iloilo and is one of thirty beneficiaries from Central and Southern Panay that were facilitated by the 61IB and the 82IB. (Photo by Pfc Decena, 82IB, Philippine Army)

Photo Release 2011-14

Sitting from left to right: LTC JOEL ALEJANDRO S NACNAC, Commander 27th IB, together with the officers of AK-NAFLU-KMU, Mr Joe Teruel Chairman KMU, Mr. Nilo Ustarez, Chairman of NAFLU and Mr John Pascual, Sec Gen of NAFLU from Metro Manila serve as observers during the Certification Election in Dole Philippines Inc. last February 22, 2011 at Dolephil Gym Brgy Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

 

Photo Release 2011-13

Casting of votes by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region XII Election Officers, the most peaceful and organized election conducted to labor workers during Certification Election at Dole Philippines Inc last February 22, 2011 at Dolephil Gym Brgy Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

 

Photo Release 2011-12

Casting of votes by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region XII Election Officers, the most peaceful and organized election conducted to labor workers during Certification Election at Dole Philippines Inc last February 22, 2011 at Dolephil Gym Brgy Cannery, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

 

Photo Release 2011-11


Member of the Agila Band gives a rose to the teacher in their performance during the first flag raising held at Municipal Hall of Mawab on February 14, 2011.

 

 

 

Photo Release 2011-10

The Yan Family (Ret. Brig. Gen. Manuel A Yan, Jr., Mrs. Marinette Yan-Aglipay, Beverly Yan and Manuel A Yan III), during the inauguration of the new headquarters of 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division at Barangay Tuburan, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province on February 14, 2011. The camp was dedicated and named after General Manuel Tecson Yan, Sr.

 

Photo Release 2011-09

Stakeholders light candles for national "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan". Stakeholders of Panay Island led by the Army's 301st Infantry Brigade Commander, Colonel Caesar Ronnie F Ordoyo, lit candles in Camp Hernandez, Iloilo symbolizing their support to the ongoing peace process in the country. This activity, performed in all military camps nationwide and dubbed "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan", brought together peace advocates from different sectors in various places in the country to solidify their support to our government's pursuit towards a lasting and just peace. (Photo by 1LT Mark Andrew T Posadas / 3ID / LIPI)

 

 

Photo Release 2011-08

Stakeholders light candles for national "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan". Stakeholders of Panay Island led by the Army's 301st Infantry Brigade Commander, Colonel Caesar Ronnie F Ordoyo, lit candles in Camp Hernandez, Iloilo symbolizing their support to the ongoing peace process in the country. This activity, performed in all military camps nationwide and dubbed "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan", brought together peace advocates from different sectors in various places in the country to solidify their support to our government's pursuit towards a lasting and just peace. (Photo by 1LT Mark Andrew T Posadas / 3ID / LIPI)
 

 

Photo Release 2011-07

Showing Soldiers light candles for national "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan". Soldiers of the 301st Infantry Brigade light candles in Camp Hernandez, Iloilo in support of the ongoing peace process in the country. The nationwide activity, performed in all military camps nationwide and dubbed "Ilaw ng Kapayapaan", is expected to bring together peace advocates from different sectors in various places in the country to help government attain lasting peace. (Photo by 1LT Mark Andrew T Posadas / 3ID / LIPI)

 

Photo Release 2011-05

Showing our children the importance of caring for the environment. A soldier from the 3rd CMO Battalion is assisted by two school children in planting a fruit-bearing tree in Sta Barbara, Iloilo. Our nation's Army believes that caring for the environment today will greatly benefit our children tomorrow. Thus, a joint tree-planting activity with the Rotary Club of Iloilo City last January 25, 2011 helped reinforced this idea to about 100 students and parents of Santa Barbara Elementary School. The trees planted will be under the care of the PTCA of the school. (Photo by 2LT Krystle Villarante of 3CMOBn)

 

Photo Release 2011-02

Post-Dinagyang Festival Cleanliness Drive. Seventy soldiers from the 3rd CMO Bn, the 82IB, and 301st Brigade sweep the front of the Freedom Grandstand in Iloilo City after the Dinagyang Festival came to a close. This clean-up activity was conducted in partnership with the City Government of Iloilo, iSERV, and Smart Communications Inc.

 

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Army Chief Lt. Gen. Arturo B Ortiz visits wounded soldiers at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital on 22 December 2010. The Army Chief also donated Christmas gifts that boosted their morale. (Photos by: SSg Victor Samonte, OACPA)

 

 

 


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11IB CAA empowerment program gains headway in Negros. Oplan Pagkusog sa Cafgu (OPC) aims to empower the CAA to become more relevant by taking a more active role in the affairs of the communities currently under their watch. The brainchild of LTC RAMIL M BITONG of the 11IB, the program began its implementation last July and is currently gaining momentum based on the positive feedback from the stakeholders - the local populace.

 

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MAJ EDGARDO P AMORES, 302 Brigade CMO Officer delivers his message during a short program in a Medical and Dental Mission in connection with the 75th AFP Founding Anniversary at Sitio Bulon, Brgy Sta. Cruz Nuevo, Tanjay City on 19 December 2010. Present during the program are; (l-r) Dr Joy Manangquil, 302 Brigade Retainer Physician, 1LT ROBIN F TENDENCIA DS (PA), Dental Doctor, Brgy Kagawad Avelina Georfo of Brgy Sta Cruz Nuevo and 2 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs).

 

Photo Release No 2010 - 038


3ID Santa soldiers deliver gifts to children in mountain community. Soldiers from the 82IB and the 3rd CMO Battalion participated in a gift-giving activity with Silaw Foundation Inc in the hinterland community of Ingay, Leon, Iloilo. The children received small toys, school supplies, and slippers collected thru donations in Iloilo City.

 

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Sky lanterns light up Iloilo City skyline. Soldiers from the 3rd CMO Battalion of the 3ID joined together with residents of Iloilo City in launching Sky Lanterns at the Plazuela de Iloilo in Mandurriao District last February 16, 2010. The launching of the sky lanterns signaled the opening of the Plazuela foodfest and night-market.

 

Photo Release #2010-31

The Philippine Army bikers, headed by MGEN Jessie D Dellosa, Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, bagged the championship trophy in the recently concluded AFP Bike-A-Thon Competition finishing at 3 hours and 33 minutes in the 115 km route. Other awards received include "Most Number of Finishers" and "Most Organized Contingent." #


Photo Release #2010-30

Intensified operations of the 5th Infantry Division resulted to the recovery of various high-powered firearms and medical equipment used by "health workers" belonging to the New People's Army rebels in Cagayan and Kalinga province. These decisive tactical gains degraded the capability of the NPA, thereby immobilizing their armed struggle in the Northern region. #


Photo Release#2010-29
The Philippine Army's campaign against communist insurgency continues to gain headway with the recovery of various war materiel's in the Southern region last November. Among those recovered by Army troops were high-powered firearms and various medical paraphernalia, an attestation that the New People's Army have trained "health workers" that caters to the needs of their wounded fighters. #




Photo Release #2010-28

NPA still using illegal Landmines and IEDs. These explosive devices were recovered in Brgy Datagan, Calinog, Iloilo while troops pursued fleeing New People's Army rebels after an encounter in nearby Brgy Malitbog. The military believes that these are intended to be used against non-military targets that will include non-combatant civilians as casualties. Landmines and other improvised explosive devices are banned by the Geneva Convention Protocol II and the GRP-NDF's CARHRIHL. Their continued use by the NPA is a blatant violation of the International Humanitarian Law.

Photo Release#2010-27

Recovered Firearms and ammunition. Among the recoveries of our soldiers from the the 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion during an encounter with members of the New People's Army in Pontevedra, Capiz were an M-1 Garand Rifle with 15 magazine clips and a home-made magazine-fed shotgun. The encounter resulted in one NPA dead and another suspected female rebel captured.


Photo Release #2010-26

Helping others fulfill their dream. The mother of newly graduated soldier Private Leslie Zaquita of Madalag, Aklan approached MGen Vicente M Porto to personally thank him for helping her son fulfill his life-long dream of serving the Nation as a member of the AFP. The Zaquitas live alone on an isolated hilltop where the nearest neighbor lives a mountain away.

 

Photo Release #2010-25

We put our trust in our soldiers. Stakeholders from different sectors of civil society affirm their faith in our newly graduated soldiers by entrusting them with the firearms that they will use as a tool in protecting the rights of the Filipino people and in performing the other mandates of the AFP during the closing ceremony of the 3ID's Jungle Warfare and Mountain Operations Course held in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz last November 30, 2010. These new Privates, after having completed 20 weeks of rigorous military training, will be deployed to the different units of the 3ID in Western Visayas and in Lanao.

Photo Release #01-075

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Army Chief LtGen Arturo B Ortiz with the Guest of Honor, Secretary of National Defense Voltaire T Gazmin led the Philippine Army's commemoration of Gat Andres Bonifacio's 147th Birth Anniversary and his heroic contribution as the Great Plebeian through a Wreath laying Ceremony in the presence of the heroes' grandchild, Mrs Nenita S Distrito at the Bonifacio Monument, Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila, early this morning, November 30. Bonifacio Day Celebration is a way of reminding everyone of the crucial role the Filipino soldiers have played to free the country and liberate the people from foreign colonization, and to serve as an inspiration to preserve this freedom and independence. #


Photo Release #2010-21

Casualty of War. A soldier from the 12th Infantry (Cadre) Battalion displays the damaged M-16 rifle of the late SSgt Rey Pastolero Palomeria. Palomeria, a detachment commander in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, was killed in the line of duty while responding to an NPA attack on a civilian. His body arrived in Iloilo yesterday to be interred in his hometown of Man-it, Passi City, Iloilo.


 

 



 

Photo Release #2010-20

3ID joins in 112th Kahilwayan Festival activities. Runners from the 31st Civil Military Operations Company of the Philippine Army participated in the 112th Celebration of the Kahilwayan Festival commemorating the historic Cry of Santa Barbara against the Spaniards in Iloilo. Over 30 soldiers from the 3ID participated in the Freedom Run last November 20, 2010.


