Edgard Arevalo

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Edgard Arevalo said : "Hindi po kami nakikipag-agawan, hindi po kami nakikipag-unahan sa pagbabakunang ito," "Ang amin po, kung ano ang mailaan at maipagkaloob sa amin, tatanggapin po muna sapagkat mahalaga sa amin na protektado ang ating mga kasamahan" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Dahil nga po hindi naman iyon ang laan para sa AFP na kailangan mabakunahan, kailangan po sila magbabayad ng bakuna, brand ng bakuna na gustong maiturok sa kanila," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 26, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We will pursue our constitutional mandate and consistently assert our sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The protection of our territory and upholding the interest [of] our people is our primary interest.” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not having a protection at all” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are thankful to the donor of - to the donor, or to those who would still like to donate vaccines for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. We see this as a kind gesture, or a recognition for the importance of the role that we play in the overall campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "They must perform their duties and task but they will have to resort to the traditional health protocol, mag -mask, mag -shield, maghugas ng kamay at mag- maintain ng social distance pansamantala habang hindi pa sila natuturukan ng vaccine na pinipili nila (like the wearing of mask, face shields, regularly washing their hands, and maintaining social distance while they are yet to be vaccinated with the brand of their choice)," External link

pna Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "not having a protection at all" External link

JakartaPost Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "not having a protection at all" External link

afp-en Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "A ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas is not like any organization. Tayo po ay service-oriented organization. Tayo po ang inaasahan sa mararaming mabibigay na tungkulin tulad ng pagharap ng pandemya. Kaya hindi opsyon ang pag-ayaw ," External link

rappler Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we are mindful to give priority to the medical/health front-liners amongst us. That number constitutes around 25 percent of the entire AFP's strength," External link

pna Monday, February 22, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we are mindful to give priority to the medical/health front-liners amongst us. That number constitutes around 25 percent of the entire AFP's strength," External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We urge the CPP-NPA not to take advantage of the pandemic to salvage their reputation that they vastly eroded; or attempt to build an image which is in stark contrast with what they are doing,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our field commander reported that said claim has been leveled against our troops since last year. And according to him, the claimants have failed to prove their accusations,” “The act that our soldiers are accused of is a serious allegation that is neither a policy nor a practice” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He is known to his superiors, peers, and subordinates as a warrior with the heart of a peacemaker,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "These were Maj. Gen. Paulino Santos, the 2nd Chief of the AFP from 6 May 1936 to 31 December 1938; followed by Maj. Gen. Mariano Castañeda, the 5th Chief of the AFP from 21 December 1948 to 28 May 1951. And then Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the 55th Chief-of-Staff, AFP," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is just one among the many circumstances that we could cite to you of a good cooperation between the military and members of community of the schools, in this particular case, the University of the Philippines,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The abrogation of this agreement even if done unilaterally does not violate any obligations and contracts or provisions of agreement. And finally, this is not an attack against UP or any other academic institutions. As a matter of fact, this is an act to protect and to ensure na ang ating mga eskwelahan (that our schools) and atin mga kabataan (our youth) ay hindi mapapasok ng mga terorista na malinaw na malinaw na binanggit ng atin butihing Kalihim ng Tanggulan Bansa (will not be infiltrated by terrorists mentioned by our Secretary of National Defense)," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It is only unfortunate that despite the (Department of Justice) DOJ’s filing online of a multiple murder case before the Regional Trial Court in Jolo last 04 January 2021, no warrants of arrest have been issued by the court," External link

pna Monday, January 11, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP will monitor unceasingly the development in this case. We will ensure that justice is served for the hapless victims, who were killed while in the actual performance of their solemn duty,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use them for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communist terrorists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use it for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What they are doing (declaration of partisan unit deployment) is a terrorism act against our countrymen," External link

pna Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communist terrorists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use it for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public," External link

pna Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo : “AFP Chief Gen Gilbert Gapay has called-off the scheduled fact-finding investigation today on the vaccination of some PSG personnel. This comes in light of the recent pronouncement of the Commander-in-Chief & Pres Rodrigo Duterte” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "However, we maintain our previous declaration that the Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of, or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 1, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "However, we maintain our previous declaration that the Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of, or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," External link

pna Friday, January 1, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "We stand by the previous statement of PSG Commander (Brig. Gen.) Jesus Durante that the President’s close-in security had themselves inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine to greatly reduce the possibility of being the source and carrier of this virus and consequently infect the President, whose good health and well-being are the PSG's primordial concern," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "The Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," "Hence, General Gilbert Gapay has ordered the conduct of a through investigation on the factual circumstances surrounding this incident" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats — including Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante have taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats -- including COVID-19," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats — including Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante have taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante has taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats—including COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats -- including Covid-19," External link

pna Monday, December 28, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They might as well add ‘remorseful’ to their uneventful activity. Their unity of purpose with the National Democratic Front and the New People’s Army that has caused murder, pillage, arson, and extortion, among other crimes, has brought indescribable pain and misery to our fellow Filipinos. Those are enough reasons for them to seek forgiveness from our people who now have largely rejected them,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "They (CPP) might as well add 'remorseful' to their uneventful activity. Their unity of purpose with the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the New People’s Army (NPA) that has caused murder, pillage, arson, and extortion, among other crimes, has brought indescribable pain and misery to our fellow Filipinos. Those are enough reasons for them to seek forgiveness from our people who now have largely rejected them," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP under the clear directions and leadership of Gen. Gilbert Gapay will continue with our unrelenting operations until we have finished this communist-terrorist group (CTG) before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the CTG reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo concluded ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : “Amidst this strong position, AFP Chief General Gilbert Gapay assures the President of the AFP’s support to whatever decision the Commander-in-Chief makes in his exercise of his prerogatives,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions,” “During the incumbency of a truce, these terrorists continued their extortion activities and committed crimes of murder, arson, and the likes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the CTG reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "Amidst this strong position, AFP Chief General Gilbert Gapay assures the President of the AFP’s support to whatever decision the Commander-in-Child makes in the exercise of his prerogatives," External link

pna Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It is now a matter of us being able to make all these assets and personnel and work seamlessly to attain the AFP mission," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It was not meant to scoff at the dead or demean the remains whose identity is not known to the soldiers,” “It was not an AFP policy to pass a photo like that and a similar act constitutes a violation of our stringent policy” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “She was left behind by her comrades,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Edgard Arevalo ) : “The December 1 schedule of events for AJEX (Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Exercise) 'DAGIT-PA' is the highlight of this year’s iteration of the exercise. It will test some of the AFP’s capabilities and competencies in amphibious operations given the sea, air, and land assets made available. Territorial defense capability will also be tested on the same day involving a different set of participants," Arevalo, who is also AFP spokesperson, said. He added that the learning outcome from "DAGIT-PA" will impact the existing doctrines and those that are being developed. "While we continue to modernize, our techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) we likewise ensure that our doctrines are continuously updated and developed,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This manifests the AFP’s commitment to strive towards a world-class armed forces which is a source of national pride. By further elevating our readiness, we are confident that we will serve the best interest of the Filipino people. We will match our readiness and capability with the ever-changing in-country security environment and in the region,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP welcomes the reported recommendation by PNP-IAS to separate the perpetrators from the PNP service. And if ever that recommendation will be adopted, it is but an administrative penalty," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are anxiously waiting for that day that such a verdict will be reached to begin from the filing of the cases, trial, and decision rendered by a competent court," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "This is the same covenant that the AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay has with our personnel, that the AFP leadership will look after their well-being and welfare as they perform their tasks dutifully and with utter disregard of their own safety or comfort," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It was not meant to scoff at the dead or demean the remains whose identity is not known to the soldiers," "It was not an AFP policy to pass a photo like that; and a similar act constitute a violation of our stringent policy. The matter is already being investigated. And the one who caused that faces sanctions," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 30, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP welcomes the reported recommendation by PNP-IAS to separate the perpetrators from the PNP service. And if ever that recommendation will be adopted, it is but an administrative penalty," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are waiting anxiously for that day that such verdict will be reached to begin from the filing of the cases, trial, and decision rendered by a competent court," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is the same covenant that the AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay has with our personnel that the AFP leadership will look after their well-being and welfare as they perform their tasks dutifully and with utter disregard of their own safety or comfort," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “The Cyber Defense Exercise is an integral part of the AFP Joint Exercise as we give importance not only to the strengthening of the interoperability of the major service component units, but also in fostering unity and eliminating alienation among them. CYDEX is part of our efforts to fully capacitate our personnel because battles are being fought not only on the ground but on cyberspace as well,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP will continue to hunt them down after they have violated the provisions of their temporary liberty by virtue of their being nominated as consultants in the peace negotiations with the government. They refused to submit themselves to the government after the peace negotiations did not prosper," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We join the Filipino people in calling for a justiciable end to the armed struggle that has dragged on for decades and claimed thousands of lives," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Philippine Navy ) : "The AFP-wide/AFP-only exercise integrates Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army and Special Operations Forces to level up our operational effectiveness in sea, air, and land," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Our objective is to enhance personnel capacity and capabilities of the joint forces that will enable them to be readily deployable in contingencies concerning maritime security, territorial defense, counter-terrorism, and natural disasters and calamities," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We may have been successful in counter-terrorism operationsmost notably in Marawi with ordinary munitions fitted in our legacy aircraft. But with the advent of these missiles and munitions, we are certain that they will greatly boost our campaigns and contribute to the global drive to fight and defeat terrorists," External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our objective is to enhance personnel capacity and capabilities of the joint forces that will enable them to be readily deployable in contingencies concerning maritime security, territorial defense, counterterrorism, and natural disasters and calamities,” External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo stated : “What matters to them is that they are able to help our countrymen, especially since they know that many of those displaced rest their hope in the government,” “We are summoning all our strengths and determination” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What is important here is once there is coordination and we have forces, units, or AFP assets available, we can always help, given the appropriate coordinations and directives from the Armed Forces," External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “If ever the VP had our operational commanders as her ‘contacts on the ground’ as she mentioned in her tweet, and if those calls were received by our action units on the ground, they will render appropriate actions as circumscribed in the orders of the President, [Secretary of National Defense], and [Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines] to provide the needed assistancewith the information coming from VP,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Wala naman po tayong problema doon. Puwede naman po natin siyang tulungan. Of course, kailangan natin ng coordination na initial na kailangang gawin," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "Internet bashers are criticizing the decision of the pilots and crew to drop the goods in the small spot in the middle of the flooded area. May we inform the public of (these) circumstances that they do not know. The civilians receiving the relief goods are trapped in the flooded areas," External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The longer the heli stays there, the longer that the people cannot come close to a hovering helicopter mainly due to the strong propeller blast of the helicopter blades," External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “We have learned to accept the fact that it is part of our duty to leave our loved ones behind to fend for themselves while we help other people survive. Our families may have resigned to that fate, but sometimes the struggle is within us to reconcile with this irony,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 13, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “We have learned to accept the fact that it is part of our duty to leave our loved ones behind to fend for themselves while we help other people survive. Our families may have resigned to that fate, but sometimes the struggle is within us to reconcile with this irony,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP joins the Department in hoping that this unfortunate incident will not happen again and in ensuring that all educational materials will be of quality to benefit students," External link

pna Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gregorio Honasan ) : “The Free Wi-Fi for All is one of the greatest leaps that the government, through the DICT and the able leadership of the good Secretary Honasan II has made to accelerate the efforts of enhancing accessibility for the Filipinos,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is in furtherance of the existing Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 that still has force and effect," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “From the perspective of AFP, the Visiting Forces Agreement translates to joint and interoperability training opportunities to benefit both the Philippines and the United States of America,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will await the final decision of the President with regard to the VFA. But from our perspective, we see the VFA to be interoperability and training opportunities that would benefit not only the the Philippine armed forces but the United States armed forces as well," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “As in any instance, preparation is the key in saving lives and even our properties,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Our commanders on the ground proactively ready and monitor the situation in their respective areas in order to efficiently and swiftly respond to any contingency. These disaster response units are specifically trained and equipped to conduct search, rescue, and retrieval operations," External link

pna Friday, October 30, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : "We are also taking this opportunity to call on our fellow citizens to take heed and follow the advice of their own Barangay Risk Reduction Officers especially in identified areas where the typhoon will be passing through. As in any instance, preparation is the key in saving lives and even our properties," External link

pna Friday, October 30, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “In several reported instances, the relocation of the villagers were on the proddings of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) and some other unscrupulous groups and individuals,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In all instances that there is AFP presence in the communities, it's either because local leaders asked for protection because the CTG are entering their communities,” “Aside from being harassed, murdered, their women raped, the presence of the CTGs tend to endanger the lives of the local residents. Aside from that, the NPA are violating LOAC (Law of Armed Conflict) being non-state actors that enters an unprotected communities,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "And this sworn duty of protecting our people is what we in the AFP cannot abdicate knowing the stories of many young and idealist student leaders who were dragged into the ranks of the CTG and meeting their untimely death for a worthless cause that is now being rejected not only by our people but by nations all over the world," External link

pna Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We even accorded military honors to the former Miss Universe in August 2019 for bringing prestige to Filipino Women and for her advocacies," External link

pna Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP has the highest respects for women and women’s rights that are also being espoused by Ms. Soberano and Ms. Gray. We even accorded military honors to the former Miss Universe in August 2019 for bringing prestige to Filipino Women and for her advocacies," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Province ) : “He is one of the strong pillars who advocated trust and respect as key to achieving lasting peace and development not only in the Province of Sulu but of the Bangsamoro,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Nawa’y magsilbing halimbawa at inspirasyon sa bawat Pilipino ang kanyang mga simulain at mga nagawa sa pagsusulong ng kapayapaan at kaunlaran sa bansa,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "With the outpour of surrenders both in terms of manpower and firearms and the number of communist terrorists neutralized, we wonder where this Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) is drawing the nerve to make such a declaration," External link

pna Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is highlighted by the tragic beginning and end of the Siege of Marawi that we commemorate today," External link

pna Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “According to intel reports, she has committed to do a suicide bombing mission in Zamboanga City after she has given birth,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Gen. Gapay commends the operating units under Brig. Gen. William Gonzales, the Commander of 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Sulu for this string of successes. To decisively defeat the ASG by December 2020 and relegate them to criminality problem was Gen. Gapay’s specific orders for Western Mindanao Command under Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan," External link

pna Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are thankful (for) the Commander-in-Chief’s expression of support to the AFP’s campaign that, after all, may well be every Filipinos’ war against the Communist Terrorist Group NPAto include affiliated underground mass organizations that have caused the misery of our people for more than 50 years," External link

pna Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Ang Enhanced Comprehensive Livelihood Integration Program ay isang programa na pinagtutulung-tulungan ng iba't ibang ahensya ng ating pamahalaan. Ang E-CLIP ay tumutulong upang ang mga nagbabalik-loob sa ating sa ating pamahalaan na mga dating miyembro ng komunistang teroristang NPA ay makapagsimula ng panibagong buhay," External link

manilametro Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Sa madaling sabi, and particularly, sa National Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict, ito po ay isang whole-of-government, whole-of-nation approach upang sa ganon ay maparami pa natin ang mga dating miyembro ng NPA na magbalik-loob sa ating pamahalaan," External link

manilametro Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Baka pwede nila (Facebook) tingnan mabuti itong pangyayaring ito dahil baka 'di nila nababatid, sa pagte-take down nila ng accounts na hindi man lang nila binisita ang nilalaman, eh nagagamit na sila ng mga kalaban ng estado, mga banta sa ating seguridad, at nagiging partisan nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Magkalinya po ang adbokasiya at paninindigan ng Facebook at ating AFP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform. In so far as the AFP is concerned, there are no accounts that the AFP maintain that were shutdown or removed by Facebook. All of them are up and running,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo stated : “Gen. Gapay also suggested for Facebook to revisit its policies regarding CID particularly in the taking down of accounts since they said they weren’t really looking into the kinds of content posted. The coordinated inappropriate behavior was not thoroughly discussed by Facebook with the AFP. Both sides agreed to possible meet again and talk about it more,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform. In so far as the AFP is concerned, there are no accounts that the AFP maintain that were shutdown or removed by Facebook. All of them are up and running,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform...The AFP upholds truth and accountability of network and SocMed account managers as to the contents of postings in our websites, pages, and accounts," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It’s been long arranged and has been postponed twice due to issues of schedule. Matutuloy this PM (It will proceed this afternoon). We will take the opportunity to ask for details about that report," External link

pna Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is included in the memorandum of agreement that the AFP, being the host, can get a third-party cybersecurity team to conduct cybersecurity audit of the facilities,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “DITO also gave a guarantee that (it) will not commit any form of spying or authorize other parties affiliated with (it) to use any info (it) will get, especially matters of classified information. Any violation will be basis for legal action and termination of the MoA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is included in the memorandum of agreement that the AFP, being the host, can get a third-party cybersecurity team to conduct cybersecurity audit of the facilities,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “DITO also gave a guarantee that (it) will not commit any form of spying or authorize other parties affiliated with (it) to use any info (it) will get, especially matters of classified information. Any violation will be basis for legal action and termination of the MoA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No number yet of cell sites to be put up or in which camps. Dito Telecommunity, Inc. is yet to submit their proposal for the AFP to vet and concur upon," "The intent of the MOA to allow Dito to colocate their facilities in AFP camps is necessarily subject to situations and limitations unique in every military installation," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "In every iteration of the training, stringent measures were put in place and strict regulations are in force to guide the conduct of the individual participant or of the entire contingent," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The lesson that the recent incident tells everyone is that no one is above the law -- and that for any misconduct or transgressions, they will be punished accordingly," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In every iteration of the training . . . There are comprehensive briefings on laws, customs and cultural sensitivities for visiting service members. Exactly the same way that similar lectures are given to our troops who will visit or sojourn in other countries for education and training,” “But there could be one or two from among the many training participants who deviate from the established norms and desired conduct,” External link

arabnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The intent of the MOA to allow Dito to collocate their facilities in AFP Camps is necessarily subject to situations and limitations unique in every military installation," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The Armed Forces of the Philippines takes due notice and appreciates the filing of administrative charges by the PNP against 12 of its erring personnel for their respective acts or omission in the shooting incident that claimed the lives of four AFP intelligence personneltwo of them officers," External link

pna Monday, September 7, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The agreement specifies that BuCor exercises operational control and supervision relative to the inmate’s service of sentence,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The recent baseless charges against the Army personnel from 7th Infantry Division who operated in Zambales turned out to be hearsay, unfounded claims, and lies," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Among those apprehended during the operations were Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) members belonging to the same IP community who perpetrated the baseless accusations of human rights violations," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Nonetheless, should they have any complaints, we encourage them to report the same to AFP units with documents or testimonies to substantiate the allegations of abuse and we will take appropriate actions," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As a matter of fact, we are protectors of human rights especially of IPs who often fall victims to abuse and exploitation by CTG and blame the AFP for it," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Nonetheless, the compliance to that order of the court will have to be done by the BuCor, not the Armed Forces of the Philippines," External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The MOA (memorandum of agreement) provides that the former will make available the detention facility while the latter retains the management and administration of the convicted detainees," External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo announced ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : “Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay xxx rejects the establishment of a revolutionary government” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The (AFP) Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay, assures our citizens that the AFP, as the armed force constitutionally mandated to protect the people and secure the state, will uphold such sacred obligation and rejects the establishment of a revolutionary government," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “The police earlier invoked self-defense even if the investigation by the NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] and eye-witness accounts clearly showed there was no unlawful aggression or sufficient provocation to warrant the shooting. And now we have the vilification of one of the slain soldiers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “The local police are coming up with all sorts of falsities to attempt to shirk criminal, civil, and administrative responsibilities for the murder of the four AFP personnel,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The police earlier invoked self-defense even if investigation by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and eye-witness accounts clearly testify that there was no unlawful aggression or sufficient provocation to warrant the shooting. And now, the vilification of one of the slain soldiers," External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The temporary custody will be with the PNP pending court order as to the detention facility where Susukan will be jailed,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Nur Misuari ) : “For now, we need to hear the side of chairman Misuari regarding the circumstances on why Susukan was under his custody,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "Per the arrangement between AFP chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay and PNP (Philippine National Police) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa and to facilitate the movement and simplify the processes, Susukan will be handed over by the composite security escort to the PNP upon disembarkation at the airport," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are aware of the criminal cases that Susukan faces and the felonies he was charged to have committed," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are aware of the criminal cases that Susukan faces and the felonies he was charged to have committed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Through social media, these terrorist groups were able to get support and reinforcement inside and outside the country. Due to this, a lot of civilians, soldiers, police were killed while thousands of others wounded and a lot of properties were destroyed in the conflict," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP assures the public that it will not curtail and instead protect the people’s right to free speech, assembly, and redress of grievances as enshrined in the Constitution," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “We cannot, in this difficult time, fail the people and various government agencies that rely heavily on the AFP to maintain peace and security as well as assist in the responses for the health and well-being of our countrymen,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay is closely monitoring these developments. He has directed unit commanders and chiefs of offices to vigorously pursue efforts to address and contain the incidence of Covid-19 infection so as not to adversely affect AFP operations," External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We cannot, in this difficult time, fail the people and various government agencies that rely heavily on the AFP to maintain peace and security as well as assist in the responses for the health and well-being of our countrymen," External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Either of the two (President and Defense Secretary) will do as presiding officer, not necessarily the President. So it depends on the availability of the President. If he (President) is available, he'll attend," "But if he (the President is) not available, it does not diminish the significance of the presiding officer being the secretary of national defense," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He rose steadily to the helm owing to his competencies on all domains of operations particularly Operations, Intelligence, Civil Military Operations, Education and Training and just as important, resource management,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “His attributes of integrity and competence; his vast experience, gained expertise, management acumen, and his genuine interest of people are his assets in leading the AFP at the height of the pandemic and the peak of counter-terrorism operations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He rose steadily to the helm owing to his competencies on all domains of operations particularly Operations, Intelligence, Civil Military Operations, Education and Training and just as important, resource management," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His attributes of integrity and competence; his vast experience, gained expertise, management acumen, and his genuine interest of people are his assets in leading the AFP at the height of the pandemic and the peak of counter-terrorism operations," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "While doing so and towards an unimpeded delivery of government’s basic services, the AFP secures and assists these agencies of government rather than the military doing them," External link

pna Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The two pilots, the other officer, and one of the two aircrewmen perished. The other airman survived the crash and is now undergoing treatment," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "AFP chief Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. expresses deep grief and extends condolences and prayers on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the families and colleagues of the airmen who perished in this air operations mishap," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will ensure that members of the AFP are physically fit and healthy to continue performing its mission as the country’s dependable force to address national security issues and even the pandemic," External link

pna Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “A disinfection of the aircraft was done and is being done every after flight mission while the pilots and the crew go on quarantine–all as a matter of SOP–whether or not there has been Covid-19 positive on the plane or not,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “Within the period of quarantine, he shall continue to fully discharge his duties and responsibilities ably assisted by the vice chairman of the joint chiefs and the chief of joint staff,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) will be on a strict, doctor-supervised quarantine. This holds true for all the other officers and enlisted personnel on board the aircraft to and from Jolo, Sulu," External link

pna Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Basically, the purpose of the designation and the renaming of key positions of the AFP is for effective command, control, and supervision by the Chief of Staff of the AFP who is also the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs," External link

pna Monday, July 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The disruption of the operation due to that unfortunate incident was a temporary setback. The entire AFP machinery and infrastructure are still in place and on track,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are committed to assist in the dispensation of justice,” External link

gulf-times Friday, June 26, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “will not trample upon people’s rights,” “But rather, (the bill will) defend their rights to life, liberty, and property as well as the freedom from fear which the military seeks to uphold,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The passage of the proposed legislation into law would be of immense contribution to the success of the AFP’s counter-terrorism campaigns as it amends or introduces new provisions to the Human Security Act," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The new proposed legislation gives more teeth to the existing law and eliminates some provisions that tend to curtail rather than aid security forces to defeat terrorism. Chief of which is the imposition of a PHP500,000 fine each day that a suspect is detained but later exonerated from the charges of terrorism," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP chief, Gen. Filemon Santos Jr. commits to continue to provide commuter assistance in coordination with MMDA to alleviate the concerns of the riding public who might have encountered difficulties on the first day of GCQ in the NCR (National Capital Region). These are over and above the buses we have been providing for Health Workers since Day 1 of the lockdown to date," External link

pna Monday, June 1, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This may affect our security operations only in terms of adjustments in our troops deployment but not enough to hamper operational success. As a matter of fact, during the period 10 May-13 May, 15 CNTs (communist New People's Army terrorists) were killed in a series of encounters while we are assisting LGUs (local government units) in anti-Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) activities," External link

pna Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It accounted for 10 terrorists dead and seven captured or surrendered in various skirmishes in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Telling, but no more surprising are the confiscations in Samar raid packs of anti-pregnancy pills. This supports the heart-breaking revelations of female members of the NPA who were either rescued or surrenderedsome of them pregnant, of how they were sexually abused and molested by their superiors; Of how some of them were constrained to marry their commanders for lack of recourse," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : "But the AFP is unfazed by the CPP’s saber-rattling. What we are more concerned with and is determined to prevent are their attacks on non-combatant civilians and tribal leaders which are also violations of International Humanitarian Law," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will not hesitate to put our lives on the line against the unseen enemy which is Covid-19 or the lingering CPP-NPA virus. We will defeat them as one," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” “We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” “We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The letter is authentic. The CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) acted in good faith. We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling," External link

pna Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He (Santos) believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends," "We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will make the necessary adjustments in our troop deployments in coordination with the PNP and the LGUs in accordance with these changes in the coverages of community quarantine," External link

pna Friday, April 24, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We express sadness on the incident and we commiserate with the family of the late soldier," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP Chief Gen. Felimon Santos, Jr. calls for sobriety. Let us not exacerbate the situation," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “sadness on the incident and we commiserate with the family of the late soldier” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Eduardo Ano ) : “His last unit assignment was 31IB, under 9ID. Records indicate that he might have acquired his condition in a heavy firefight sometime in 2010 when the detachment he manned was attacked and was nearly subdued,” “The shooting incident is already being investigated. We were assured of a thorough and impartial investigation by Secretary Eduardo Año and the PNP leadership under P/Gen Archie Gamboa no less,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We agree that the action taken by the policeman concerned was his judgment call but as to whether he made the right judgment and whether his actions are appropriate is his alone and does not reflect the PNP as an organization," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Suffice it to say that there is going to be an investigation and appropriate criminal and administrative charges and penalties will be meted as may be warranted," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Records indicate that he might have acquired his condition during a heavy firefight when a detachment he mans was attacked and was nearly subdued," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "In essence, this should send a signal to our people that your armed forces is serious in implementing its would-be mandate, just in case if and when they're going to be deployed, and we are mindful of the rights of the civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is not being asked of the armed forces. We voluntarily did this, out of our genuine concern and love for our fellow Filipinos," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "One more succumbed yesterday after he was operated on," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Right now, pursuit operations are still ongoing after that incident where 11 of our soldiers laid down their lives for the safety and security of our fellow Filipino in Sulu," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “There is no need to worry regarding the implementation. The only thing we are worried about is that we will need additional personnel for that,” “We’re looking at the possibility of calling on our reservists to help us in making a stricter implementation, because the AFP already has a lot of deployment since we are not stopping combat operations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 20, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We will need the cooperation of the public and we are appealing to them to strictly follow the rules so that we will not deploy any additional personnel,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 20, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Again, the context was that President Rodrigo Duterte said the AFP should prepare for deployment with the PNP (Philippine National Police) in case people will continue to defy the protocols and disobey the rules,” “Per my conversation with the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force (Lt. Gen. Allen T. Paredes) that document is an internal memo issued for the purpose of providing advance information to give guidance to personnel — in this case the PAF,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “For now there is no order yet from the President to deploy,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Almost all barangays in the NCR (National Capital Region) were actually seeking the assistance of the military and the police which shows the magnitude of the problem,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Almost all barangays in the NCR (National Capital Region) were actually seeking the assistance of the military and the police which shows the magnitude of the problem," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That, we suppose, makes the AFP unique and dependable as an institution because of initiative and foresight. We take orders and know which are specific tasks and which are implied," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What we should all be alarmed about instead is the fact that a lot of people are blatantly violating the law and disobeying the rules and health protocols which MUST be strictly enforced -- otherwise people die," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Sa ngayon wala pa na namang utos ang Pangulo na mag-deploy na. But it is incumbent and customary on the part of the leadership of the Philippine Air Force, and the AFP under General Felimon Santos Jr, for that matter, to exercise its initiative of alerting and preparing our personnel including ROE,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What we should all be alarmed about instead is the fact that a lot of people are blatantly violating the law and disobeying the rules and health protocols which MUST be strictly enforced otherwise people die,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This pursuit operation followed two major encounters the previous days where our soldiers inflicted heavy casualties to the enemy (killed and wounded) in both armed engagements. High-powered firearms were also seized by our operating units," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "While the entire nation is grappling with (the) Covid-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, our troopers are in the forefront as the government’s arm to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease on the one hand while in the other, they are battling this terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He ensures that all necessary assistance will be extended to their loved ones," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "There have been documented blatant infractions of the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act and utter disregard of the ongoing enhanced community quarantine protocols," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If the disobedience will be unabated, the gains we had in the past days that slowed down the increase in infections over time will be put to waste," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "During the ceasefire that they also declared, we have seen once more how these opportunists communist terrorist NPA proved to be the oppressors of the masses contrary to what it proclaims itself to be," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We have listed down a total of 17 CTG (Communist Terrorist Group) violations during the period of their own ceasefire declaration. This record is no different from various other accounts of CTG ceasefire violations in the past that only confirms their recidivist behavior every time there is a truce," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But they can no longer pull such a trickery. They can no longer fool the people as to their real evil intentions," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Luis Jalandoni ) : "The only thing that this CPP-NPA were faithful and consistent with is how they view ceasefires as opportunities to create instability and overthrow the government. As Luis Jalandoni said, 'We (CPP-NPA-NDF) see that peace negotiations are another form of legal struggle ... in order to advance the revolutionary armed struggle," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We belie their preposterous claims. We will expose their propaganda. We will stop CTG attacks to protect the well-being and promote the welfare of our people especially in the communities," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Meantime, AFP front-line units will provide security during the distribution of the amelioration program of government when so requested," External link

pna Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The attending physician’s diagnosis was acute bronchitis. He was advised to return to barracks with medicines provided to him. He then observed self-quarantine," External link

pna Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Infantry Battalion ) : "We are yet to receive as at this time the report that will conclude if this was a case of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) or not. But contact tracing and quarantine protocols are already being implemented in 48th Infantry Battalion (his unit assignment) as a matter of precaution," External link

pna Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one believes them but their own in order to ward off the fact that 40 Communist NPA Terrorist regulars and Milisyang Bayan surrendered to government security forces on 28 March 2020 just a day before their supposed anniversary bringing along with them 14 firearms, assorted ammunition, other war materiel and enemy documents," External link

pna Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It will push through as scheduled,” “Walang mababawas sa origina l na plano ng number of attendees unless sa last minute may magsasabi na magbabago” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “I’d like to correct the impression that we are entirely dependent on the United States for territorial defense. No,” “Mutualism is our relationship with other countries and not symbiotic” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But (according to) their raw information are yung sumasalubong na ito ay (individuals meeting with these people transporting these huge sums of money are) retired members of the PNP and AFP that are now under the employ of security agencies," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "What we can assure our people, wala pong miyembro (is that no member of the) AFP na bahagi nito at magiging bahagi nito (are part and will be part of this scam)," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will throw to them the weight of all our books our regulations (against them) and the military justice system," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We have heard that report only coming from the media, we have no direct information right now if we have AFP personnel assigned there (ports) during that period,” “But allow us to check, coordinate with the department concerned to gather sufficient information so that we can come up with our own verification” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "So allow us to check ano, coordinate with the department concerned to gather sufficient information para makapaggawa tayo ng sarili nating verification (to make our own verification)," External link

pna Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo declared ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “It bears repeating: we can survive, we will, we should,” “We — soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines — are toeing the line of the Commander-in-Chief and President Rodrigo Duterte towards self-reliance,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “With the abrogation of the VFA, we assure our countrymen that we will again, as our forebears did in their time, valiantly face contemporary threats to national security, terrorism, and other transnational crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : "We assure our countrymen that aside from sufficient safeguards already enshrined in the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act and the Bill of Rights embedded in the 1987 Constitution, the AFP recommits fidelity to the promotion of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That question has been answered by AFP chief-of-staff General Felimon Santos Jr. It bears repeating: We can survive; we will; we should. The die is cast," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Let us once again unite with the AFP in neutralizing the communist terrorist group — the proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing and defeating the local terrorist group anathema who wreck the lives of our children, destroy our families, and ruin our posterity,” “Let us reject and fight the members and leaders of the communist terrorist group and Daesh-inspired local terrorist groups who are menace to society,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The number of neutralized members of the NPA indicates operational gains of the AFP attained through whole-of-nation endeavors to end local communist armed conflict," External link

pna Monday, February 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are confident that the end is near for the CTGand they know and can feel the noose tightening," External link

pna Monday, February 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He is also known to be a hard-working and well-rooted intelligence officer having been chief, Central Monitoring Station of the Office Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2 and as the commander, 14th Intelligence Service Unit of the Army’s Intelligence Security Group (now Army Intelligence Regiment)," External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are rendering the necessary assistance to the family,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Investigators from both the AFP and PNP SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives) are doing a deeper investigation since there were indications that the wife could have triggered the explosion while the husband was about to leave their abode," External link

pna Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The treachery happened a few hours after the NPA declared their unilateral ceasefire. At about 7:30 a.m. of the same date, the terrorist NPA detonated an antipersonnel mine they laid for the policemen in Tubungan, Iloilo. Two lawmen were wounded and the police car was severely damaged," External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The treachery happened a few hours after the NPA declared their unilateral ceasefire. At about 7:30 a.m. of the same date, the terrorist NPA detonated an antipersonnel mine they laid for the policemen in Tubungan, Iloilo. Two lawmen were wounded and the police car was severely damaged," External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Notwithstanding the challenges we face to carry that out, we are prepared to embark on that mission not only because it’s our mandate, but it is also in pursuit of the Commander-in-Chief’s directive. In both cases, they are because of care and compassion for our 'Kababayans,' " External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He is a seasoned commander, leader, and manager. As an experienced military professional, he is noted for his integrity and competence in the field of operations, intelligence, and civil-military operations," External link

