Posts Tagged Department of National Defense

PH Air Force receives last batch of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters – AFP

Robie de Guzman   •   December 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Air Force has completed its fleet of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. In a statement, the AFP said...

Defense chief Lorenzana tests positive for COVID-19 anew

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Wednesday that he has again contracted COVID-19. In a message to reporters, Lorenzana said he was informed...

Proposed military, uniformed personnel pension reform only covers new entrants – DND

Robie de Guzman   •   October 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday said that the Duterte administration’s proposed reforms in the military and uniformed personnel (MUP) pension system will only apply...

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...

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