Delfin Lorenzana

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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 added : "The NTF has disseminated this to the businesses, regional task forces, and LGUs (local government units). If everyone follows this plan, we will not only flatten the curve but bring it down," External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have stabilized the repatriation process and we now have an average of 1,500 OFWs being brought home daily,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang repatriation ng ating OFWs tuluy-tuloy pa rin. Nai-stabilize na po natin 'yan. Ang (daily) average natin ngayon is 1,500 OFWs," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

aawsat Friday, August 28, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

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

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their so-called historical rights over an enclosed nine-dash line don't exist except in their imaginations," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their so-called historical rights over an enclosed nine-dash line don't exist except in their imaginations," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

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

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have a legally constituted government. The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a revolutionary government?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It’s very clear to every soldier, airman, sailor, and marine that our unequivocal fidelity and unwavering loyalty is to the Constitution and to the flag that represents our people and the state," Marine Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said when asked to comment on the issue. People pushing for the creation of a "revolutionary government" (RevGov) should be investigated, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. "No, I have not. They should be investigated," Lorenzana said in a message to reporters when asked whether he had talked with officials and members of groups calling for a revolutionary government. Establishing a "revolutionary government", he said, is illegal and unconstitutional. Earlier, he said there is no need for a revolutionary government as the country has a legally constituted government. "The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a [revolutionary government]?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "That area is within our EEZ," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Illegal provocations? That area is within our EEZ. Their so-called historical rights over an area enclosed by their nine-line doesn’t exist except in their imaginations," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Our fishermen are within our EEZ and likewise our ships and planes conduct patrol sorties within our area," "They (China) are the ones who have been doing provocations by illegally occupying some features within our EEZ. Hence they have no right to claim they are enforcing their laws" External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "No, I have not. They should be investigated," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course, it is illegal and unconstitutional. As I said, we have a popularly elected President (who) still enjoys about 80-percent approval rating," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a 'RevGov'?" External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "May this day also be a reminder to all nations to continue to work for peace, settle differences amicably, and reject war as an instrument to further their national interests," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "We also remember those who fought in defense of our freedom and pay homage to their sacrifice and heroism," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Let us honor the memories of those who are no longer with us by emulating their spirit of patriotism in our daily lives," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Nur Misuari ) : “Nakalusot dahil [Slipped through because] first, we trust Misuari. At any rate, mabuti na rin at nahuli siya” External link

elevenmyanmar Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana noted ( about Nur Misuari ) : “We will investigate that. He (Susukan) slipped past security probably because we trust Misuari. At any rate, it’s good that he was arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 14, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am awaiting the official report," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am awaiting the official report," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the case was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have medical reserves. All we have to do is find out where they are now,” “As of last week we were able to get about 380 doctors and nurses, plus about 3,000 other medical personnel, including medical aides and medical technicians,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have medical reserves. All we have to do is find out where they are now,” “As of last week we were able to get about 380 doctors and nurses, plus about 3,000 other medical personnel, including medical aides and medical technicians,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “If our mobilization pushes through, then we can employ these in Metro Manila especially and other areas that have high incidence of COVID infection,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The new cases are going down. Yesterday (Sunday), we recorded 3,000+ new cases compared to the 6,000+ in the previous days. We are doing well. If the current trend continues, we will be ready to go back to GCQ,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, I think the trend is going down. Yesterday (Sunday), the new cases were just around 3,000. It was down from 6,000 previously,” “I think we are ready to go down. We will focus on known areas with high numbers of infections so that the others can also already go to work,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, I think the trend is going down. Yesterday there were only around 3,000 cases – down from 6,000 previously,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "He’s just being realistic and practical that we cannot do anything," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Kung matutuloy iyong ating mobilization (if our mobilization pushes through), then we can employ these in Metro Manila especially and other areas that have high incidence of COVID infection,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Province ) : “Hereby approved is the temporary suspension of repatriation of LSIs and ROFs to the Province of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City and Iloilo City for a period of 14 days starting August 8,” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "President Rodrigo Duterte has a standing order to us, to me, that we should not involve ourselves in naval exercises in the South China Sea except our national waters, the 12-mile distance from our shores," "We cannot exercise with them in the South China Sea" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “But if we study further, we have other issues in the South China Sea like how are we going to exercise our sovereign rights to exploit the resources in the South China Sea,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have just had our first Anti-Terrorism Council meeting last week and I believe all of us will be provided the draft of the IRR, look at it. It's still a work in progress," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Now once we identify them, we will make the recommendation to the President to call them to active duty, kasi kailangan ng approval ni President (this needs the President's approval) because this will entail some funding while they are in active duty," External link

