AFP chief on Fallen 44: Sayang po yung buhay

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces chief of staff Gregorio Pio Catapang fought back tears on Wednesday as he mourned the deaths of 44 police commandos in the botched anti-terror operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Catapang said it is unfair that the military is being blamed...

Aquino to soldiers: Stay neutral

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino exhorted members of the military to stay neutral and not to allow themselves to be used by those with vested interests. During the 79th AFP Day celebration at Camp Aguinaldo, Aquino also told the troops to ensure peaceful elections in 201...

Military peacekeepers given a clean bill of health

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The 107 military members of the 18th Philippine Contingent to Liberia were all given a clean bill of health following a routine medical screening at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center. Medical examinations started around 10 p.m. Tuesday and...

Acting Health Sec. Garin attends Senate budget deliberations

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin arrived at the Senate Monday morning to attend the deliberations on the budget of the Department of Health. Some senators earlier expressed concern on the presence of Garin at the Senate after she and Armed Forces...

Garin may have to wear protective gear during budget debates next week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin may have to wear a protective gear when she goes to the Senate next week during the budget deliberations of the agency’s proposed 2015 budget. This, after acting Senate Minority Leader Vicente Sotto III expressed concern...

Apology not a bad idea, says ex-DOH Sec. on AFP, DOH execs’ visit to peacekeepers without protective gear

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — It is “not a bad idea” for Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. and Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin to issue an apology for not wearing protective gear during their visit to...

PHL to send medical resources to Ebola-stricken West Africa: Aquino

BEIJING, China (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Philippines will send medical resources in support of the global effort to help nations overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Aquino conveyed this Tuesday evening during a chat with...

DOH OIC: Protective gear was not needed for returning peacekeepers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No personal protective gear was needed for the personnel who welcomed the 133 Filipino United Nations peacekeepers who returned from Liberia Wednesday, Department of Health’s OIC Janette Garin assured Thursday. Garin said the full-body protective gear is needed...

PNoy: PHL can’t just send new troops to ‘mission impossible’ in Golan Heights

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines cannot just send another batch of peacekeepers to a “mission impossible” in Golan Heights. In an impromptu speech on Wednesday, Aquino said the Philippine government will wait for...

Aquino criticizes UN for mission ‘impossible’

MANILA, October 1, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticised the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission “impossible”. Aquino said the UN’s rejection of his request...
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