 

 

Photo Release 01-071

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Chief of Army Malaysia Gen Datuk Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin troops the line with Philippine Army Commanding General LtGen Arturo B Ortiz during the arrival honors accorded for him in his visit to the Headquarters Philippine Army, yesterday. A Bilateral Meeting followed wherein the two Chiefs of Army talked about efficient ways of addressing the defense and security concerns of both nations.#
 

Photo Release 01-070

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Philippine Army Commanding General LtGen Arturo B Ortiz conferred the Kagitingan Badge (Degree of Major Service Commander) to the Chief of Army Malaysia Gen Datuk Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin during the latter's visit at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Andres Bonifacio, yesterday morning, October 7. The Philippine Army hosted the Malaysian contingent's visit from October 6-8 as a response to the Army Chief's visit in Malaysia during the closing ceremony for the Training Activity Land "MALPHI" last August.#

Photo Release 01-067

Army Chief Lt Gen Arturo B Ortiz leads the Philippine Army contingent in the "Bike For Peace" which started and concluded at the HPA Grandstand in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on September 26. The bike-a-thon, which is aimed at obtaining a greater awareness on the AFP's concern in advocating the peace initiatives of the government, is part of the AFP's celebration of the National Peace Consciousness (NPC) Month. Around 1,300 bikers from the major service units of the AFP and some civilians took part in the 35-kilometer route. #

Photo Release 01-066

Army Chief MGEN Arturo B Ortiz poses with the Outstanding Civilian Performers for 2010 and Long Service Pin awardees. The awarding and recognition ceremony of civilian employees is in connection with the month-long celebration of the 110th Civil Service Anniversary this year with a theme: "In a R.A.C.E to Serve: Advancing Responsive, Accessible, Courteous, and Effective Public Service."

Photo Release 01-065

Army Chief gives the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr Edna A Sajo, one of the ten Outstanding Civilian Performers for 2010. The awarding ceremony is in connection with the month-long celebration of the 110th Civil Service Anniversary this year with a theme: "In a R.A.C.E to Serve: Advancing Responsive, Accessible, Courteous, and Effective Public Service."

 

Photo Release 01-063

Army Chief Maj Gen Arturo B Ortiz and President and Chief Executive Officer of PhilHealth Dr Rey B Aquino signed the Memorandum of Agreement of Philippine Army and PhilHealth to provide basic package of needed health services to all members of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (CAFGUAA) and their families at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Andres Bonifacio, this morning. The MOA is in line with Section 11, Article XIII of the Philippine Constitution mandating the State to adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development which shall endeavor to make essential goods, health and other services available to all people at affordable cost.#

 

Photo Release 01-062

Army Chief MGen Arturo B Ortiz (center) looks on as MGen Carlos Holganza (left) and MGen Jorge Segovia (right) shook hands during the Change of Command Ceremony at the Army's 10th Infantry Division in Camp Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City on August 3, 2010. MGen Segovia, who left his post as commander of 2nd Infantry Division, assumed as the 5th commander of 10th ID. He is expected to carry on the peace and development projects being undertaken by soldiers in the southern part of the country. Meanwhile, MGen Holganza assumed command of the National Development Support Command (NADESCOM). #

Photo Release 01-061

Philippine Red Cross Chairman, Hon Richard J Gordon looks on as two Army soldiers donate blood during the bloodletting activity conducted at the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila this morning. Dubbed as "Dugo ng Sundalo Iaalay sa Sambayanang Pilipino", this worthwhile undertaking is aimed at saving lives by ensuring that there is a ready supply of blood, not just for Army personnel and their dependents, but for those who are in need. Shown in the picture with Hon Gordon is Fort Bonifacio Camp Commander, BGen Tristan Kison; Col Commie Pagunuran, Army Chief Surgeon and Col Mariano Mejia, Commanding Officer of the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital. #

 

Photo Release 01-060


Army Chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu, with Col Daniel A Lucero, Assistant Chief Of Staff for Civil Military Operations and other officers of the Headquarters Philippine Army, joins the members of the Officers Preparatory Course (OPC) "Matawid" Class 57 in a send off run at the Philippine Army headquarters last July 16. The 29 members of the class, composed of three females and 26 males, will be deployed to the different Army units nationwide to be platoon leaders and instruments of peace in support of the Philippine Army Internal Security Operations. # 

Photo Release 01-059


A member of the Officer Preparatory Course (OPC) "Matawid" Class 57 renders a snappy salute to Army Chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu during their send off ceremony at the ROTC Hunter's Guerilla Field, Headquarters Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila last July 16. Lt Gen Mapagu led the send off of the 29 newly Called to Active Duty (CAD) commissioned officers of the Philippine Army who will be deployed in the different Army units nationwide to support the Philippine Army's Internal Security Operations (ISO) campaign. #

 

Photo Release 01-058


Army personnel, this morning, clear up obstacles of fallen trees and tangled branches brought down by strong winds from Typhoon Basyang at Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The clean-up drive is one of the efforts of the Philippine Army to rehabilitate the camp after the typhoon to usher a return to normalcy. #

 

Photo Release 01-0533

Technical Sgt Reyland M Lagunero of the First Scout Ranger Regiment, Philippine Army signs the Certificate of Ownership after receiving the keys to his awarded housing unit in Brgy Calumpang, San Miguel Bulacan on July 9, 2010. TSgt Lagunero is one of the 100 Scout Ranger personnel who were beneficiaries of the Kalinga sa Kawal First Scout Ranger Regiment Housing Project. Under this Project, beneficiaries are granted with a 100 square meter lot and a house that is financed through a 50%-50% sharing scheme. The FSRR houses were funded through generous donations from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Savings and Loan Association, Inc (AFPSLAI). Other Kalinga sa Kawal projects are ongoing in Palayan City in Nueva Ecija, Murcia in Negros Occidental, and in other sites in Bukidnon, Capiz, North Cotabato, Misamis Occidental, and Negros Oriental. #

Photo Release 01-052

The Philippine Army continues to acquire force protection equipment to increase the soldier's survivability and safety in encounters with terrorists and other lawless elements. For this year, a total of 1,355 Body Armor was acquired by the Army, subject for issuance to the different Army units nationwide, through Foreign Military Sales under a grant from the United States government. The Army is also expecting to receive a total of 50,500 life-saving Kevlar Helmets from the US. The first tranche of 25,140 helmets is now ready for distribution to Army field units while the remaining 25,360 helmets are expected to be delivered this year. Force protection is about better ways to protect our troops. Increased safety and reduced risks lead to enhanced confidence and morale for fighting soldiers and improvements in the offensive capability and performance. These acquisitions boost the tactical edge of the Philippine Army troops translating to a greater resolve to accomplish security missions.

Photo Release 01-051

Two psychologists from the Army's 4th Infantry Division conduct Psychological Evaluation, Counseling, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to the troops as part of the AFP Mental Health Program. Since 2002, mental health and behavioral issues at hand have been addressed on a regular basis aside from immediate response of the Composite Mental Health Mobile Team right after a critical event. The program has been strengthened in the Philippine Army through the creation of the Behavioral Health Section at the Office of the Army Chief Surgeon (OACS) on 30 January 2008. The most recent activity held last 23-24 February 2010 conducted by the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1 in collaboration with OACS and the Department of Health (DOH) was the Critical Incident Stress Management Seminar-Workshop for Mental Health Practitioners participated by the different field units.

Photo Release 01-050

The Philippine Army continues to acquire force protection equipment to increase the soldier's survivability and safety in encounters with terrorists and other lawless elements. For this year, a total of 1,355 Body Armor was acquired by the Army, subject for issuance to the different Army units nationwide, through Foreign Military Sales under a grant from the United States government. The Army is also expecting to receive a total of 50,500 life-saving Kevlar Helmets from the US. The first tranche of 25,140 helmets is now ready for distribution to Army field units while the remaining 25,360 helmets are expected to be delivered this year. Force protection is about better ways to protect our troops. Increased safety and reduced risks lead to enhanced confidence and morale for fighting soldiers and improvements in the offensive capability and performance. These acquisitions boost the tactical edge of the Philippine Army troops translating to a greater resolve to accomplish security missions.

Photo Release 01-049

In its effort to further train, educate, and professionalize the Army organization, the Philippine Army leadership continues to enhance its personnel's leadership skills through schoolings and trainings. Shown in the picture are members of the Staff Officer Course Class 03-2010 with Army Chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu during the graduation ceremony at the Command General Staff College, Training and Doctrine Command, Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on June 24. The Staff Officers' Course was conceptualized and designed to equip staff officers with the necessary skills and knowledge, and to maximize the efficiency and utility of their functions for assignments in the Division Headquarters and HPA staff. #

Photo Release 01-048

Members of the Philippine Army Football Team, the senior team and the children/youth team which comprise the Philippine Army Football Club (PAFC), paid a courtesy call to the Commanding General of the Philippine Army, Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu this morning at the Headquarters Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. Recently, the men's team (senior team) won in the First Castrol World Cup Pilipinas, a four-weekend tournament participated in by 12 countries and organized by the Sunken Garden United Football Club. Like their senior counterparts, the PAFC also excelled not just in local but international competitions as well. The club bested other teams in the recently concluded Visayan Football Caravan 2010 as well as in the 1st Hyundai Manila Cup Football Festival. #
 

Photo Release 01-046

High-ranking NPA leader, Eldo Sandoval @ Diosdado V Remulta/Gerry Vergara/Ka Tanda/Ka Eldo, was apprehended by the joint elements of the Northern Luzon Command, 7th ID, 703rd Brigade, and the RIMD PRO3 in Gapan Rd, Brgy Dolores, San Fernando Pampanga on June 15. The arrest was carried out by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Hon Amifaith S Fider-Reyes, Presiding Judge RTC Br 42, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Sandoval, who is a member of the Central Luzon Regional Committee and designated as the Secretary of the Sangay ng Partido sa Platun (SPP) Pampanga, was presented to the Army Chief LtGen Reynaldo B Mapagu during the latter's visit to the 703rd IB headquarters before the suspect's turn-over to the police authorities. #
 

Photo Release 01-045

The nine officers previously detained in Tanay, Rizal are shown here undergoing standard medical examinations at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital (FBGH). The exam is part of normal in-processing procedures. Later in the day, they reported to their Custodial Officer, Brig. Gen. Tristan M. Kison, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group (HHSG), Philippine Army. Their transfer of custody was ordered by the AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, the only convening authority under Articles of War 70 (Arrest or Confinement) on custody reassignment of military detainees. #
 

Photo Release 01-044

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - The Philippine Army honored Armed Forces of the Philippines Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rodrigo F. Maclang in a testimonial review held yesterday (June 8). The officers, men and women of the Philippine Army, led by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B. Mapagu, presented Lt. Gen. Maclang the Philippine Army Command Plaque and a Certificate of Honorable Service for his commendable loyalty and dedication to his duty as a military officer. He retires after 38 years of active military service. #

 

Photo Release 01-043

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA- The Association of Generals and Flag Officers (AGFO) had their courtesy call to Philippine Army Commanding General Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu on June 3, 2010, Thursday. In attendance were Chairman of AGFO Lt Gen Raul S Urgello (RET), Vice-Chairman BGen Rosalino A Alquiza (RET), Corporate Secretary RADM Rodolfo R Rabago (RET), Treasurer BGen Oscar O Cabaron (RET), Executive Director BGen Ismael F Musico (RET), and other AGFO Directors as well. The association is composed of both retired and active military generals and flag officers who are willing to take part in the group's mission and vision. #
 

Photo Release 01-042

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Applicants eagerly wait outside the Army Recruitment Center for their turn to sign-up forms and submit requirements. The Philippine Army has started conducting its Enlisted Personnel Procurement Program for CY-2010. For this year, the Army is accepting a total of 6,192 Candidate Soldiers (CS) applicants to be distributed to the different subordinate units of the Army after training. The qualified Candidate Soldiers will be undergoing training in various venues for six months.

