Delfin Lorenzana

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Delfin Lorenzana added : "legal framework for the procurement under the government-to-government modality" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Ito lang po ang paalala natin sa pensioners na nagde -demand na makuha na ‘yung arrears ng 2018 na kung pwede lang po sana ay maghintay lang tayo ng konting panahon dahil ‘yung pera kinain ng Covid at marami tayong pagkakagastusan dito. Bibili pa tayo ng vaccines so baka hindi kayanin (Our reminder to our pensioners who are demanding to get their arrears for 2018 is to wait for a while because the funding was diverted for Covid and we have a lot of expenses for this. We still have to purchase vaccines so [the budget] might not even be enough),” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “The government is not backing away from its obligation. Consider it your contribution to help the government in the fight against COVID by not insisting yet on the arrears payment,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The government is not backing away from its obligation at tulong lang natin sa gobyerno na huwag muna natin silang pilitin na hindi kaya," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Now is not the time to play doomsayer. Now is not the time for games. And most especially, now is not the time for politics. As our government rolls out its vaccination program, let us all work together to make it successful. Let us encourage our people to participate in the program and have themselves vaccinated,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The best vaccine is that vaccine that is here available, kaya nga hindi ko maintindihan itong ating mga detractors nung hindi dumarating yung vaccine ay panay ang batikos sa atin, nung dumating binatikos pa rin na hindi maganda daw yung Sinovac, pero 13 bansa na po yung gumagamit ng Sinovac at wala naman silang reklamo (that is why I don't understand why our detractors, who are always criticizing us when there is no vaccine yet, are still criticizing us when there is already a vaccine claiming Sinovac is not good but yet 13 countries are already using and they have no complaint so far)," External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Two doses kasi, kaya 50,000 lang ang kaya ng 100K. Tama lang sa DND personnel and their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, February 22, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “These former young rebels can be given another chance to have regular lives, a life where they do not need to run and hide. It’s never too late to have a change of heart and return to the fold of the law,” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As long as they are sincere with their intentions, let us welcome these rebels back and laud them for upholding the rule of law. Masaya ako na matapang silang nag-desisyon na magbalik-loob (I am happy with their bold decision to return to the fold of the law),” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Certainly, this will make our Air Force soar higher since this new asset will enhance its heavy aircraft capability in missions to support the movement of troops and cargoes during territorial defense and internal security," External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As our country is prone to natural calamities due to its location and topography, it is imperative for the Philippine air force to boost its capability to perform humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations all the time. For these reasons, I am quite sure that this C130-H aircraft will be fully and frequently utilized soonest," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Indeed, this gesture of generosity and goodwill further cements the time-tested alliance and deep friendship of our two countries," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Faustino ) : "On this note let me thank Lt., Gen. Faustino, for his outstanding tour of duty and congratulate him for proving himself most deserving to lead the Army. As a word of advice for Gen. Faustino, remember that this role is far different from the ones you have held before, your concern now goes beyond operations since you are to manage the more than 100,000-strong PA. Your leadership is crucial in ensuring that the organization is responsive not only to the multi-faceted challenges it is currently facing but also proactive to address emerging threats as well," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Amidst these challenges, you must be an (epitome) of well-proportioned strength and compassion to serve as an inspiration to our troops. This is a tall order indeed as we wish you all the best and pray for your success," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "While the prevailing Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic added to the already heavy load of the Army, it nonetheless rose to the occasion, it ably performed its conventional roles in fighting insurgency and terrorism while leading humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations as well as support to law enforcement functions. thanks to the strong and dynamic leadership that set a clear direction for the organization and managed capacity and capability, capability upgrades that enhanced the army's ability to perform its multifarious duties," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With all due respect to the lady Senator, I did not downplay China’s new coast guard law. On the contrary, I even encouraged our fishermen to continue fishing within our EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in their traditional fishing grounds,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 12, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With all due respect to the lady Senator (Risa Hontiveros), I did not downplay China's new coast guard law. On the contrary, I even encouraged our fishermen to continue fishing within our EEZ in their traditional fishing grounds," Lorenzana said in a statement forwarded to reporters. The defense chief made the remarks in response to Hontiveros' statement criticizing him for allegedly downplaying the effect of the said Chinese legislation. Lorenzana said the military is prepared to defend Filipino fisherfolks and secure the country’s territories from encroachers. "I would like to reiterate that the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) is always ready to defend our country. While we are in conflict with many claimants in the WPS (West Philippine Sea), I (remain) an advocate of peace diplomacy,” External link

pna Friday, February 12, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the center of conflict," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict," External link

wsau Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Well, we at the Defense Department and the Armed Forces, the general feeling in the Armed Forces is for the VFA to continue," External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I also mentioned to him (Austin) our yearly military exercises like the 'Balikatan' which will resume sometime this May, it was suspended last year (due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic) so hopefully we can resume again this May," External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict," External link

msn-uk Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : “I told Secretary Austin we don’t want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "I don't think he wants another post in government," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “foreign vessels, I understand, will be armed vessels by other countries” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I'm very concerned about this law because it might cause miscalculations and accidents there especially that they are now allowed to fire at foreign vessels,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This is a very thin line between freedom of speech and doing the other way like the other side or the terrorists,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Danilo Concepcion ) : “I told Danny Concepcion I will think about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “the yearly payment can be easily covered by the AFP modernization fund and the funds from the BCDA” “Upon contract signing 15 percent of the total cost will be paid or P4.8 billion. Succeeding payments will be upon delivery which will extend up to 3 to 5 years,” External link

inquirer Monday, February 8, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “That’s why I have directed the chief of staff to talk to him again about this. We may be able to prevent this from happening in the future,” External link

inquirer Monday, February 8, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Having personally seen and experienced the adverse effects of armed conflicts, Lt. Gen. Sobejana is a strong advocate for peace and development,” External link

arabnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Maghanap tayo ng lugar doon kung ano ang ibibigay sa kanya (We will look for a place for him there),” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 5, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Having personally seen and experienced the adverse effects of armed conflicts, Lt. Gen. Sobejana is a strong advocate for peace and development. We are confident that he will continue leading the way for the modernization of the Armed Forces,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "PRRD enjoys (a) very high approval rating (91 percent last quarter 2020)," External link

pna Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “As for our challenges ahead, the longstanding rivalry between the United States and China will surely continue to test our adeptness in balancing our relations with both countries,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The year 2021 promises to start a new era for the U.S.-Philippines relations under a new U.S. president who seeks to reclaim America’s status as a world leader,” “Being one of America’s allies in the Indo-Asia Pacific region, the Philippines may benefit from the Bidden administration’s anticipated ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are hopeful that prudence and proper restraint will be exercised in dealing with other countries’ domestic affairs,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting in confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

pna Friday, January 29, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting to confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 29, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Maj Gen ) : "I am relieving Maj. Gen. Alex Luna from his post as Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence, J-2, effective today (28 Jan 2021)," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting in confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting to confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana wrote : “We want them [the youth] to see their Armed Forces and Police as protectors worthy of trust, not fear” External link

