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Palparan should be detained at military facility, AFP official says

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Eduardo Año. FILE PHOTO

Amid the call of retired Major General Jovito Palparan to be detained at a military facility, an official from the Armed Forces of the Philippines echoed his call.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP downplays 2 Moro groups’ pledge to support ISIS

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Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan.  PHOTO/A2C Bryan Bautista/ AFP PAO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday downplayed the claims of two Moro extremist groups that they had pledged support to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palparan: I can’t trust military leadership to protect my rights

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Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. FILE PHOTO

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, who was arrested last week after almost four years as a fugitive, has apparently lost faith in the present leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, according to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official who spoke to Palparan right after his arrest.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP chief reminds troops to respect human rights even against insurgents

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Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“Defeat the enemies of the state without violating human rights.” That’s how Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. described the military’s anti-insurgency program.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP distances from Aquino term extension issue

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Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured on Thursday that it would remain “apolitical and nonpartisan” despite calls for President Benigno Aquino III’s term extension.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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