pna Friday, January 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Despite being low-key and easy to get along with, General Officer, Lt. Gen. Santos Jr., commands high respect and (the) admiration of his superiors, peers, and subordinates, owing to his impeccable record in his more than 37 years of consequential service in the AFP and the Republic," External link

pna Friday, January 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Specifically, where ML (martial law) was an issue, it is expected to boost economic activities due to added investors’ confidence," External link

pna Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Marine Brig ) : "Thus, every Soldier, Airman, Sailor, and Marine of the AFP emulates Dr. Rizal’s selfless devotion to duty to country and people -- offering the ultimate sacrifice like he did 123 years ago in Bagumbayan when duty demands it," External link

pna Monday, December 30, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We uphold the highest standards in reporting and delivering information to the public. And everyone adheres to it as our credibility, no less, is at stake,” External link

pna Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We exercise guarded optimism and assure our people that the AFP will be, as always, faithful to its commitment to peace. We sternly warn violators to this armistice that we will deal with them under military rules and regulations,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They may enforce arrest of persons who are illegally bearing firearms and doing unlawful acts like arson, extortion, and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We exercise guarded optimism and assure our people that the AFP will be, as always, faithful to its commitment to peace. We sternly warn violators to this armistice that we will deal with them under military rules and regulations," External link

pna Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "They may enforce arrest of persons who are illegally bearing firearms and doing unlawful acts like arson, extortion, and the like," External link

pna Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted ( about Maguindanao Massacre ) : “The manhunt for the remaining suspects in the Maguindanao Massacre who are still at large is no different,” “Where the AFP’s help is needed, in the interest of peace and order to protect our people and secure the state, we will commit all available resources to locate and arrest fugitives from justice,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Residents near their safehouse in Damong Maliit, Novaliches were relieved to know that these fugitives who are wanted for destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, and rebellion were neutralized," External link

pna Friday, December 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Residents near their safehouse in Damong Maliit, Novaliches were relieved to know that these fugitives who are wanted for destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, and rebellion were neutralized," "We thank the people in community for the valuable information and the diligence and dedication of our soldiers and policemen that led to the death of the named wanted terrorists," External link

pna Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We beseech our people to unite against these terrorists. They should never allow these malefactors in their communities. They should be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing that lurks around them. Parents are forewarned of the beasts that have devoured the future of many unwitting minor children who were lured into joining the terrorist NPA," External link

pna Monday, December 16, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant toward the attainment of sustainable peace, which is the President’s and also the AFP’s ultimate desire,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “If we are to negotiate, we so do from aposition of strength,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant towards the attainment of sustainable peace which is the President's and also the AFP's ultimate desire," External link

pna Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Time and again, the AFP leadership from the incumbent Chief of Staff General Noel Clement and his predecessors, we unequivocally commit to all-out peace that shall embody the aspirations of our people who have long been yearning for it," External link

pna Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP was among security-related agencies that were consulted as to whether or not martial law will be extended. And we’re pleased that our recommendation for the non-extension of martial law was considered by the Commander-in-Chief," External link

pna Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will continue to collaborate with local chief executives, and the people in the communities in the conduct of our current activities to sustain these gains brought about by martial law," External link

pna Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will continue to collaborate with local chief executives, and the people in the communities in the conduct of our current activities to sustain these gains brought about by martial law," External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant towards the attainment of sustainable peace which is the President's and also the AFP's ultimate desire," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If we are to negotiate, therefore, we so do from the position of strength," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Time and again, the AFP leadership from the incumbent Chief-of-Staff General Noel Clement and his predecessors, we unequivocally commit to all-out peace that shall embody the aspirations of our people who have long been yearning for it," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "He is a well-rounded General Officer who has excelled in the domains of Operations, Training, and Resource Management," External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He possesses both the expertise and experience in command, leadership, and management which are essential to leading the biggest branch of service of the AFPthe Philippine Army," External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Three 3-star (generals) and two 2-star (generals) are among the list submitted. All possess the attributes of integrity, competence, experience, command and managerial expertise to command the (PA troops) to protect the people and secure the land," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we're all hopeful and prayerful that there will be zero casualties, a lot depends upon the cooperation of everyone," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Let us all cooperate to prevent casualties and minimize the damage of Typhoon 'Tisoy'," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one is above the law. Claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempt from legal processes," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one is above the law. Claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempt from legal processes," External link

dw-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He went there just to listen, to know the topic and discussions, and ask questions," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We also have contingents and delegations (participating in the sports events)," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "NGCP is privy to the contract, the provisions therein, and the necessary safeguards in place. Hence, they are in the best position to answer that at this time," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He (Clement) warns the ASG and their cohorts to release the remaining kidnap victims they are still detaining. Else, he says, the AFP will employ its might to subdue these terrorists and ultimately end their menace," External link

pna Monday, November 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It will be a betrayal of trust for the AFP and for those who know who the real enemies are but fail to educate our people who were the wolves in sheep's clothing," External link

pna Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we as protector of the people and securer of the State has to pursue that duty likewise mandated to us by the Constitution," External link

pna Friday, November 15, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The presence of 32 firearms, 130 rounds of ammunition, and five pieces of explosives were too glaring to ignore and too many to claim to be 'planted'," External link

pna Friday, November 15, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It’s not surprising at all that he relishes in death and destruction. He was himself indicted for multiple murder and warrants of arrest were issued therefor for his involvement in the Inopacan Massacre," External link

pna Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "By claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempted from legal processes. Even homes of military or police officials, or of private individuals for that matter, they are not beyond the powers of the court to order a search. If they feel aggrieved, the proper resort is with the courts," External link

pna Friday, November 8, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His death will definitely impact on local terrorist groups but not to the point of its demise," External link

pna Monday, October 28, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We expect that his death will impact negatively on the leadership of terrorists in various parts of the world," "The AFP will continue with our vigorous efforts to prevent or counter terrorist extremists who continue to threaten our country," External link

pna Monday, October 28, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : "When men and women in uniform tasked to accomplish a mission are later asked to account for what they did or failed to do, that is soldiery," "That is what military leaders who decide and act in all circumstances must be prepared to do," External link

pna Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The videos confirm that maltreatment happens in PMA. That has been established especially in the case of Cadet Dormitorio. Much as we mourn his death, we maintain that these cases do not represent the entire PMA training. And maltreatment is neither sanctioned nor tolerated in PMA," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His selfless act of stepping down (not resigning) from his esteemed and coveted position of leadership in Cadet Corps as the 'Baron' is not only commendable, but worthy of citation and emulation," External link

pna Friday, October 11, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "As a future officer under training who will be graduating in a few months, this unilateral gesture by Cadet Navarro manifests how deeply he has imbibed, this early, the tenets of command responsibility. The PMA will continue to be an institution committed to character development," External link

pna Friday, October 11, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The implementation of our modernization program proceeds from a thorough study by a technical working group that takes into account the gaps in our operational requirements; the best solutions available in the market to address the gap; the ease of integration in our current inventory of equipment and assets; and the maintenance schedules including parts and services," External link

pna Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The Superintendent’s announcement came in the heels of the PMA’s completion, by his direction, of the reports that are necessary for the filing of criminal and administrative cases to prosecute those who are liable and culpable in the demise of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio," External link

pna Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Maltreatment or similar malpractices have no place in the modern, matured, and professional AFP,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : “AFP Chief General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. is closely monitoring the developments in the thorough, no-nonsense investigation that he ordered relative to the maltreatment case (of Cadet 4Cl Dormitorio) in the PMA,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But so far these all are fourth class cadets so they are all classmates in the PMA," “Both cadets are now recovering, responding to medication and are in stable condition” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We have to improve it and we are improving it, especially so we need to improve on the airstrip," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If it rains, you need 5 days after that, provided the sun will rise intently, for us to dry that up and to allow aircraft to land," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted ( about Murad Ebrahim ) : "And should this be the case, we will throw the books at any military personnel found guilty of such offense. And they will be meted stiff penalties under the Articles of War -- other criminal and civil punishments applicable, notwithstanding," "We would like to assure Mr. Murad and the public that this is not tolerated in the AFP," External link

pna Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The very radical change in government behavior that the President could be referring to is the more potent, deliberate, and concerted action of all agencies of government including the AFP in a whole-of-government manner," External link

pna Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are, as ever, firm in our resolve to hunt down these terrorists who perpetrated this dastardly, cowardly, and devilish acts to serve the warrant and arrest them," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 6, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The Armed Forces of the Philippines, being the forefront in the campaign to end local communist armed conflict, is devoted to attaining that ardent desire of the President and commander in chief,” External link

manilatimes Friday, August 30, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will employ the different lines of efforts with other agencies of government address or help alleviate the identified social issues that the NPA capitalizes," External link

pna Friday, August 30, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Together, in a whole of nation/whole of government passion, we are confident we will decisively defeat the terrorist CPP-NPA during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. We have the upper hand we just have to maintain the initiative and sustain the gains," External link

pna Friday, August 30, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We do not find basis in the accusation that giving access to military personnel in schools is militarization and will translate to curtailment of academic freedom,” “The activities of soldiers that may be in the nature of communication engagements is not militarization” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “They confirm recruitment in schools because they were student recruits and student-recruiters themselves. Curtailment of academic freedom is when members of the faculty leave students no choice but attend rallies and demonstrations,” “They pay lip service to academic freedom when they block the opportunity for students to hear the side of the AFP or government on the many accusations hurled against it while they allow New People’s Army recruiters access to the campuses — wittingly or unwittingly,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo argued : "the activities of soldiers, that may be in the nature of communication engagements, is not militarization" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If the oppositors to the proposal invoke academic freedom, they should define what constitutes it. If by academic freedom they mean students and members of the faculty are able to speak their minds openly, express their grievances freely, and criticize government and its agencies fearlessly, then they are already enjoying the freedom to do that," "There is no curtailment of academic freedom because we do not intend to and will not intervene in the determination of what subjects to be taught, who will teach, and how it will be taught" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We do not find basis in the accusation that giving access to military personnel in schools is militarization and will translate to curtailment of academic freedom," External link

pna Friday, August 23, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We understand the apprehension of our people especially on issues of human rights but we assure our people that your Armed Forces is an institution, a professional institution that adheres to the tenets of human rights and international humanitarian law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 16, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "We understand the apprehension of our people especially on issues of human rights but we assure our people that your Armed Forces is an institution, a professional institution that adheres to the tenets of human rights and international humanitarian law," External link

pna Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are also including in our proposal to penalize not only consummated act of terrorism but also including crimes like inciting to commit terrorism, recruitment to terrorist organization, and providing material support to terrorists," External link

pna Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We don’t know exactly what they are doing, if they are conducting research or surveillance,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Meron tayong communication through radio, whereby we can challenge ’yung presence ng isang barko for her to identify herself,” “The information that we got was that they were challenged but they did not respond” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In a manner, we have established our sovereignty and authority by flying over them and making our presence known,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We make appropriate reports to our political leaders, specifically to the President, and to the Secretary of the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), through the Secretary of National Defense, for them to make these findings as basis for actions that they can take,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It could be considered in a sense na trespassing. Parang bakuran ng ating tahanan, bago may makikiraan, innocently mang kailangang dumaan, kailangang magpapasintabi din dun sa may-ari ng bahay,” “They did not perform or they did not act in accord with that of a good neighbor and good friend” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As we were saying, we do not know really what they are up to but it could be that they are maybe conducting surveillance or they may be conducting studies or surveys which is something that would need an agreement or a process with which they have to undertake before they could perform such actions," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "And as we were saying these are not hostile actions or these sailings although not covered with appropriate processes are by itself not hostile so it is we feel that it is sufficient that we were able to monitor them, report their presence, make them feel and understand that we saw them, that we have monitored them and in a manner we have established our sovereignty and authority by flying over them and making our process known," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are also including in our proposal to penalize not only consummated act of terrorism but also including crimes like inciting to commit terrorism, recruitment to terrorist organization, and providing material support to terrorists," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The reason being it requires a lot of evidence for the state process to obtain conviction of a terrorist. Three days is not enough," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Penalize terrorism regardless of its stage of executive whether attempted or frustrated stage. Because at present the law penalizes terrorism in its consummated stage," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Victoria denied vehemently that she and her fiancé and father of her newborn child Mark Kevin Samhoon are suicide bombers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our standard operating procedure dictates never to take chances by dismissing the information outright or believing it as gospel truth. Because no matter how doubtful or credible information is, we do verification. We have to take, as we have been instituting, appropriate security measures in either case,” “Our intelligence personnel, in cooperation with other relevant government agencies, are vigorously pursuing leads to validate the veracity of the report, deter its occurrence if found true, secure and protect the people and contain the threat,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “There’s no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defense,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

mizzima Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

mizzima Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost ... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “Initially, sa ngayon (right now) so far nakikita natin (we see) it’s negative. As I’ve said, we should never let our guards down, patuloy ang ating pagmo-monitor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "On our part, we have to consults the commanders in the area, the local chief executives, and the residents of the place as regards the situation on the ground as bases of our assessment and recommendation," "Our focus right now is to be able to help the PNP in the immediate resolution of the case, bring the perpetrators to the bar of justice, and the restoration of normalcy in the province," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo pointed out : "We are pleased that the AFP represents, as the Financial Executives of the Philippines president Atty. Eusebio Tan puts it, 'a good development' because the AFP is integral to our government and that its selection 'is good for the country'," External link

pna Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Those data which were based from our own inquiry and intelligence contributed to their deliberations that led to this confirmation," External link

pna Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

manilametro Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This springs from the outcome of the joint investigation by the AFP and the result of the DNA testing by the PNP of the samples taken from Mrs. Vilman Lasuca (mother) and Alhussin Alam Lasuca (brother)both Tausug Filipinos and that of Norman Lasuca, the suicide bomber,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The security environment in our country has changed," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Before, we only heard of IED [improvised explosive device] attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber,” “We [security forces] will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We pledge. We will prosecute vigorously and punish harshly anyone in the AFP who will violate the Articles of War, the AFP Code of Ethics, and the AFP core values of Honor, Service, and Patriotism. We assure our people of that resolve. We will throw the book at anyone who will transgress the immense thrust that the Filipino people repose on every soldier, airmen, sailors, and marines. We will do it to keep that faith," External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “This man was a battered son. He was a victim of physical abuse of his father who was a laborer back then,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We really need to watch our family and relatives to ensure that they won’t engage in these kind of acts,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This springs from the outcome of the joint investigation by the AFP and the result of the DNA testing by the PNP(Philippine National Police) of the samples taken from Mrs. Vilman Lasuca (mother) and Alhussin Alam Lasuca (brother) -- both Tausug Filipinos and that of Norman Lasuca, the suicide bomber," External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP and the PNP would like to allay the fears of our countrymen notwithstanding this development where we can confirm and is now confirming the incidence of the first suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by Norman Lasuca,” External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “This man was a battered son. He was a victim of physical abuse of his father who was a laborer back then,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We really need to watch our family and relatives to ensure that they won’t engage in these kind of acts,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Before, we only heard of IED [improvised explosive device] attacks, remote-controlled attacks, but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber,” “We [security forces] will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP and the PNP would like to allay the fears of our countrymen notwithstanding this development where we can confirm and is now confirming the incidence of the first suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by Norman Lasuca,” “We wish to highlight the fact that the AFP has its keen focus on Sulu to defeat the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) put a stop to the terrorist activities and atrocities they commit against the people of Sulu, in Mindanao and the the country,” External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “Against this backdrop, we Filipinos should unite in this fight against terrorism. This is not only of the AFP’s and the PNP’s. This drive to protect our nation, our families, and our posterity from the ugly deadly face and outcome of terrorism is everybody's concern,” External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That is our constitutional mandate and we will abide by it," External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are in the process of pursuing leads to the perpetrators of the IED explosions in Sulu and Basilan. But we have no report so far pointing to the participation of such Egyptian couple," External link

pna Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The amount of PHP23.14M is for the GHQ only to disburse, which it actually distributed to some 949 wounded soldiers in the amounts and number of recipients as reflected in the report," External link

pna Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As early as the first Joint AFP-PNP Command Conference that he presided upon his assumption of office and in several other instances after that, he has conveyed that same message to the security forces,” “That was a random remark on the part of the President and Commander-in-Chief, in so far as the AFP is concerned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are yet to determine with certainty whether this is an act of suicide bombing, although there is a high likelihood that this is suicide bombing. We haven't concluded our investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Whether this was a case of suicide bombing or not is still subject for our determination," "There is a high possibility that this is a case of suicide bombing but the conclusivity will still come after we have conducted and culminated our thorough investigation" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of the clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

pna Monday, June 17, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “There are many other individuals out there whose temporary liberties can be secured by a bond. Let Karapatan justify why they are selective with whom they will shell out money,” External link

