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MANILA, Philippines — The military plans to drop its elite command structure in Basilan following operational blunders that led to the killing of 19 officers and men in the town of Al-Barka, a known territory of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Abu Sayyaf, Move.PH learned today. Replacing the Basilan Special Operations Task [...]

Posted on October 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions

EXCLUSIVE: A 2004 military document shows AFP used bulk of its P101-M election funds on ‘intelligence.’

Posted on July 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections, In-Depth, Investigations, Politics

As long as the regulations say it, the soldiers will follow. Marcos the former commander in chief knew that. When he ordered them to fight, they did. When he ordered them to spend government money without care for auditing rules, they did. When he ordered them to kill in the name of democracy, they did.

Posted on June 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Defense & Security, Glenda M. Gloria, Politics, Sectors

“If you need more money, tell us,” Senators told military leaders.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Defense & Security, Institutions, Sectors, The Legislature

Editor’s Note: The office of Senator Franklin Drilon emailed this transcript of the portion of the Blue Ribbon committee hearing this morning, March 3, where he grilled Edgardo Yambao, the brother-in-law of former Armed Forces comptroller Retired Gen. Jacinto Ligot. YAMBAO: Hindi ko po lubos maunawaan hanggang ngayon kung ano ang dahilan at ako’y pinatawag [...]

Posted on March 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Legislature

MANILA, Philippines – Newsbreak obtained these documents when it conducted a lifestyle check investigation on Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines Comptroller Jacinto Ligot in 2004. The result of this investigation was detailed in the story, “A comptroller’s hidden wealth,” published in late 2004. These are real estate records indicating 2 properties in California in [...]

Posted on March 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Downloads

I, Clarita D. Garcia, date of birth December 3, 1950, swear that the following statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. On or about December 19, 2003, I instructed my sons Juan Paulo D. Garcia and Ian Carl D. Garcia to bring cash in the amount of $100,000 into the U.S. [...]

Posted on February 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Downloads

After Oakwood, it was somehow downhill for him within the institution he served for most of his life.

Posted on February 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, People, Politics

MANILA, Philippines – Former defense secretary Angelo Reyes died Tuesday morning, February 8, in an apparent suicide. Here are key events in his life: March 17, 1945 – Born in Manila 1966 – Earned his bachelor’s degree from the Philippine Military Academy September 21, 1969 - Married Teresita Pernia Reyes 1986 – As colonel, defected from [...]

Posted on February 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

Would these current whistleblower revelations nail down another general? I have my doubts. True, the exposes of George Rabusa and Sonny Lim are helping the AFP high command go through a much-needed public cleansing.

Posted on February 7, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Glenda M. Gloria

Whistleblower tags ex-solon Prospero Pichay as beneficiary of the AFP’s ‘converted’ funds

Posted on February 7, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security
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