pna Monday, August 3, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In his 5th SONA (State-Of-the-Nation Address, Monday) the President called on the AFP to play a vital role in a whole-of-government governance. We understand that the President did not mean the AFP would take part in the day-to-day management of the LGUs (local government units)," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This function was further enhanced by the issuance of the President of EO (Executive Order) 70 in December 2018. EO 70 aims to 'institutionalize the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace' that would allow countryside development," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP performs an important role in the NTF because it has the manpower and equipment that could easily be mobilized to implement the projects of the NTF ELCAC. Regional Task Forces were likewise created that included regional offices of line agencies and the LGUs," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The COA is the body that evaluates if the people’s money is spent wisely,” “It does not mean that if a project has been approved by Congress, the COA can no longer audit it according to its mandate. It can disallow it or it can raise a red flag that the money has not been used properly” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, July 24, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

arabnews Friday, July 24, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

marinelink Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine," External link

trust Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have also agreed with Indonesia and Palau to advance common interests in managing and preserving marine resources in the exclusive economic zone of the three countries," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In addressing recurrent tensions and harassments by military and civilian Chinese vessels, the Philippines has taken diplomatic actions against China for activities against our national sovereignty," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) improved its identification, detection and interdiction efforts through our newly-installed air defense surveillance radars, the conduct of wider air and maritime patrols, and setting up additional detachments in strategic locations," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In addressing recurrent tensions and harassments by military and civilian Chinese vessels, the Philippines has taken diplomatic actions against China for activities against our national sovereignty," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) improved its identification, detection and interdiction efforts through our newly-installed air defense surveillance radars, the conduct of wider air and maritime patrols, and setting up additional detachments in strategic locations," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Rule of law (is) strengthened, pinalakas natin ang pananaig sa batas ng ating bansa. Napanatili ng ating kapulisan ang kapayapaan at kaligtasan ng ating mga pamayanan. Bumaba ang bilang ng krimen, napabilis ang pagresolba sa mga ito at napaigting ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga (we strengthened our commitment to uphold the law. Our police officers have maintained the peace and safety of our people. Crime incidents decreased and the resolution of these crimes were fast-tracked and we also strengthened the campaign against illegal drugs),” External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As of July 18, a total of 92,530 overseas Filipinos have returned to their provinces," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As of July 16, we have 87 testing laboratories and our daily testing capacity has exceeded 50,000," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "For the first time since the 1970s, Pag-asa Island has received major infrastructure upgrades, namely: a ship beaching ramp, and a sheltered port for our fishermen," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So it’s very tedious (practice) and very expensive and we can only do that during calm weather," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are likewise pursuing the early conclusion of an effective and substantive Code of Conduct in the South China Sea by all the claimant states. We continue to engage them in confidence-building measures," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Itong mga projects natin sa modernization na natanggalan ng pera ay naiurong natin sa mga susunod na taon kasi hindi naman sila masyado critical sa ating mission," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We maintain that the fears of these petitioners are unfounded. But we leave the final determination to the SC (Supreme Court) if it is constitutional or not," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea. We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea. We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : “We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “I had myself swabbed this morning and will self quarantine to await the results,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The acquisition of the corvette(s) is still being considered albeit on a later date after our economy recovers from this (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic," External link

pna Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The first category are those [workers] who voluntarily returned to the country. We have transported 19,791 by land, 23,899 by air and 4,499 by sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This mission is continuing. We have plenty of intelligence teams assigned in Jolo,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea,” External link