globalresearch Monday, January 25, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Explain to me how this happened and how they failed to protect these young kids from joining these organizations and they get killed,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am open to dialogue with them. I appreciate the intercession of a lot of well-meaning people like members of the Senate who passed a resolution for us to dialogue. Also, Secretary (Harry) Roque has offered his office for a dialogue between me and (UP president) Danilo Concepcion," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I have nothing against UP, we (only) want to protect UP and its students," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang dami namang universities dito, nandiyan 'yong Ateneo, La Salle, San Beda. Wala naman silang gan'yang agreement... The freedom of expression is there... Academic freedom is there. Lahat ng freedom, they enjoy," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Edgard Arevalo ) : "Dapat lahat, pantay-pantay, lahat ang mga schools... Let's be fair to everybody here. Masyado nang napapaburan itong UP because of this agreement. So, kung sa kanila, they are enjoying this, I think, give it to Ateneo, La Salle, San Beda, every school here in Metro Manila, para pantay-pantay. Sabi nga ni Atty. Arevalo, equal protection of the law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am open to dialogue with them. I appreciate the intercession of a lot of well-meaning people like members of the Senate who passed a resolution for us to dialogue. Also, Secretary (Harry) Roque has offered his office for a dialogue between me and (UP president) Danilo Concepcion," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I have nothing against UP, we (only) want to protect UP and its students," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course. We no longer want the agreement. We have determined that it doesn’t serve the interest of the students," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government," External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course. Ayaw na namin. We have determined that it doesn’t serve the interest of the students," External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government" External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “By reason of national security and safety of UP students, this department intends to remedy this situation by terminating or abrogating the existing agreement in order for us to perform our legal mandate of protecting our youth against CPP-NPA recruitment activities, whose design and purpose is to destroy the democracy we have all fought for” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 18, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity because we heard what (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : "With the passing of General Lim, the country lost an esteemed leader, who valued public service above all else. His vision, which he carried through from his beginnings as a young officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines to his later years as a civilian public servant, was to uphold good governance and lead by example," "As chair of the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) and NTF-COVID-19 (National Task Force against COVID-19), I am grateful for General Lim's support to our various inter-agency emergency response operations through the years," External link

manilametro Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “However, we also sympathize with the families of these nine dismissed policemen, who are facing long jail terms. Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “It is so easy for Mr. Sison to order, from his safe and comfortable haven in the Netherlands, the return of … armed terrorists he calls partisan units,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding, or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for extrajudicial killing. But like the NPA sparrows of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Your pronouncement and action is a confirmation of the ATC's designation of the CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Joma Sison ) : "Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government (troops)," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The end of your destructive 52 years of misadventure that caused untold misery to our people is near, and it is inevitable and irreversible. It is time for you to face reality," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for extrajudicial killing. But like the NPA sparrows of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana stated : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for Extrajudicial Killing. But like the NPA sparus of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino! (Happy New Year! Long live Filipinos!),” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Moving forward, we hope that the AFP and PNP learn from this incident and take concrete steps to prevent such things from happening in the future,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We welcome (Philippine National Police Chief) Gen. Debold Sinas’ approval of the dismissal of the nine police officers involved in the shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu on 29 June 2020, which led to the deaths of four PA officers and soldiers," External link

pna Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed," External link

pna Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We welcome (PNP chief) Gen. Debold Sinas’ approval of the dismissal,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Moving forward, we hope that the AFP and PNP learn from this incident, and take concrete steps to prevent such things from happening in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, smuggled, because it’s not authorized to enter here. Only the government can authorize that through the FDA,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino! (Happy New Year! Long live Filipinos!),” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 1, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : "From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino!" External link

pna Friday, January 1, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is justified … it will protect them so they will not be infected and at the same time they can protect the president,” External link

nypost Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “Our One Defense Team remains steadfast in our commitment to protect the young generation from the forces of corruption from the communist terrorist groups who lead promising, youthful lives astray,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His advocacies for the youth live on through our defenders of today - from our soldiers in the remotest areas of our country to our daily front-liners - who continue to embody Rizal's spirit of patriotism and sense of self-sacrifice," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, it’s smuggled. Because it was not authorized to enter here. Only the government can authorize that through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration),” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The PSG should just explain why they did it. It’s still justified. Anyway, the vaccine was not fake. It’s real,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Rizal ) : "May this year's commemoration of the life and heroism of Dr. Jose Rizal remind us of the great potential of every Filipino. Let us honor his memory by coming together to pave the way for a more peaceful, united, and strong nation for the current and future generations," External link

pna Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His advocacies for the youth live on through our defenders of today from our soldiers in the remotest areas of our country to our daily front-liners who continue to embody Rizal’s spirit of patriotism and sense of self-sacrifice," External link

pna Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Especially, there is no reported bad side effect. It could,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Especially that there is no reported bad side effect. It could,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : "Fifty-two years ago today, the Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison with the avowed mission of supplanting our democratic government with a communist one," External link

manilametro Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those five decades, the CPP-NPA never came close to achieving its goal and has instead left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day — killings of civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "To this day, the CPP/NPA continues to champion a discredited and bankrupt ideology that has long been eschewed by former communist countries. If you, the CPP/NPA, are truly fighting for and are with the Filipino people, I urge you to abandon your destructive ideologies and peacefully work with the government," External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They have no reason to celebrate. In fact, they should be ashamed of what they have done to the Filipino people,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They continue to champion a discredited and bankrupt ideology that has long been eschewed by former communist countries," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I call upon them to work with the government if what they allege they are fighting for is the welfare and well-being of the Filipinos," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They have no reason to celebrate. In fact, they should be ashamed of what they have done to the Filipino people,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : "Makakaasa naman ang sambayanan na ang inyong One Defense Team ay patuloy na magsusumikap na makamtan ang kapayapaan sa ating mga komunidad at mapangalagaan ang kaligtasan ng bansa para sa mas maunlad na kinabukasan para sa lahat (The entire nation can rest assured that their One Defense Team would do its best to achieve peace in our communities and secure the nation for a prosperous future for all)," External link

pna Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Marami rin sa atin ang dumanas ng kalamidad, na hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa ganap na nakakabangon. Kung kaya para sa marami nating kababayan, ang pag-asa para sa bagong simula at malasakit sa ating kapwa Pilipino ang naging tunay na diwa ng Pasko ngayong taon (A lot of our people have also suffered from natural calamities and have yet to recover. To many of our countrymen, the hope for a fresh start and compassion for our fellow Filipinos are the true essence of Christmas this year)," External link

pna Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have all sworn to be loyal to our country and people. May we always remember this especially when cowardice, greed and ambition tempt us to take shortcuts or become oblivious to wrongdoings that would divert us from pursuing our sacred mandate,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communique several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It has come to the attention of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) that rumors are spreading that Metro Manila (MM) will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine... This is not true," "As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year," External link

manilametro Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I would like to inform the public that the current situation in Metro Manila is stable and manageable and does not warrant a shift back to MECQ," "However, we appeal for the public's cooperation in observing the health protocols we have in place, such as wearing of masks and face shields in public, washing of hands and practicing social distancing. Let us avoid going to crowded places and holding social gatherings in the meantime to help prevent a possible surge in cases during this holiday season," External link

manilametro Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under GCQ until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period," External link

pna Sunday, December 20, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It has come to the attention of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) that rumors are spreading that Metro Manila (MM) will be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting tonight, 19 December 2020. This is not true,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With this act, the Makabayan bloc is not only impugning the character and integrity of Judge Villavert but the nation’s entire justice system, as well,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "For this, we are eternally grateful," External link

pna Friday, December 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "More importantly, the Makabayan bloc has confirmed what we have been saying all along that their members are fronts of the CPP/NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army)," External link

pna Friday, December 18, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It’s fine with us. We’ll not declare a ceasefire. In our experience during the past years, they take advantage of the ceasefire to conduct offensives during their anniversary,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “They can resupply. They can refurbish. They can regroup. They can again go to the barangay and recruit members. So, let’s not talk about ceasefire because they take advantage of it by doing these things during a ceasefire,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Para hindi naman tayo aapi-apihin. Mayroon naman tayong panglaban. Kung suntukin ka, mayroon ka ring pangsuntok, and they will also have a bloody nose,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Okay lang. Sa amin kasi eh hindi kami mag-declare ng ceasefire… Sa akin lang eh yun kasing ceasefire sa mga nakaraang taon, mga anniversary nila, sila yung lamang eh. They can resupply, they can refurbish, they can regroup, they can again go to the barangays and recruit members. Huwag na nating pag-usapan ang ceasefire kung ganun ang ginagawa nila,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asked : “Where will you find [the] peace talks [if] they won’t stop the extortion activities, attacks on the military and police, destruction of heavy equipment, and killing of barangay (village) captains and native leaders?” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As you know, their history is nothing but criticizing the government and while they are there, the CPP-NPA is becoming stronger because of [Makabayan lawmakers] as legal fronts,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “If they say they are not linked [with the NPA], then they should denounce them and their terroristic activities, and really distance themselves. But, they are quiet, which means they are connected,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As of now, we have to implement the law,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Gumagawa sila ng mga karahasan para siguro ipakita sa lahat ng tao na sila ay nandiyan. Hindi pa sila nawawala," External link