pna Monday, June 17, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "Mahalaga ang impormasyon na makukuha natin sapagkat ito ang gagamitin na report sa ating higher level of government para kung mayroon man po silang diplomatic protest na ihahain for example ay magagamit po nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Marines, who are known for their professionalism, courage, loyalty, discipline, camaraderie, and esprit d’ corps in their field assignments, are usually requested as security detail which invariably bears on the personnel strength of its units especially those deployed in the frontline,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 2, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Philippine Marines ) : "The Corps has sent correspondence to their respective principals since last year informing them of the order requiring the Marines to report back to Headquarters for consequent deployment," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "And they will, in that return, be citing the bare truth refuting all the petitioners’ allegations and imputations. We will prove through evidence in the hearing that the charges are mere claims and are bereft of basis," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "In the intervening period, the AFP as the constitutionally mandated protector of the people and the state will not renege in its solemn obligation. We will ensure that no threat to public safety will undermine the existence of this republic. We owe it to our people because national security is paramount," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP-NPA wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP-NPA wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected," External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “ROTC envisions to instill discipline and sense of purpose; respect for the laws and the authorities and obedience to rules and regulations to students in a military training environment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What will we expect from this bloc but oppose the ROTC Program because they stand to lose their pool of potential cadre recruits? Remember those students who were among the NPAs who died in armed confrontations in Batangas and Laguna? Both turned out to be from the University of the Philippines, in Manila and Los Baños, respectively,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “ROTC envisions to instill discipline and sense of purpose; respect for the laws and the authorities and obedience to rules and regulations to students in a military training environment,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What will we expect from this bloc but oppose the ROTC Program because they stand to lose their pool of potential cadre recruits? Remember those students who were among the NPAs who died in armed confrontations in Batangas and Laguna? Both turned out to be from the University of the Philippines, in Manila and Los Baños, respectively,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Commission ) : “Meticulous planning and preparations seamlessly executed by government security forces and the Commission on Elections [Comelec] and their commanding presence in the polling areas deterred NPA atrocities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “In Mindanao where there are a number if identified election areas of concern, martial law prevented breach of law and order especially by various private armed and threat groups,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : “With the relatively peaceful and successful conduct of the elections and the counting almost over, the Chief of AFP Operations will recommend to the Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. the lowering or removal of the alert status within the day,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We advise the public to not be afraid and to go out and vote. This political exercise is very important to us Filipinos,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 13, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Your AFP will be on a support role with more than 35,000 members. Other deployment beyond this number will be determined by the situation on the ground base on the recommendations of the area commanders of the AFP, regional directors of the PNP, and of course, the Comelec," External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is not yet the decision on the merits of the case but the procedures of the writs," External link

pna Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We only see here the truth that they are not willing and ready to confront the AFP on the matters they accused the AFP of doing,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Carlos Isagani Zarate ) : "So far as there were two instances they were supposed to be there, they did not show themselves up. Congressman Zarate, hindi siya sumipot sa pagpunta sa (did not show up in the inspection on) 'Salugpungan' schools at itong huling sked (the last schedule), just over the weekend (April 28 and 29) Congressman Zarate and his team also did not show up in the investigation for ALCADEV schools," External link

pna Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP supports the NTF’s challenge to the so-called “Kamatayan” (Makabayan) Bloc the NUPL (National Union of Peoples' Lawyers), and it’s allied organizations for them to condemn terrorist CPP-NPA’s murder of many innocent civilians including children and minors; premeditated killing of former comrades who surrendered to government; of arson, extorting activity atrocities and many human rights violations of the terrorist group," External link

pna Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Both committed no crime. But both were victims of butchery by the CPP-NPA terrorist group whom the duo had to abandon for the sake of peace and brighter future they rightly aspired for their families. Both were victims of consummate injustice and criminal predisposition of this abhorred group," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 12, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “There are many other individuals out there whose temporary liberties can be secured by a bond. Let Karapatan justify why they are selective with whom they will shell out money,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It provided the opportunity to test individual and collective capabilities of the participants and their interoperability in both joint and combined combat and humanitarian assistance operations. It established that both nations can rely on the other and each other to combat contemporary and evolving global and regional security challenges," External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is Day of Valour,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is Araw ng Kagitingan,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Teachers affiliated with ACT teach in Salugpungan, ALCADEV, and other community schools a different brand of literacy and numeracy. A national anthem with altered lyrics and alphabets with new meanings all meant to foment violence and aggression. Certainly not the heroes they paint themselves to be,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Modern ) : “Teachers affiliated with ACT teach in Salugpungan, ALCADEV, and other community schools a different brand of literacy and numeracy. A national anthem with altered lyrics and alphabets with new meanings all meant to foment violence and aggression. Certainly not the heroes they paint themselves to be,” “Modern traitors are what they are. Painting a grim image of a country that drives investors and job opportunities away. To the same breed falls nominal leaders like Sison and his cohorts who live comfortably in the behest of a foreign judgment and with the money they amass from their unwitting benefactors and remittances from NPA’s extortion activities at the expense of their comrades who suffer hunger, fatigue, and death fighting the government that provides new opportunities to those who opted to abandon their lost cause and chose to rejoin their families,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is 'Araw ng Kagitingan'. Count on the AFP you can trust," External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human-induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 8, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo pointed out : "We have specialized units and personnel under the Special Operations Command who are trained to deal with situations outside conventional warfare like unconventional and asymmetric threats," External link

pna Monday, April 8, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human-induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise," External link

pna Monday, April 8, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise," External link

pna Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Mr. Sison has the temerity to call President Duterte ‘stupid’ for thinking that government will be successful in attaining peace by engaging NPA commanders and fighters on the ground instead of the CPP-NPA’s national leadership,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “They have realized that they have been deceived and have descended from their mountain hideouts to rejoin their families, avail of government benefits, and live normal lives,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Joma Sison ) : “Mr. Sison consistently calls localized peace talks as a waste of people’s money, cheap trick, absurd and stupid, and by other deriding terms. But enough is enough,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Naniniwala pa rin ang Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas na ang ROTC ay makabubuti sa ating kabataan," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The attackers belonging to MRGU, Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee deprived the people of the opportunity to live in a barangay powered by electricity where the children may enjoy some amenities to advance their learning and education," External link

pna Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Those who intended to peaceably assemble and express their views were able to do so as enshrined in the Constitution. The AFP adheres to and supports this provision and thus, together with the PNP (Philippine National Police), has ensured that our citizens were able to exercise such rights," External link

pna Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "These are affirmations of two things: first, of the existence of serious threats that attempt to rise publicly and take arms against Government to remove from the allegiance of government and its laws territory of the Philippines or any part thereof and deprive the President any of his powers or prerogatives; and second, of the AFP’s unwavering commitment to suppress and defeat all such threats," External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : "General Madrigal, Jr. thanks the Supreme Court, Congress, and the people for their trust and confidence on their AFP. He calls on fellow Filipinos to take security a personal commitment for the safety not only of each other but of their families as well," External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They will be given security briefing. We also expect them to abide and cooperate with our security forces for the mutual objective of protecting them in order for them to perform their tasks safely,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They will be given security briefing. We also expect them to abide and cooperate with our security forces for the mutual objective of protecting them in order for them to perform their tasks safely,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “After being initially led to the countryside allegedly to experience life with the people, these young men and women were constantly brain-washed about perceived social ills, their emotions aroused, until they are ripe for the terrorist movement. They were recruited, taught to wield arms, and eventually meet their untimely and unfortunate death fighting government security forces,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "After being initially led to the countryside allegedly to experience life with the people, these young men and women were constantly brain-washed about perceived social ills, their emotions aroused, until they are ripe for the terrorist movement. They were recruited, taught to wield arms, and eventually meet their untimely and unfortunate death fighting government security forces," External link

pna Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students," External link

pna Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The [Armed Forces] is and will remain professional, non-partisan and true to its mandate of protecting the people in the exercise of their political rights and in electing their leaders who will manage the affairs of the state,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The [Armed Forces] is and will remain professional, non-partisan and true to its mandate of protecting the people in the exercise of their political rights and in electing their leaders who will manage the affairs of the state,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 11, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We hope that the good Mayor of Cotabato City will bring her charges to the proper forum and substantiate her allegations than besmirch the good reputation of the AFP through media," External link

pna Monday, February 11, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "All of these pre-emptive, pro-active measures, (and we are hoping that the public will understand) that we have to do this," External link

pna Monday, February 11, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This requires a lot of processes because even if we locate all of those [ordnances] that need to be located, we still have to observe certain procedures, even with those who have expertise in ordnances, but they are the ones who could help in unearthing these items,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Infantry Battalion ) : “He was previously reported to be seriously wounded during the fierce encounter between the ASG and the AFP’s 41st Infantry Battalion,” “Progress reports from various sources on the ground indicate that he eventually died due to the severe injuries he sustained in that firefight. Notwithstanding these reports that tend to confirm each other, our troops in the area endeavor to locate his remains for us to conclusively report through DNA test that he indeed is dead,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Notwithstanding these reports that tend to confirm each other, our troops in the area endeavor to locate his remains for us to conclusively report through a DNA test that he indeed is dead,” “His death, when conclusively established, deals a serious blow to the leadership of this terrorist group,” External link

arabnews Friday, February 8, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “is one of the ASG’s notorious sub-leaders who perpetrated many kidnappings, beheadings and other terrorist attacks, including the twin blast in Jolo Cathedral,” External link

arabnews Friday, February 8, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “There may be a breach of security but not security lapse. A truism is that there is no impenetrable barrier. The AFP may have foiled 99 outof 100 attempts; but a singular successful try doesn’t mean government security forces have been remiss of their job. The fact that five soldiers, now six, made the ultimate sacrifice during the blast prove that they religiously performed their level best to protect and rush to the rescue of the victims of the blast,” External link

manilametro Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "There may be a breach of security but not security lapse. A truism is that there is no impenetrable barrier. The AFP may have foiled 99 out of 100 attempts; but a singular successful try doesn’t mean government security forces have been remiss of their job. The fact that five soldiers, now six, made the ultimate sacrifice during the blast prove that they religiously performed their level best to protect and rush to the rescue of the victims of the blast," External link

pna Friday, February 1, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Let us remain vigilant and pro-active. We exhort our citizens: for your help and cooperation with your government security forces in addressing these evolving challenges," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That’s still propaganda as at this time. They have been doing false claims in the past. An example is the Resorts World incident (in June 2, 2017 where scores of people suffocated to death after a gunman went amuck and torched some of the gambling tables)," External link

pna Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Manila Bay ) : "The AFP's participation in the Manila Bay clean-up drive is part of its staunch commitment to help protect the environment and preserve it for posterity. The AFP vigorously supports other agencies to ensure that the next generation will experience the beauty of the Bay famous worldwide for its majestic sunset," External link

pna Monday, January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Noting that those bells were made instruments in defense of the community at that point in our history, it is therefore an icon of nationalism, patriotism, and personal sacrificed in the pursuit of freedom. And its return to the people of Eastern Samar, especially at this time of the year, is of immense significance," External link

pna Monday, December 10, 2018 7:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The bells will be (tolling) again this Christmas," External link

pna Monday, December 10, 2018 7:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “There is nothing irregular with the designation of Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) vice Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. The latter was replaced not for any issues of corruption or anomalies as insinuated by some posts in social media. This recent change in the PAF leadership is part of the ongoing movement in the top posts in the AFP hierarchy,” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Satur Ocampo ) : “If there is anything they (Ocampo and Castro) must be afraid of, it is not their so-called ‘red-tagging’ by the AFP. It is the cases legally and validly filed against them and the mounting evidence against their infamous version of ‘rescue,’” External link

inquirer Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo disclosed : "He is a compassionate commander to those whom he worked with and even with friends or adversaries. This is evident in the unprecedented number of terrorist NPA surrenderers in Eastern Mindanao. Notwithstanding these attributes, Lt. Gen. Madrigal, Jr. is an amiable officer, cheerful, and easy to get along with," External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We do not want to give them the opportunity to gather and mass up, to joyfully celebrate their 50th anniversary,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:34:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Sulu Archipelago ) : “The Armed Forces of the Philippines, in support to national leadership, is determined to engage squarely and defeat decisively all threat to national security that are harboring in Sulu,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Sulu Archipelago ) : “The 11th ID is envisioned to effectively and efficiently engage and decisively defeat the lingering threat in Sulu in the soonest time possible,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The unit shall be oriented, armed and equipped to address the peculiarity of the enemy, weather and terrain; as well as enemy techniques, tactics and procedure; and other variables that are unique to the island province of Sulu,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP has always been in support role to PDEA, Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in any illegal drugs operations unless we are otherwise requested to lead especially in conflict-affected areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “If they will be the one shooting at us first, we have to continue our combat operations and then we have to also protect ourselves especially if we are the ones being shot at first [by the hostages forced to fight soldiers],” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are just as eager as you are in finishing this war, we are just as interested as everyone else to ensure that we would be able to finish this and to get into full swing the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "Mabuti po ang impormasyon na iyan sapagkat ito po ang maibibigay sa atin ng pagkakataon na sa lokasyon kung saan sila naroroon ngayon ay ma-neutralize na po natin ang mga leader upang hindi na sila muling makapaghasik ng kaguluhan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 2, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Bagama't we have attained significant gains in terms of our military operation, marami pa rin po tayong hinaharap na hamon na kailangan pa nating magawa para finally, pwede na nating masabi na tapos na ang krisis sa Marawi at pwede na nating umpisahan ang reconstruction at rehabilitation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 2, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It is apparent through the statement of those who surrendered that their comrades are now experiencing hardships within their organization, and they are willing to avail of the opportunities being offered by the government to former NPA rebels,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It is apparent through the statement of those who surrendered that their comrades are now experiencing hardships within their organization, and they are willing to avail of the opportunities being offered by the government to former NPA rebels,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “We are inclined to believe that there are genuine surrender feelers,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Everyday, their number of casualties have been increasing. All possible exits are being guarded,” “They only have two options: either they surrender or they die,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “It allows us access from the outside of Marawi City to the main battle area specifically inside [Marawi]. We consider this as a victory for the military since these [bridges]were previously held by terrorists as their strategic areas,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “desist from extortion, desist from killing soldiers, especially those that are not in combat operation,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "desist from extortion, desist from killing soldiers, especially those that are not in combat operation," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “This has been our routine that we have a unit on standby to support the Philippine National Police in all engagements or in all activities that happens in Metro Manila,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Ferdinand Marcos ) : “This means that we actually have requests from [media companies]to set up cameras to cover the event, but this was declined by the [Marcos] family because they would rather have a private event,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Definitely, it is not the AFP who will take this as a primary concern but the PNP (national police) especially in the exercise of the people’s freedom of expression,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “That being the case, we are preparing our contingencies although this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 9:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Until we have a physical evidence in our hands that would allow us to confirm 100 percent that it was his (Abdullah) body or if we won’t be able to recognize such, we can conduct DNA testing that would show that it is indeed him, we are not saying 100 percent that Abdullah was indeed neutralized,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 9:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “That being the case, we are preparing our contingencies preparing for this, although, this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “preparing for contingencies, although, this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The arrest and detention of these individuals is a significant development in the government’s security cooperation with Malaysia and other neighboring countries in Asia to curb terrorism including attempts to recruit new members or entice individuals to support terrorism or violent extremism,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 3, 2017 8:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The arrest and detention of these individuals is a significant development in the [Philippine] government’s security cooperation with Malaysia and other neighboring countries in Asia to curb terrorism, including attempts to recruit new members or entice individuals to support terrorism or violent extremism,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 3, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He is the man fit for the job. He is expected to deliver especially at this time [the AFP]is faced with challenges when it comes to violent extremism. In fact, our President had said that after [the conflict in]Marawi, he will be focusing on counter-insurgency,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We also have psychosocial intervention so the leadership of AFP and PNP saw that it will be easier and more approachable if we will be sending female [soldiers and policemen]to Marawi,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As what we are saying, this is an isolated case, it has been shown that this is a very isolated incident. The military is committed that this will not happen again,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Even the most serious critics of martial law would understand that there should be due process observed before we should be able to condemn a person,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “At least, we know that our targets are still within the area and we hope that we will be able to neutralize them then and there will be no next chapters or continuation of their atrocities and terrorist activities that might spread out the country,” External link

manilatimes Monday, August 14, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The Chief-of-Staff desisted on [sic] bringing this Army battalion due to the [recent positive developments] ongoing there,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 7, 2017 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We don’t want to mention specifics because even the President did not mention any specific places but what we can tell you is (it’s) just in Mindanao because since the beginning, we saw that there was a big threat in that island,” “There have been many instances in the past that we saw actual terror attacks in Mindanao so what we can just say is that this is an information that we cannot debunk. That is why we have taken all necessary efforts,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT



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Edgard Arevalo said : "Hindi po kami nakikipag-agawan, hindi po kami nakikipag-unahan sa pagbabakunang ito," "Ang amin po, kung ano ang mailaan at maipagkaloob sa amin, tatanggapin po muna sapagkat mahalaga sa amin na protektado ang ating mga kasamahan" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Dahil nga po hindi naman iyon ang laan para sa AFP na kailangan mabakunahan, kailangan po sila magbabayad ng bakuna, brand ng bakuna na gustong maiturok sa kanila," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 26, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We will pursue our constitutional mandate and consistently assert our sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The protection of our territory and upholding the interest [of] our people is our primary interest.” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not having a protection at all” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are thankful to the donor of - to the donor, or to those who would still like to donate vaccines for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. We see this as a kind gesture, or a recognition for the importance of the role that we play in the overall campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "They must perform their duties and task but they will have to resort to the traditional health protocol, mag -mask, mag -shield, maghugas ng kamay at mag- maintain ng social distance pansamantala habang hindi pa sila natuturukan ng vaccine na pinipili nila (like the wearing of mask, face shields, regularly washing their hands, and maintaining social distance while they are yet to be vaccinated with the brand of their choice)," External link

pna Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "not having a protection at all" External link

