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By DEFENSE SECRETARY VOLTAIRE GAZMIN Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, on behalf of the Department of National Defense of viagra medicine cialis over the counter cialis erection target pharmacy online refill buyviagraonline-purchase the Philippines, allow me to thank the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and our hosts, the government of Singapore, for [...]

Posted on June 6, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Institutions

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

Former military comptroller retired Gen. Carlos Garcia told a House committee today that the allegations against him were ”bloated,” thus his decision to return only less than half of what he allegedly stole from government coffers.

Posted on January 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

There is suspicion that the specifications were patterned so that only one supplier would be able to comply.

Posted on December 28, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Sectors

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was released from detention Monday night, December 20, having been granted provisional liberty pending approval of his amnesty application.

Posted on December 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Politics

After the defense department identified the analyst whom we wrote about in this section (DND: Banned consultant ’misrepresents’ himself), we got hold of a letter of Rommel Banlaoi to Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. Actually, this tiff has been going on since August when Gazmin issued an advisory to all Armed Forces of the Philippines units to excercise “extreme [...]

Posted on November 10, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Inside Track

The Department of National Defense (DND) wrote to react to our Inside Track item, posted Nov. 3, 2010, about how Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has banned a researcher (unnamed in our article) from the department.

Posted on November 8, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Inside Track, Sectors

A prolific researcher and security analyst has been denied access to data and information from the defense department and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Posted on November 3, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Inside Track, Sectors

MANILA, Philippines—Incoming Defense Secretary Gazmin has the track record and skills to lead the Department of National Defense (DND), but his best asset is that he has the full trust of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Posted on July 2, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Profiles

{mosimage} Following is the transcript of Newsbreak’s interview with outgoing Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales, a day before President-elect Benigno Aquino III announced the appointment of a new defense chief, among other members of his Cabinet. Gonzales appeared cheerful and relaxed as he talked to Newsbreak’s KRISTINE F. SERVANDO about his 7-month stint at the Department [...]

Posted on June 30, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Hot Seat

WE KNOW THAT SEN. MIRIAM DEFENSOR Santiago claims she “eats death threats for breakfast.” Which is why she has at least three guards—not from a private security agency, not from the police, but from the Army! Some are from the elite unit, the Scout Rangers. The talk in the village where Senator Santiago lives is [...]

Posted on September 26, 2005   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track
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