manilametro Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "The cancellation of that contract brought us back to square one. we have to start with the procurement process again and we were racing against time before we lose the money to other projects. Today, I feel the exact opposite. I'm so happy and proud to have with our possession six of the 16 units of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters we ordered from PZL (Mielec) of Poland. the remaining 10 Black hawks will be delivered early next year. All helicopters will come with the initial integrated logistics support package," External link

pna Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines' defense capabilities," "The modernization of the AFP will ultimately allow us to respond more effectively to both traditional and non-traditional security threats to our maritime nation. Our government expresses our deep appreciation for the US government's assistance in protecting our borders from external threats," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines' defense capabilities," "The modernization of the AFP will ultimately allow us to respond more effectively to both traditional and non-traditional security threats to our maritime nation" External link

upi Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines’ defense capabilities,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “I don’t approve of that action. They (soldiers) shouldn’t have done that,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity because we heard what (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity kasi napakinggan naman natin yung sinabi ni (because we heard what) (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis) Jalandoni (that) the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They carried the body because they don't have any transportation, they carried the body by lifting the body. Two soldiers brought the body to town and turned over the remains to the family and that has always been the practice of (our) soldiers ever since," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Losing the young is a tragedy in itself but losing them in a senseless war being waged by the NPA against the government is an even greater tragedy. This killing of our youth will continue until their recruitment in or out of school is stopped,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We will study how we can protect the dignity and privacy of the families... They have families also and I have directed the AFP to look into how we can treat better those who died in encounters," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 30, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Bagong Alyansang Makabayan ) : "Actually, dahil sa nangyari ngayon, anak pa ng congresswoman na Makabayan 'yung namatay... 'yung red-tagging namin ay may basis ano. May basis na sila ay sumusuporta, 'yung Makabayan, sinusuportahan nila itong CPP-NPA at saka 'yung tinatawag na armed struggle ng NPA," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Let this incident bring to the fore the duplicity of the communist terrorist movement whose members in the higher echelons pit Filipinos against fellow Filipinos," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communique several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one," External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This then is the crux of the security challenge in the Indo-Pacific region, the looming confrontation of the US and its allies and China over the South China Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While the US and China continue to assert that their actions are defensive, the danger of miscalculation is ever present like the near collision of two frigates belonging to the US and China two years ago,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana expressed : “If ever a shooting war happens, the Philippines which is right smack in the middle of the conflict, will be involved whether she likes it or not,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

wsau Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While the US and China continue to assert that their actions are defensive, the fear of miscalculation is ever present like the near collision of 2 frigates belonging to the US and China 2 years ago. The recent decision of the Chinese government to arm its coast guard and patrolling vessels in the South China Sea has upped the ante even more. And if ever a shooting war happens, Philippines which is right smack in the middle of the conflict will be involved whether she likes it or not,” “The ASEAN could exert considerable influence in the issues of the South China sea if only it could act as one. But this is not possible at the moment due to the conflicting interest. The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communiqué several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The Brahmos (program) is moving forward but the challenge now is (the) funding," External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We talked about [the] equipment they are offering. They have given us $18 million worth of equipment, military equipment next month," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Don't worry, whoever is the (US) president, the alliance will remain the same," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Huge damage. Totally flooded villages, low-lying areas flooded, blown-off structures," External link

manilametro Friday, November 13, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Huge damage. Totally flooded villages, low-lying areas flooded, blown-off structures," External link

pna Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We need to cooperate with other countries to fight the pandemic and I think the president thought that it's untimely to end the VFA at this moment," External link

upi Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Moreover, we pursued the expansion of our bilateral and multilateral engagement to further promote our national interest and international peace. Closer ties have been fostered with South Korea and Japan making us the first ASEAN member state to receive excess Japanese defense equipment. Complementing this, we commenced cooperation with non-traditional partners like Israel, Jordan, Sri Lanka, and Croatia," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Doon po sa relief operations sa Catanduanes, nag-umpisa na pong maghakot 'yung ating C-130 kahapon ng mga foodstuffs at saka iba pang mga supplies para doon at tutuloy po ito hangga't kinakailangang pumunta roon," External link

manilametro Friday, November 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Harry Roque ) : "On the VFA, I know nothing of PRRD’s instructions" "Ask Harry. He may know things I don’t," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So we can expose once and for all the true color of these people who are trying to destroy our democracy," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana says : “I think we should talk closely, on what is the best thing to do. Although ELAC is a very good idea, but sometimes you can’t designate everybody. We must be selective and there should be evidence when communicating,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 26, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “Associating with Gabriela, per se, does not mean a person advocates and supports its ideology. Therefore, it is our duty to forewarn them less they fall into a trap,” “Meantime, I directed General Parlade to continue what he is doing with some caveats so as not to unnecessarily include or accuse innocent people who are well meaning and want to do good things for others,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I directed Gen Parlade to continue what he is doing with some caveats so as not to unnecessarily include or accuse innocent people who are well meaning and want to do good things for others," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Me and Gen. Parlade had a talk about the red-tagging accusations by the front-organizations. Gen. Parlade said that what he meant was to warn and caution these celebrities in joining or advocating fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF, which Gabriela is one," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : "Just to be clear we were not the ones who red-tagged them. It was (CPP founder) Jose Maria Sison himself who identified them as fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF. To accuse us (military and police) of red-tagging them in the face of Sison’s admission is the height of naïveté," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Liza Soberano ) : "Lastly, thru their lawyer, the family of Ms. Liza Soberano has expressed its thanks and appreciation to the AFP/PNP, for warning and defending Liza from these front organizations," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "On Liza and Catriona, he (Parlade) was only making them aware of the nature of Gabriela that it is a front of a terrorist organization. Our basis is (Proclamation) 374 s. 2017 (which)declares the CPP-NPA-NDF as a terror organization," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Because this brouhaha has already grown, I think we should talk about what should be done,” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts on that, if you have no evidence, do not talk about it. Do not talk about it with the media, do not post it on Facebook,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I welcome the outcomes of the Philippines-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Logistics and Defense Equipment and Technology Cooperation during the inaugural Defense Industry Forum last year, which served as venues for developing logistics and defense industry collaboration between our ministries,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We recognize Japan’s efforts to support the defense initiatives of ASEAN Member States through its active engagement in the ADMMPlus and its updated Vientiane Vision 2.0,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We call on concerned parties to desist from any action and activity that contravenes the ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), as these generate tension, mistrust, and uncertainty, and threatens regional peace and stability,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “There’s 500 million pesos to improve our cybersecurity capability in the Modernization Fund of 2020, and another 500 million for 2021,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 19, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I was discussing with the Commanding General (PAF chief Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes) a while ago (that) having six Super Tucano is good but another six more would be better," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The challenge now upon the PAF to effectively utilize, maintain and maximize the utilization," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Actually, many LGUs in Metro Manila want to downgrade to MGCQ. However, there are still those, I think about half, who would like to continue with GCQ so they could arrange their COVID-19 prevention efforts so these could be sustained. I think one month more (won't hurt us), it will help us a lot," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I still remember when we started the IATF sometime in March, we found out how woefully inadequate our facilities were and the hospitals were also not prepared to accept cases of COVID-19. Judging from the experience of other countries, the number one purpose of [our] lockdown, was to enable us to build our capacities. Fast forward, we now have a lot of facilities and this is the newest one. We hope to put up more isolation facilities not only in Metro Manila but also in the regions," External link

manilametro Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Actually, many LGUs in Metro Manila want to downgrade to MGCQ. However, there are still those, I think about half, who would like to continue with GCQ so they could arrange their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) prevention efforts so these could be sustained. I think one month more (won't hurt us), it will help us a lot," External link