JakartaPost Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "not having a protection at all" External link

afp-en Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "A ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas is not like any organization. Tayo po ay service-oriented organization. Tayo po ang inaasahan sa mararaming mabibigay na tungkulin tulad ng pagharap ng pandemya. Kaya hindi opsyon ang pag-ayaw ," External link

rappler Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we are mindful to give priority to the medical/health front-liners amongst us. That number constitutes around 25 percent of the entire AFP's strength," External link

pna Monday, February 22, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we are mindful to give priority to the medical/health front-liners amongst us. That number constitutes around 25 percent of the entire AFP's strength," External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We urge the CPP-NPA not to take advantage of the pandemic to salvage their reputation that they vastly eroded; or attempt to build an image which is in stark contrast with what they are doing,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our field commander reported that said claim has been leveled against our troops since last year. And according to him, the claimants have failed to prove their accusations,” “The act that our soldiers are accused of is a serious allegation that is neither a policy nor a practice” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He is known to his superiors, peers, and subordinates as a warrior with the heart of a peacemaker,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "These were Maj. Gen. Paulino Santos, the 2nd Chief of the AFP from 6 May 1936 to 31 December 1938; followed by Maj. Gen. Mariano Castañeda, the 5th Chief of the AFP from 21 December 1948 to 28 May 1951. And then Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the 55th Chief-of-Staff, AFP," External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is just one among the many circumstances that we could cite to you of a good cooperation between the military and members of community of the schools, in this particular case, the University of the Philippines,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The abrogation of this agreement even if done unilaterally does not violate any obligations and contracts or provisions of agreement. And finally, this is not an attack against UP or any other academic institutions. As a matter of fact, this is an act to protect and to ensure na ang ating mga eskwelahan (that our schools) and atin mga kabataan (our youth) ay hindi mapapasok ng mga terorista na malinaw na malinaw na binanggit ng atin butihing Kalihim ng Tanggulan Bansa (will not be infiltrated by terrorists mentioned by our Secretary of National Defense)," External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It is only unfortunate that despite the (Department of Justice) DOJ’s filing online of a multiple murder case before the Regional Trial Court in Jolo last 04 January 2021, no warrants of arrest have been issued by the court," External link

pna Monday, January 11, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They are trying to scare the government of the Philippines into resuming the negotiations. We’ve been saying this for so long… they’ve been insisting that they have an ideology when the truth is, they have no more ideology to fight for. They have resorted to terrorism, banditry, murder, arson, rape, and all other crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP will monitor unceasingly the development in this case. We will ensure that justice is served for the hapless victims, who were killed while in the actual performance of their solemn duty,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use them for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communist terrorists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use it for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What they are doing (declaration of partisan unit deployment) is a terrorism act against our countrymen," External link

pna Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP under Gen. Gilbert Gapay is warning these communist terrorists not to go ahead with their plans (involving partisan units) either to create fear and or use it for their terrorist act. And if they are committed to doing these terrorist acts, the AFP is here and ready to protect the Filipino public," External link

pna Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo : “AFP Chief Gen Gilbert Gapay has called-off the scheduled fact-finding investigation today on the vaccination of some PSG personnel. This comes in light of the recent pronouncement of the Commander-in-Chief & Pres Rodrigo Duterte” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "However, we maintain our previous declaration that the Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of, or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 1, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "However, we maintain our previous declaration that the Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of, or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," External link

pna Friday, January 1, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "We stand by the previous statement of PSG Commander (Brig. Gen.) Jesus Durante that the President’s close-in security had themselves inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine to greatly reduce the possibility of being the source and carrier of this virus and consequently infect the President, whose good health and well-being are the PSG's primordial concern," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "The Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of or privy about the circumstances involving the procurement of these vaccines, its source, and the administration thereof to PSG troopers," "Hence, General Gilbert Gapay has ordered the conduct of a through investigation on the factual circumstances surrounding this incident" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats — including Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante have taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats -- including COVID-19," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats — including Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante have taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “But we have taken cognizance of the fact that the members of the PSG under Brig. Gen Jesus Durante has taken a bold step to try the vaccine to protect the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats—including COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As the unit primarily tasked to protect and secure the highest official of the land, the PSG will have to ensure that the President is safe from all threats -- including Covid-19," External link

pna Monday, December 28, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “They might as well add ‘remorseful’ to their uneventful activity. Their unity of purpose with the National Democratic Front and the New People’s Army that has caused murder, pillage, arson, and extortion, among other crimes, has brought indescribable pain and misery to our fellow Filipinos. Those are enough reasons for them to seek forgiveness from our people who now have largely rejected them,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "They (CPP) might as well add 'remorseful' to their uneventful activity. Their unity of purpose with the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the New People’s Army (NPA) that has caused murder, pillage, arson, and extortion, among other crimes, has brought indescribable pain and misery to our fellow Filipinos. Those are enough reasons for them to seek forgiveness from our people who now have largely rejected them," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP under the clear directions and leadership of Gen. Gilbert Gapay will continue with our unrelenting operations until we have finished this communist-terrorist group (CTG) before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the CTG reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo concluded ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : “Amidst this strong position, AFP Chief General Gilbert Gapay assures the President of the AFP’s support to whatever decision the Commander-in-Chief makes in his exercise of his prerogatives,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This was the AFP’s painful experience where the communist terrorist group reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions,” “During the incumbency of a truce, these terrorists continued their extortion activities and committed crimes of murder, arson, and the likes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This was the AFP’s painful experience where the CTG reneged from their own ceasefire declaration by attacking and killing soldiers on humanitarian and peace and development missions," External link

pna Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "Amidst this strong position, AFP Chief General Gilbert Gapay assures the President of the AFP’s support to whatever decision the Commander-in-Child makes in the exercise of his prerogatives," External link

pna Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It is now a matter of us being able to make all these assets and personnel and work seamlessly to attain the AFP mission," External link

pna Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It was not meant to scoff at the dead or demean the remains whose identity is not known to the soldiers,” “It was not an AFP policy to pass a photo like that and a similar act constitutes a violation of our stringent policy” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “She was left behind by her comrades,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Edgard Arevalo ) : “The December 1 schedule of events for AJEX (Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Exercise) 'DAGIT-PA' is the highlight of this year’s iteration of the exercise. It will test some of the AFP’s capabilities and competencies in amphibious operations given the sea, air, and land assets made available. Territorial defense capability will also be tested on the same day involving a different set of participants," Arevalo, who is also AFP spokesperson, said. He added that the learning outcome from "DAGIT-PA" will impact the existing doctrines and those that are being developed. "While we continue to modernize, our techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) we likewise ensure that our doctrines are continuously updated and developed,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This manifests the AFP’s commitment to strive towards a world-class armed forces which is a source of national pride. By further elevating our readiness, we are confident that we will serve the best interest of the Filipino people. We will match our readiness and capability with the ever-changing in-country security environment and in the region,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP welcomes the reported recommendation by PNP-IAS to separate the perpetrators from the PNP service. And if ever that recommendation will be adopted, it is but an administrative penalty," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are anxiously waiting for that day that such a verdict will be reached to begin from the filing of the cases, trial, and decision rendered by a competent court," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "This is the same covenant that the AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay has with our personnel, that the AFP leadership will look after their well-being and welfare as they perform their tasks dutifully and with utter disregard of their own safety or comfort," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 30, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It was not meant to scoff at the dead or demean the remains whose identity is not known to the soldiers," "It was not an AFP policy to pass a photo like that; and a similar act constitute a violation of our stringent policy. The matter is already being investigated. And the one who caused that faces sanctions," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 30, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP welcomes the reported recommendation by PNP-IAS to separate the perpetrators from the PNP service. And if ever that recommendation will be adopted, it is but an administrative penalty," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are waiting anxiously for that day that such verdict will be reached to begin from the filing of the cases, trial, and decision rendered by a competent court," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is the same covenant that the AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay has with our personnel that the AFP leadership will look after their well-being and welfare as they perform their tasks dutifully and with utter disregard of their own safety or comfort," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “The Cyber Defense Exercise is an integral part of the AFP Joint Exercise as we give importance not only to the strengthening of the interoperability of the major service component units, but also in fostering unity and eliminating alienation among them. CYDEX is part of our efforts to fully capacitate our personnel because battles are being fought not only on the ground but on cyberspace as well,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP will continue to hunt them down after they have violated the provisions of their temporary liberty by virtue of their being nominated as consultants in the peace negotiations with the government. They refused to submit themselves to the government after the peace negotiations did not prosper," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We join the Filipino people in calling for a justiciable end to the armed struggle that has dragged on for decades and claimed thousands of lives," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Philippine Navy ) : "The AFP-wide/AFP-only exercise integrates Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army and Special Operations Forces to level up our operational effectiveness in sea, air, and land," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Our objective is to enhance personnel capacity and capabilities of the joint forces that will enable them to be readily deployable in contingencies concerning maritime security, territorial defense, counter-terrorism, and natural disasters and calamities," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We may have been successful in counter-terrorism operationsmost notably in Marawi with ordinary munitions fitted in our legacy aircraft. But with the advent of these missiles and munitions, we are certain that they will greatly boost our campaigns and contribute to the global drive to fight and defeat terrorists," External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our objective is to enhance personnel capacity and capabilities of the joint forces that will enable them to be readily deployable in contingencies concerning maritime security, territorial defense, counterterrorism, and natural disasters and calamities,” External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo stated : “What matters to them is that they are able to help our countrymen, especially since they know that many of those displaced rest their hope in the government,” “We are summoning all our strengths and determination” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What is important here is once there is coordination and we have forces, units, or AFP assets available, we can always help, given the appropriate coordinations and directives from the Armed Forces," External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “If ever the VP had our operational commanders as her ‘contacts on the ground’ as she mentioned in her tweet, and if those calls were received by our action units on the ground, they will render appropriate actions as circumscribed in the orders of the President, [Secretary of National Defense], and [Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines] to provide the needed assistancewith the information coming from VP,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Wala naman po tayong problema doon. Puwede naman po natin siyang tulungan. Of course, kailangan natin ng coordination na initial na kailangang gawin," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "Internet bashers are criticizing the decision of the pilots and crew to drop the goods in the small spot in the middle of the flooded area. May we inform the public of (these) circumstances that they do not know. The civilians receiving the relief goods are trapped in the flooded areas," External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The longer the heli stays there, the longer that the people cannot come close to a hovering helicopter mainly due to the strong propeller blast of the helicopter blades," External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “We have learned to accept the fact that it is part of our duty to leave our loved ones behind to fend for themselves while we help other people survive. Our families may have resigned to that fate, but sometimes the struggle is within us to reconcile with this irony,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 13, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “We have learned to accept the fact that it is part of our duty to leave our loved ones behind to fend for themselves while we help other people survive. Our families may have resigned to that fate, but sometimes the struggle is within us to reconcile with this irony,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP joins the Department in hoping that this unfortunate incident will not happen again and in ensuring that all educational materials will be of quality to benefit students," External link

pna Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gregorio Honasan ) : “The Free Wi-Fi for All is one of the greatest leaps that the government, through the DICT and the able leadership of the good Secretary Honasan II has made to accelerate the efforts of enhancing accessibility for the Filipinos,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is in furtherance of the existing Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 that still has force and effect," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “From the perspective of AFP, the Visiting Forces Agreement translates to joint and interoperability training opportunities to benefit both the Philippines and the United States of America,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will await the final decision of the President with regard to the VFA. But from our perspective, we see the VFA to be interoperability and training opportunities that would benefit not only the the Philippine armed forces but the United States armed forces as well," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “As in any instance, preparation is the key in saving lives and even our properties,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Our commanders on the ground proactively ready and monitor the situation in their respective areas in order to efficiently and swiftly respond to any contingency. These disaster response units are specifically trained and equipped to conduct search, rescue, and retrieval operations," External link

pna Friday, October 30, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : "We are also taking this opportunity to call on our fellow citizens to take heed and follow the advice of their own Barangay Risk Reduction Officers especially in identified areas where the typhoon will be passing through. As in any instance, preparation is the key in saving lives and even our properties," External link

pna Friday, October 30, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “In several reported instances, the relocation of the villagers were on the proddings of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) and some other unscrupulous groups and individuals,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In all instances that there is AFP presence in the communities, it's either because local leaders asked for protection because the CTG are entering their communities,” “Aside from being harassed, murdered, their women raped, the presence of the CTGs tend to endanger the lives of the local residents. Aside from that, the NPA are violating LOAC (Law of Armed Conflict) being non-state actors that enters an unprotected communities,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "And this sworn duty of protecting our people is what we in the AFP cannot abdicate knowing the stories of many young and idealist student leaders who were dragged into the ranks of the CTG and meeting their untimely death for a worthless cause that is now being rejected not only by our people but by nations all over the world," External link

pna Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We even accorded military honors to the former Miss Universe in August 2019 for bringing prestige to Filipino Women and for her advocacies," External link

pna Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP has the highest respects for women and women’s rights that are also being espoused by Ms. Soberano and Ms. Gray. We even accorded military honors to the former Miss Universe in August 2019 for bringing prestige to Filipino Women and for her advocacies," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Province ) : “He is one of the strong pillars who advocated trust and respect as key to achieving lasting peace and development not only in the Province of Sulu but of the Bangsamoro,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Nawa’y magsilbing halimbawa at inspirasyon sa bawat Pilipino ang kanyang mga simulain at mga nagawa sa pagsusulong ng kapayapaan at kaunlaran sa bansa,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "With the outpour of surrenders both in terms of manpower and firearms and the number of communist terrorists neutralized, we wonder where this Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) is drawing the nerve to make such a declaration," External link

pna Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is highlighted by the tragic beginning and end of the Siege of Marawi that we commemorate today," External link

pna Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “According to intel reports, she has committed to do a suicide bombing mission in Zamboanga City after she has given birth,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Gen. Gapay commends the operating units under Brig. Gen. William Gonzales, the Commander of 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Sulu for this string of successes. To decisively defeat the ASG by December 2020 and relegate them to criminality problem was Gen. Gapay’s specific orders for Western Mindanao Command under Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan," External link

pna Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are thankful (for) the Commander-in-Chief’s expression of support to the AFP’s campaign that, after all, may well be every Filipinos’ war against the Communist Terrorist Group NPAto include affiliated underground mass organizations that have caused the misery of our people for more than 50 years," External link

pna Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Ang Enhanced Comprehensive Livelihood Integration Program ay isang programa na pinagtutulung-tulungan ng iba't ibang ahensya ng ating pamahalaan. Ang E-CLIP ay tumutulong upang ang mga nagbabalik-loob sa ating sa ating pamahalaan na mga dating miyembro ng komunistang teroristang NPA ay makapagsimula ng panibagong buhay," External link

manilametro Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Sa madaling sabi, and particularly, sa National Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict, ito po ay isang whole-of-government, whole-of-nation approach upang sa ganon ay maparami pa natin ang mga dating miyembro ng NPA na magbalik-loob sa ating pamahalaan," External link

manilametro Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Baka pwede nila (Facebook) tingnan mabuti itong pangyayaring ito dahil baka 'di nila nababatid, sa pagte-take down nila ng accounts na hindi man lang nila binisita ang nilalaman, eh nagagamit na sila ng mga kalaban ng estado, mga banta sa ating seguridad, at nagiging partisan nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Magkalinya po ang adbokasiya at paninindigan ng Facebook at ating AFP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform. In so far as the AFP is concerned, there are no accounts that the AFP maintain that were shutdown or removed by Facebook. All of them are up and running,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo stated : “Gen. Gapay also suggested for Facebook to revisit its policies regarding CID particularly in the taking down of accounts since they said they weren’t really looking into the kinds of content posted. The coordinated inappropriate behavior was not thoroughly discussed by Facebook with the AFP. Both sides agreed to possible meet again and talk about it more,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “not deal with policies and inclinations of foreign governments,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In many instances in the past, we have been empathic about human rights. The AFP has no record of abuses,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform. In so far as the AFP is concerned, there are no accounts that the AFP maintain that were shutdown or removed by Facebook. All of them are up and running,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We in the AFP are looking at that report by Facebook in removing certain accounts and posts in its platform...The AFP upholds truth and accountability of network and SocMed account managers as to the contents of postings in our websites, pages, and accounts," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It’s been long arranged and has been postponed twice due to issues of schedule. Matutuloy this PM (It will proceed this afternoon). We will take the opportunity to ask for details about that report," External link