 

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Flags of the Philippines and United States of America line up beside the graves at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Fort Bonifacio , Metro Manila. This is in commemoration of the US Memorial Day celebrated every last Monday of the month May. Americans perceive this day as the unofficial start of summer season in their country, and the commemoration is offered in honor of those Americans, men and women, who have died in military service for the United States . The event was graced by US Ambassador to the Philippines Hon. Harry K. Thomas, Jr, together with AFP Chief-of-Staff Gen. Delfin Bangit and Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu.
 

 

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A member of the Philippine Army Football Club toils for the championship in the 1st Hyundai Manila Cup Football Festival held last May 30 at the Manila Polo Club. Children aged 10 to 14 from the Army Football Club competed at said event besting other teams. The Army Football Club was put up primarily to cater to the needs of all football enthusiasts in the Army community, especially the youth aged 6-18 years old. The club was later on opened to children of non-military personnel. With numerous championship trophies under its name, the Army Football Club, composed of 200 players/members, continues to excel not just in local but in international competitions as well.

 

Photo Release No 01-043

Competing armies gear up for the Machine Gun competition in the recently concluded Australian Army Skills-at-Arms Meeting (AASAM) held at the Combined Arms Training Center, Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria, Australia from May 10 to 20. The Philippine Army Shooting Team was able to finish third among the competing countries bagging a total of eight gold medals, 11 silver medals and a bronze medal. The Canada Plate Perpetual Trophy was likewise awarded to the team for topping the Rifle Falling Plates Match. The team also finished the obstacle course with the fastest time, finishing it in 20.53 seconds, which is the best record in AASAM so far. "For us, the competition is an opportunity to showcase the very high marksmanship skill level we have in the PA and that we are at par with the rest of the other Armies of the world," said Maj Ricky P Bunayog, the team captain. #
 

Photo Release No 01-039


The men and women of the Security and Escort Battalion (SEBn) of the Philippine Army paraded in their Ati-atihan costumes inside Fort Bonifacio during the Barrio Fiesta last May 27, 2010. The gathering was the summer fellowship of the unit to bring their personnel and their families together in an atmosphere of fun, vibrant dancing and festive music. #
 

 

Photo Release No 01-037


Army Chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu pins the Military Merit Medal to Maj Palmer M Parungao, one of the members of the Philippine Army Shooting Team in a simple awarding ceremony at the Philippine Army headquarters this morning. The Philippine team was able to finish third among the competing countries in the recently concluded Australian Army Skills-At-Arms Meeting (AASAM) bagging a total of eight gold medals, 11 silver medals and a bronze medal. The team also finished the obstacle course with the fastest time, finishing it in 20.53 seconds, which is the best record in AASAM so far. The Canada Plate Perpetual Trophy was likewise awarded to the team for topping the Rifle Falling Plates Match. The Philippine Army takes pride on the 13 members of the Philippine team, headed by Maj Ricky P Bunayog, who excelled notwithstanding some limitations. This accomplishment is a manifestation of the Army's competence in marksmanship to which the Philippine Army is proud of. #

 

Photo Release No 01-034

An Army soldier hangs a Philippine Flag at the Philippine Army headquarters compound in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. As an expression of its commitment to promote nationalism and patriotism, the Philippine Army joins the whole nation in commemorating the 112th National Flag Day today. The Flag Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the day when the Philippine flag was first unfurled by Gen Emilio Aguinaldo after declaring the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonizers in 1898. #

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-034

Enlisted personnel and civilian employees of Fort Bonifacio General Hospital in Philippine Army hold a Santacruzan in celebration of the Flores de Mayo on May 26, 2010 at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila. As agents of peace and development, the men and women of Philippine Army is one with the Catholic communities in celebrating the annual Flower Festival in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.#

Photo Release No 01-033


Army personnel, students, Parents-Teachers Association, Local Government Unit personnel and barangay officials join forces in the various preparations like cleaning, repairing of chairs and classrooms for the June 2010 school opening. The Philippine Army's participation in the conduct of Brigada Eskwela 2010 is a noble endeavor designed to benefit school children in the country. Likewise, it showcased the Philippine Army's commitment to the people, not only in keeping peace and order, but in rendering community service as well.#

Photo Release No 01-032



The newly activated 13th Scout Ranger Company, led by Cpt. John Reysanti Aling, is under the operational control of the JTF Trillium, WESTMINCOM, AFP. They will focus on degrading the remaining threats posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and other terrorist groups in Southern Mindanao. The company went on a meticulous retraining in Camp Tecson, Bulacan from January 16 until April 15 of this year before their deployment to Basilan Province. #

Photo Release No 01-031


As part of the intensification of Internal Security Operations (ISO) campaign, the Philippine Army activated the 13th Scout Ranger Company (13th SRC) at the Headquarters 1st Marine Brigade, Brgy Tabiawan, Isabela City, Basilan on May 25, 2010. In attendance were Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Gen. Delfin Bangit and Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu, who reminded the members of 13th SRC to prove themselves worthy of being called "warriors of an elite unit" and to support and push forward the Army's desire to further fortify the ISO campaign.

 

Photo Release No 01-030


Army personnel, students, Parents-Teachers Association, Local Government Unit personnel and barangay officials join forces in the various preparations like cleaning, repairing of chairs and classrooms for the June 2010 school opening. The Philippine Army's participation in the conduct of Brigada Eskwela 2010 is a noble endeavor designed to benefit school children in the country. Likewise, it showcased the Philippine Army's commitment to the people, not only in keeping peace and order, but in rendering community service as well.#

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-029

Few days before the school opening the Philippine Army supports National Schools Maintenance Week as it helps various sectors in improving and maintaining school facilities at Signal Village National High school during the conduct of Brigada Eskwela on May 24-28, 2010. Brigada Eskwela is an annual DepEd program that ensures regular classes will be held immediately as students and teachers enter their schools truly prepared for the opening.#

Photo Release No 01-028

Army chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu administers the oath to the promoted civilian personnel last May 18 at the Philippine Army Officers Club House. The ceremony coincided with the 6th Civilian Supervisors Forum that focused on the theme, "Strategizing the New Frontier." In his speech, Lt Gen Mapagu expressed his support as well as his appreciation to the civilian personnel of the Army. The Army chief reiterated the crucial role of the civilian personnel in the fulfillment of the Army mission of providing and sustaining the forces in support of the AFP mission. The civilian component of the Army being an effective support system, work at various levels within the organization in support of the soldiers, who have to undergo rotation and reassignment for career advancement. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. #

 

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A soldier, working together with a concerned citizen, disposes of campaign materials that litter the surroundings in Mina, iloilo. The activity is in support to the global-campaign against climate change and part of the AFPs initiated clean-up drive dubbed as Team Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for Healthy, Orderly and Pollution Free Environment or HOPE. The 3IDs two-weeks region-wide cleanliness drive dubbed OPLAN HOPE with the theme, "Kawal at Pumuluyo, Ugyon Kita Para sa Katinluan," focused in helping restore the cleanliness in the islands of Panay, Negros, and Guimaras by getting rid of election campaign materials in connection with the recently concluded National and Local elections.

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Philippine Army took part in today’s clean-up drive with the theme “Healthy, Orderly, and Pollution-free Environment” or HOPE. The clean-up drive, which will take place in various areas of Metro Manila, kicked-off today and will end on Friday, May 14, 2010. The whole of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy) will be actively participating in its call for a clean and better environment after the elections. The said activity aims to restore the cleanliness in Metro Manila and will be replicated later on in other major parts of the country.#

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Army chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu joins AFP Chief of Staff Gen Delfin N Bangit, PNP Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa, and other major service commanders in a Concelebrated Holy Mass for HOPE 2010 at Saint Therese Shrine in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on May 3. The AFP's and the PNP's top brasses once again reinforced their commitment to ensure that the coming May 10 election will be a credible and peaceful one. The concelebrated mass was led by no less than Manila Archbishop Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales.
 

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The indefatigable Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team stands out at the 4th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival, held last April 22-24, by snaring the 300-meter and 500 meter championship. The Army team is the reigning world champion and is considered the fastest crew in the planet holding two world records. #
 

 

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Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army Maj Gen William S Campos led today's turnover ceremony of the Office of the Army Chief of Engineers (ACE). Outgoing Army Chief of Engineers Col Carlos C Solomon, who is also the incoming Deputy Commander of the Army's 55th Engineering Brigade, passed his position and responsibility to Col Vicente M Yordan, a former Deputy Commander of Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army. Col Solomon was awarded with Military Merit Medal for the commendable services he rendered as the ACE from April 4, 2007 to April 29 of the present year.
 

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Soldiers line up to take part in absentee voting at the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila this morning. They are among the 422 Army personnel within HPA who are expected to vote under the Local Absentee Voting System. Absentee voting for soldiers in other parts of the country started yesterday (April 28) in major military camps nationwide. #

 

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Army Chief Lt Gen Reynaldo B Mapagu graced this morning's turnover ceremony of the Philippine Army Sergeants Major. He congratulated the outgoing Chief Master Sergeant Fidel A Alegre Jr for a job well done and welcomed the incoming Senior Master Sergeant Guillermo P Francisco. Also, he acknowledged and thanked Sergeant Alegre for the exemplary efforts he exerted during his stint as the Army Sergeant Major. Ending his speech, Lt Gen Mapagu reminded newly installed Army Sergeant Major SMS Francisco to lead by example in upholding military values and motivate his men to be at their best at all times.

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The Philippine Army celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day as the soldiers and civilian employees participated in this morning's series of activities. For this year's campaign to address issues regarding our Mother Earth, the Earth Day Network Philippines dubbed their campaign as "The 10 Million Movement" wherein people behind it are hoping for 10 million green acts or even more to help save our planet. The Army took part by conducting taebo exercise and fun run in the morning and was followed by a lecture on environmental awareness after. There was also clean-up drive of the different offices in the Headquarters and the day culminated with a film showing of the environmental documentary "Deterioration of the Earth's Ozone Layer."