pna Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Specially dedicated to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, this equipment will enable life-saving services to Filipino veterans who will need care during this Covid-19 pandemic, being the most vulnerable to the virus,” External link

pna Friday, September 25, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “There will be no martial law,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Navy ) : "South Korea has already given the Navy a 'Pohang'-class frigate (corvette) last year and has made known that they have another two 'Pohang' class available. The PN desires to get them to have three 'Pohang' (corvettes in its inventory)," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "If (it is) no cost to us, why not," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : "I support the proposal of (Transportation) Secretary (Arthur) Tugade to reduce the distance between passengers in public transport as long as the 'Seven Commandments' as recommended by doctors (are followed)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While we may not agree on some issues, as good friends and neighbors, we remain firm in finding ways to improve our relations,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The main issue of home quarantine is that without the correct facility at home, the quarantine is not properly observed thereby infecting the whole family. We will make an exception," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The main issue of home quarantine is that without the correct facility at home, the quarantine is not properly observed thereby infecting the whole family. We will make an exception," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 11, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Third (reason) is the terminal leave and retirement gratuity benefits of soldiers who are leaving the service and fourth, other personnel service adjustments, that’s the increase for the salaries or pensions of retirees,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Third (reason) is the terminal leave and retirement gratuity benefits of soldiers who are leaving the service and fourth, other personnel service adjustments, that’s the increase for the salaries or pensions of retirees,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I do not know the details of that Mr. Chairman but I think that it is a joint operation between the PCOO (Presidential Communications Operations Office) at saka itong ating (and our) Civil Relations Service ng (of the) Armed Forces," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Napakalawak ng West Philippine Sea (is very wide) and the Navy has limited assets and also the Air Force. But we are trying our best with our limited assets to assert our sovereignty over the area," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve, or it is even better if we can decrease the curve so that we can go to MGCQ after September where people’s lives are a little bit better,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve, or it is even better if we can decrease the curve so that we can go to MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine) after September where people’s lives are a little bit better,” External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana disse : “Cabe aos governos regionais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade” External link

ptjornal Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana disse : “Cabe aos governos regionais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade” External link

24-sapo Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana afirmou : "Depende dos governos provinciais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade" External link

uol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana afirmó : “Condenamos en los términos más firmes la acción cobarde del navío pesquero chino y su tripulación por abandonar a la tripulación filipina” “Esto no es lo que se espera de un pueblo responsable y amistoso” External link

wsoctv Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana déclaré : "C'est un bon signe. Plus tôt nous pourrons l'achever, mieux cela vaudra. C'est une bonne nouvelle (pour les Philippines)" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, December 7, 2018 2:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana ajouté : "Si nous avions un COC, nous aurions l'assurance d'agir en conformité avec celui-ci, et il n'y aurait pas de malentendus ni de mauvais calculs" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, December 7, 2018 2:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana dit : "Notre Parlement est en train de nous donner de l'argent pour l'acquisition de matériels. Je pense qu'il nous en donnera davantage si nous n'avons plus d'autres sources de financement" External link

french-news Friday, October 7, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana dit : "Personne n'a encore revendiqué cet acte, mais nous ne pouvons que conclure qu'il a été commis par le groupe terroriste Abou Sayyaf qui a encaissé de nombreuses pertes à Jolo au cours des dernières semaines" External link

lefigaro Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT



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defense secretary19.61%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
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ministre0.19%FR10/28/201728/10/2017
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philippines defence secretary0.23%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
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defense chief0.54%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
secretary of national defense0.15%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
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defence chief0.08%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
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secretary of defense0.04%EN07/27/201727/07/2017
philippine defense secretary0.12%EN05/16/201716/05/2017
Names Lang Count
Delfin LorenzanaEN92.95%
Delfin LorenzanaFR5.59%
Delfin LorenzanaPT1.22%
Delfin LorenzanaES0.08%
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Risa Hontiveros said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “With all due respect, Secretary Lorenzana, now is the time for firmness,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Why are we so considerate about antagonizing China when China seems intent on antagonizing us every day?” “I have always respected Secretary Lorenzana as an officer and a gentleman, but his flip-flopping and indecisiveness will only lead China to think that we are a weak nation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque responded ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Let me ask you sir, are you denouncing this letter by (DND) Secretary (Delfin) Lorenzana as a (former) UP student and as a former UP professor? Are you denouncing it?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Defense Secretary Lorenzana has apologized for mistakes. Let’s leave it at that. But there is no overall communication plan on red-tagging. We leave that to the defense establishment,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 25, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Clarita Carlos told ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Let us dialogue. Mabuti bumaba na ang tono ni [Defense Secretary Delfin] Lorenzana and he’s willing to talk to our school authorities. That is how it should be. And to repeat siguro, please start with the definition of terms,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Defensor said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The 1989 accord should be respected, and in fact, should be reinstated. I appeal to the Department of National Defense, Secretary [Delfin] Lorenzana, to let UP exercise its academic freedom,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 22, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Edcel Lagman said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “While Lorenzana claims that UP campuses are hotbeds for recruitment of students for membership to the CPP-NPA, the fact is there are no students now on UP campuses to be purportedly recruited because there are no face-to-face classes and only online classes are ongoing,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Edcel Lagman said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “While Lorenzana claims that UP campuses are hotbeds for recruitment of students for membership to the CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army), the fact is there are no students now on UP campuses to be purportedly recruited because there are no face-to-face classes and only online classes are ongoing,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “We are not saying that UP should be beyond the law. If there are issues of violations of the law, a search warrant is a remedy available to the authorities not only in other places but also in UP. This unnecessarily increases the tension between the UP community and the authorities,” “I know (Defense) Sec. Delfin Lorenzana to be a very reasonable person. I would ask him to review the termination of the agreement, because it does not solve any problem. It just heightens the tension; it does not solve any problem,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Christopher Miller said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : "I am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Philippines, the United States' oldest treaty ally in Asia. It was an honor to meet with Secretary Lorenzana and Secretary Loscin to discuss deepening our alliance and supporting a free and open South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region," External link

upi Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Salvador Panelo said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has been working from the start. That’s why we don’t like VP Leni. It’s okay that you work but don’t make it appear like Secretary Lorenzana said as if you’re the only one working and other officials are inutile,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