ABCnews Friday, July 3, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That is very concerning. We view that with alarm," External link

vietnamplus-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That is very concerning. We view that with alarm. If they did it in their part of the South China Sea, then it's okay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The Chinese can do theirs in their territorial waters, within their exclusive economic zone and I think that's okay. But if you do it here in the contested area, as I said earlier, then that's highly provocative," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The suspension shall provide us with the opportunity to put in place systems and infrastructures so that the local governments can cope with the returning LSI,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : "It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea," External link

startribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air," External link

startribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 29, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 29, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The suspension shall provide us with the opportunity to put in place systems and infrastructures so that the local governments can cope with the returning LSIs,” External link

pna Monday, June 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “A law such as the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 will give our law enforcers greater capacity to stop these terrorists and prevent them from wreaking havoc in our communities,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Yes, I agree. First, an ADIZ by China over the entire South China Sea would arrogate unto itself a vast sea considered to be a global commons that has been opened for millennia to all for navigation and fishing," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Second, it violates the exclusive economic rights of littoral states over their EEZs (exclusive economic zones) under the UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) of which China was a signatory. Third, a lot of countries will treat this ADIZ as illegal and violative of international laws," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Mark Esper ) : "Secretary Esper mentioned that the development of vaccines and therapeutics in the US is making very good progress and expressed their willingness to share them with US allies and partners once available," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “anybody who makes peaceful protests, they’re not terrorists” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 12, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "anybody who makes peaceful protests, they're not terrorists" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are very thankful for this assistance to the V. Luna Medical Center, especially during this pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to increase the capacities of our hospitals to combat the virus,” External link

pna Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

wsau Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : "We will put out money here. Si (Department of Transportation) Secretary (Arthur) Tugade, kita niyo yung fishermen's shelter? (You saw his fishermen's shelter?) Magtatayo din siya ng ice plant (he will also put up an ice plant) so that the fishermen can deposit their catch para hindi masisira ang mga huli (so that their catch will not spoil)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Very significant (as with) the beaching ramp, we can now bring in materials, equipment to continuously repair and later on to maintain our runway (Rancudo Airfield)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So it’s very tedious (practice) and very expensive and we can only do that during calm weather," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We can now proceed with the other projects planned for Pag-asa Island. This is a necessary first step which will facilitate the transportation of essential construction equipment to the island,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted : “This is Kalayaan Island Group. This is outside our EEZ (exclusive economic zone). But we have claims here. We have 9 islands here. This (Pag-asa Island) is the biggest. And all of those islands are occupied by our people. So, we have presence here,” “Maybe it’s because they’re seeing high-ranking officials are now coming here. We are solidifying our claim in the area. They pose as fishermen, but we know that they are militias. As long as they don’t molest or hurt our fishermen, they can stay there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana pointed out : “The money that was given to us for purchase of attack helicopters is only P13 billion. If we buy the Apache, we can only buy one. If we buy the Viper, we can only buy two,” “It’s very expensive to buy those in terms of maintaining and stocking spare parts. If we can buy six attack helicopters from other sources with the money we have, that would be more attractive than buying the American attack helicopters,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana replied : “The assistance of the US will increase the government's capacity to fight the pandemic,” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In times of crises and global uncertainty, it is our belief that nations are only made stronger if we work together and focus our efforts on tackling the various challenges that confront us all," External link

manilametro Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We will not militarize our islands there, we will not bring in military equipment to defend it because I don't think there is any threat of attack (against) Pag-asa and (other Philippine-held) islands," External link

pna Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is certified urgent bill para matapos ito bago mag -recess iyong Congress ngayong June 5 (so that it could be finished before the Congress goes on a recess this June 5)," External link