 

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Vice Commander of the Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Romulo C. Supapo graces today the activation and send-off ceremony of the members of the newly activated 85th infantry Battalion, led by former commander of the 11th Philippine contingent to Haiti and 9th Infantry Battalion in Leyte, Col. Lope C. Dagoy. In his speech, Maj. Gen. Supapo stressed out two important matters: meeting the June 2010 Internal Security Operation deadline and the campaign for a credible election this May. He ended his speech by reminding the soldiers that to be able to carry out their mission, they should build and preserve strong relationships with the local government and other interagency partners.

 

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The Philippine Army’s week-long celebration of the 2010 Philippine Veteran's Week and the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan culminated with a sunset ceremony at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on April 11. In accordance with the celebration, the army recognizes the brave front, courage, and commitment to service of the veteran soldiers to the Filipino people. The activity was graced by no less than Hon. Estrella Santos, representative of the Veteran Freedom Party List and Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission.

 

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FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B Mapagu, along with other officers, facilitates the donning of ranks to the new batch of Second Lieutenants of the Philippine Army. The new batch has a total of 171 soldiers; 122 come from the batch "Masidlak" Class 2010 of the Philippine Military Academy and 49 are from the Officer's Candidate Course's "Kasidlakan" Class 35. #

 

 

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Filipino veterans join the inspection of troops during the testimonial review accorded for them at the Headquarters Philippine Army, this morning. The activity is part of the Philippine Army's week-long celebration of the Philippine Veterans Week and commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan with a theme "Beterano: gabay sa Makabuluhang Pagbabago at Matatag na Republika".


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Filipino veterans join the inspection of troops during the testimonial review accorded for them at the Headquarters Philippine Army, this morning. The activity is part of the Philippine Army's week-long celebration of the Philippine Veterans Week and commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan with a theme "Beterano: gabay sa Makabuluhang Pagbabago at Matatag na Republika".


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Part of the Philippine Army's week-long celebration, to pay tribute to all Filipino veterans who have exemplified true service, honor and commitment in preserving world peace, is a wreath laying ceremony at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City, this morning. The ceremony is graced by no less than the Secretary of National Defense Honorable Norberto B Gonzales.



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Army Chief LtGen Reynaldo B Mapagu leads the Philippine Army's week-long celebration of the Philippine Veteran's Week and the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan which kicks-off in a sunrise ceremony at the Libingan ng mg Bayani, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, early morning today. Lt Gen Mapagu recognizes the great contributions of the Filipino Veterans in regaining the country's freedom and sovereignty and urges the soldiers of today to carry on with the commitment and the quest to serve.

 

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GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG - The Philippine Army joined the launching of Gawin ang Tama Movement (GAT) at Bonifacio High Street yesterday (March 28). A non-stock, non-profit organization with the primary purpose of "creating awareness of strong positive character as the foundation of a progressive nation", the Gawin Ang Tama (GAT) Movement was initiated by Weber Shandwick Worldwide, an 8-year-old Character Building Foundation, Inc. with an objective to indoctrinate the Filipinos with core values of honesty, integrity, and hard-work.

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FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - The Philippine Army, in cooperation with multi-agency task force, actively participated in the Joint Fun Walk Activity dubbed as "Lakad Parangal sa Beterano at Pagguhit ng Kabayanihan at Kagitingan" at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand on March 27. The activity, which is aimed at increasing the awareness and drawing public interest on the importance of remembering the country's war history, is part of the Araw ng Kagitingan and the Philippine Veterans Week celebration.

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FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B Mapagu and Army Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Romulo C. Supapo facilitate the donning of ranks to the 20 newly promoted Majors assigned at the Headquarters Philippine Army during the flagraising ceremony early morning today.

 

 

Photo Release No. 01-006

FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B Mapagu and Malaysia's Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Bin Hj Jamaluddin talk about efficient ways of managing personnel and resources as well as veterans concerns during the latter's farewell visit at the headquarters today. Lt. Gen. Mapagu thanked the Chief of Army Malaysia for all his support to the Philippine Army and wished him all the best. The Chief of Army Malaysia, on the other hand invited Lt. Gen. Mapagu to the upcoming Defense Forces Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2010. #

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FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Malaysia's Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Bin Hj Jamaluddin troops the line with Philippine Army Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. William S Campos during the honors accorded for him on his farewell visit at the headquarters this morning. The Chief of Army Malaysia, who will be retiring this September 21, 2010, assured the Philippine Army of the continued support and cooperation from his successor.#

 

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Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, accompanied by Army Chief Reynaldo B Mapagu, pins the Gold Cross Medal to Staff Sergeant Montano V Escano, one of the 12 awardees during the Army Day 113th anniversary who greatly contributed to the attainment of the Army's mission and its continuing pursuit for peace and development for this year. The President graced the awarding of the Philippine Army's outstanding men and women, which included Maj. Gen. William Campos and Field Grade Officer Col. Gilbert Gapay who both received Distinguished Service Star and the Gold Cross Medal to SSg. Escano.

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FORT BONIFACIO, METRO MANILA - Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo troops the line with Army Chief Maj. Gen. Reynaldo B Mapagu during the honors accorded for her on the celebration of the Philippine Army's 113th anniversary at the Headquarters Philippine Army on March 22. The President congratulated the soldiers, who have become more effective and professional, and for helping bring peace and stability in the country especially for the soft development tools that they have undertaken in building roads, bridges, schools and ports.

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Army Chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B Mapagu pins the Wounded Personnel Medal to one of the 23 battle casualty soldiers who have displayed bravery and undiminished valor in the performance of their duties during his visit at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital and the AFP Medical Center on March 19. The visit was part of the Philippine Army's 113th year anniversary celebration, wherein it recognizes the valuable contributions of its soldiers in helping bring peace and stability in the country.

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"Diwa ng Edsa, Gabay sa Ating Kinabukasan,". Secretary of National Defense Norberto B Gonzales along with Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado leads the wreath-laying ceremony during the commemoration of the 24th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila today. The ceremony was the first of the week-long activities in celebration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution to be concluded with a People's Day on February 25. #

 

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The Philippine Army's Then and Now. Separated by generations but joined by one aspiration, Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit shares a light moment with Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) President BGen Victorino T Azada (Ret) during the latter's visit at the Philippine Army headquarters yesterday. The visit is in connection with the Battle of Yuldong's 59th Anniversary on April 23. #

 

 

Photo Release No 02-024

Members of the Philippine Army all-female silent drill company sign the Covenant for Credible Election in May 2010 after their performance during the culminating activity of the Second leg of the AFP-PNP Bike-A-Thon for the Protection of Votes at the Quirino Grandstand this morning 13 February 2010.

 

Photo Release No 02-20

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit honors Non-Residence Defense Advisor of Pakistan, Commodore Zahid Akram, in a courtesy call yesterday, February 10, in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The Philippine Army continues to forge friendly ties and healthy relationships with other nations.#

 

 

Photo Release No 02-19

Army personnel expressed their hopes of having a clean and credible elections by participating in the "AFP-PNP Protect the Votes Bike-a-Thon" conducted over the weekend. The event was spearheaded by the Philippine Navy and was participated in by members of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with other civilian bike enthusiasts. Acting as the venue host, this event is one of the Philippine Army's efforts of working for their Advocacy for Credible Elections-one of the four ACEs of the Army for 2010.# 

 

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US ARMY CHIEF HONORED. Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit awards the Philippine Army Combat Commander's "Kagitingan" Badge Level of Service Command to US Army Pacific (USARPAC) commanding general, Lt Gen Benjamin R Mixon during the latter's visit at the Philippine Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio yesterday afternoon, January 26. # 

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Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit pins the Philippine Army Combat Commander's "Kagitingan" Badge Level of Service Command to US Army Pacific (USARPAC) commanding general, Lt Gen Benjamin R Mixon during the latter's visit at the Philippine Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio this afternoon. #

 

Photo Release No 02-12

Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit receives the Highest Command and Achievement Award from Mr Washington Z Sycip, founder of SGV & Company ,as Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) Chairman Cav Galileo C Kintanar looks on during the PMAAAI 2010 Annual General Membership Meeting at the Tent City, Manila Hotel in Port Area, Manila on January 23. #

 

Photo Release No 02-11

Vice Admiral Emilio C Marayag, The Deputy Chief of Staff, AFP hands over the replica of the newly-acquired Upgraded APC M113 to Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit during the Turn-Over and Commissioning Ceremony at the General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City yesterday. Said armored vehicles shall be deployed to the 9th Infantry Division and will support the operations of the new Army brigade in Masbate. #
 

Photo Release No 02-10

Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit, with His Excellency Adnan Basaga, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Philippines, inspects one of the six newly-acquired Upgraded Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) M113 after its official turn-over and commissioning at the General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City yesterday. This latest acquisition is a big boost to the armor operations of the Philippine Army. #

 

Photo Release No 02-09

Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit leads the Oath-Taking of the Oversight Committee/Technical Working Group on Philippine Army Roster of Troops last week at the Commander's Lounge, Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila.

 

 

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Brigadier General Allan C Bontuyan, inspects the troops during the Testimonial Review in his honour at Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila on January 14, 2010. BGen Bontuyan is the Chief of the Office and Legislative Affairs, GHQ before ending his colourful military career. He also became Army Artillery Regiment (Provisional) commander and Army Reserve Command vice-commander. Testimonial reviews are being held as a tradition of the Philippine Army to pay respect and give tribute to retiring Army personnel.#

Photo Release No 02-06

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit together with his wife Mrs Daisy Bangit and Army's Vice-Commander Maj Gen Alfredo Cayton receives the Sergeants Major with their spouses during the New Years Call to the Army Chief at the Philippine Army's NCO Clubhouse this morning. The Army Chief tendered a fellowship breakfast for the Sergeants Major of Army units and Chief Clerks of post units in recognition of the valuable efforts and contribution of Senior NCO's in the Army's continuing pursuit for peace and development in the country.#

 

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Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit (extreme left) and Maj. Gen. Irineo C. Espino (extreme right), Commander of 7th Infantry Division talk to Felisisimo Jacobe (in civilian clothes), a former high-ranking New People's Army (NPA) leader, who recently surrendered to Lt. Col. Juny Castro, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 7ID, Philippine Army. Jacobe is instrumental to numerous successful Army operations this December that resulted to the recovery of 27 firearms, various types of ammunition, and subversive documents.

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Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit (extreme left) and Maj. Gen. Irineo C. Espino (extreme right), Commander of 7th Infantry Division talk to Felisisimo Jacobe (in civilian clothes), a former high-ranking New People's Army (NPA) leader, who recently surrendered to Lt. Col. Juny Castro, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 7ID, Philippine Army. Jacobe is instrumental to numerous successful Army operations this December that resulted to the recovery of 27 firearms, various types of ammunition, and subversive documents.