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Delfin Lorenzana added : "legal framework for the procurement under the government-to-government modality" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Ito lang po ang paalala natin sa pensioners na nagde -demand na makuha na ‘yung arrears ng 2018 na kung pwede lang po sana ay maghintay lang tayo ng konting panahon dahil ‘yung pera kinain ng Covid at marami tayong pagkakagastusan dito. Bibili pa tayo ng vaccines so baka hindi kayanin (Our reminder to our pensioners who are demanding to get their arrears for 2018 is to wait for a while because the funding was diverted for Covid and we have a lot of expenses for this. We still have to purchase vaccines so [the budget] might not even be enough),” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “The government is not backing away from its obligation. Consider it your contribution to help the government in the fight against COVID by not insisting yet on the arrears payment,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The government is not backing away from its obligation at tulong lang natin sa gobyerno na huwag muna natin silang pilitin na hindi kaya," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Now is not the time to play doomsayer. Now is not the time for games. And most especially, now is not the time for politics. As our government rolls out its vaccination program, let us all work together to make it successful. Let us encourage our people to participate in the program and have themselves vaccinated,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The best vaccine is that vaccine that is here available, kaya nga hindi ko maintindihan itong ating mga detractors nung hindi dumarating yung vaccine ay panay ang batikos sa atin, nung dumating binatikos pa rin na hindi maganda daw yung Sinovac, pero 13 bansa na po yung gumagamit ng Sinovac at wala naman silang reklamo (that is why I don't understand why our detractors, who are always criticizing us when there is no vaccine yet, are still criticizing us when there is already a vaccine claiming Sinovac is not good but yet 13 countries are already using and they have no complaint so far)," External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Two doses kasi, kaya 50,000 lang ang kaya ng 100K. Tama lang sa DND personnel and their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, February 22, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “These former young rebels can be given another chance to have regular lives, a life where they do not need to run and hide. It’s never too late to have a change of heart and return to the fold of the law,” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As long as they are sincere with their intentions, let us welcome these rebels back and laud them for upholding the rule of law. Masaya ako na matapang silang nag-desisyon na magbalik-loob (I am happy with their bold decision to return to the fold of the law),” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Certainly, this will make our Air Force soar higher since this new asset will enhance its heavy aircraft capability in missions to support the movement of troops and cargoes during territorial defense and internal security," External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As our country is prone to natural calamities due to its location and topography, it is imperative for the Philippine air force to boost its capability to perform humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations all the time. For these reasons, I am quite sure that this C130-H aircraft will be fully and frequently utilized soonest," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Indeed, this gesture of generosity and goodwill further cements the time-tested alliance and deep friendship of our two countries," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Faustino ) : "On this note let me thank Lt., Gen. Faustino, for his outstanding tour of duty and congratulate him for proving himself most deserving to lead the Army. As a word of advice for Gen. Faustino, remember that this role is far different from the ones you have held before, your concern now goes beyond operations since you are to manage the more than 100,000-strong PA. Your leadership is crucial in ensuring that the organization is responsive not only to the multi-faceted challenges it is currently facing but also proactive to address emerging threats as well," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Amidst these challenges, you must be an (epitome) of well-proportioned strength and compassion to serve as an inspiration to our troops. This is a tall order indeed as we wish you all the best and pray for your success," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "While the prevailing Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic added to the already heavy load of the Army, it nonetheless rose to the occasion, it ably performed its conventional roles in fighting insurgency and terrorism while leading humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations as well as support to law enforcement functions. thanks to the strong and dynamic leadership that set a clear direction for the organization and managed capacity and capability, capability upgrades that enhanced the army's ability to perform its multifarious duties," External link

pna Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With all due respect to the lady Senator, I did not downplay China’s new coast guard law. On the contrary, I even encouraged our fishermen to continue fishing within our EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in their traditional fishing grounds,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 12, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With all due respect to the lady Senator (Risa Hontiveros), I did not downplay China's new coast guard law. On the contrary, I even encouraged our fishermen to continue fishing within our EEZ in their traditional fishing grounds," Lorenzana said in a statement forwarded to reporters. The defense chief made the remarks in response to Hontiveros' statement criticizing him for allegedly downplaying the effect of the said Chinese legislation. Lorenzana said the military is prepared to defend Filipino fisherfolks and secure the country’s territories from encroachers. "I would like to reiterate that the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) is always ready to defend our country. While we are in conflict with many claimants in the WPS (West Philippine Sea), I (remain) an advocate of peace diplomacy,” External link

pna Friday, February 12, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the center of conflict," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict," External link

wsau Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Well, we at the Defense Department and the Armed Forces, the general feeling in the Armed Forces is for the VFA to continue," External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I also mentioned to him (Austin) our yearly military exercises like the 'Balikatan' which will resume sometime this May, it was suspended last year (due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic) so hopefully we can resume again this May," External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : "I told Secretary Austin we don't want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict," External link

msn-uk Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lloyd Austin ) : “I told Secretary Austin we don’t want any miscalculations or accidents in the South China Sea because we are right smack there in the centre of conflict,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "I don't think he wants another post in government," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “foreign vessels, I understand, will be armed vessels by other countries” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I'm very concerned about this law because it might cause miscalculations and accidents there especially that they are now allowed to fire at foreign vessels,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This is a very thin line between freedom of speech and doing the other way like the other side or the terrorists,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Danilo Concepcion ) : “I told Danny Concepcion I will think about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 8, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “the yearly payment can be easily covered by the AFP modernization fund and the funds from the BCDA” “Upon contract signing 15 percent of the total cost will be paid or P4.8 billion. Succeeding payments will be upon delivery which will extend up to 3 to 5 years,” External link

inquirer Monday, February 8, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “That’s why I have directed the chief of staff to talk to him again about this. We may be able to prevent this from happening in the future,” External link

inquirer Monday, February 8, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Having personally seen and experienced the adverse effects of armed conflicts, Lt. Gen. Sobejana is a strong advocate for peace and development,” External link

arabnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Maghanap tayo ng lugar doon kung ano ang ibibigay sa kanya (We will look for a place for him there),” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 5, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Having personally seen and experienced the adverse effects of armed conflicts, Lt. Gen. Sobejana is a strong advocate for peace and development. We are confident that he will continue leading the way for the modernization of the Armed Forces,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "PRRD enjoys (a) very high approval rating (91 percent last quarter 2020)," External link

pna Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “As for our challenges ahead, the longstanding rivalry between the United States and China will surely continue to test our adeptness in balancing our relations with both countries,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The year 2021 promises to start a new era for the U.S.-Philippines relations under a new U.S. president who seeks to reclaim America’s status as a world leader,” “Being one of America’s allies in the Indo-Asia Pacific region, the Philippines may benefit from the Bidden administration’s anticipated ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are hopeful that prudence and proper restraint will be exercised in dealing with other countries’ domestic affairs,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting in confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

pna Friday, January 29, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting to confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 29, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Maj Gen ) : "I am relieving Maj. Gen. Alex Luna from his post as Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence, J-2, effective today (28 Jan 2021)," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting in confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His negligence only shows a lackadaisical attitude towards his job resulting to confusion and damage to reputation. We do not take these offenses lightly and I want to hold the people involved accountable," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana wrote : “We want them [the youth] to see their Armed Forces and Police as protectors worthy of trust, not fear” External link

globalresearch Monday, January 25, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Explain to me how this happened and how they failed to protect these young kids from joining these organizations and they get killed,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am open to dialogue with them. I appreciate the intercession of a lot of well-meaning people like members of the Senate who passed a resolution for us to dialogue. Also, Secretary (Harry) Roque has offered his office for a dialogue between me and (UP president) Danilo Concepcion," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I have nothing against UP, we (only) want to protect UP and its students," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang dami namang universities dito, nandiyan 'yong Ateneo, La Salle, San Beda. Wala naman silang gan'yang agreement... The freedom of expression is there... Academic freedom is there. Lahat ng freedom, they enjoy," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Edgard Arevalo ) : "Dapat lahat, pantay-pantay, lahat ang mga schools... Let's be fair to everybody here. Masyado nang napapaburan itong UP because of this agreement. So, kung sa kanila, they are enjoying this, I think, give it to Ateneo, La Salle, San Beda, every school here in Metro Manila, para pantay-pantay. Sabi nga ni Atty. Arevalo, equal protection of the law," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am open to dialogue with them. I appreciate the intercession of a lot of well-meaning people like members of the Senate who passed a resolution for us to dialogue. Also, Secretary (Harry) Roque has offered his office for a dialogue between me and (UP president) Danilo Concepcion," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I have nothing against UP, we (only) want to protect UP and its students," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course. We no longer want the agreement. We have determined that it doesn’t serve the interest of the students," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government," External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course. Ayaw na namin. We have determined that it doesn’t serve the interest of the students," External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "intransigent individuals and groups whose extremist beliefs have inveigled students to join their ranks to fight against the government" External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “By reason of national security and safety of UP students, this department intends to remedy this situation by terminating or abrogating the existing agreement in order for us to perform our legal mandate of protecting our youth against CPP-NPA recruitment activities, whose design and purpose is to destroy the democracy we have all fought for” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 18, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity because we heard what (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : "With the passing of General Lim, the country lost an esteemed leader, who valued public service above all else. His vision, which he carried through from his beginnings as a young officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines to his later years as a civilian public servant, was to uphold good governance and lead by example," "As chair of the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) and NTF-COVID-19 (National Task Force against COVID-19), I am grateful for General Lim's support to our various inter-agency emergency response operations through the years," External link

