Posts Tagged Department of National Defense

DND thanks Duterte for support, vows continued AFP modernization

Robie de Guzman   •   July 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday expressed gratitude for President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and improve the...

US offers support to Philippines after C-130 plane crash in Sulu

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2021

The United States of America (USA) has extended its condolences to the Philippines after a C-130 military plane with 96 people on board crashed in Sulu on Sunday. “On behalf...

Lorenzana on allegations that AFP procures, uses defective equipment: ‘Baseless and disrespectful’

Maris Federez   •   July 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called out those who have spread speculations following the C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu before noon on...

DND to improve bill seeking to reform uniformed personnel pension system

Robie de Guzman   •   June 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday said it will conduct a study and further deliberations to fine-tune the proposed measure seeking to reform the pension...

DPWH, DND inaugurate hospital facility, barracks at Camp Aguinaldo

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday (June 17) inaugurated the new military facilities at Camp Aguinaldo....

DND orders review of safety measures after gov’t arsenal blast in Bataan

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered a review of the safety measures being implemented at the Government Arsenal (GA) in Limay, Bataan following...

First 2 attack helicopters purchased from Turkey to arrive in September — DND

Robie de Guzman   •   May 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The first batch of attack helicopters purchased by the Philippine government from Turkey is expected to be delivered in September this year, the Department of National Defense...

Defense chief Lorenzana says his stance on West Philippine Sea issue aligns with Duterte’s

Robie de Guzman   •   May 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea will continue despite China’s call for the Philippines to stop conducting...

China ‘no business’ telling PH forces to stop exercises in West Philippine Sea — DND

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of  National Defense (DND) on Wednesday stressed that China has no legal basis to stop Philippine authorities from conducting maritime patrols and other activities in...

Duterte not bothered by military coup rumors — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021

— MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is not bothered by recent reports that some military officials are withdrawing their support for the administration over his supposed silence on the...

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