Photo Release No 02-004

Enlisted and civilian personnel of the Philippine Army hold a Christmas party for the children of Brgy Southside, Makati City today, December 22. As agents of peace and development, the men and women of Philippine Army has undertaken said activity to spread the holiday cheers even to the underprivileged Filipinos. #

 

Photo Release No 02-003

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit joins AFP Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado and the officers of other major services in the AFP's gift-giving activity to the soldiers hospitalized at the V-Luna General Hospital. The activity is one of the highlights of the 74th AFP Day Celebration as it pays tribute to its brave soldiers who have dedicated their lives and service to the people. #

 

Photo Release No 02-002

QUEZON CITY-Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Victor S. Ibrado shakes hands with Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI) President RAdm Rufino S. Lopez Jr. during the Memorandum of Agreement signing that will improve protection to all AFP personnel through higher insurance coverage and benefits.

 

 

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Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit joins AFP Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado and the officers of other major services in the AFP's gift-giving activity to the soldiers hospitalized at the V-Luna General Hospital. The activity is one of the highlights of the 74th AFP Day Celebration as it pays tribute to its brave soldiers who have dedicated their lives and service to the people. #

 

Photo Release No 01-100

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit distributed gifts and groceries as an expression of his gratitude and appreciation to the battle and non-battle casualties confined at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital during his Christmas visit yesterday. The Army Chief was joined by the General Staff of the Headquarters of the Philippine Army and members of the Philippine Army Officers Ladies Club led by Mrs Daisy Bangit. The visit is part of the Commanding General's fulfillment of his commitment to serve the Philippine Army soldier better. #

 

Photo Release No 094

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Atty Leila de Lima, together with Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit, speaks with some rebel returnees who participated in the Human Rights symposium spearheaded by Philippine Army at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila on December 11. The Philippine Army denounces the NPAs' continued atrocities and disregard on the dignity of the Filipinos. Meanwhile, Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit puts premium on the continued internalization of Human Rights within the Army organization.

 

Photo Release No 093

Soldiers and civilian employees of the Philippine Army got a chance to ask questions to Atty Leila de Lima, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights during the Human Rights symposium dubbed as "Human Rights and the Philippine Army." The symposium is part of the Philippine Army's week-long commemoration of International Human Rights Day. #

 

Photo Release No 092

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Atty Leila de Lima praises the Philippine Army's efforts in promoting and upholding human rights in her speech at the "Human Rights and the Philippine Army" symposium held at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila yesterday, December 11. Atty. De Lima also mentioned and recognized the heroism exhibited by the seven Army personnel who died saving lives in the aftermath of tropical depression "Ondoy".#

Photo Release No 094

Soldiers fall in line to exchange their worn-out combat boots, Battle Dress Attire, OD t-shirts, and OD athletic short pants during the opening of the Army Store at the 8th Infantry Division, Camp Lukban, Catbalogan, Samar. The newly-opened army store uses a Direct Exchange (DX) system wherein soldiers could instantly replace their worn-out government-issued CCIEs with new ones. The 8ID Army Store is the 7th Army Store that has been opened,#

Photo Release No 093

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit together with his wife Mrs Daisy Bangit leads the blessing of the Stormtroopers lodge, an AFP Transient Facility (ATF) at Kuta Kankabato, Brgy San Jose, Tacloban City. The Army Chief likewise graces the inauguration of the following: the Regional Internal Security Operations Coordinating Center and of the Stormtroopers Liaison Office in Tacloban City; the Sterile Area; the AFP Transient Facility; the 8ID Army Store; and the 8ID EP Barracks in Catbalogan, Samar.#

 

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Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit hands over the office symbol to the newly installed Army Chief-of-Staff BGen William S Campos (center) during the change of office ceremony at Headquarters Philippine Army Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila. BGen Campos replaced Maj Gen Irineo C Espino, who assumed the post as commander of 7th Infantry Division. The Army Chief instructed the new Chief-of-Staff to hasten the process of enlistment and training in this crucial time of the anti-insurgency campaign and to enhance camp security. #

 

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CAMP TECSON, San Miguel, Bulacan - Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit and First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Commander Brig. Gen. Noel A. Coballes bear witness as 1Lt. Dimas Jun D. Balais, FSRR's Officer of the Year, receives a check from Globe Telecom during yesterday's celebration of FSRR's 59th Founding Anniversary.

 

Photo Release No 090

Yesterday, November 25, Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, side-by-side with First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Commander Brig. Gen. Noel A. Coballes, leads the blessing of the new Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Quarters during the celebration of FSRR's 59th Founding Anniversary at Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan.

 

Photo Release No 089

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, together with First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Commander Brig. Gen. Noel A. Coballes, unfurls the flag of the reactivated 12th Scout Ranger Company during yesterday's celebration of FSRR's 59th Founding Anniversary at Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan.

 

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Commander 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division MGEN JORGE V SEGOVIA AFP awards Wounded Personnel Medal to 1LT Joseph Alpha from 80IBn, 2ID, PA at V-Luna AFP Medical Center on 11:00 A.M. 25 Nov '09.

 

 

Photo Release No 01-087

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit together with his wife Mrs Daisy N Bangit and Army Vice Commander Maj General Jerry V Jalandoni welcomes the 11 newly promoted army generals led by LtGen Roland M Detabali, Commander, SOLCOM, AFP.#

 

 

Photo Release No 01-086

The Philippine Army welcomes the five newly promoted Brigadier Generals in their courtesy call to the Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit at Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila. They were Brigadier Generals (l-r) Rey C Ardo, Emmanuel I Amat, Noel S Coballes, Romeo F Fajardo and Gominto B Pirino.#

 

 

Photo Release No 01-085

Five newly promoted Major Generals paid a courtesy call on the Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila today. They were Major Generals (l-r) Irineo C Espino, Jorge V Segovia, Anthony J Alcantara, Josue S Gaverza Jr. and Hilario M Atendido. The Philippine Army is confident that with these officers, shaped by years of experience in military institution and assigned to sensitive and crucial posts, the winning shots for the AFP in this last phase of anti-insurgency campaign will be delivered.#

 

Photo Release No 01-080

Secretary of National Defense Hon Gilberto C Teodoro Jr together with Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit inspects the troops during the Testimonial Review in honor of Secretary Teodoro at Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila on November 12, 2009. #

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-079

Teachers and students from Brgy Sta Ana, San Mateo Rizal take turns in shaking hands with Secretary Gilberto C Teodoro Jr during the later's Testimonial Review. The student's represents one of the various sectors who express their gratitude to Sec Teodoro for his exemplary leadership to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. #

 

Photo Release No 01-078

On-the-spot enlistment as a regular member of the AFP was conferred to CAA Erwin Tumalip of Kalinga CAA Company, 503rd Infantry Brigade, 77th Infantry Battalion, 5th ID during the Testimonial Review in honor of Defense Secretary Hon Gilberto C Teodoro Jr. CAA Tumalip was among the several personalities who delivered their testimonies for the Secretary.#

 

Photo Release No 01-077

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit shows the display of various pictures which depicts the heroism of the Army troops in times of calamities to Secretary of National Defense Hon Gilberto C Teodoro Jr during the Testimonial Review in honor of the Secretary at Fort Andres Bonifacio, Matro Manila.#

 

 

Photo Release No 01-076

Army chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit confers the rank of Corporal to Pfc Ransey W Ruado, who was promoted on-the-spot by the Army Commanding General, for his meritorious deeds, during the celebration of the 6th Infantry Division 22nd Founding Anniversary. Spot promotions are being given by the Army chief in his visits to different Army units to recognize exceptional soldiers not only in the field of combat, but also on administrative, logistics, intelligence, and civil-military operations. #

 

Photo Release No 01-075

CAA Jonan G Bartolome takes his formal oath as regular member of the AFP in front of Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit during the 6th Infantry Division 22nd Founding Anniversary at Camp Siongco Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. The enlistment of CAA Bartolome is an unprecedented effort of the Army Chief in recognizing meritorious feats and invaluable contributions of CAFGU Active Auxiliaries as partners in the continued pursuit for peace. #

 

Photo Release No 01-074

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit leads the ceremonial cutting of more than 100 assorted high powered firearms recovered by government troops in various Internal Security Operations in Central Mindanao during the 22nd Founding Anniversary celebration of the 6th Infantry Division. The ceremonial cutting is part of the demilitarization under the Philippine Army's Captured, Confiscated, Recovered and Surrendered Firearms (CCRS) program.#

 

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Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit leads the opening ceremony of the Army Store at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City on November 2. The Army Store in Cebu, the fifth to be activated following the ones in Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Capiz and Nueva Ecija, will cater to the needs of the Army troops based in the Visayas region, particularly those which are covered by the 3rd and 8th Infantry Divisions. It uses a Direct Exchange (DX) system wherein soldiers could instantly replace their worn-out government issued CCIEs with new ones. #

Photo Release No 01-070

MAJ EDGARDO BATENGA, Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army Multi-Role Force Bn also known as Army Contingent for Emergency (ACE), leads the prayer prior to their deployment to Laguna for the conduct of disaster response in the affected municipalities of the province brought about by typhoon "Santi"

 



A company of troops belonging to the Philippine Army Multi-Role Force Bn also known as Army Contingent to Emergency (ACE) leaves Fort Bonifacio early this morning to conduct disaster rescue and relief operations in Pagsanjan, Lumban and Sta Cruz, Laguna

 

 

Photo Release No 01-068

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit himself checks the quality of the Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment (CCIEs) available in the newly-opened Army Store in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija yesterday, October 26. To date, there are four CCIEs available in the store-combat boots, sets of Battle Dress Attire, OD T-shirts, and OD athletic short pants. However, the Command is already in the process of procuring rubber shoes and vehicle tires to increase the lineup of CCIEs available in the Army Stores.



Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, together with ASCOM Commander Maj. Gen. Josue S. Gaverza, unveils the marker of the fourth Army Store opened by the Command yesterday, October 26, at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija. The Army Store follows the Direct Exchange System, making the replacement of uniforms and equipment for Army personnel a lot easier and faster.

 

Photo Release No 01-067

The SM Supermalls Management awards Certificates of Recognition to Outstanding Filipino Soldiers during the Photo Exhibit conducted at the SM Mall of Asia, highlighting the soldiers' heroism in times of disaster. Shirley Regua, the widow of Sgt Adriano Regua, one of the Army soldiers who died rescuing the residents of Mabitac, Laguna at the height of typhoon "Ondoy", receives recognition for the heroic feat of her husband from Ms Annie Garcia, President, SM Supermalls; Rear Admiral Emilio C Marayag, The Deputy Chief of Staff, AFP; Major General Rolando F Capacia, Vice Commander, PAF; Rear Admiral Danilo A Cortez, Acting Flag-Officer-in-Command, PN; and Brigadier General Gaudencio S Pangilinan, Commander, Civil Relations Service, AFP. #

Photo Release No 01-065

 More than 300 new Privates take their oaths as regular members of the AFP during the Enlistment Ceremony at the Philippine Army Headquarters over the weekend. These new soldiers shall be deployed to the different Army units nationwide. Most of them were already integrated to the newly-activated Multi-Role Force Battalion also known as Army Contingent for Emergency (ACE) during an Integration Rites that immediately followed the Enlistment Ceremony.

