Military matters Archive

Alert Level 1 issued and withdrawn for OFWs in Guam. All-clear on Tuesday. It’s business as usual: Cayetano.

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United States to provide drones and training. Steps to counter Islamic State led insurgency groups.

United States gives a helping hand. * * * * * * * * * *

ASEAN urges North Korea to adopt UN resolutions. Willing to assist in re-unification of both Koreas.

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Strategic Mapandi Bridge captured in Marawi. Troops, armaments move freely: Padilla. Focus on salvaging lives of hostages: Duterte.

Mapandi bridge in AFP control. * * * * * * * * * * *

United States maintaining supplies in Marawi. Counterterrorism equipment, munitions supplied. Rockets and Rocket motors arrive in time.

United States keeps its promised supplies, * * * * * * * * * *

Gutoc blames Military of human rights abuses. Cites few cases to justify her allegations. Alvarez denies. Asks her to address CHR.

Gutoc blames AFP. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

MILF chief refuses to bail out terrorists. Recognizes President Duterte’s stand. Foreign elements main reason.

MILF will not intervene. * * * * * * * * * * * *

PH, Indonesia, Malaysia start joint patrolling. Meeting on Thursday to consolidate operations. Kidnappings likely to be reduced by joint patrolling.

joint operations will be effective * * * * * * * * * * *

NO TALKS: The government toughens stand. Troop reinforcements for last ditch battle. Deaths of civilians and military cannot be overlooked.

Talks not possible after so many deaths. * * * * * * * * *

NDF directs NPA to oppose foreign terrorists. Stop hostilities with government forces in Mindanao. Let us fight the enemy without engaging each other.

NDF to the rescue. * * * * * * * * * * * *

AFP and police nab Maute Bomb maker. Jadid Maute posed as fake student of Mindanao State University. Capability of terrorists significantly eroded: AFP.

Bomb maker nabbed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Celebrating Independence day in Marawi. PH Flag raised as bombers attacked terrorists. 150 militants, 60 troops and 25 civilians killed.

independence challenged * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

China applauds US help to Philippines. U S Special Forces assisting in Marawi operations . Terrorism is a mankind’s common enemy.

China supports US role. * * * * * * * * * * * *

US providing logistical support to AFP at Marawi. Counterterrorism weapons donated by the US. Balikatan exercises focus on disaster response.

Support in logistics by US. * * * * * * * * * * *

Hooded armed gunmen attack Resorts World, Manila. PNP engaged in gunfight with the attackers. No confirmed reports of the details of the ongoing incident.

Attack opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport. * * * * * * * * * *

Back channel talks on to secure release of hostages. Civil Society organizations helping to secure release. Widespread prayers for release of Priest and others.

Release of hostages sought. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Strict screening of evacuees to nab militants. Night curfew imposed by provincial government. Fleeing rebels using relatives to escape arrest.

Evacuees being checked meticulously. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Two Chinese warplanes intercept US plane. US surveillance plane continues unimpeded. Ist exercise under Freedom of Navigation.

Chinese warplanes confront US plane. PIcs: globalsecurity.org * * * * * * * * *

US ship sails 12 natical miles from Mischief Island. Ist “Freedom of navigation” exercise under Trump. China’s Mischief needs to be controlled.

Mischief Island in focus. * * * * * * * * * * * *

A naval base in Casiguran to monitor Benham Rise. Government seeks to protect East Coast. Joint drills by US- PH troops underway.

naval presence being beefed up. * * * * * * * * * * *