manilametro Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “However, we also sympathize with the families of these nine dismissed policemen, who are facing long jail terms. Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “It is so easy for Mr. Sison to order, from his safe and comfortable haven in the Netherlands, the return of … armed terrorists he calls partisan units,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding, or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for extrajudicial killing. But like the NPA sparrows of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Your pronouncement and action is a confirmation of the ATC's designation of the CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Joma Sison ) : "Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government (troops)," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The end of your destructive 52 years of misadventure that caused untold misery to our people is near, and it is inevitable and irreversible. It is time for you to face reality," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for extrajudicial killing. But like the NPA sparrows of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana stated : “What Mr. Sison meant by Special Partisan Operation is simply murder by assassination. Also, a euphemism for Extrajudicial Killing. But like the NPA sparus of old, these terrorists face certain death and their blood will be in the hands of Mr. Sison,” “We dare Mr. Sison to bring on his terror threats. Unlike in the 80s, the AFP is more prepared to defeat his terrorist liquidation squads. The Filipino people will be on our side in this fight,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : “Mr. Sison, you are either hallucinating about your revolution succeeding or you are merely whistling in the dark while living an abundant and luxurious life abroad. The cadres you have fooled to join the NPA to be extortionists, arsonists, rapists, and murderers have met their tragic deaths fighting government,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino! (Happy New Year! Long live Filipinos!),” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Moving forward, we hope that the AFP and PNP learn from this incident and take concrete steps to prevent such things from happening in the future,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:11:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We welcome (Philippine National Police Chief) Gen. Debold Sinas’ approval of the dismissal of the nine police officers involved in the shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu on 29 June 2020, which led to the deaths of four PA officers and soldiers," External link

pna Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their families are as much a victim of the incident as the families of the soldiers who were killed," External link

pna Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We welcome (PNP chief) Gen. Debold Sinas’ approval of the dismissal,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Moving forward, we hope that the AFP and PNP learn from this incident, and take concrete steps to prevent such things from happening in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, smuggled, because it’s not authorized to enter here. Only the government can authorize that through the FDA,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino! (Happy New Year! Long live Filipinos!),” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 1, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : "From the One Defense Team: Manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat! Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Filipino!" External link

pna Friday, January 1, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is justified … it will protect them so they will not be infected and at the same time they can protect the president,” External link

nypost Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : “Our One Defense Team remains steadfast in our commitment to protect the young generation from the forces of corruption from the communist terrorist groups who lead promising, youthful lives astray,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His advocacies for the youth live on through our defenders of today - from our soldiers in the remotest areas of our country to our daily front-liners - who continue to embody Rizal's spirit of patriotism and sense of self-sacrifice," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, it’s smuggled. Because it was not authorized to enter here. Only the government can authorize that through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration),” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The PSG should just explain why they did it. It’s still justified. Anyway, the vaccine was not fake. It’s real,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Rizal ) : "May this year's commemoration of the life and heroism of Dr. Jose Rizal remind us of the great potential of every Filipino. Let us honor his memory by coming together to pave the way for a more peaceful, united, and strong nation for the current and future generations," External link

pna Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "His advocacies for the youth live on through our defenders of today from our soldiers in the remotest areas of our country to our daily front-liners who continue to embody Rizal’s spirit of patriotism and sense of self-sacrifice," External link

pna Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Especially, there is no reported bad side effect. It could,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Especially that there is no reported bad side effect. It could,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : "Fifty-two years ago today, the Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Jose Maria Sison with the avowed mission of supplanting our democratic government with a communist one," External link

manilametro Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those five decades, the CPP-NPA never came close to achieving its goal and has instead left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day — killings of civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "To this day, the CPP/NPA continues to champion a discredited and bankrupt ideology that has long been eschewed by former communist countries. If you, the CPP/NPA, are truly fighting for and are with the Filipino people, I urge you to abandon your destructive ideologies and peacefully work with the government," External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They have no reason to celebrate. In fact, they should be ashamed of what they have done to the Filipino people,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They continue to champion a discredited and bankrupt ideology that has long been eschewed by former communist countries," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I call upon them to work with the government if what they allege they are fighting for is the welfare and well-being of the Filipinos," External link

pna Friday, December 25, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They have no reason to celebrate. In fact, they should be ashamed of what they have done to the Filipino people,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “In those 52 years, the CPP/NPA never did come close to achieving its aim. It is a total failure. Rather, it left a trail of death and destruction all over the country that continues to this day: killings of innocent civilians and government troops, recruitment of young kids to their ranks to fight the government, destruction of properties, and massive extortion of businesses all over the country,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 25, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Team ) : "Makakaasa naman ang sambayanan na ang inyong One Defense Team ay patuloy na magsusumikap na makamtan ang kapayapaan sa ating mga komunidad at mapangalagaan ang kaligtasan ng bansa para sa mas maunlad na kinabukasan para sa lahat (The entire nation can rest assured that their One Defense Team would do its best to achieve peace in our communities and secure the nation for a prosperous future for all)," External link

pna Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Marami rin sa atin ang dumanas ng kalamidad, na hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa ganap na nakakabangon. Kung kaya para sa marami nating kababayan, ang pag-asa para sa bagong simula at malasakit sa ating kapwa Pilipino ang naging tunay na diwa ng Pasko ngayong taon (A lot of our people have also suffered from natural calamities and have yet to recover. To many of our countrymen, the hope for a fresh start and compassion for our fellow Filipinos are the true essence of Christmas this year)," External link

pna Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have all sworn to be loyal to our country and people. May we always remember this especially when cowardice, greed and ambition tempt us to take shortcuts or become oblivious to wrongdoings that would divert us from pursuing our sacred mandate,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communique several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It has come to the attention of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) that rumors are spreading that Metro Manila (MM) will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine... This is not true," "As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year," External link

manilametro Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I would like to inform the public that the current situation in Metro Manila is stable and manageable and does not warrant a shift back to MECQ," "However, we appeal for the public's cooperation in observing the health protocols we have in place, such as wearing of masks and face shields in public, washing of hands and practicing social distancing. Let us avoid going to crowded places and holding social gatherings in the meantime to help prevent a possible surge in cases during this holiday season," External link

manilametro Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under GCQ until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period," External link

pna Sunday, December 20, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It has come to the attention of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) that rumors are spreading that Metro Manila (MM) will be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting tonight, 19 December 2020. This is not true,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “As the President had earlier announced, Metro Manila shall remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the year. Neither the IATF nor the mayors of Metro Manila recommended any shift in the quarantine status in this period,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “With this act, the Makabayan bloc is not only impugning the character and integrity of Judge Villavert but the nation’s entire justice system, as well,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "For this, we are eternally grateful," External link

pna Friday, December 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "More importantly, the Makabayan bloc has confirmed what we have been saying all along that their members are fronts of the CPP/NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army)," External link

pna Friday, December 18, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It’s fine with us. We’ll not declare a ceasefire. In our experience during the past years, they take advantage of the ceasefire to conduct offensives during their anniversary,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “They can resupply. They can refurbish. They can regroup. They can again go to the barangay and recruit members. So, let’s not talk about ceasefire because they take advantage of it by doing these things during a ceasefire,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Para hindi naman tayo aapi-apihin. Mayroon naman tayong panglaban. Kung suntukin ka, mayroon ka ring pangsuntok, and they will also have a bloody nose,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Okay lang. Sa amin kasi eh hindi kami mag-declare ng ceasefire… Sa akin lang eh yun kasing ceasefire sa mga nakaraang taon, mga anniversary nila, sila yung lamang eh. They can resupply, they can refurbish, they can regroup, they can again go to the barangays and recruit members. Huwag na nating pag-usapan ang ceasefire kung ganun ang ginagawa nila,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asked : “Where will you find [the] peace talks [if] they won’t stop the extortion activities, attacks on the military and police, destruction of heavy equipment, and killing of barangay (village) captains and native leaders?” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As you know, their history is nothing but criticizing the government and while they are there, the CPP-NPA is becoming stronger because of [Makabayan lawmakers] as legal fronts,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “If they say they are not linked [with the NPA], then they should denounce them and their terroristic activities, and really distance themselves. But, they are quiet, which means they are connected,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “As of now, we have to implement the law,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Gumagawa sila ng mga karahasan para siguro ipakita sa lahat ng tao na sila ay nandiyan. Hindi pa sila nawawala," External link