pna Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is included in the memorandum of agreement that the AFP, being the host, can get a third-party cybersecurity team to conduct cybersecurity audit of the facilities,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “DITO also gave a guarantee that (it) will not commit any form of spying or authorize other parties affiliated with (it) to use any info (it) will get, especially matters of classified information. Any violation will be basis for legal action and termination of the MoA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is included in the memorandum of agreement that the AFP, being the host, can get a third-party cybersecurity team to conduct cybersecurity audit of the facilities,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “DITO also gave a guarantee that (it) will not commit any form of spying or authorize other parties affiliated with (it) to use any info (it) will get, especially matters of classified information. Any violation will be basis for legal action and termination of the MoA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “We respect the Senate’s oversight function. Thus, we are happy to be tasked and in fact, welcome the call for a Senate inquiry on the signed MOA between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DITO Corporation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No number yet of cell sites to be put up or in which camps. Dito Telecommunity, Inc. is yet to submit their proposal for the AFP to vet and concur upon," "The intent of the MOA to allow Dito to colocate their facilities in AFP camps is necessarily subject to situations and limitations unique in every military installation," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "In every iteration of the training, stringent measures were put in place and strict regulations are in force to guide the conduct of the individual participant or of the entire contingent," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The lesson that the recent incident tells everyone is that no one is above the law -- and that for any misconduct or transgressions, they will be punished accordingly," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In every iteration of the training . . . There are comprehensive briefings on laws, customs and cultural sensitivities for visiting service members. Exactly the same way that similar lectures are given to our troops who will visit or sojourn in other countries for education and training,” “But there could be one or two from among the many training participants who deviate from the established norms and desired conduct,” External link

arabnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The intent of the MOA to allow Dito to collocate their facilities in AFP Camps is necessarily subject to situations and limitations unique in every military installation," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The Armed Forces of the Philippines takes due notice and appreciates the filing of administrative charges by the PNP against 12 of its erring personnel for their respective acts or omission in the shooting incident that claimed the lives of four AFP intelligence personneltwo of them officers," External link

pna Monday, September 7, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The agreement specifies that BuCor exercises operational control and supervision relative to the inmate’s service of sentence,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The recent baseless charges against the Army personnel from 7th Infantry Division who operated in Zambales turned out to be hearsay, unfounded claims, and lies," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Among those apprehended during the operations were Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) members belonging to the same IP community who perpetrated the baseless accusations of human rights violations," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Nonetheless, should they have any complaints, we encourage them to report the same to AFP units with documents or testimonies to substantiate the allegations of abuse and we will take appropriate actions," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As a matter of fact, we are protectors of human rights especially of IPs who often fall victims to abuse and exploitation by CTG and blame the AFP for it," External link

pna Friday, September 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Nonetheless, the compliance to that order of the court will have to be done by the BuCor, not the Armed Forces of the Philippines," External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The MOA (memorandum of agreement) provides that the former will make available the detention facility while the latter retains the management and administration of the convicted detainees," External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo announced ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : “Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay xxx rejects the establishment of a revolutionary government” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo added : "The 11th Infantry Division and the Joint Task Force Sulu are on high alert following this incident," External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The (AFP) Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay, assures our citizens that the AFP, as the armed force constitutionally mandated to protect the people and secure the state, will uphold such sacred obligation and rejects the establishment of a revolutionary government," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “The police earlier invoked self-defense even if the investigation by the NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] and eye-witness accounts clearly showed there was no unlawful aggression or sufficient provocation to warrant the shooting. And now we have the vilification of one of the slain soldiers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “The local police are coming up with all sorts of falsities to attempt to shirk criminal, civil, and administrative responsibilities for the murder of the four AFP personnel,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The police earlier invoked self-defense even if investigation by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and eye-witness accounts clearly testify that there was no unlawful aggression or sufficient provocation to warrant the shooting. And now, the vilification of one of the slain soldiers," External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The temporary custody will be with the PNP pending court order as to the detention facility where Susukan will be jailed,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Nur Misuari ) : “For now, we need to hear the side of chairman Misuari regarding the circumstances on why Susukan was under his custody,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Gilbert Gapay ) : "Per the arrangement between AFP chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay and PNP (Philippine National Police) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa and to facilitate the movement and simplify the processes, Susukan will be handed over by the composite security escort to the PNP upon disembarkation at the airport," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are aware of the criminal cases that Susukan faces and the felonies he was charged to have committed," External link

pna Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are aware of the criminal cases that Susukan faces and the felonies he was charged to have committed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Through social media, these terrorist groups were able to get support and reinforcement inside and outside the country. Due to this, a lot of civilians, soldiers, police were killed while thousands of others wounded and a lot of properties were destroyed in the conflict," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP assures the public that it will not curtail and instead protect the people’s right to free speech, assembly, and redress of grievances as enshrined in the Constitution," External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “We cannot, in this difficult time, fail the people and various government agencies that rely heavily on the AFP to maintain peace and security as well as assist in the responses for the health and well-being of our countrymen,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay is closely monitoring these developments. He has directed unit commanders and chiefs of offices to vigorously pursue efforts to address and contain the incidence of Covid-19 infection so as not to adversely affect AFP operations," External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We cannot, in this difficult time, fail the people and various government agencies that rely heavily on the AFP to maintain peace and security as well as assist in the responses for the health and well-being of our countrymen," External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Either of the two (President and Defense Secretary) will do as presiding officer, not necessarily the President. So it depends on the availability of the President. If he (President) is available, he'll attend," "But if he (the President is) not available, it does not diminish the significance of the presiding officer being the secretary of national defense," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He rose steadily to the helm owing to his competencies on all domains of operations particularly Operations, Intelligence, Civil Military Operations, Education and Training and just as important, resource management,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “His attributes of integrity and competence; his vast experience, gained expertise, management acumen, and his genuine interest of people are his assets in leading the AFP at the height of the pandemic and the peak of counter-terrorism operations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He rose steadily to the helm owing to his competencies on all domains of operations particularly Operations, Intelligence, Civil Military Operations, Education and Training and just as important, resource management," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His attributes of integrity and competence; his vast experience, gained expertise, management acumen, and his genuine interest of people are his assets in leading the AFP at the height of the pandemic and the peak of counter-terrorism operations," External link

pna Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "While doing so and towards an unimpeded delivery of government’s basic services, the AFP secures and assists these agencies of government rather than the military doing them," External link

pna Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The two pilots, the other officer, and one of the two aircrewmen perished. The other airman survived the crash and is now undergoing treatment," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : "AFP chief Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. expresses deep grief and extends condolences and prayers on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the families and colleagues of the airmen who perished in this air operations mishap," External link

pna Friday, July 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will ensure that members of the AFP are physically fit and healthy to continue performing its mission as the country’s dependable force to address national security issues and even the pandemic," External link

pna Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “A disinfection of the aircraft was done and is being done every after flight mission while the pilots and the crew go on quarantine–all as a matter of SOP–whether or not there has been Covid-19 positive on the plane or not,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : “Within the period of quarantine, he shall continue to fully discharge his duties and responsibilities ably assisted by the vice chairman of the joint chiefs and the chief of joint staff,” External link

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

Edgard Arevalo said : "The CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) will be on a strict, doctor-supervised quarantine. This holds true for all the other officers and enlisted personnel on board the aircraft to and from Jolo, Sulu," External link

pna Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Basically, the purpose of the designation and the renaming of key positions of the AFP is for effective command, control, and supervision by the Chief of Staff of the AFP who is also the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs," External link

pna Monday, July 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The disruption of the operation due to that unfortunate incident was a temporary setback. The entire AFP machinery and infrastructure are still in place and on track,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are committed to assist in the dispensation of justice,” External link

gulf-times Friday, June 26, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “will not trample upon people’s rights,” “But rather, (the bill will) defend their rights to life, liberty, and property as well as the freedom from fear which the military seeks to uphold,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The passage of the proposed legislation into law would be of immense contribution to the success of the AFP’s counter-terrorism campaigns as it amends or introduces new provisions to the Human Security Act," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The new proposed legislation gives more teeth to the existing law and eliminates some provisions that tend to curtail rather than aid security forces to defeat terrorism. Chief of which is the imposition of a PHP500,000 fine each day that a suspect is detained but later exonerated from the charges of terrorism," External link

pna Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP chief, Gen. Filemon Santos Jr. commits to continue to provide commuter assistance in coordination with MMDA to alleviate the concerns of the riding public who might have encountered difficulties on the first day of GCQ in the NCR (National Capital Region). These are over and above the buses we have been providing for Health Workers since Day 1 of the lockdown to date," External link

pna Monday, June 1, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This may affect our security operations only in terms of adjustments in our troops deployment but not enough to hamper operational success. As a matter of fact, during the period 10 May-13 May, 15 CNTs (communist New People's Army terrorists) were killed in a series of encounters while we are assisting LGUs (local government units) in anti-Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) activities," External link

pna Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It accounted for 10 terrorists dead and seven captured or surrendered in various skirmishes in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Telling, but no more surprising are the confiscations in Samar raid packs of anti-pregnancy pills. This supports the heart-breaking revelations of female members of the NPA who were either rescued or surrenderedsome of them pregnant, of how they were sexually abused and molested by their superiors; Of how some of them were constrained to marry their commanders for lack of recourse," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : "But the AFP is unfazed by the CPP’s saber-rattling. What we are more concerned with and is determined to prevent are their attacks on non-combatant civilians and tribal leaders which are also violations of International Humanitarian Law," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will not hesitate to put our lives on the line against the unseen enemy which is Covid-19 or the lingering CPP-NPA virus. We will defeat them as one," External link

pna Friday, May 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” “We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” “We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The letter is authentic. The CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) acted in good faith. We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling," External link

pna Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He (Santos) believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He believes he has been cured by the medicine and it was effective. He doesn’t want to keep the cure to himself and would like to share his experience to some of his friends," "We do not see any conflict of interest. This is about medicine that the AFP Chief feels can save people’s lives. That is more compelling" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will make the necessary adjustments in our troop deployments in coordination with the PNP and the LGUs in accordance with these changes in the coverages of community quarantine," External link

pna Friday, April 24, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We express sadness on the incident and we commiserate with the family of the late soldier," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "AFP Chief Gen. Felimon Santos, Jr. calls for sobriety. Let us not exacerbate the situation," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo expressed : “sadness on the incident and we commiserate with the family of the late soldier” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Eduardo Ano ) : “His last unit assignment was 31IB, under 9ID. Records indicate that he might have acquired his condition in a heavy firefight sometime in 2010 when the detachment he manned was attacked and was nearly subdued,” “The shooting incident is already being investigated. We were assured of a thorough and impartial investigation by Secretary Eduardo Año and the PNP leadership under P/Gen Archie Gamboa no less,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We agree that the action taken by the policeman concerned was his judgment call but as to whether he made the right judgment and whether his actions are appropriate is his alone and does not reflect the PNP as an organization," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Suffice it to say that there is going to be an investigation and appropriate criminal and administrative charges and penalties will be meted as may be warranted," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Records indicate that he might have acquired his condition during a heavy firefight when a detachment he mans was attacked and was nearly subdued," External link

pna Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "In essence, this should send a signal to our people that your armed forces is serious in implementing its would-be mandate, just in case if and when they're going to be deployed, and we are mindful of the rights of the civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is not being asked of the armed forces. We voluntarily did this, out of our genuine concern and love for our fellow Filipinos," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "One more succumbed yesterday after he was operated on," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Right now, pursuit operations are still ongoing after that incident where 11 of our soldiers laid down their lives for the safety and security of our fellow Filipino in Sulu," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “There is no need to worry regarding the implementation. The only thing we are worried about is that we will need additional personnel for that,” “We’re looking at the possibility of calling on our reservists to help us in making a stricter implementation, because the AFP already has a lot of deployment since we are not stopping combat operations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 20, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We will need the cooperation of the public and we are appealing to them to strictly follow the rules so that we will not deploy any additional personnel,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 20, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Again, the context was that President Rodrigo Duterte said the AFP should prepare for deployment with the PNP (Philippine National Police) in case people will continue to defy the protocols and disobey the rules,” “Per my conversation with the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force (Lt. Gen. Allen T. Paredes) that document is an internal memo issued for the purpose of providing advance information to give guidance to personnel — in this case the PAF,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “For now there is no order yet from the President to deploy,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Almost all barangays in the NCR (National Capital Region) were actually seeking the assistance of the military and the police which shows the magnitude of the problem,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Almost all barangays in the NCR (National Capital Region) were actually seeking the assistance of the military and the police which shows the magnitude of the problem," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That, we suppose, makes the AFP unique and dependable as an institution because of initiative and foresight. We take orders and know which are specific tasks and which are implied," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "What we should all be alarmed about instead is the fact that a lot of people are blatantly violating the law and disobeying the rules and health protocols which MUST be strictly enforced -- otherwise people die," External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Sa ngayon wala pa na namang utos ang Pangulo na mag-deploy na. But it is incumbent and customary on the part of the leadership of the Philippine Air Force, and the AFP under General Felimon Santos Jr, for that matter, to exercise its initiative of alerting and preparing our personnel including ROE,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What we should all be alarmed about instead is the fact that a lot of people are blatantly violating the law and disobeying the rules and health protocols which MUST be strictly enforced otherwise people die,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This pursuit operation followed two major encounters the previous days where our soldiers inflicted heavy casualties to the enemy (killed and wounded) in both armed engagements. High-powered firearms were also seized by our operating units," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "While the entire nation is grappling with (the) Covid-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, our troopers are in the forefront as the government’s arm to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease on the one hand while in the other, they are battling this terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He ensures that all necessary assistance will be extended to their loved ones," External link

pna Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "There have been documented blatant infractions of the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act and utter disregard of the ongoing enhanced community quarantine protocols," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If the disobedience will be unabated, the gains we had in the past days that slowed down the increase in infections over time will be put to waste," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "During the ceasefire that they also declared, we have seen once more how these opportunists communist terrorist NPA proved to be the oppressors of the masses contrary to what it proclaims itself to be," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We have listed down a total of 17 CTG (Communist Terrorist Group) violations during the period of their own ceasefire declaration. This record is no different from various other accounts of CTG ceasefire violations in the past that only confirms their recidivist behavior every time there is a truce," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But they can no longer pull such a trickery. They can no longer fool the people as to their real evil intentions," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Luis Jalandoni ) : "The only thing that this CPP-NPA were faithful and consistent with is how they view ceasefires as opportunities to create instability and overthrow the government. As Luis Jalandoni said, 'We (CPP-NPA-NDF) see that peace negotiations are another form of legal struggle ... in order to advance the revolutionary armed struggle," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We belie their preposterous claims. We will expose their propaganda. We will stop CTG attacks to protect the well-being and promote the welfare of our people especially in the communities," External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Meantime, AFP front-line units will provide security during the distribution of the amelioration program of government when so requested," External link

pna Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The attending physician’s diagnosis was acute bronchitis. He was advised to return to barracks with medicines provided to him. He then observed self-quarantine," External link

pna Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Infantry Battalion ) : "We are yet to receive as at this time the report that will conclude if this was a case of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) or not. But contact tracing and quarantine protocols are already being implemented in 48th Infantry Battalion (his unit assignment) as a matter of precaution," External link

pna Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one believes them but their own in order to ward off the fact that 40 Communist NPA Terrorist regulars and Milisyang Bayan surrendered to government security forces on 28 March 2020 just a day before their supposed anniversary bringing along with them 14 firearms, assorted ammunition, other war materiel and enemy documents," External link

pna Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It will push through as scheduled,” “Walang mababawas sa origina l na plano ng number of attendees unless sa last minute may magsasabi na magbabago” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “I’d like to correct the impression that we are entirely dependent on the United States for territorial defense. No,” “Mutualism is our relationship with other countries and not symbiotic” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But (according to) their raw information are yung sumasalubong na ito ay (individuals meeting with these people transporting these huge sums of money are) retired members of the PNP and AFP that are now under the employ of security agencies," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "What we can assure our people, wala pong miyembro (is that no member of the) AFP na bahagi nito at magiging bahagi nito (are part and will be part of this scam)," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will throw to them the weight of all our books our regulations (against them) and the military justice system," External link

pna Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We have heard that report only coming from the media, we have no direct information right now if we have AFP personnel assigned there (ports) during that period,” “But allow us to check, coordinate with the department concerned to gather sufficient information so that we can come up with our own verification” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "So allow us to check ano, coordinate with the department concerned to gather sufficient information para makapaggawa tayo ng sarili nating verification (to make our own verification)," External link

pna Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo declared ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “It bears repeating: we can survive, we will, we should,” “We — soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines — are toeing the line of the Commander-in-Chief and President Rodrigo Duterte towards self-reliance,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “With the abrogation of the VFA, we assure our countrymen that we will again, as our forebears did in their time, valiantly face contemporary threats to national security, terrorism, and other transnational crimes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : "We assure our countrymen that aside from sufficient safeguards already enshrined in the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act and the Bill of Rights embedded in the 1987 Constitution, the AFP recommits fidelity to the promotion of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That question has been answered by AFP chief-of-staff General Felimon Santos Jr. It bears repeating: We can survive; we will; we should. The die is cast," External link

pna Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Let us once again unite with the AFP in neutralizing the communist terrorist group — the proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing and defeating the local terrorist group anathema who wreck the lives of our children, destroy our families, and ruin our posterity,” “Let us reject and fight the members and leaders of the communist terrorist group and Daesh-inspired local terrorist groups who are menace to society,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The number of neutralized members of the NPA indicates operational gains of the AFP attained through whole-of-nation endeavors to end local communist armed conflict," External link

