CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año led the government security sector in honoring the late Most Rev. Leopoldo Tumulak during a necrological service held Wednesday night, 21 June 2017 at the St. Ignatius Cathedral, here. (Photo by SN1 Donald Viluan / PAOAFP)
Bishop Tumulak served as the Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines since his appointment on 8 March 2005. He died on Saturday, 17 June 2017.
“The leadership of the AFP would like to extend its condolences to the family and loved ones of our beloved Bishop. He had been one of the military’s spiritual guides who helped our members unite towards upholding our mandate of protecting the people and the state,” General Año said.
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – Amid intense operations against the terrorist Maute-ISIS Group in Marawi, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was able to neutralize 50 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) and recovered 16 firearms in separate operations outside the battle-stricken city.
“While the AFP is busy combating the Maute-ISIS group in Marawi, significant developments are happening in our fight against the NPA, particularly after the Government did not participate in the fifth round of peace negotiations with the communist terrorists,” Colonel Edgard Arevalo, AFP Public Affairs Office Chief said Thursday, June 15.
CAMP AGUINDALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mustered its reserve force starting with its NCR-based Ready Reserve Units (RRUs) in June 17.
“As our operations against terrorist groups and other lawless elements continue to intensify, our reservists must remain steadfast, dependable, and ready to be deployed any time,” said Colonel Edgard Arevalo, Public Affairs Chief.
PLEASE SHARE: In response to the chorus of voices; of people expressing their intense desire to help Internally Displaced Persons (evacuees), and the families of our troops Killed-in-Action during the Rebellion in Marawi City, Special Accounts were opened at the Land Bank of the Philippines for those purposes.
•For the families of our Soldiers Killed-in-Action:
Account Name: AFP Marawi Casualty
Account Number: 00000552107128
•For the evacuees from Marawi City:
Account Name: Marawi IDP (Internally Displaced Persons)
Account Number: 00000552107136
For purposes of transparency, the AFP will be posting the amount of donations and the disbursements.
Thank You for your care and compassion.
AFP Statement on account of a News Report that says the Mosques in Marawi have become Target Opportunities:
We categorically state that we have not bombed and will not bomb mosques in Marawi.
The AFP leadership is firm in its commitment to use other options that would flush out the Maute-ISIS Group from these places of worship that they have converted into machine gun and snipers' nests, defensive positions, and arsenals of their war wherewithals.
The AFP assures our Muslim brothers and Islamic faithfuls that it will not go down to the level of these terrorists who desecrate places of worship to lure the government security forces into responding to their violent activities in a similar manner.
We are confident that, through other options available to the AFP, we will be able to retake the remaining portion of Marawi occupied by these terrorists, neutralize their remaining members, and begin the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the city.