pna Monday, June 1, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I read the proposed law. The protection of human rights have sufficient provisions and there are also enough provisions stating punishments for law enforcement bodies who will abuse it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I read the proposed law. The protection of human rights have sufficient provisions and there are also enough provisions stating punishments for law enforcement bodies who will abuse it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is not signed yet but the Palace intends to have it certified by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana reported : “Your order to send home the 24,000 OFWs who were in Manila has been met. We even exceeded that figure as we were able to send home 26,590,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Labor ) : “Mr. President, our systems have been fixed. We had difficulties at first because we encountered a lot of problems. But we were able to fix these, one by one, by coordinating with the Departments of Transportation, Interior and Labor, which are concerned with OFW,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Once the OFW arrive, they will undergo PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test and will be quarantined for three days. Upon the release of the results, if they are negative, they will be immediately sent home. If positive, they will stay,” “Hopefully we can put up more testing facilities so that our testing capacity is increased,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are very thankful for this assistance to the V. Luna Medical Center, Madame Minister, and we hope to see its completion in the near future so that we can use it for the purpose it was being built,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “I said [Metro Manila] may be downgraded to GCQ,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We would like to impress on our people the self-discipline, so they will get use to the new normal such as social distancing, wearing of face masks, sanitation and other office protocols so that it will become a norm so we can avoid the second wave,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We cannot afford [them]. We only set aside P13 billion. If we buy attack helicopters at those prices, we can only get one or two [from the US]. We are shopping around…[so] we can buy more aircraft [within the budget],” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 18, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Contact sports are not allowed for now. Maybe as we go down the road,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 15, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We can’t afford it. This is why we’re looking at other countries for attack helicopters which will allow us to buy more units with the budget that we have,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We are thankful to the PLA for this donation. That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We are thankful to the PLA for this donation. That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Ang authorized lang ngayon ay iyong no contact sports like biking, tennis siguro and golf (Sports that are authorized now are non-contact sports like biking, tennis, and golf) because they can distance themselves from each other,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I think that's (USD)1.5 billion to (USD)2 billion (around PHP75 to PHP100 billion) for six (Apache) attack helicopters. Ngayon, ang pera lang nakalaan para bumili ng attack helicopter ay PHP13 billion (around USD258 million) lang. Kung bibili tayo ng attack helicopter ng ganyang halaga ay baka isa o dalawa lang mabibili natin (Now, our allotted funds for the acquisition of attack helicopters is only PHP13 billion. Considering that amount, we can just buy one or two)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang authorized lang ngayon ay non-contact sports gaya ng biking, tennis siguro at golf kasi pwede na po 'yan. They can distance themselves from each other," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The assistance is needed, especially in remote areas. The military will field sufficient force to defend the convoy from attack or the distribution center," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This new directive is in response to the killing of two Army escorts of the DSWD recently," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana alleged : “The ABS-CBN are on a full court press trying to demonize the government for what happened to them. The [National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTFELCAC)] is an agency of the government. I see nothing wrong with explaining the truth to the Filipino people. It is our duty to counter these propaganda,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Since the BRP (Ramon) Alcaraz was acquired from the US, the US Navy’s Naval Systems Command (Navsea) will assist in the conduct of its repairs," External link

pna Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This facility will add to our capacity to test first iyong mga OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) dito sa Metro Manila para madala na natin sila sa kanilang mga probinsya," External link

manilametro Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We will supply personnel as bar coders and encoders from the Armed Forces, who will be trained to assist the swabbers in the mega swabbing centers,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Ang timeline natin 7 days tapos na ito. After 7 days, ili-lift na natin iyong suspension sa airport," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:02:00 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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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 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 added : "The NTF has disseminated this to the businesses, regional task forces, and LGUs (local government units). If everyone follows this plan, we will not only flatten the curve but bring it down," External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have stabilized the repatriation process and we now have an average of 1,500 OFWs being brought home daily,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang repatriation ng ating OFWs tuluy-tuloy pa rin. Nai-stabilize na po natin 'yan. Ang (daily) average natin ngayon is 1,500 OFWs," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

aawsat Friday, August 28, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

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

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their so-called historical rights over an enclosed nine-dash line don't exist except in their imaginations," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Their so-called historical rights over an enclosed nine-dash line don't exist except in their imaginations," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

