Tag: Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)

CA confirms Gibo as DND chief, with 11 AFP officers

(MANILA STANDARD) The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed on Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Gilberto Teodoro Jr. as Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND). The CA also confirmed the appointment of 11 generals and senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Meanwhile, the controversial provision that requires members to…
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PHOTO RELEASE: A small token of appreciation

A small token of appreciation: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada receives a token of appreciation from Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Romeo Brawner Jr. (right) and his wife Melody (left) for hosting a fellowship dinner on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Camp Aguinaldo. Estrada sponsored the celebratory event for Brawner following the…
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Jinggoy welcomes new law increasing veterans pension

(BUSINESS MIRROR) President Marcos has signed the bill seeking to increase the disability pension of military veterans and their beneficiaries into law, Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced on Friday. The senator said the long-awaited enactment of the bill increasing veterans’ disability pension by as much as 488 percent marks a significant milestone in recognizing and honoring…
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Brawner, 29 military officers get CA nod

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Appointments (CA) has confirmed the ad interim appointment of Gen. Romeo Brawner, the first chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who will have a fixed term of three years in office. Brawner will serve until 2026. While Brawner’s confirmation process lasted more than three hours,…
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PRIB PHOTO: Estrada seeks AFP chief’s take on mandatory MUP pension contribution

ESTRADA SEEKS AFP CHIEF’S TAKE ON MANDATORY MUP PENSION CONTRIBUTION: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during Wednesday’s meeting of the Committee on National Defense of the Commission on Appointments (CA), August 30, 2023, asks Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., about his stance on the proposed military and uniformed personnel…
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Manifestation of support to the senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, led by General Romeo Brawner, Jr.

I rise to express my support to the gallant generals, senior officers and unformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, led by their Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner, Jr.  The AFP has been hogging the headlines recently due to the tense situation in the West Philippine Sea. Sa kabila ng banta sa…
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Brawner, 29 other AFP generals and senior officers get CA nod

(MANILA BULLETIN) The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), on Wednesday, August 30, confirmed the ad interim appointment of Romeo Brawner Jr. as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff.  The Commission on Appointments (CA) has confirmed the ad interim appointment of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Romeo Brawner…
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Jinggoy Estrada: Bill raising military veterans’ disability pension now a law

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — The bill proposing an increase in the disability pension of military veterans and their beneficiaries is now a law, Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced Friday. “The long-awaited enactment of the bill increasing veterans’ disability pension by as much as 488 percent marks a significant milestone in recognizing and honoring those who have…
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Deployment of Filipinos cadets, military officials to China worries senators

(SUNSTAR) THE reported deployment of Filipino cadets and military officials to study and undergo training in Beijing has worried some senators amid issues of China’s aggressiveness and harassment of Philippine vessels and troops in the West Philippine Sea. In a Senate hearing on the proposed National Defense Act and the revitalization of the Self-Reliant Defense…
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Tackle next steps in MUPs pension reform – Estrada

(BUSINESS MIRROR) SENATOR Jose Pimentel Ejercito Jr. is prodding the economic team of President Marcos and the Department of National Defense (DND) to discuss at length the next steps in reforming the pension system for military and uniformed personnel (MUP) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), now the subject of several bills in…
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