 Photo Release No 04-064

The members of the newly-activated Multi-Role Force Battalion also known as Army Contingent for Emergency (ACE) Battalion were presented to Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit during its activation on October 17 at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The activation is part of the efforts of the Philippine Army to further enhance its disaster response and relief operation capabilities to effectively respond to the needs of the people in times of disaster. Though the Multi-Role Force Battalion – Army Contingent for Emergency (ACE) acts as the primary unit of the Philippine Army in addressing Disaster Rescue and Relief Operation (DRRO) concerns, it is also capable of performing development and nation-building activities, and fighting threats to national development and stability, not just in Metro Manila but in other parts of the country as well.

 

Bracing for typhoon "Ramil" - The newly-activated Multi-Role Force Battalion, also known as the Army Continent for Emergency (ACE), displays its capabilities including several Army trucks, rubber boats, motorized boats, and other life-saving devices during its activation on October 17 at the Philippine Army Headquarters. The activation and mobilization of the Multi-Role Force Battalion is very timely since the country braces for another typhoon which is expected to hit the country this week.

 

Photo Release No 01-063

The Philippine Army's K9 unit demonstrates how to detect Improvised Explosive Devices, locate missing persons, and retrieve cadavers of victims of calamities. The K9 Battalion is enhanced primarily to support the Army's Disaster Rescue and Relief Operations and its Anti-Terror campaign. Recently, it was responsible for the retrieval of five bodies following the landslide in Tadian, Mountain Province. These tracking dogs were also the same group that retrieved the body of the murdered US Peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell in the same province. #

 

Photo Release No 01-062


Defense Acquisition Program Administration Commissioner Byun, Moo-Keun of the Republic of Korea heads the wreath laying ceremony to render honors to the Korean Veterans at the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) Memorial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-061

Honorable Byun, Moo-Keun Commissioner of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration of Republic of Korea shakes hand and recognizes the Filipino Veterans during his visit at the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) Memorial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

 

 

Photo Release No 01-060

Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit speaks before the members of the Rotary Club as the Guest of Honor and Speaker during a Joint Meeting of the Rotary Club of Manila and Rotary Club Naga, Bicol at the Manila Polo Club on October 9. The Army Chief talked about the Philippine Army�s role in delivering peace and progress to the Philippines.

 



Lt Gen Bangit receives tokens of appreciation from the Presidents of the Rotary Club of Manila and Naga.

 

 

Photo Release No 01-057

The Search for PA Singing Soldier 2009 contestants during the final judging at the HPA Grandstand on October 5.
 

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-056

Men of the Philippine Army's Engineering Battalion offer immense help to Marikina by clearing the roads of mud, garbage, and debris brought about by the tropical depression "Ondoy." More than 1,500 Army soldiers are divided and deployed to different areas in Marikina, namely Nangka Balubad, Fortune San Miguel, Malanday City Hall , Market Area, Sto. Nino and Provident Village. Rehabilitation and relief operations are still underway on areas which are yet to recover from the havoc of "Ondoy."

 

Photo Release No 01-055

Maj. Gen. Jorge Segovia, 2nd Infantry Division Commander consoles Sheryl Regua, widow of Cpl Adriano Regua as Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit lays the posthumous promotion to now Sgt. Adriano Regua in Tanay, Rizal yesterday, October 1. Sgt. Regua was one of the seven Army men who offered their lives while on rescue operations for the victims of the tropical depression "Ondoy." He is the detachment commander of his disaster response team deployed at Mabitac, Laguna that saved more than 200 lives. He died trying to rescue one of his men from being swept away by the rampaging flood.

 

Photo Release No 01-054
 


More than 1,000 Army troopers, armed with cleaning paraphernalia led by no less than Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit, flocked to Marikina City for a clean-up drive. This activity is part of the AFP clean-up campaign directed by the Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado, in coordination with the National Disaster Coordinating Council and local officials in the city.

 

Army troops clean the mudded streets and dispose garbage and other debris brought about by tropical depression "Ondoy" in Marikina City. This clean-up drive is aimed at restoring normalcy, safety and security in the city of Marikina.

 

 

Photo Release No 01-053
 

The Philippine Army renders military honors to Pfc Venancio V Ancheta at the Libingan ng mga Bayani for his ultimate sacrifice of offering his life to rescue 20 civilians in Famy Laguna at the height of tropical depression Ondoy.

 

 

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit together with the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado condole with Marilou Ancheta, wife of Pfc Ancheta for his heroic feat of risking his life just to save 20 residents in the flood-stricken barangay in Famy, Laguna.

 

 

Photo Release No. 01-050

Forging healthy relationship with the Filipino-Chinese community, Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit bears witness as Dr. Roberto C. Licup, Senior Regional Executive Director of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII), hands over to Mrs. Daisy M. Bangit, adviser to the Philippine Army Officers Ladies Club (PAOLC), the set of eyeglasses donated to the group in the Turn-Over Ceremony and Blessing of the Philippine Army Day Care Center yesterday, September 14. The Day Care Center was also donated by FFCCCII with the help of PAOLC.

Photo Release No. 01-049

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit signs the Deed of Donation with Dr. Roberto C. Licup, the Senior Regional Executive Director of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) during the Turn-Over Ceremony and Blessing of the Philippine Army Day Care Center yesterday, September 14. FFCCCII donated the building to the Philippine Army which is now a house of learning for young dependents of the Philippine Army personnel.


Photo Release No. 01-048

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit pins the Mindanao Campaign Medal to Lt. Col. Aderito S. Navata, Commander of the 54th Infantry Battalion (54IB), in a Welcome Ceremony conducted for 54IB this morning, September 15, at Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. 54IB was deployed to Mindanao August 1 of last year, in support of the troops in the field fighting for peace and stability in the region. After more than a year and countless accomplishments in Mindanao, 54IB went back to Luzon and their mother unit, the 5th Infantry Division in Isabela.


Photo Release No. 01-047

A young pupil dons a sampaguita lei on a soldier from the 54th Infantry Battalion (54IB) during the Welcome Ceremony led by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit in Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila this morning, September 15. After a year of deployment to Mindanao that started on August 1, 2008, members of 54IB is now back to its mother unit, the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army for redeployment to Northern Luzon.

 

Photo Release No 01-046

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit shakes hand with one of the 18 former NPA members in the Awarding Ceremony of the Social Integration Program in the Army Responsibility Symposium dubbed "Makiisa sa Kaunlaran, Kapayapaan at Kabutihan ng Bayan" held today, September 12, 2009, at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The 18 ex-rebels are awarded with financial assistance from the government. Also present in the activity are Executive Secretary to the President of the Philippines Eduardo Ermita; Presidential Adviser on Peace Process, Sec. Avelino Razon; and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Victor Ibrado among others.

 

Executive Secretary to the President of the Philippines Eduardo Ermita speaks to the participants of today's Army Social Responsibility Symposium at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The program includes the Awarding Ceremony of the Social Integration Program for 18 former rebels. Confederation of Advocates for Development and Reforms, an organization of former rebels, was also welcomed in the activity. During the program, the Executive Secretary underlined that military means may not be the solution to the problem of insurgency in the country.

 

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His Excellency Papal Nuncio Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams officiated the Mass with Military Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak during the Prayer for Peace Rally participated in by the different sectors of society (youth, academe, business, workers, and religious sector) at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on September 8. #

 

 

 


 

Photo Release No. 01-044

One of the highlights during the Prayer for Peace Rally is the inaugural performance of the all-female silent drill company of the Philippine Army which drew applause and admiration from the thousands of cheering audience from various sectors of society including the youth, academe, business, workers and the religious sector.


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Despite heavy downpour yesterday, thousands of people from the different sectors of society (youth, academe, business, workers and religious sectors) flocked the Philippine Army Headquarters to participate in the Prayer for Peace Rally conducted inside Fort Bonifacio.

 


Photo Release No 01-041


A Philippine Army soldier checks the blood pressure of a resident of San Mateo Rizal as part of the Philippine Army's social services outreach program in the area on August 29. More than 1,500 residents received free medicines, medical and dental check-ups, livelihood seminars and other services offered during the activity..#

 

 

 

Photo Release No 01-040

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit together with the BGen Felizardo Z Simoy Commander 51st Engineering Brigade (right) and BGen Danilo M Garcia, Commander ARESCOM (left) officiates the blessing and turn over ceremony of the newly constructed Battalion Retraining Facilities to the Army Reserve Command during its 26th Founding Anniversary at Camp General Mariano Riego de Dios, Tanza Cavite on September 1. Having been founded under the inspiration of the successful defense of the Filipino Reservists against foreign invasion on 1521, ARESCOM continues to develop army reservists into capable reserve force in defense of the country and to participate in socio-economic development programs.#

Photo Release No 01-039

Secretary of the Department of National Defense Hon Gilberto C Teodoro Jr along with Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen Victor S Ibrado leads the wreath-laying ceremony during the commemoration of the 78th National Heroes Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Libingan ng mga Bayani , Fort Andres Bonifacio on August 31. The AFP together with the National Historical Institute held the commemorative program to honor all the heroes-both the celebrated and unsung- who offered their lives for the freedom of the country.#

Photo Release No 01-038

Rear Admiral Kim Dong-Kyun, Korean Cruise Training Task Group Commander accompanied by BGen Josue Gaverza, Commander Army Support Command headed the wreath laying ceremony at the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) Memorial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani this morning. Inset photo shows Korean Cadets and Midshipmen paying honor to the Korean Veterans. The South Korean Navy contingent is on a four-day goodwill visit in the country on board the training ship Destroyer Choi Young and combat support ship Dae Chong.#

 

Photo Release No 01-037

Philippine Army Chief of Staff MGen Irineo C Espino hands over the office symbol to Col Buenaventura C Pascual during the change of chief office ceremony at the Headquarters Philippine Army today. Col Pascual is the new chief of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3 replacing Col Carlos F Quita (middle) who is slated to become the 203rd Brigade Commander in Mindoro later this week .