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

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "There will be no martial law," External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have a legally constituted government. The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a revolutionary government?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It’s very clear to every soldier, airman, sailor, and marine that our unequivocal fidelity and unwavering loyalty is to the Constitution and to the flag that represents our people and the state," Marine Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said when asked to comment on the issue. People pushing for the creation of a "revolutionary government" (RevGov) should be investigated, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. "No, I have not. They should be investigated," Lorenzana said in a message to reporters when asked whether he had talked with officials and members of groups calling for a revolutionary government. Establishing a "revolutionary government", he said, is illegal and unconstitutional. Earlier, he said there is no need for a revolutionary government as the country has a legally constituted government. "The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a [revolutionary government]?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "That area is within our EEZ," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Illegal provocations? That area is within our EEZ. Their so-called historical rights over an area enclosed by their nine-line doesn’t exist except in their imaginations," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Our fishermen are within our EEZ and likewise our ships and planes conduct patrol sorties within our area," "They (China) are the ones who have been doing provocations by illegally occupying some features within our EEZ. Hence they have no right to claim they are enforcing their laws" External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "No, I have not. They should be investigated," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Of course, it is illegal and unconstitutional. As I said, we have a popularly elected President (who) still enjoys about 80-percent approval rating," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The President is an elected president and enjoys popular support. Why should there be a need for a 'RevGov'?" External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "May this day also be a reminder to all nations to continue to work for peace, settle differences amicably, and reject war as an instrument to further their national interests," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : "We also remember those who fought in defense of our freedom and pay homage to their sacrifice and heroism," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Let us honor the memories of those who are no longer with us by emulating their spirit of patriotism in our daily lives," External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Nur Misuari ) : “Nakalusot dahil [Slipped through because] first, we trust Misuari. At any rate, mabuti na rin at nahuli siya” External link

elevenmyanmar Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana noted ( about Nur Misuari ) : “We will investigate that. He (Susukan) slipped past security probably because we trust Misuari. At any rate, it’s good that he was arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 14, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am awaiting the official report," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I am awaiting the official report," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the number of cases was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "My statement has a caveat. If trends continue that the new cases decrease, because during my interview, (the case was only) 3,000 (on) the day before, from 6,000 (during) the previous days. That was the trend I was referring to," External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have medical reserves. All we have to do is find out where they are now,” “As of last week we were able to get about 380 doctors and nurses, plus about 3,000 other medical personnel, including medical aides and medical technicians,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have medical reserves. All we have to do is find out where they are now,” “As of last week we were able to get about 380 doctors and nurses, plus about 3,000 other medical personnel, including medical aides and medical technicians,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 10, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “If our mobilization pushes through, then we can employ these in Metro Manila especially and other areas that have high incidence of COVID infection,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The new cases are going down. Yesterday (Sunday), we recorded 3,000+ new cases compared to the 6,000+ in the previous days. We are doing well. If the current trend continues, we will be ready to go back to GCQ,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, I think the trend is going down. Yesterday (Sunday), the new cases were just around 3,000. It was down from 6,000 previously,” “I think we are ready to go down. We will focus on known areas with high numbers of infections so that the others can also already go to work,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Yes, I think the trend is going down. Yesterday there were only around 3,000 cases – down from 6,000 previously,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 10, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "I cannot also reconcile the fact that Dick Morales was the guardian of integrity during his time in the service and now here... I know him personally and I don’t think he has been involved in the anomalies here," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "He’s just being realistic and practical that we cannot do anything," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Kung matutuloy iyong ating mobilization (if our mobilization pushes through), then we can employ these in Metro Manila especially and other areas that have high incidence of COVID infection,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Province ) : “Hereby approved is the temporary suspension of repatriation of LSIs and ROFs to the Province of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City and Iloilo City for a period of 14 days starting August 8,” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "President Rodrigo Duterte has a standing order to us, to me, that we should not involve ourselves in naval exercises in the South China Sea except our national waters, the 12-mile distance from our shores," "We cannot exercise with them in the South China Sea" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “But if we study further, we have other issues in the South China Sea like how are we going to exercise our sovereign rights to exploit the resources in the South China Sea,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have just had our first Anti-Terrorism Council meeting last week and I believe all of us will be provided the draft of the IRR, look at it. It's still a work in progress," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Now once we identify them, we will make the recommendation to the President to call them to active duty, kasi kailangan ng approval ni President (this needs the President's approval) because this will entail some funding while they are in active duty," External link