manilametro Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "The cancellation of that contract brought us back to square one. we have to start with the procurement process again and we were racing against time before we lose the money to other projects. Today, I feel the exact opposite. I'm so happy and proud to have with our possession six of the 16 units of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters we ordered from PZL (Mielec) of Poland. the remaining 10 Black hawks will be delivered early next year. All helicopters will come with the initial integrated logistics support package," External link

pna Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines' defense capabilities," "The modernization of the AFP will ultimately allow us to respond more effectively to both traditional and non-traditional security threats to our maritime nation. Our government expresses our deep appreciation for the US government's assistance in protecting our borders from external threats," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines' defense capabilities," "The modernization of the AFP will ultimately allow us to respond more effectively to both traditional and non-traditional security threats to our maritime nation" External link

upi Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are grateful for the support provided by the United States as we continuously work on the enhancement of the Philippines’ defense capabilities,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “I don’t approve of that action. They (soldiers) shouldn’t have done that,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity because we heard what (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The government is ready, the President (Rodrigo Duterte) is ready, but what we want from them (insurgents) is (a) little bit of sincerity kasi napakinggan naman natin yung sinabi ni (because we heard what) (National Democratic Front chief negotiator Luis) Jalandoni (that) the peace talk is only a means to advance the revolutionary movement of the CPP-NPA," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They carried the body because they don't have any transportation, they carried the body by lifting the body. Two soldiers brought the body to town and turned over the remains to the family and that has always been the practice of (our) soldiers ever since," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Losing the young is a tragedy in itself but losing them in a senseless war being waged by the NPA against the government is an even greater tragedy. This killing of our youth will continue until their recruitment in or out of school is stopped,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We will study how we can protect the dignity and privacy of the families... They have families also and I have directed the AFP to look into how we can treat better those who died in encounters," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 30, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Bagong Alyansang Makabayan ) : "Actually, dahil sa nangyari ngayon, anak pa ng congresswoman na Makabayan 'yung namatay... 'yung red-tagging namin ay may basis ano. May basis na sila ay sumusuporta, 'yung Makabayan, sinusuportahan nila itong CPP-NPA at saka 'yung tinatawag na armed struggle ng NPA," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Let this incident bring to the fore the duplicity of the communist terrorist movement whose members in the higher echelons pit Filipinos against fellow Filipinos," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communique several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one," External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This then is the crux of the security challenge in the Indo-Pacific region, the looming confrontation of the US and its allies and China over the South China Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While the US and China continue to assert that their actions are defensive, the danger of miscalculation is ever present like the near collision of two frigates belonging to the US and China two years ago,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana expressed : “If ever a shooting war happens, the Philippines which is right smack in the middle of the conflict, will be involved whether she likes it or not,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Where is the ASEAN in this superpower rivalry? Despite its avowed ASEAN centrality, it is anything but," "ASEAN would exert considerable influence on issues and events in the South China Sea if only it could act as one" External link

wsau Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While the US and China continue to assert that their actions are defensive, the fear of miscalculation is ever present like the near collision of 2 frigates belonging to the US and China 2 years ago. The recent decision of the Chinese government to arm its coast guard and patrolling vessels in the South China Sea has upped the ante even more. And if ever a shooting war happens, Philippines which is right smack in the middle of the conflict will be involved whether she likes it or not,” “The ASEAN could exert considerable influence in the issues of the South China sea if only it could act as one. But this is not possible at the moment due to the conflicting interest. The 10 ASEAN nations could not even agree to a common communiqué several years ago. Complicating the matter is China’s preference for bilateral dialogue as against multilateral one,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The Brahmos (program) is moving forward but the challenge now is (the) funding," External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “I requested the Philippine Air Force to confirm through their flight manifest and they reported that there was no instance that Vice President Robredo boarded any military aircraft in going to Catanduanes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We talked about [the] equipment they are offering. They have given us $18 million worth of equipment, military equipment next month," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Don't worry, whoever is the (US) president, the alliance will remain the same," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Huge damage. Totally flooded villages, low-lying areas flooded, blown-off structures," External link

manilametro Friday, November 13, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Huge damage. Totally flooded villages, low-lying areas flooded, blown-off structures," External link

pna Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We need to cooperate with other countries to fight the pandemic and I think the president thought that it's untimely to end the VFA at this moment," External link

upi Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Moreover, we pursued the expansion of our bilateral and multilateral engagement to further promote our national interest and international peace. Closer ties have been fostered with South Korea and Japan making us the first ASEAN member state to receive excess Japanese defense equipment. Complementing this, we commenced cooperation with non-traditional partners like Israel, Jordan, Sri Lanka, and Croatia," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Doon po sa relief operations sa Catanduanes, nag-umpisa na pong maghakot 'yung ating C-130 kahapon ng mga foodstuffs at saka iba pang mga supplies para doon at tutuloy po ito hangga't kinakailangang pumunta roon," External link

manilametro Friday, November 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Harry Roque ) : "On the VFA, I know nothing of PRRD’s instructions" "Ask Harry. He may know things I don’t," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So we can expose once and for all the true color of these people who are trying to destroy our democracy," External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana says : “I think we should talk closely, on what is the best thing to do. Although ELAC is a very good idea, but sometimes you can’t designate everybody. We must be selective and there should be evidence when communicating,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 26, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “Associating with Gabriela, per se, does not mean a person advocates and supports its ideology. Therefore, it is our duty to forewarn them less they fall into a trap,” “Meantime, I directed General Parlade to continue what he is doing with some caveats so as not to unnecessarily include or accuse innocent people who are well meaning and want to do good things for others,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I directed Gen Parlade to continue what he is doing with some caveats so as not to unnecessarily include or accuse innocent people who are well meaning and want to do good things for others," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Me and Gen. Parlade had a talk about the red-tagging accusations by the front-organizations. Gen. Parlade said that what he meant was to warn and caution these celebrities in joining or advocating fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF, which Gabriela is one," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added ( about Jose Maria Sison ) : "Just to be clear we were not the ones who red-tagged them. It was (CPP founder) Jose Maria Sison himself who identified them as fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF. To accuse us (military and police) of red-tagging them in the face of Sison’s admission is the height of naïveté," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Liza Soberano ) : "Lastly, thru their lawyer, the family of Ms. Liza Soberano has expressed its thanks and appreciation to the AFP/PNP, for warning and defending Liza from these front organizations," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "On Liza and Catriona, he (Parlade) was only making them aware of the nature of Gabriela that it is a front of a terrorist organization. Our basis is (Proclamation) 374 s. 2017 (which)declares the CPP-NPA-NDF as a terror organization," External link

pna Sunday, October 25, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Because this brouhaha has already grown, I think we should talk about what should be done,” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “My thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it,” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “My thoughts on that, if you have no evidence, do not talk about it. Do not talk about it with the media, do not post it on Facebook,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I welcome the outcomes of the Philippines-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Logistics and Defense Equipment and Technology Cooperation during the inaugural Defense Industry Forum last year, which served as venues for developing logistics and defense industry collaboration between our ministries,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We recognize Japan’s efforts to support the defense initiatives of ASEAN Member States through its active engagement in the ADMMPlus and its updated Vientiane Vision 2.0,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We call on concerned parties to desist from any action and activity that contravenes the ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), as these generate tension, mistrust, and uncertainty, and threatens regional peace and stability,” External link