Photo Release No. 01-036

Forty officer candidates take their oath during the Officer's Candidate Course oath-taking ceremony at the Headquarters Philippine Army this morning. The officer candidates marched off towards the bus (bottom) that will take them to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac for a 1-year intensive training which will prepare them mentally, physically and emotionally to become an army officer.#

Photo Release No. 01-035

Sixty-six Moro Islamic Liberation Front members voluntarily surrendered along with their firearms to the Army's 603rd Infantry Brigade at Shariff Kabunsuan, Maguindanao. According to Col Ernesto R Aradanas, 603rd Brigade Commander, the surrender of the MILF members, was due to the intensive peace initiative and numerous development programs undertaken by the unit in collaboration with government agencies and NGO's in the area.#

Photo Release No. 01-034

Philippine Army soldiers joined hands to honor the visit of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the 8th Infantry Division Catbalogan Samar. Started on August 4, the sacred image will visit all divisions and field offices of the Philippine Army all over the country.#
 



Photo Release No. 01-033


Army Chief Delfin N Bangit visited the wake of Cpl Renato S Dindin in San Miguel, Bulacan on August 17. Cpl Dindin was one of the soldiers who offered his life in the line of duty in the recent encounter with members of the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan. The Philippine Army mourns the loss of such gallant soldiers and recognizes their acts of heroism.
 

 

 

Photo Release No. 01-032


Philippine Army Commanding General Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit attends the blessing and prayer officiated by Military Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak for the late 1Lt Chester C Barela in Florida Blanca, Pampanga yesterday. Lt Gen Bangit condoled with the family (bottom picture) of 1Lt Barela who was killed in an encounter in Basilan last August 12







Photo Release No. 01-031

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit visited the wake of 1Lt Dell Jhun C Evangelista who was killed in the encounter with the ASG bandits in Basilan last August 12. 1Lt Evangelista, who graduated as cum laude and no. 11 out of the 329 members of PMA Class 2006, was one of the officers who fought valiantly against the ASG bandits and helped recover the remains of Marine soldiers who were killed during the encounter. The August 12 encounter is a decisive and most significant engagement by the Philippine Army against the Abu Sayyaf which resulted to 20 Enemy Body Counts and recovery of 17 high-powered firearms, including five machine guns and two rocket-propelled grenade launchers

 

Photo Release No. 01-030


Brigadier Geneneral John E. Seward, paid a courtesy call on the Vice Commanding General of Philippine Army Major General Jerry V Jalandoni on August 12, 2009 at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio. BGen Seward assumed his duties as the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army, Pacific on July 7, 2008.

 

 

Photo Release No. 01-029

Army chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit is welcomed by Maj Gen Anthony Alcantara during the former's visit at Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac the other day (Top Photo). He then later addressed the students of Officers' Candidate School and Candidate Soldier Course who will be incorporated in the Philippine Army upon completion of their trainings (Bottom Photo).

 


 


Photo Release No. 01-028

ON-THE-SPOT PROMOTION - Army chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit facilitates the donning of rank to soldiers who were promoted on-the-spot during his recent visit at Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac in recognition for their outstanding service to the Philippine Army and the country as well. Spot promotions are being given by the Army chief in his visits to different Army units to recognize exceptional soldiers not only in the field of combat, but also on administrative, logistics, intelligence, and civil-military operations.
 



Photo Release No. 01-027

Army Chief Surgeon Col. Commie Pagunuran receives the dialysis machine for the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital (FBGH) from members of Philippine Army Officers' Ladies Club led by their adviser, Mrs. Daisy M. Bangit, last Monday, August 3, during the Flag Raising Ceremony held at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. With this new hospital equipment, FBGH is expected to work better and faster, especially on cases of kidney ailments.


Photo Release No. 01-026

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit leads the donning of rank of now Lt. Gen. Roland Detabali last Monday, August 3, at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. Lt. Gen. Detabali received another star for his remarkable feat as the commander of Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) where New People's Army strength was greatly reduced, especially in Marinduque, Cavite, Laguna, and Romblon.


 

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COMBAT ENLISTMENT - Army chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit facilitates the oath taking of six CAAs who were enlisted to the regular force as Privates in his recent visit at the V. Luna General Hospital and the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital over the weekend. The enlistment of the six CAAs is an unprecedented effort of the Army chief in recognizing the bravery and contributions of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary as partners in the continued pursuit for peace.
 
Photo Release No. 01-023

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, side-by-side with Retired Maj. Gen. Arturo B. Carrillo, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, shakes hands with one of the 17 battle casualties wounded in action who were recognized and rewarded for their outstanding service in the field where they risked their lives in yesterday's program held at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. Aside from shouldering the hospitalization of battle casualties, the Philippine Army also rewarded them with financial assistance ranging from P50,000 to P100,000.

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, alongside Retired Maj. Gen. Arturo B. Carrillo, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, awards financial assistance and scholarship certificates to a dependent of a soldier who was killed in action. The awarding took place yesterday at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila where nine soldiers who are killed in action and 17 soldiers injured in battled were recognized and compensated for their selfless service to the Philippine Army and the country.


Photo Release No. 01-022

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit formally welcomes the seven newly-promoted generals, which includes Major General Ireneo C Espino (top photo) and BGen Noel A Coballes, in a "donning of rank" ceremony held over the weekend. Lt Gen Bangit urged the generals, who are currently occupying sensitive posts at the Philippine Army, to continue supporting the organization in the realization of the 2010 strategic goal of defeating communist insurgency. Furthermore, the Army Chief added that the promotion of senior military officers entails a greater responsibility of maintaining the momentum in the intensified efforts of bringing peace and stability in the country.




Photo Release No. 01-021

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit poses with Retired Maj. Gen. Arturo B. Carrillo, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, and the beneficiaries of this morning's activity at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila where battle casualties and dependents are recognized and awarded with financial assistance and scholarship certificates.
Photo Release No. 01-021

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, side-by-side with Retired Maj. Gen. Arturo B. Carrillo, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, shakes hands with one of the battle casualties recognized and awarded in this morning's program at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. Nine dependents of soldiers killed in action received financial assistance and scholarship certificates while seventeen soldiers injured in battle were recognized and rewarded for their noble service in the Philippine Army.

Photo Release No. 01-019

Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit is received by then 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) Acting Commander Brig. Gen. Florante B. Martinez and the men of 2ID, as the Army Chief presided the Turn-over Ceremony of the helm for 2ID Commander to Brig. Gen. Jorge V. Segovia yesterday, July 23, at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal. During his speech, Lt. Gen. Bangit emphasized teamwork in the realization in the goal of defeating the insurgency by next year.


Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit officiates the Turn-over Ceremony for the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) Commander at Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal. Brig. Gen. Florante B. Martinez, Assistant Division Commander and then Acting Commander of 2ID, shakes the Army Chief's hand, making way for Brig. Gen. Jorge V. Segovia as the new Commander of 2ID. Promotion and reassignments of deserving senior military officers is a means of the Commanding General of equipping the Philippine Army.

Photo Release No. 01-018

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit faces the incoming and outgoing Commanders of Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group at Fort Bonifacio yesterday, July 23. Brig. Gen. Felipe G. Tabas paved the way for Brig. Gen. William S. Campos as the Camp Commander of Fort Bonifacio. Not new to the job, as Brig. Gen. Campos holds the same set of responsibilities as when he was in he Headquarters Support Command in Camp Aguinaldo, Lt. Gen. Bangit expects him to continue Brig. Gen. Tabas' "fine leadership" in maintaining the title of Fort Bonifacio as a model community.


Photo Release No. 01-017

The Philippine Army Commanding General LtGen Delfin N Bangit addresses the troops during the activation of 83rd Infantry Battalion headed by LtCol Romeo M Basco under the 9th Infantry Division at Camp Kuta Elias Angeles, Pili, Camarines Sur on July 21. The activation of the new battalion is a fulfillment of the Army's commitment to deliver the winning shots for the AFP during the last phase of anti-insurgency campaign.
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One of the activities lined-up for the Army Chief LtGen Bangit's visit at the 9th ID is the inauguration and blessing of the 9th ID station hospital to further provide the soldier's medical needs in the Bicol Region.
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Army Chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit hands-over the Civil Military Operations (CMO) equipment to MajGen Ruperto R Pabustan, Division Commander of 9th ID in Camarines Sur. The equipment which include radios, scanner, Public Address System (PAS), photocopier machines and LCD projector will be utilized to enhance the communication capabilities and information drives of the division.

 



Photo Release No. 01-016
 
Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit inspects the new equipment during its 43rd Founding Anniversary of the 51st Engineer Brigade at Camp General Rigoberto J Atienza, Quezon City on July 15. Activated on 1966, the 51st Engineer Brigade was acknowledged as the Philippine Army's pioneer engineer brigade. Since then it has been a reliable partner in socio-economic development and nation building activities.


 




Photo Release No. 01-015


Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit cuts the ribbon to lead the launching of the Army Clothing and Supply Store at Headquarters 6th Infantry Division, PA at Camp Siongco, Maguindanao. The store will cater to Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment needs of soldiers in the most convenient way through Direct Exchange System.





Soldiers can now immediately exchange their worn-out government-issued Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment, such as combat boots and uniforms, for new ones without the hassle of undergoing the tedious process of waiting for approvals of their written requests.


 


Army men happily line-up, carrying their old Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment, as they wait for their turns to avail of the convenience the Direct Exchange System offers through Army Combat and Supply Outlet. "As instruments of peace, you deserve the convenience," as the Commanding General puts it in his message to the soldiers.


A soldier accepts his new pair of combat boots with a smile from Army Combat and Supply Outlet (ACSO) at Headquarters 6th Infantry Division, PA at Camp Siongco, Maguindanao. ACSOs will soon be replicated in all Infantry Divisions nationwide by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit to spare the soldiers from the burden of requesting for the replacement of their Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment, making them concentrate more on their operations of bringing peace and development in the land.




Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit willingly assists a soldier in replacing his old pair of combat boots with new ones availed from Army Combat and Supply Outlet. The activation of the store is a fulfilment of Lt. Gen. Bangit's commitment to serve the Philippine Army well. He believes that soldiers must be combat-ready with proper clothing and equipment in order to effectively address various threats to the nation's peace and stability.










Photo Release No. 01-014


One of the activities lined up for the Women's Auxiliary Corps (WAC) 46th year anniversary is the gift-giving to patients confined at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital. The Armed Forces of the Philippines commemorates women's liberation and recognizes the women's capacity to partake in the country's quest for lasting peace and development.#



 

Photo Release No. 01-013

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit inspects the new equipment during its 43rd Founding Anniversary of the 51st Engineer Brigade at Camp General Rigoberto J Atienza, Quezon City on July 15. Activated on 1966, the 51st Engineer Brigade was acknowledged as the Philippine Army's pioneer engineer brigade. Since then it has been a reliable partner in socio-economic development and nation building activities.
 