pna Monday, February 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are confident that the end is near for the CTGand they know and can feel the noose tightening," External link

pna Monday, February 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He is also known to be a hard-working and well-rooted intelligence officer having been chief, Central Monitoring Station of the Office Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2 and as the commander, 14th Intelligence Service Unit of the Army’s Intelligence Security Group (now Army Intelligence Regiment)," External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are rendering the necessary assistance to the family,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Investigators from both the AFP and PNP SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives) are doing a deeper investigation since there were indications that the wife could have triggered the explosion while the husband was about to leave their abode," External link

pna Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The treachery happened a few hours after the NPA declared their unilateral ceasefire. At about 7:30 a.m. of the same date, the terrorist NPA detonated an antipersonnel mine they laid for the policemen in Tubungan, Iloilo. Two lawmen were wounded and the police car was severely damaged," External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The treachery happened a few hours after the NPA declared their unilateral ceasefire. At about 7:30 a.m. of the same date, the terrorist NPA detonated an antipersonnel mine they laid for the policemen in Tubungan, Iloilo. Two lawmen were wounded and the police car was severely damaged," External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Notwithstanding the challenges we face to carry that out, we are prepared to embark on that mission not only because it’s our mandate, but it is also in pursuit of the Commander-in-Chief’s directive. In both cases, they are because of care and compassion for our 'Kababayans,' " External link

pna Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He is a seasoned commander, leader, and manager. As an experienced military professional, he is noted for his integrity and competence in the field of operations, intelligence, and civil-military operations," External link

pna Friday, January 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Despite being low-key and easy to get along with, General Officer, Lt. Gen. Santos Jr., commands high respect and (the) admiration of his superiors, peers, and subordinates, owing to his impeccable record in his more than 37 years of consequential service in the AFP and the Republic," External link

pna Friday, January 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Specifically, where ML (martial law) was an issue, it is expected to boost economic activities due to added investors’ confidence," External link

pna Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Marine Brig ) : "Thus, every Soldier, Airman, Sailor, and Marine of the AFP emulates Dr. Rizal’s selfless devotion to duty to country and people -- offering the ultimate sacrifice like he did 123 years ago in Bagumbayan when duty demands it," External link

pna Monday, December 30, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We uphold the highest standards in reporting and delivering information to the public. And everyone adheres to it as our credibility, no less, is at stake,” External link

pna Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We exercise guarded optimism and assure our people that the AFP will be, as always, faithful to its commitment to peace. We sternly warn violators to this armistice that we will deal with them under military rules and regulations,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They may enforce arrest of persons who are illegally bearing firearms and doing unlawful acts like arson, extortion, and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We exercise guarded optimism and assure our people that the AFP will be, as always, faithful to its commitment to peace. We sternly warn violators to this armistice that we will deal with them under military rules and regulations," External link

pna Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "They may enforce arrest of persons who are illegally bearing firearms and doing unlawful acts like arson, extortion, and the like," External link

pna Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted ( about Maguindanao Massacre ) : “The manhunt for the remaining suspects in the Maguindanao Massacre who are still at large is no different,” “Where the AFP’s help is needed, in the interest of peace and order to protect our people and secure the state, we will commit all available resources to locate and arrest fugitives from justice,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Residents near their safehouse in Damong Maliit, Novaliches were relieved to know that these fugitives who are wanted for destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, and rebellion were neutralized," External link

pna Friday, December 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Residents near their safehouse in Damong Maliit, Novaliches were relieved to know that these fugitives who are wanted for destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, and rebellion were neutralized," "We thank the people in community for the valuable information and the diligence and dedication of our soldiers and policemen that led to the death of the named wanted terrorists," External link

pna Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We beseech our people to unite against these terrorists. They should never allow these malefactors in their communities. They should be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing that lurks around them. Parents are forewarned of the beasts that have devoured the future of many unwitting minor children who were lured into joining the terrorist NPA," External link

pna Monday, December 16, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant toward the attainment of sustainable peace, which is the President’s and also the AFP’s ultimate desire,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “If we are to negotiate, we so do from aposition of strength,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant towards the attainment of sustainable peace which is the President's and also the AFP's ultimate desire," External link

pna Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Time and again, the AFP leadership from the incumbent Chief of Staff General Noel Clement and his predecessors, we unequivocally commit to all-out peace that shall embody the aspirations of our people who have long been yearning for it," External link

pna Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP was among security-related agencies that were consulted as to whether or not martial law will be extended. And we’re pleased that our recommendation for the non-extension of martial law was considered by the Commander-in-Chief," External link

pna Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will continue to collaborate with local chief executives, and the people in the communities in the conduct of our current activities to sustain these gains brought about by martial law," External link

pna Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will continue to collaborate with local chief executives, and the people in the communities in the conduct of our current activities to sustain these gains brought about by martial law," External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant towards the attainment of sustainable peace which is the President's and also the AFP's ultimate desire," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If we are to negotiate, therefore, we so do from the position of strength," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Time and again, the AFP leadership from the incumbent Chief-of-Staff General Noel Clement and his predecessors, we unequivocally commit to all-out peace that shall embody the aspirations of our people who have long been yearning for it," External link

pna Monday, December 9, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "He is a well-rounded General Officer who has excelled in the domains of Operations, Training, and Resource Management," External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He possesses both the expertise and experience in command, leadership, and management which are essential to leading the biggest branch of service of the AFPthe Philippine Army," External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Three 3-star (generals) and two 2-star (generals) are among the list submitted. All possess the attributes of integrity, competence, experience, command and managerial expertise to command the (PA troops) to protect the people and secure the land," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we're all hopeful and prayerful that there will be zero casualties, a lot depends upon the cooperation of everyone," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Let us all cooperate to prevent casualties and minimize the damage of Typhoon 'Tisoy'," External link

pna Monday, December 2, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one is above the law. Claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempt from legal processes," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "No one is above the law. Claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempt from legal processes," External link

dw-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He went there just to listen, to know the topic and discussions, and ask questions," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We also have contingents and delegations (participating in the sports events)," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "NGCP is privy to the contract, the provisions therein, and the necessary safeguards in place. Hence, they are in the best position to answer that at this time," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "He (Clement) warns the ASG and their cohorts to release the remaining kidnap victims they are still detaining. Else, he says, the AFP will employ its might to subdue these terrorists and ultimately end their menace," External link

pna Monday, November 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It will be a betrayal of trust for the AFP and for those who know who the real enemies are but fail to educate our people who were the wolves in sheep's clothing," External link

pna Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But we as protector of the people and securer of the State has to pursue that duty likewise mandated to us by the Constitution," External link

pna Friday, November 15, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The presence of 32 firearms, 130 rounds of ammunition, and five pieces of explosives were too glaring to ignore and too many to claim to be 'planted'," External link

pna Friday, November 15, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It’s not surprising at all that he relishes in death and destruction. He was himself indicted for multiple murder and warrants of arrest were issued therefor for his involvement in the Inopacan Massacre," External link

pna Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "By claiming that they are legitimate organizations does not make them exempted from legal processes. Even homes of military or police officials, or of private individuals for that matter, they are not beyond the powers of the court to order a search. If they feel aggrieved, the proper resort is with the courts," External link

pna Friday, November 8, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His death will definitely impact on local terrorist groups but not to the point of its demise," External link

pna Monday, October 28, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We expect that his death will impact negatively on the leadership of terrorists in various parts of the world," "The AFP will continue with our vigorous efforts to prevent or counter terrorist extremists who continue to threaten our country," External link

pna Monday, October 28, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : "When men and women in uniform tasked to accomplish a mission are later asked to account for what they did or failed to do, that is soldiery," "That is what military leaders who decide and act in all circumstances must be prepared to do," External link

pna Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The videos confirm that maltreatment happens in PMA. That has been established especially in the case of Cadet Dormitorio. Much as we mourn his death, we maintain that these cases do not represent the entire PMA training. And maltreatment is neither sanctioned nor tolerated in PMA," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "His selfless act of stepping down (not resigning) from his esteemed and coveted position of leadership in Cadet Corps as the 'Baron' is not only commendable, but worthy of citation and emulation," External link

pna Friday, October 11, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "As a future officer under training who will be graduating in a few months, this unilateral gesture by Cadet Navarro manifests how deeply he has imbibed, this early, the tenets of command responsibility. The PMA will continue to be an institution committed to character development," External link

pna Friday, October 11, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The implementation of our modernization program proceeds from a thorough study by a technical working group that takes into account the gaps in our operational requirements; the best solutions available in the market to address the gap; the ease of integration in our current inventory of equipment and assets; and the maintenance schedules including parts and services," External link

pna Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The Superintendent’s announcement came in the heels of the PMA’s completion, by his direction, of the reports that are necessary for the filing of criminal and administrative cases to prosecute those who are liable and culpable in the demise of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio," External link

pna Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Maltreatment or similar malpractices have no place in the modern, matured, and professional AFP,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : “AFP Chief General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. is closely monitoring the developments in the thorough, no-nonsense investigation that he ordered relative to the maltreatment case (of Cadet 4Cl Dormitorio) in the PMA,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "But so far these all are fourth class cadets so they are all classmates in the PMA," “Both cadets are now recovering, responding to medication and are in stable condition” External link

pna Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We have to improve it and we are improving it, especially so we need to improve on the airstrip," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If it rains, you need 5 days after that, provided the sun will rise intently, for us to dry that up and to allow aircraft to land," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted ( about Murad Ebrahim ) : "And should this be the case, we will throw the books at any military personnel found guilty of such offense. And they will be meted stiff penalties under the Articles of War -- other criminal and civil punishments applicable, notwithstanding," "We would like to assure Mr. Murad and the public that this is not tolerated in the AFP," External link

pna Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The very radical change in government behavior that the President could be referring to is the more potent, deliberate, and concerted action of all agencies of government including the AFP in a whole-of-government manner," External link

pna Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are, as ever, firm in our resolve to hunt down these terrorists who perpetrated this dastardly, cowardly, and devilish acts to serve the warrant and arrest them," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 6, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The Armed Forces of the Philippines, being the forefront in the campaign to end local communist armed conflict, is devoted to attaining that ardent desire of the President and commander in chief,” External link

manilatimes Friday, August 30, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We will employ the different lines of efforts with other agencies of government address or help alleviate the identified social issues that the NPA capitalizes," External link

pna Friday, August 30, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Together, in a whole of nation/whole of government passion, we are confident we will decisively defeat the terrorist CPP-NPA during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. We have the upper hand we just have to maintain the initiative and sustain the gains," External link

pna Friday, August 30, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We do not find basis in the accusation that giving access to military personnel in schools is militarization and will translate to curtailment of academic freedom,” “The activities of soldiers that may be in the nature of communication engagements is not militarization” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “They confirm recruitment in schools because they were student recruits and student-recruiters themselves. Curtailment of academic freedom is when members of the faculty leave students no choice but attend rallies and demonstrations,” “They pay lip service to academic freedom when they block the opportunity for students to hear the side of the AFP or government on the many accusations hurled against it while they allow New People’s Army recruiters access to the campuses — wittingly or unwittingly,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo argued : "the activities of soldiers, that may be in the nature of communication engagements, is not militarization" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "If the oppositors to the proposal invoke academic freedom, they should define what constitutes it. If by academic freedom they mean students and members of the faculty are able to speak their minds openly, express their grievances freely, and criticize government and its agencies fearlessly, then they are already enjoying the freedom to do that," "There is no curtailment of academic freedom because we do not intend to and will not intervene in the determination of what subjects to be taught, who will teach, and how it will be taught" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We do not find basis in the accusation that giving access to military personnel in schools is militarization and will translate to curtailment of academic freedom," External link

pna Friday, August 23, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We understand the apprehension of our people especially on issues of human rights but we assure our people that your Armed Forces is an institution, a professional institution that adheres to the tenets of human rights and international humanitarian law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 16, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "We understand the apprehension of our people especially on issues of human rights but we assure our people that your Armed Forces is an institution, a professional institution that adheres to the tenets of human rights and international humanitarian law," External link

pna Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are also including in our proposal to penalize not only consummated act of terrorism but also including crimes like inciting to commit terrorism, recruitment to terrorist organization, and providing material support to terrorists," External link

pna Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We don’t know exactly what they are doing, if they are conducting research or surveillance,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Meron tayong communication through radio, whereby we can challenge ’yung presence ng isang barko for her to identify herself,” “The information that we got was that they were challenged but they did not respond” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “In a manner, we have established our sovereignty and authority by flying over them and making our presence known,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We make appropriate reports to our political leaders, specifically to the President, and to the Secretary of the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), through the Secretary of National Defense, for them to make these findings as basis for actions that they can take,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It could be considered in a sense na trespassing. Parang bakuran ng ating tahanan, bago may makikiraan, innocently mang kailangang dumaan, kailangang magpapasintabi din dun sa may-ari ng bahay,” “They did not perform or they did not act in accord with that of a good neighbor and good friend” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "As we were saying, we do not know really what they are up to but it could be that they are maybe conducting surveillance or they may be conducting studies or surveys which is something that would need an agreement or a process with which they have to undertake before they could perform such actions," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "And as we were saying these are not hostile actions or these sailings although not covered with appropriate processes are by itself not hostile so it is we feel that it is sufficient that we were able to monitor them, report their presence, make them feel and understand that we saw them, that we have monitored them and in a manner we have established our sovereignty and authority by flying over them and making our process known," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are also including in our proposal to penalize not only consummated act of terrorism but also including crimes like inciting to commit terrorism, recruitment to terrorist organization, and providing material support to terrorists," External link

pna Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The reason being it requires a lot of evidence for the state process to obtain conviction of a terrorist. Three days is not enough," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Penalize terrorism regardless of its stage of executive whether attempted or frustrated stage. Because at present the law penalizes terrorism in its consummated stage," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Victoria denied vehemently that she and her fiancé and father of her newborn child Mark Kevin Samhoon are suicide bombers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Our standard operating procedure dictates never to take chances by dismissing the information outright or believing it as gospel truth. Because no matter how doubtful or credible information is, we do verification. We have to take, as we have been instituting, appropriate security measures in either case,” “Our intelligence personnel, in cooperation with other relevant government agencies, are vigorously pursuing leads to validate the veracity of the report, deter its occurrence if found true, secure and protect the people and contain the threat,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “There’s no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defense,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

mizzima Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

mizzima Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost ... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "There's no doubt that these island features has or have strategic security impacts on us if these were to fall into the hands of other people. They have a strategic importance for our defence," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "While we approve of our economy getting a boost... we should also consider the security aspect that may be compromised if we fail to adequately study the implications of leasing these to foreigners," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “Initially, sa ngayon (right now) so far nakikita natin (we see) it’s negative. As I’ve said, we should never let our guards down, patuloy ang ating pagmo-monitor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "On our part, we have to consults the commanders in the area, the local chief executives, and the residents of the place as regards the situation on the ground as bases of our assessment and recommendation," "Our focus right now is to be able to help the PNP in the immediate resolution of the case, bring the perpetrators to the bar of justice, and the restoration of normalcy in the province," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo pointed out : "We are pleased that the AFP represents, as the Financial Executives of the Philippines president Atty. Eusebio Tan puts it, 'a good development' because the AFP is integral to our government and that its selection 'is good for the country'," External link

pna Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Those data which were based from our own inquiry and intelligence contributed to their deliberations that led to this confirmation," External link

pna Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

manilametro Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This springs from the outcome of the joint investigation by the AFP and the result of the DNA testing by the PNP of the samples taken from Mrs. Vilman Lasuca (mother) and Alhussin Alam Lasuca (brother)both Tausug Filipinos and that of Norman Lasuca, the suicide bomber,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The security environment in our country has changed," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Before, we only heard of IED [improvised explosive device] attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber,” “We [security forces] will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We pledge. We will prosecute vigorously and punish harshly anyone in the AFP who will violate the Articles of War, the AFP Code of Ethics, and the AFP core values of Honor, Service, and Patriotism. We assure our people of that resolve. We will throw the book at anyone who will transgress the immense thrust that the Filipino people repose on every soldier, airmen, sailors, and marines. We will do it to keep that faith," External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “This man was a battered son. He was a victim of physical abuse of his father who was a laborer back then,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We really need to watch our family and relatives to ensure that they won’t engage in these kind of acts,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This springs from the outcome of the joint investigation by the AFP and the result of the DNA testing by the PNP(Philippine National Police) of the samples taken from Mrs. Vilman Lasuca (mother) and Alhussin Alam Lasuca (brother) -- both Tausug Filipinos and that of Norman Lasuca, the suicide bomber," External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP and the PNP would like to allay the fears of our countrymen notwithstanding this development where we can confirm and is now confirming the incidence of the first suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by Norman Lasuca,” External link