pna Friday, October 23, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “There’s 500 million pesos to improve our cybersecurity capability in the Modernization Fund of 2020, and another 500 million for 2021,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 19, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I was discussing with the Commanding General (PAF chief Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes) a while ago (that) having six Super Tucano is good but another six more would be better," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The challenge now upon the PAF to effectively utilize, maintain and maximize the utilization," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Actually, many LGUs in Metro Manila want to downgrade to MGCQ. However, there are still those, I think about half, who would like to continue with GCQ so they could arrange their COVID-19 prevention efforts so these could be sustained. I think one month more (won't hurt us), it will help us a lot," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I still remember when we started the IATF sometime in March, we found out how woefully inadequate our facilities were and the hospitals were also not prepared to accept cases of COVID-19. Judging from the experience of other countries, the number one purpose of [our] lockdown, was to enable us to build our capacities. Fast forward, we now have a lot of facilities and this is the newest one. We hope to put up more isolation facilities not only in Metro Manila but also in the regions," External link

manilametro Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Actually, many LGUs in Metro Manila want to downgrade to MGCQ. However, there are still those, I think about half, who would like to continue with GCQ so they could arrange their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) prevention efforts so these could be sustained. I think one month more (won't hurt us), it will help us a lot," External link

pna Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Specially dedicated to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, this equipment will enable life-saving services to Filipino veterans who will need care during this Covid-19 pandemic, being the most vulnerable to the virus,” External link

pna Friday, September 25, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “There will be no martial law,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Navy ) : "South Korea has already given the Navy a 'Pohang'-class frigate (corvette) last year and has made known that they have another two 'Pohang' class available. The PN desires to get them to have three 'Pohang' (corvettes in its inventory)," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "If (it is) no cost to us, why not," External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : "I support the proposal of (Transportation) Secretary (Arthur) Tugade to reduce the distance between passengers in public transport as long as the 'Seven Commandments' as recommended by doctors (are followed)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “While we may not agree on some issues, as good friends and neighbors, we remain firm in finding ways to improve our relations,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The main issue of home quarantine is that without the correct facility at home, the quarantine is not properly observed thereby infecting the whole family. We will make an exception," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The main issue of home quarantine is that without the correct facility at home, the quarantine is not properly observed thereby infecting the whole family. We will make an exception," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 11, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Third (reason) is the terminal leave and retirement gratuity benefits of soldiers who are leaving the service and fourth, other personnel service adjustments, that’s the increase for the salaries or pensions of retirees,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “Third (reason) is the terminal leave and retirement gratuity benefits of soldiers who are leaving the service and fourth, other personnel service adjustments, that’s the increase for the salaries or pensions of retirees,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I do not know the details of that Mr. Chairman but I think that it is a joint operation between the PCOO (Presidential Communications Operations Office) at saka itong ating (and our) Civil Relations Service ng (of the) Armed Forces," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Napakalawak ng West Philippine Sea (is very wide) and the Navy has limited assets and also the Air Force. But we are trying our best with our limited assets to assert our sovereignty over the area," External link

pna Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve, or it is even better if we can decrease the curve so that we can go to MGCQ after September where people’s lives are a little bit better,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Our goal this month is to flatten the curve, or it is even better if we can decrease the curve so that we can go to MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine) after September where people’s lives are a little bit better,” External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana disse : “Cabe aos governos regionais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade” External link

ptjornal Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana disse : “Cabe aos governos regionais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade” External link

24-sapo Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana afirmou : "Depende dos governos provinciais ou locais declarar a emergência ou o estado de calamidade" External link

uol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana afirmó : “Condenamos en los términos más firmes la acción cobarde del navío pesquero chino y su tripulación por abandonar a la tripulación filipina” “Esto no es lo que se espera de un pueblo responsable y amistoso” External link

wsoctv Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana déclaré : "C'est un bon signe. Plus tôt nous pourrons l'achever, mieux cela vaudra. C'est une bonne nouvelle (pour les Philippines)" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, December 7, 2018 2:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana ajouté : "Si nous avions un COC, nous aurions l'assurance d'agir en conformité avec celui-ci, et il n'y aurait pas de malentendus ni de mauvais calculs" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, December 7, 2018 2:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana dit : "Notre Parlement est en train de nous donner de l'argent pour l'acquisition de matériels. Je pense qu'il nous en donnera davantage si nous n'avons plus d'autres sources de financement" External link

french-news Friday, October 7, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana dit : "Personne n'a encore revendiqué cet acte, mais nous ne pouvons que conclure qu'il a été commis par le groupe terroriste Abou Sayyaf qui a encaissé de nombreuses pertes à Jolo au cours des dernières semaines" External link

lefigaro Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary56.56%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
defense secretary19.61%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
homologue philippin0.23%FR10/28/201728/10/2017
ministre0.19%FR10/28/201728/10/2017
defence secretary8.36%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
philippines defence secretary0.23%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
forsvarsminister0.15%DA10/26/201726/10/2017
earlier defence secretary0.08%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister4.84%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
defence minister2.48%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
chief0.66%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
defense chief0.54%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
secretary of national defense0.15%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
defense minister1.12%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
philippines defense secretary0.35%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
philippine defence chief0.08%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
defence chief0.08%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
secretário de defesa0.04%PT10/23/201723/10/2017
general0.15%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
national defense secretary0.27%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
finance secretary0.19%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
armed forces chief of staff0.15%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
foreign affairs secretary0.04%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
philippines defence minister0.12%EN09/08/201708/09/2017
trade secretary0.04%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
secretary of defence0.04%EN08/15/201715/08/2017
filipino defense minister0.08%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
philippines secretary of defense0.04%EN07/27/201727/07/2017
secretary of defense0.04%EN07/27/201727/07/2017
philippine defense secretary0.12%EN05/16/201716/05/2017
Names Lang Count
Delfin LorenzanaEN92.95%
Delfin LorenzanaFR5.59%
Delfin LorenzanaPT1.22%
Delfin LorenzanaES0.08%
Delfin LorenzanaHR0.08%
Delfin LorenzanaDA0.08%


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Risa Hontiveros said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “With all due respect, Secretary Lorenzana, now is the time for firmness,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Why are we so considerate about antagonizing China when China seems intent on antagonizing us every day?” “I have always respected Secretary Lorenzana as an officer and a gentleman, but his flip-flopping and indecisiveness will only lead China to think that we are a weak nation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque responded ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Let me ask you sir, are you denouncing this letter by (DND) Secretary (Delfin) Lorenzana as a (former) UP student and as a former UP professor? Are you denouncing it?” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Defense Secretary Lorenzana has apologized for mistakes. Let’s leave it at that. But there is no overall communication plan on red-tagging. We leave that to the defense establishment,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 25, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Clarita Carlos told ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Let us dialogue. Mabuti bumaba na ang tono ni [Defense Secretary Delfin] Lorenzana and he’s willing to talk to our school authorities. That is how it should be. And to repeat siguro, please start with the definition of terms,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Defensor said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The 1989 accord should be respected, and in fact, should be reinstated. I appeal to the Department of National Defense, Secretary [Delfin] Lorenzana, to let UP exercise its academic freedom,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 22, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Edcel Lagman said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “While Lorenzana claims that UP campuses are hotbeds for recruitment of students for membership to the CPP-NPA, the fact is there are no students now on UP campuses to be purportedly recruited because there are no face-to-face classes and only online classes are ongoing,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Edcel Lagman said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “While Lorenzana claims that UP campuses are hotbeds for recruitment of students for membership to the CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army), the fact is there are no students now on UP campuses to be purportedly recruited because there are no face-to-face classes and only online classes are ongoing,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “We are not saying that UP should be beyond the law. If there are issues of violations of the law, a search warrant is a remedy available to the authorities not only in other places but also in UP. This unnecessarily increases the tension between the UP community and the authorities,” “I know (Defense) Sec. Delfin Lorenzana to be a very reasonable person. I would ask him to review the termination of the agreement, because it does not solve any problem. It just heightens the tension; it does not solve any problem,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Christopher Miller said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : "I am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Philippines, the United States' oldest treaty ally in Asia. It was an honor to meet with Secretary Lorenzana and Secretary Loscin to discuss deepening our alliance and supporting a free and open South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region," External link

upi Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Salvador Panelo said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has been working from the start. That’s why we don’t like VP Leni. It’s okay that you work but don’t make it appear like Secretary Lorenzana said as if you’re the only one working and other officials are inutile,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT