Philippine Army: No payment required, age cap stays for recruits
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by kadraneda
1w ago
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Army belied social media posts claiming there is no age limit for applicants, reiterating that active recruits must be 18 to 26 years old. Major Dionisio Estrada, chief of the Army’s public affairs office, also reminded the public and aspirants or people who want to become soldiers that entry into ..read more
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8 loose firearms in Maguindanao del Sur surrendered to Army
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by Alexander Magno
2w ago
TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines – The Pandag municipal government in Maguindanao del Sur turned over eight high-powered firearms and ammunition to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion on Thursday. Pandag Mayor Mohajeran Balayman said the surrender of unlicensed guns was in support of the national government’s campaign dubbed “Balik Baril Program.” These were voluntarily ..read more
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Army, NPA clash in Kalinga injures 2 soldiers
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by kadraneda
1M ago
CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, ISABELA — Two Army soldiers were wounded while assorted guns and war items were seized in two gunbattles in Balbalan town in Kalinga province on Friday, May 31. The military said, in a report Saturday, June 1, that the armed encounters happened in Barangays (villages) Balbalan Proper and Balantoy. Army Major ..read more
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Villagers flee as Army blasts terrorist stronghold in Maguindanao del Sur
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by cbuban
1M ago
CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines — A member of the Islamic State (IS)-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was slain in a massive air and ground assault launched by the Philippine Army in Datu Salibo town of Maguindanao del Sur province on Saturday, which also prompted villagers to flee their homes. Maj. Gen. Alex ..read more
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Sara Duterte: Strengthening army crucial for peace, progress
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by postie
4M ago
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte assured her support on Friday for the Philippine Army (PA) as it continues to serve the country. “As your vice president and secretary of the Department of Education, I am with you in the further strengthening of our army forces. I will continue to support our programs that ..read more
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Army must become a multimission-ready force – Marcos
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by Alexander Magno
4M ago
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Army (PA) must become a multimission-ready force, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Friday in a speech read by Denfese Secretary Gilbert Teodoro at the PA’s 127th anniversary celebration in Tarlac. Marcos was supposed to attend but canceled due to flu-like symptoms. “As we march forward towards the Bagong Pilipinas ..read more
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Former rebels seeking amnesty ‘most welcome’ to join PH Army 
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by ggaviola
4M ago
MANILA, Philippines — Former rebels who are seeking amnesty are “most welcome” to join the Philippine Army, its spokesperson Col. Louie Dema-ala told INQUIRER.net on Thursday.  Dema-ala made the reaction as Commissioner Jamar Kulayan of the National Amnesty Commission (NAC) revealed to INQUIRER.net that around 80,000 rebels are eligible to avail of the government reprieve ..read more
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6 soldiers killed in clash with terrorists in Lanao
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by NewsPublish
5M ago
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines — In a major battlefield setback, six Army soldiers were slain in a series of encounters with Islamic State (IS)-linked gunmen on Sunday afternoon in the hinterlands of Lanao del Norte province. Troops of the scout platoon of the 44th Infantry Battalion were on a military operation when they ..read more
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Marcos honors 4 soldiers wounded in clash with terrorists
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by ggaviola
5M ago
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Monday honored four soldiers who were wounded in a clash with the Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group (DI-MG). The DI-MG was allegedly behind the bombing of Mindanao State University (MSU) in December 2023, which killed four people.   According to the Philippine Army (PA), Marcos visited the wounded ..read more
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1 more fatality found in Bukidnon clash site
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by lboniol
7M ago
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Army soldiers found one more dead body on Tuesday as they were scouring the site of Monday’s clash with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, a top regional Army official said. Major General Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commanding general of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said the ..read more
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