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DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

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AFP. Soldiers march as President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inspection of troops during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo on December 21, 2016. Malacañang file photo

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — The Department of National Defense (DND) ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to uphold the rule of law and human rights in Mindanao, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law for the entire island. Continue reading DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

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NO REVOCATION? Congress is unlikely to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

‘We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,’ says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Congress, filled with President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies, has no intentions of revoking the Chief Executive’s declaration of martial law. Continue reading Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

COA sees ‘unauthorized expenses’ in 2016 DND disaster funds

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But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly, saying that their role in disaster involves organizing, training, and equipping first responders from the AFP

MANILA, Philippines (May 11, 2017) — The defense department spent close to P75 million in “unauthorized expenses” from its Quick Response Fund (QRF), the Commission on Audit (COA) said in a report released Wednesday, May 10. Continue reading COA sees ‘unauthorized expenses’ in 2016 DND disaster funds

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn’t follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

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The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2017) — The Commission on Audit (COA) found that the Department of National Defense (DND) and local government units failed to follow rules for using disaster funds in 2015. Continue reading COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn’t follow rules for disaster funds in 2015