'We are engaging CEZA and merong imprimatur ang ating (there is an imprimatur by the) Secretary of National Defense
that the Navy should put a naval station.
"Yes, the PN is 'looking and hoping' for two more 'Pohang' vessels to ensure that we have at least three ships in its class and it was clear in a message delivered by the FOIC (Flag-Officer-In-Command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad) and the SND (Secretary of National Defense
Delfin Lorenzana) himself," Navy acting spokesperson, Capt.
I only listen to army to tell me what's wrong and then we wait for the national task force reports,' Locsin said, adding: 'However, since it is the Secretary of National Defense
who has spoken, fire off the diplomatic protest against China.
These include defense-related activities, requiring prior clearance and authorization from the Department of National Defense (DND) to engage in such activity, such as the manufacture, repair, storage and/or distribution of firearms, ammunition, lethal weapons, military ordinance, explosives, pyrotechnics and similar materials; unless such manufacturing or repair activity is specifically authorized, with a substantial export component, to a non-Philippine national by the Secretary of National Defense
; or which have implications on public health and morals, such as the manufacture and distribution of dangerous drugs; all forms of gambling; nightclubs, bars, beer houses, dance halls, sauna, and steam bathhouses and massage clinics.
Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana Secretary of National Defense
of the Philippines talking to Arab News in his office at the Department of National Defense in Manila on Wednesday 30 January 2018.
"Upon a thorough personal assessment of the current situation in Marawi City and other parts of Mindanao and taking into account the reports and recommendations of the Secretary of National Defense
as martial law administrator, the chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as martial law implementer and the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), I have come to the conclusion that the existing rebellion in Mindanao which prompted me to issue Proclamation 216 on 23rd May 2017, will not be quelled completely by the 22nd July 2017, the last day of 60-day period provided under Section 18 Article VII of the 1987 Constitution," Duterte said in a message read by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a Palace briefing.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to Canada to meet with Canada's Minister of National Defense and Mexico's Secretary of National Defense
, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday.
"It was presented by the navy to the chief of staff and now apparently the chief of staff or the Secretary of National Defense
is taking the cue from that presentation, sabi nila the army and the air force come up with a similar recommendation which is leasing of these valuable lands without really losing ownership," Mabanta told reporters.
The soldiers are facing charges of violating the Articles of War, including mutiny, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline, disrespect to the president, vice president and the secretary of national defense
, and insubordination, according to the charge sheet.
Secretary of National Defense
Reyes visited Washington in late February to discuss next steps.
Secretary of National Defense
Reyes emphasized the need for the two countries to further bolster their strategic partnership and Nakatani proposed the creation of a consultative framework for defense officials and additional exchanges of personnel, the officials said.