 


Photo Release No. 01-012

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit addresses the troops of the First Scout Ranger Regiment during the reactivation of the 11th Scout Ranger Company headed by 1Lt Anthony Caro at Camp Tecson, San Miguel Bulacan on July 14. The reactivation is one of the measures undertaken by the Philippine Army to intensify its campaign against communist insurgency with the end goal of bringing peace and stability by 2010.

 



Photo Release No. 01-011

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit spoke to 19 diplomats from different countries during the Diplomatic Kapihan held at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Boulevard last July 10. Dubbed as "Philippine Army in Support to Peace and Development", the discussion provided a venue for the Philippine Army to share to the other nations its non-traditional approach and programs to bring lasting peace and stability to the country. Furthermore, LtGen Bangit stressed the idea that the Philippine Army soldiers are more than freedom fighters; they are also peace and development advocates.


Photo Release No. 01-010


About 8 this morning, the Philippine Army Commander General Delfin N. Bangit's wife, Mrs. Daisy M. Bangit, led the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of a day care center near the Women Auxiliary Corp quarters in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. She participated in the ceremony by holding the shovel herself and digging the first significant soils of the ground where the edifice is to rise. The erection of the structure, which is intended for soldiers' dependents, is a project of the Philippine Army Commanding General himself.




Photo Release No. 01-09

The Philippine Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, addresses the participants of the 3rd AFP Adjutant General Service (AGS) Family Conference yesterday, July 8, 2009, at the Main Function Hall of the Philippine Army Officer's Club House. In his speech, he stressed out the important role the AGS plays for the AFP, as he encourages them to be "innovative, resourceful, and systematic" in their duties and responsibilities. The AFP AGS Family Conference aims at building stronger bonds among AGS members in the AFP through constructive discussions.


Photo Release No. 01-008

The 20 former NPA rebels who voluntarily surrendered to the elements of the 19th Infantry Battalion pledged allegiance to the government in a ceremony held at the municipality of Burawen, Leyte






The former rebels burned NPA flags as a way of denouncing the organization that they once served.




 


Photo Release No. 01-007


Army chief Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit conferred with the soldiers in a dialogue held at the 8th Infantry Division at Camp Lukban in Maulong, Catbalogan Samar on July 4. Lt Gen Bangit's visit to Army units nationwide is part of his regular assessment of troops capabilities and morale and welfare of field units.





Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit pins a medal to a wounded soldier in his recent visit to a station hospital at the headquarters of the 8th Infantry Division in Camp Lukban, Maulong, Catbalogan Samar.








Lt Gen Bangit led the on-the-spot promotion of soldiers from the 19th Infantry Battalion, who excelled in their recent operation and for their meritorious deeds, in his recent visit to the headquarters of the 19th IB.









 


The Philippine Army Commanding General LtGen Delfin N Bangit hands over the unit color as a symbol of command to LtC Loreto C Magundayao Jr, Acting Battalion Commander of the newly activated Civil Military Operations Battalion (CMOBn) of the Army's 5th Infantry Division at Camp Melchor dela Cruz, Gamu Isabela on June 30. Army Chief LtGen Bangit assures that the activation of the CMOBn will strengthen the partnership of the government and the people towards making insurgency irrelevant by 2010.





 

Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit leads the presentation of rebel returnees and inspection of firearms and various war materiel recovered in the conduct of military operations against the NPA during his visit at the Army's 5th Infantry Division. The Philippine Army attributed these recent gains to the trainings and obedience inculcated among the soldiers.
 



Dennis Rodinas alias Dondon/Demz a high ranking NPA leader of Western Mindanao Regional Committee was captured by joint elements of Army's 55th IB and PNP's 10th Regional Mobile Group at Tangub City, Misamis Occidental on June 29. Alias Demz was identified by witnesses to have been personally involved in the brutal murder of CAFGU Ernesto Gumilid last June 15.


 


The Philippine Army Commanding General Lt Gen Delfin N Bangit hands over the unit color as a symbol of command to LtCol Ramon G Linasan, Commanding Officer of the newly activated Army's 81st Infantry Battalion. Army Chief LtGen Delfin N Bangit assures that the activation of the battalion will intensify the counter-insurgency operations of the Philippine Army in Central Luzon



Northern Luzon Command Chief Lieutenant General Isagani Cachuela presents Jose Jackson Labrador Carmen alias Roman, 33 to the media. Carmen is the Head of Sangay sa Partido sa Platoon Pampanga (SPP Pampanga) and has three standing warrants of arrest for Attempted Homicide, Arson, and Murder. He was arrested last March 29, 2009 while waiting for his companions at the Mc Donald's beside Victory Liner Terminal along Rizal Avenue, Caloocan City.
 



Northern Luzon Command Chief Lieutenant General Isagani Cachuela presents Jose Jackson Labrador Carmen alias Roman, 33 to the media. Carmen is the Head of Sangay sa Partido sa Platoon Pampanga (SPP Pampanga) and has three standing warrants of arrest for Attempted Homicide, Arson, and Murder. He was arrested last March 29, 2009 while waiting for his companions at the Mc Donald's beside Victory Liner Terminal along Rizal Avenue, Caloocan City.
 



Northern Luzon Command Chief Lieutenant General Isagani Cachuela presents Jose Jackson Labrador Carmen alias Roman, 33 to the media. Carmen is the Head of Sangay sa Partido sa Platoon Pampanga (SPP Pampanga) and has three standing warrants of arrest for Attempted Homicide, Arson, and Murder. He was arrested last March 29, 2009 while waiting for his companions at the Mc Donald's beside Victory Liner Terminal along Rizal Avenue, Caloocan City.
 



Secretary of National Defense Honorable Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr. (middle) poses with the Army Senior Commanders headed by the Army Chief Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado during the 6th Senior Leaders' Conference Opening Ceremony today at the Philippine Army Officers' Clubhouse.
 



FORT Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila - Secretary of National Defense Honorable Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr., graces the 6th Senior Leaders' Conference as the Keynote Speaker early morning today. He emphasized on three important points with which to address the country's military concerns: 1) Refocus on the armed group; 2) Develop target specific capability; and 3) Increase military presence in areas where there is an existence of armed movements. Seated beside him is the Army Chief Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado.



Ang Hepe ng Philippine Army na si Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado naka-green shirt) kasama ng mga pinuno at kawal ng Light Armor Division sa pamumuno ni Maj.Gen. Samuel D. Narcise sa isang trek noong ika-27 ng Pebrero 2009 sa may Mt Pinatubo Crater.

 



Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, commander of 702nd Infantry Brigade (center) poses with the local residents in Aurora Province, denouncing the CPP-NPA in the area



 


Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, commander of 702nd Infantry Brigade (center) poses with the local residents in Aurora Province, denouncing the CPP-NPA in the area during the Free Medical-Dental Mission conducted by the Army, local municipal officials headed by Mayor Ariel Bitong that benefitted 800 residents in Maria Aurora, Aurora Province on February 23.

 


Twelve newly promoted Brigadier Generals paid a courtesy call on the Army Chief Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado on February 17, 2009 at the Headquarters Philippine Army camp in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. They were Brigadier Generals Felipe G. Tabas, Francisco B. Lanuza, Ricardo B. Butalid Jr., Emmanuel T. Bautista, William S. Esplana, Allan C. Bontuyan, Nicolas D. Ojeda, Felizardo A. Simoy, Pedro Ramon L. Sinajon Jr., Carlos E. Luces, Roberto L. Morales, and Renato A. David.


Five newly promoted Major Generals paid a courtesy call on the Army Chief Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado on February 17 at the Headquarters Philippine Army camp in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. They were Major Generals Ruperto R Pabustan, Arthur Tabaquero, Reynaldo B. Mapagu, Arturo Ortiz, and Rudival S. Cabading.
 



Excited na tinungo ng mga mag-aaral at guro ng Cristo Rey Central Elementary School (CRCES) ng Capas, Tarlac sa pangunguna ni Ginang Dina Sitangco ang Museum ng Light Armor Division bilang bahagi ng kanilang Lakbay Aral sa ilalim ng programa ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon noong Pebrero 12, 2009.
 



Sinisita ng nakatalagang Military Police sa Gate 1 ng Light Armor Division ang isang sundalo na hindi nakasuot ng "crash helmet" habang lulan ng kanyang motorsiklo. Ito ay isa sa mga minor offenses na nakalagay sa bagong "Delinquency Report System" ng Philippine Army.

 


The photos showed 4ID and 5th Civil Relations Unit personnel together with PAFCIFIC civilian volunteers and ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao's (NORMIN) Sagip Kapamilya repacking donated used clothing and foodstuffs. Army personnel had been assisting ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya prepare relief goods and delivering the items to flood victims. The 4ID committed one 1 1/4 Ton KIA truck to ABS-CBN to help transport the relief goods to evacuation centers. This activity is expected to continue for a week.


Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (second from left) congratulates Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto M. Sobrepena after receiving a plaque of appreciation for the Foundation from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during the recent AFP
Day. They are joined by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and AFP Chief of Staff
Gen. Alexander Yano.


ASEAN Chiefs of Armies (Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (Army), Indonesian National Army, Malaysian Army, Lao People's Army, Myanmar Armed Forces, Singapore Army, The Thai Army, Vietnam People's Army, and
Philippine Army) strike a pose with AFP Chief of Staff General Alexander B. Yano (middle) in their traditional linking arms during the opening ceremony of the 9th ASEAN Chiefs of Armies Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) in Clarkfield, Pampanga today (December 9,2008). This year's theme is: "Ensuring Regional Peace and Stability Through the Collective Strength of the ASEAN Armies."



AFP Chief of Staff General Alexander B Yano visited the Army’s Light Armor Division (LAD) yesterday (December 8) to meet the troops and check their morale. He also extended his
early Christmas greetings. General Yano is seated with Maj. Gen. Samuel D. Narcise AFP, LAD Commander.

 



ASEAN delegates rejoice as Pacquiao wins over Dela Hoya as
they watch the match in a free live telecast at the mess hall of Philippine Army's Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (Tradoc). The delegates came all the way from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam to participate in the 18th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet 2008 held here in the Philippines.
 


 

Mrs Sarvida, teacher-in-charge at Brgy Linantuyan Elem School and her students enjoy the abundance of fresh water from one of the faucets installed near baranggay hall.
 

 


 

Lt. Gen. Pedro Ike I Inserto, AFP Central Command chief opens one of the faucets of the newly constructed Potable Water System Project in Barangay Linantuyan Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on November 26 that was sponsored by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
 


 

Army Commander Col Benito T de Leon of the 104th Infantry (Sultan) Brigade, 1st Infantry Division assures protection of citizens whether they are Christians, Muslims, Lumads, or otherwise during the interfaith forum in Lanao.

 


 

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