By Mario Antonio G. Lopez
The April 10 editorial of a daily, headed “Because they can,” ended with the line, “Poachers intrude into our waters because they can—and we can’t stop them.” The editorial also said, “Philippine authorities, for their part, should get serious about improving the country’s maritime patrol capability …” Ships and boats leave ports overloaded. Local [...]
By Conrado R. Banal III
A few days ago in Davao City, groups believed to be NPA rebels burned down expensive construction equipment such as a backhoe and a payloader, costing several millions of pesos, owned by a local midsize construction company named Jameetrix—simultaneously, at that, in three different sites.
By Doris C. Dumlao
The military and defense establishment has joined the state-controlled Bases Conversion Development Authority in a legal battle against tycoon Henry Sy’s property unit SM Land over the privatization of a 33-hectare piece of prime property at the southern edge of the former Fort Bonifacio army camp.
By the staff
Former US ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte, who co-chairs the US-Philippine Society think tank with businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, is coming to town to discuss with key policymakers and the business community recent local developments affecting economic, political and security ties between the two countries.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said last week that it would proceed with the proposed development plans for the Jusmag area at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
By Amy R. Remo
State-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) targets to complete its P700-million “replication” program within the year to be able to turn over a total of 192 residential units to soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families.
By Abigail L. Ho
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority is willing to formulate a comprehensive bases development program for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to ensure the proper utilization of military lands. Although not part of its mandate, BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said the government agency wanted to help the AFP maximize the [...]
By Abigail L. Ho
Remittances from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority reached P1.87 billion in the first five months, jacking up the fund that the Armed Forces of the Philippines could draw from to modernize its equipment and facilities. In a statement Thursday, BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Casanova said the remittance in the January-May period represented [...]
By Conrado Banal
Again and again, in the past 12 years when he was still a senator, Rep. Rodolfo Biazon (Muntinlupa) has been filing a bill, seeking to create a fixed term for the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Upon Biazon’s persistence, since the bill was his advocacy, being a former AFP chief [...]