pna Monday, August 3, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In his 5th SONA (State-Of-the-Nation Address, Monday) the President called on the AFP to play a vital role in a whole-of-government governance. We understand that the President did not mean the AFP would take part in the day-to-day management of the LGUs (local government units)," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This function was further enhanced by the issuance of the President of EO (Executive Order) 70 in December 2018. EO 70 aims to 'institutionalize the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace' that would allow countryside development," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP performs an important role in the NTF because it has the manpower and equipment that could easily be mobilized to implement the projects of the NTF ELCAC. Regional Task Forces were likewise created that included regional offices of line agencies and the LGUs," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The COA is the body that evaluates if the people’s money is spent wisely,” “It does not mean that if a project has been approved by Congress, the COA can no longer audit it according to its mandate. It can disallow it or it can raise a red flag that the money has not been used properly” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, July 24, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

arabnews Friday, July 24, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine,” External link

marinelink Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have been sending them back to their home provinces after spending some days in quarantine," External link

trust Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We have also agreed with Indonesia and Palau to advance common interests in managing and preserving marine resources in the exclusive economic zone of the three countries," External link

pna Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In addressing recurrent tensions and harassments by military and civilian Chinese vessels, the Philippines has taken diplomatic actions against China for activities against our national sovereignty," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) improved its identification, detection and interdiction efforts through our newly-installed air defense surveillance radars, the conduct of wider air and maritime patrols, and setting up additional detachments in strategic locations," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In addressing recurrent tensions and harassments by military and civilian Chinese vessels, the Philippines has taken diplomatic actions against China for activities against our national sovereignty," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) improved its identification, detection and interdiction efforts through our newly-installed air defense surveillance radars, the conduct of wider air and maritime patrols, and setting up additional detachments in strategic locations," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Rule of law (is) strengthened, pinalakas natin ang pananaig sa batas ng ating bansa. Napanatili ng ating kapulisan ang kapayapaan at kaligtasan ng ating mga pamayanan. Bumaba ang bilang ng krimen, napabilis ang pagresolba sa mga ito at napaigting ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga (we strengthened our commitment to uphold the law. Our police officers have maintained the peace and safety of our people. Crime incidents decreased and the resolution of these crimes were fast-tracked and we also strengthened the campaign against illegal drugs),” External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As of July 18, a total of 92,530 overseas Filipinos have returned to their provinces," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "As of July 16, we have 87 testing laboratories and our daily testing capacity has exceeded 50,000," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "For the first time since the 1970s, Pag-asa Island has received major infrastructure upgrades, namely: a ship beaching ramp, and a sheltered port for our fishermen," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So it’s very tedious (practice) and very expensive and we can only do that during calm weather," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We are likewise pursuing the early conclusion of an effective and substantive Code of Conduct in the South China Sea by all the claimant states. We continue to engage them in confidence-building measures," External link

pna Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Itong mga projects natin sa modernization na natanggalan ng pera ay naiurong natin sa mga susunod na taon kasi hindi naman sila masyado critical sa ating mission," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We maintain that the fears of these petitioners are unfounded. But we leave the final determination to the SC (Supreme Court) if it is constitutional or not," External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea. We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea. We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : "We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We strongly agree with the position of the international community that there should be a rules-based order in the South China Sea,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Permanent Court ) : “We urge China to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling, and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to which it is a signatory,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana added : “I had myself swabbed this morning and will self quarantine to await the results,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is in the best interest of regional stability that China heed the call of the community of nations to follow international law and honor existing international agreements,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The acquisition of the corvette(s) is still being considered albeit on a later date after our economy recovers from this (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic," External link

pna Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The first category are those [workers] who voluntarily returned to the country. We have transported 19,791 by land, 23,899 by air and 4,499 by sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “This mission is continuing. We have plenty of intelligence teams assigned in Jolo,” External link

manilatimes Friday, July 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea,” External link

