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Two out of every three legal arms currently in circulation in the Philippines are in civilian or private hands.

Posted on January 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

Policymakers need to broaden their concept of security sector, one that should include non-state actors such as civil society, academe, judiciary, and the media. This is the key to achieving sustainable reforms in the police and military, an expert said recently. Heiner Hanggi, assistant director and head of research of the Geneva Center for the [...]

Posted on March 13, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

Forget the communists. The primary security threat –hold your breath –is bad governance. A CHANGING mindset in the military no longer regards the longest-running, undefeated communist insurgency in the region, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), as the major security threat. Conventional thinking—when one used to tick off threats when scanning the security environment, [...]

Posted on January 29, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

A Malacañang official and a defense undersecretary are among the new candidates being considered for the post of secretary of national defense, NEWSBREAK learned from various sources in the Armed Forces and defense department. National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales and Defense Undersecretary Ricardo Blancaflor lead the new contenders for the post.

Posted on January 16, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

Philippine Defense Reform program (PDR)—A 10-point program that is starting to take off. It makes the defense department think in new ways and retools the Armed Forces. Among others, PDR institutionalizes multi-year defense planning, sets up a centrally managed defense acquisition system, upgrades intelligence, operational, training and logistics capacity of the AFP, and improves financial [...]

Posted on December 4, 2006   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Sectors, xPending - Fast Facts

Avelino Cruz is yet another casualty in the political-survival-at-all-costs agenda of GMA. Is there a way forward?

Posted on December 4, 2006   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, In-Depth, Sectors

Recent violent incidents suggest bolder, more urban nature to guerilla operations

Posted on January 2, 2006   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

"I have a name to protect. I have ambitions."

Posted on September 12, 2005   |   CATEGORY: Profiles

The volatile atmosphere must have fired up Panfilo Villaruel, one of several restive retired military officers.

Posted on December 8, 2003   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

President Arroyo has given away 100 hectares of prime military property to squatters. These could have been housing sites for soldiers or a source of funds for the modernization of the Armed Forces.

Posted on October 13, 2003   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security
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