ABCnews Friday, July 3, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “If they are doing it in the contested areas, that will sound the alarm bells for all the claimants here in the South China Sea,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That is very concerning. We view that with alarm," External link

vietnamplus-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That is very concerning. We view that with alarm. If they did it in their part of the South China Sea, then it's okay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The Chinese can do theirs in their territorial waters, within their exclusive economic zone and I think that's okay. But if you do it here in the contested area, as I said earlier, then that's highly provocative," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The suspension shall provide us with the opportunity to put in place systems and infrastructures so that the local governments can cope with the returning LSI,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : "It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea," External link

startribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air," External link

startribune Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 29, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “They would continue to use these waters and airspace, and thus would further raise an already heightening tension and could result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 29, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “The suspension shall provide us with the opportunity to put in place systems and infrastructures so that the local governments can cope with the returning LSIs,” External link

pna Monday, June 29, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “A law such as the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 will give our law enforcers greater capacity to stop these terrorists and prevent them from wreaking havoc in our communities,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Yes, I agree. First, an ADIZ by China over the entire South China Sea would arrogate unto itself a vast sea considered to be a global commons that has been opened for millennia to all for navigation and fishing," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Second, it violates the exclusive economic rights of littoral states over their EEZs (exclusive economic zones) under the UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) of which China was a signatory. Third, a lot of countries will treat this ADIZ as illegal and violative of international laws," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea," External link

pna Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Mark Esper ) : "Secretary Esper mentioned that the development of vaccines and therapeutics in the US is making very good progress and expressed their willingness to share them with US allies and partners once available," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “anybody who makes peaceful protests, they’re not terrorists” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 12, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "anybody who makes peaceful protests, they're not terrorists" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are very thankful for this assistance to the V. Luna Medical Center, especially during this pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to increase the capacities of our hospitals to combat the virus,” External link

pna Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The purpose of this is to develop this area into a viable community," External link

wsau Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : "We will put out money here. Si (Department of Transportation) Secretary (Arthur) Tugade, kita niyo yung fishermen's shelter? (You saw his fishermen's shelter?) Magtatayo din siya ng ice plant (he will also put up an ice plant) so that the fishermen can deposit their catch para hindi masisira ang mga huli (so that their catch will not spoil)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Very significant (as with) the beaching ramp, we can now bring in materials, equipment to continuously repair and later on to maintain our runway (Rancudo Airfield)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "So it’s very tedious (practice) and very expensive and we can only do that during calm weather," External link

pna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We can now proceed with the other projects planned for Pag-asa Island. This is a necessary first step which will facilitate the transportation of essential construction equipment to the island,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana asserted : “This is Kalayaan Island Group. This is outside our EEZ (exclusive economic zone). But we have claims here. We have 9 islands here. This (Pag-asa Island) is the biggest. And all of those islands are occupied by our people. So, we have presence here,” “Maybe it’s because they’re seeing high-ranking officials are now coming here. We are solidifying our claim in the area. They pose as fishermen, but we know that they are militias. As long as they don’t molest or hurt our fishermen, they can stay there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana pointed out : “The money that was given to us for purchase of attack helicopters is only P13 billion. If we buy the Apache, we can only buy one. If we buy the Viper, we can only buy two,” “It’s very expensive to buy those in terms of maintaining and stocking spare parts. If we can buy six attack helicopters from other sources with the money we have, that would be more attractive than buying the American attack helicopters,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana replied : “The assistance of the US will increase the government's capacity to fight the pandemic,” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "In times of crises and global uncertainty, it is our belief that nations are only made stronger if we work together and focus our efforts on tackling the various challenges that confront us all," External link

manilametro Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "We will not militarize our islands there, we will not bring in military equipment to defend it because I don't think there is any threat of attack (against) Pag-asa and (other Philippine-held) islands," External link

pna Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "It is certified urgent bill para matapos ito bago mag -recess iyong Congress ngayong June 5 (so that it could be finished before the Congress goes on a recess this June 5)," External link

pna Monday, June 1, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I read the proposed law. The protection of human rights have sufficient provisions and there are also enough provisions stating punishments for law enforcement bodies who will abuse it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “I read the proposed law. The protection of human rights have sufficient provisions and there are also enough provisions stating punishments for law enforcement bodies who will abuse it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “It is not signed yet but the Palace intends to have it certified by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana reported : “Your order to send home the 24,000 OFWs who were in Manila has been met. We even exceeded that figure as we were able to send home 26,590,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Labor ) : “Mr. President, our systems have been fixed. We had difficulties at first because we encountered a lot of problems. But we were able to fix these, one by one, by coordinating with the Departments of Transportation, Interior and Labor, which are concerned with OFW,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Once the OFW arrive, they will undergo PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test and will be quarantined for three days. Upon the release of the results, if they are negative, they will be immediately sent home. If positive, they will stay,” “Hopefully we can put up more testing facilities so that our testing capacity is increased,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We are very thankful for this assistance to the V. Luna Medical Center, Madame Minister, and we hope to see its completion in the near future so that we can use it for the purpose it was being built,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : “I said [Metro Manila] may be downgraded to GCQ,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We would like to impress on our people the self-discipline, so they will get use to the new normal such as social distancing, wearing of face masks, sanitation and other office protocols so that it will become a norm so we can avoid the second wave,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We cannot afford [them]. We only set aside P13 billion. If we buy attack helicopters at those prices, we can only get one or two [from the US]. We are shopping around…[so] we can buy more aircraft [within the budget],” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 18, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Contact sports are not allowed for now. Maybe as we go down the road,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 15, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We can’t afford it. This is why we’re looking at other countries for attack helicopters which will allow us to buy more units with the budget that we have,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We are thankful to the PLA for this donation. That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "We are thankful to the PLA for this donation. That will go a long way to help our fight against COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “Ang authorized lang ngayon ay iyong no contact sports like biking, tennis siguro and golf (Sports that are authorized now are non-contact sports like biking, tennis, and golf) because they can distance themselves from each other,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "I think that's (USD)1.5 billion to (USD)2 billion (around PHP75 to PHP100 billion) for six (Apache) attack helicopters. Ngayon, ang pera lang nakalaan para bumili ng attack helicopter ay PHP13 billion (around USD258 million) lang. Kung bibili tayo ng attack helicopter ng ganyang halaga ay baka isa o dalawa lang mabibili natin (Now, our allotted funds for the acquisition of attack helicopters is only PHP13 billion. Considering that amount, we can just buy one or two)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Ang authorized lang ngayon ay non-contact sports gaya ng biking, tennis siguro at golf kasi pwede na po 'yan. They can distance themselves from each other," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "The assistance is needed, especially in remote areas. The military will field sufficient force to defend the convoy from attack or the distribution center," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This new directive is in response to the killing of two Army escorts of the DSWD recently," External link

pna Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana alleged : “The ABS-CBN are on a full court press trying to demonize the government for what happened to them. The [National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTFELCAC)] is an agency of the government. I see nothing wrong with explaining the truth to the Filipino people. It is our duty to counter these propaganda,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "Since the BRP (Ramon) Alcaraz was acquired from the US, the US Navy’s Naval Systems Command (Navsea) will assist in the conduct of its repairs," External link

pna Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : "This facility will add to our capacity to test first iyong mga OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) dito sa Metro Manila para madala na natin sila sa kanilang mga probinsya," External link

manilametro Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said : “We will supply personnel as bar coders and encoders from the Armed Forces, who will be trained to assist the swabbers in the mega swabbing centers,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana told : "Ang timeline natin 7 days tapos na ito. After 7 days, ili-lift na natin iyong suspension sa airport," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:02:00 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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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