pna Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “This man was a battered son. He was a victim of physical abuse of his father who was a laborer back then,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We really need to watch our family and relatives to ensure that they won’t engage in these kind of acts,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The security environment in our country has changed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Before, we only heard of IED [improvised explosive device] attacks, remote-controlled attacks, but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber,” “We [security forces] will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The AFP and the PNP would like to allay the fears of our countrymen notwithstanding this development where we can confirm and is now confirming the incidence of the first suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by Norman Lasuca,” “We wish to highlight the fact that the AFP has its keen focus on Sulu to defeat the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) put a stop to the terrorist activities and atrocities they commit against the people of Sulu, in Mindanao and the the country,” External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo noted : “Against this backdrop, we Filipinos should unite in this fight against terrorism. This is not only of the AFP’s and the PNP’s. This drive to protect our nation, our families, and our posterity from the ugly deadly face and outcome of terrorism is everybody's concern,” External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Before, we only heard of IED (improvised explosive device) attacks, remote-controlled attacks but this time an individual blew himself up as a full-fledged suicide bomber," "We (security forces) will have adjustments in techniques, tactics and procedures given this development," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That is our constitutional mandate and we will abide by it," External link

pna Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are in the process of pursuing leads to the perpetrators of the IED explosions in Sulu and Basilan. But we have no report so far pointing to the participation of such Egyptian couple," External link

pna Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The amount of PHP23.14M is for the GHQ only to disburse, which it actually distributed to some 949 wounded soldiers in the amounts and number of recipients as reflected in the report," External link

pna Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As early as the first Joint AFP-PNP Command Conference that he presided upon his assumption of office and in several other instances after that, he has conveyed that same message to the security forces,” “That was a random remark on the part of the President and Commander-in-Chief, in so far as the AFP is concerned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We are yet to determine with certainty whether this is an act of suicide bombing, although there is a high likelihood that this is suicide bombing. We haven't concluded our investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Whether this was a case of suicide bombing or not is still subject for our determination," "There is a high possibility that this is a case of suicide bombing but the conclusivity will still come after we have conducted and culminated our thorough investigation" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of the clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

pna Monday, June 17, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “There are many other individuals out there whose temporary liberties can be secured by a bond. Let Karapatan justify why they are selective with whom they will shell out money,” External link

pna Monday, June 17, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "Mahalaga ang impormasyon na makukuha natin sapagkat ito ang gagamitin na report sa ating higher level of government para kung mayroon man po silang diplomatic protest na ihahain for example ay magagamit po nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Marines, who are known for their professionalism, courage, loyalty, discipline, camaraderie, and esprit d’ corps in their field assignments, are usually requested as security detail which invariably bears on the personnel strength of its units especially those deployed in the frontline,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 2, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Philippine Marines ) : "The Corps has sent correspondence to their respective principals since last year informing them of the order requiring the Marines to report back to Headquarters for consequent deployment," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "And they will, in that return, be citing the bare truth refuting all the petitioners’ allegations and imputations. We will prove through evidence in the hearing that the charges are mere claims and are bereft of basis," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "In the intervening period, the AFP as the constitutionally mandated protector of the people and the state will not renege in its solemn obligation. We will ensure that no threat to public safety will undermine the existence of this republic. We owe it to our people because national security is paramount," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP-NPA wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "That is a totally detestable act by the CPP-NPA that deserves widespread, global condemnation. It only shows that contrary to their portrayed role, they are anti-IP progress. The CPP-NPA wants our rural folks to remain poor and dejected," External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “ROTC envisions to instill discipline and sense of purpose; respect for the laws and the authorities and obedience to rules and regulations to students in a military training environment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What will we expect from this bloc but oppose the ROTC Program because they stand to lose their pool of potential cadre recruits? Remember those students who were among the NPAs who died in armed confrontations in Batangas and Laguna? Both turned out to be from the University of the Philippines, in Manila and Los Baños, respectively,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “ROTC envisions to instill discipline and sense of purpose; respect for the laws and the authorities and obedience to rules and regulations to students in a military training environment,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “What will we expect from this bloc but oppose the ROTC Program because they stand to lose their pool of potential cadre recruits? Remember those students who were among the NPAs who died in armed confrontations in Batangas and Laguna? Both turned out to be from the University of the Philippines, in Manila and Los Baños, respectively,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Commission ) : “Meticulous planning and preparations seamlessly executed by government security forces and the Commission on Elections [Comelec] and their commanding presence in the polling areas deterred NPA atrocities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “In Mindanao where there are a number if identified election areas of concern, martial law prevented breach of law and order especially by various private armed and threat groups,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : “With the relatively peaceful and successful conduct of the elections and the counting almost over, the Chief of AFP Operations will recommend to the Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. the lowering or removal of the alert status within the day,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We advise the public to not be afraid and to go out and vote. This political exercise is very important to us Filipinos,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 13, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Your AFP will be on a support role with more than 35,000 members. Other deployment beyond this number will be determined by the situation on the ground base on the recommendations of the area commanders of the AFP, regional directors of the PNP, and of course, the Comelec," External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "This is not yet the decision on the merits of the case but the procedures of the writs," External link

pna Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We only see here the truth that they are not willing and ready to confront the AFP on the matters they accused the AFP of doing,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Carlos Isagani Zarate ) : "So far as there were two instances they were supposed to be there, they did not show themselves up. Congressman Zarate, hindi siya sumipot sa pagpunta sa (did not show up in the inspection on) 'Salugpungan' schools at itong huling sked (the last schedule), just over the weekend (April 28 and 29) Congressman Zarate and his team also did not show up in the investigation for ALCADEV schools," External link

pna Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP supports the NTF’s challenge to the so-called “Kamatayan” (Makabayan) Bloc the NUPL (National Union of Peoples' Lawyers), and it’s allied organizations for them to condemn terrorist CPP-NPA’s murder of many innocent civilians including children and minors; premeditated killing of former comrades who surrendered to government; of arson, extorting activity atrocities and many human rights violations of the terrorist group," External link

pna Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Both committed no crime. But both were victims of butchery by the CPP-NPA terrorist group whom the duo had to abandon for the sake of peace and brighter future they rightly aspired for their families. Both were victims of consummate injustice and criminal predisposition of this abhorred group," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 12, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This is one of clear instances of Karapatan coming to the aid and succor of the communists,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “There are many other individuals out there whose temporary liberties can be secured by a bond. Let Karapatan justify why they are selective with whom they will shell out money,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "It provided the opportunity to test individual and collective capabilities of the participants and their interoperability in both joint and combined combat and humanitarian assistance operations. It established that both nations can rely on the other and each other to combat contemporary and evolving global and regional security challenges," External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is Day of Valour,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is Araw ng Kagitingan,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Teachers affiliated with ACT teach in Salugpungan, ALCADEV, and other community schools a different brand of literacy and numeracy. A national anthem with altered lyrics and alphabets with new meanings all meant to foment violence and aggression. Certainly not the heroes they paint themselves to be,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Modern ) : “Teachers affiliated with ACT teach in Salugpungan, ALCADEV, and other community schools a different brand of literacy and numeracy. A national anthem with altered lyrics and alphabets with new meanings all meant to foment violence and aggression. Certainly not the heroes they paint themselves to be,” “Modern traitors are what they are. Painting a grim image of a country that drives investors and job opportunities away. To the same breed falls nominal leaders like Sison and his cohorts who live comfortably in the behest of a foreign judgment and with the money they amass from their unwitting benefactors and remittances from NPA’s extortion activities at the expense of their comrades who suffer hunger, fatigue, and death fighting the government that provides new opportunities to those who opted to abandon their lost cause and chose to rejoin their families,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "From the desolate and isolated islets and features in the crevices of our territorial seas; to the lonely and distant posts in the hinterlands; to the densely populated urban jungles where we perform our mission without fanfare, everyday is 'Araw ng Kagitingan'. Count on the AFP you can trust," External link

pna Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human-induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 8, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo pointed out : "We have specialized units and personnel under the Special Operations Command who are trained to deal with situations outside conventional warfare like unconventional and asymmetric threats," External link

pna Monday, April 8, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human-induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise," External link

pna Monday, April 8, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "To date, the friendship and the fight continues alongside one another in combating contemporary challenges of terrorism and in capacitating one another towards resilience to natural and human induced disasters among other events of significance covered in the exercise," External link

pna Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Mr. Sison has the temerity to call President Duterte ‘stupid’ for thinking that government will be successful in attaining peace by engaging NPA commanders and fighters on the ground instead of the CPP-NPA’s national leadership,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “They have realized that they have been deceived and have descended from their mountain hideouts to rejoin their families, avail of government benefits, and live normal lives,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Joma Sison ) : “Mr. Sison consistently calls localized peace talks as a waste of people’s money, cheap trick, absurd and stupid, and by other deriding terms. But enough is enough,” External link

pna Friday, March 22, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Naniniwala pa rin ang Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas na ang ROTC ay makabubuti sa ating kabataan," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The attackers belonging to MRGU, Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee deprived the people of the opportunity to live in a barangay powered by electricity where the children may enjoy some amenities to advance their learning and education," External link

pna Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Those who intended to peaceably assemble and express their views were able to do so as enshrined in the Constitution. The AFP adheres to and supports this provision and thus, together with the PNP (Philippine National Police), has ensured that our citizens were able to exercise such rights," External link

pna Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "These are affirmations of two things: first, of the existence of serious threats that attempt to rise publicly and take arms against Government to remove from the allegiance of government and its laws territory of the Philippines or any part thereof and deprive the President any of his powers or prerogatives; and second, of the AFP’s unwavering commitment to suppress and defeat all such threats," External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Benjamin Madrigal ) : "General Madrigal, Jr. thanks the Supreme Court, Congress, and the people for their trust and confidence on their AFP. He calls on fellow Filipinos to take security a personal commitment for the safety not only of each other but of their families as well," External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They will be given security briefing. We also expect them to abide and cooperate with our security forces for the mutual objective of protecting them in order for them to perform their tasks safely,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “They will be given security briefing. We also expect them to abide and cooperate with our security forces for the mutual objective of protecting them in order for them to perform their tasks safely,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “After being initially led to the countryside allegedly to experience life with the people, these young men and women were constantly brain-washed about perceived social ills, their emotions aroused, until they are ripe for the terrorist movement. They were recruited, taught to wield arms, and eventually meet their untimely and unfortunate death fighting government security forces,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "After being initially led to the countryside allegedly to experience life with the people, these young men and women were constantly brain-washed about perceived social ills, their emotions aroused, until they are ripe for the terrorist movement. They were recruited, taught to wield arms, and eventually meet their untimely and unfortunate death fighting government security forces," External link

pna Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The NPA terrorists continue to lurk in our schools and communities spying for new recruits to fill the dwindling number of their cadres. Be on the lookout. Report the presences of these unscrupulous individuals to your AFP and allow us to save your children/students," External link

pna Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The [Armed Forces] is and will remain professional, non-partisan and true to its mandate of protecting the people in the exercise of their political rights and in electing their leaders who will manage the affairs of the state,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The [Armed Forces] is and will remain professional, non-partisan and true to its mandate of protecting the people in the exercise of their political rights and in electing their leaders who will manage the affairs of the state,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 11, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "We hope that the good Mayor of Cotabato City will bring her charges to the proper forum and substantiate her allegations than besmirch the good reputation of the AFP through media," External link

pna Monday, February 11, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "All of these pre-emptive, pro-active measures, (and we are hoping that the public will understand) that we have to do this," External link

pna Monday, February 11, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “This requires a lot of processes because even if we locate all of those [ordnances] that need to be located, we still have to observe certain procedures, even with those who have expertise in ordnances, but they are the ones who could help in unearthing these items,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Infantry Battalion ) : “He was previously reported to be seriously wounded during the fierce encounter between the ASG and the AFP’s 41st Infantry Battalion,” “Progress reports from various sources on the ground indicate that he eventually died due to the severe injuries he sustained in that firefight. Notwithstanding these reports that tend to confirm each other, our troops in the area endeavor to locate his remains for us to conclusively report through DNA test that he indeed is dead,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Notwithstanding these reports that tend to confirm each other, our troops in the area endeavor to locate his remains for us to conclusively report through a DNA test that he indeed is dead,” “His death, when conclusively established, deals a serious blow to the leadership of this terrorist group,” External link

arabnews Friday, February 8, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “is one of the ASG’s notorious sub-leaders who perpetrated many kidnappings, beheadings and other terrorist attacks, including the twin blast in Jolo Cathedral,” External link

arabnews Friday, February 8, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “There may be a breach of security but not security lapse. A truism is that there is no impenetrable barrier. The AFP may have foiled 99 outof 100 attempts; but a singular successful try doesn’t mean government security forces have been remiss of their job. The fact that five soldiers, now six, made the ultimate sacrifice during the blast prove that they religiously performed their level best to protect and rush to the rescue of the victims of the blast,” External link

manilametro Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "There may be a breach of security but not security lapse. A truism is that there is no impenetrable barrier. The AFP may have foiled 99 out of 100 attempts; but a singular successful try doesn’t mean government security forces have been remiss of their job. The fact that five soldiers, now six, made the ultimate sacrifice during the blast prove that they religiously performed their level best to protect and rush to the rescue of the victims of the blast," External link

pna Friday, February 1, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Let us remain vigilant and pro-active. We exhort our citizens: for your help and cooperation with your government security forces in addressing these evolving challenges," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "That’s still propaganda as at this time. They have been doing false claims in the past. An example is the Resorts World incident (in June 2, 2017 where scores of people suffocated to death after a gunman went amuck and torched some of the gambling tables)," External link

pna Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Manila Bay ) : "The AFP's participation in the Manila Bay clean-up drive is part of its staunch commitment to help protect the environment and preserve it for posterity. The AFP vigorously supports other agencies to ensure that the next generation will experience the beauty of the Bay famous worldwide for its majestic sunset," External link

pna Monday, January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "Noting that those bells were made instruments in defense of the community at that point in our history, it is therefore an icon of nationalism, patriotism, and personal sacrificed in the pursuit of freedom. And its return to the people of Eastern Samar, especially at this time of the year, is of immense significance," External link

pna Monday, December 10, 2018 7:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : "The bells will be (tolling) again this Christmas," External link

pna Monday, December 10, 2018 7:14:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Maj Gen ) : “There is nothing irregular with the designation of Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) vice Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. The latter was replaced not for any issues of corruption or anomalies as insinuated by some posts in social media. This recent change in the PAF leadership is part of the ongoing movement in the top posts in the AFP hierarchy,” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:39:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Satur Ocampo ) : “If there is anything they (Ocampo and Castro) must be afraid of, it is not their so-called ‘red-tagging’ by the AFP. It is the cases legally and validly filed against them and the mounting evidence against their infamous version of ‘rescue,’” External link

inquirer Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo disclosed : "He is a compassionate commander to those whom he worked with and even with friends or adversaries. This is evident in the unprecedented number of terrorist NPA surrenderers in Eastern Mindanao. Notwithstanding these attributes, Lt. Gen. Madrigal, Jr. is an amiable officer, cheerful, and easy to get along with," External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:29:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We do not want to give them the opportunity to gather and mass up, to joyfully celebrate their 50th anniversary,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:34:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Sulu Archipelago ) : “The Armed Forces of the Philippines, in support to national leadership, is determined to engage squarely and defeat decisively all threat to national security that are harboring in Sulu,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Sulu Archipelago ) : “The 11th ID is envisioned to effectively and efficiently engage and decisively defeat the lingering threat in Sulu in the soonest time possible,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The unit shall be oriented, armed and equipped to address the peculiarity of the enemy, weather and terrain; as well as enemy techniques, tactics and procedure; and other variables that are unique to the island province of Sulu,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:17:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "The AFP has always been in support role to PDEA, Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in any illegal drugs operations unless we are otherwise requested to lead especially in conflict-affected areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “If they will be the one shooting at us first, we have to continue our combat operations and then we have to also protect ourselves especially if we are the ones being shot at first [by the hostages forced to fight soldiers],” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We are just as eager as you are in finishing this war, we are just as interested as everyone else to ensure that we would be able to finish this and to get into full swing the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : "Mabuti po ang impormasyon na iyan sapagkat ito po ang maibibigay sa atin ng pagkakataon na sa lokasyon kung saan sila naroroon ngayon ay ma-neutralize na po natin ang mga leader upang hindi na sila muling makapaghasik ng kaguluhan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 2, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "Bagama't we have attained significant gains in terms of our military operation, marami pa rin po tayong hinaharap na hamon na kailangan pa nating magawa para finally, pwede na nating masabi na tapos na ang krisis sa Marawi at pwede na nating umpisahan ang reconstruction at rehabilitation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 2, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It is apparent through the statement of those who surrendered that their comrades are now experiencing hardships within their organization, and they are willing to avail of the opportunities being offered by the government to former NPA rebels,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “It is apparent through the statement of those who surrendered that their comrades are now experiencing hardships within their organization, and they are willing to avail of the opportunities being offered by the government to former NPA rebels,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “We are inclined to believe that there are genuine surrender feelers,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Everyday, their number of casualties have been increasing. All possible exits are being guarded,” “They only have two options: either they surrender or they die,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “It allows us access from the outside of Marawi City to the main battle area specifically inside [Marawi]. We consider this as a victory for the military since these [bridges]were previously held by terrorists as their strategic areas,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:35:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “desist from extortion, desist from killing soldiers, especially those that are not in combat operation,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : "desist from extortion, desist from killing soldiers, especially those that are not in combat operation," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “This has been our routine that we have a unit on standby to support the Philippine National Police in all engagements or in all activities that happens in Metro Manila,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Ferdinand Marcos ) : “This means that we actually have requests from [media companies]to set up cameras to cover the event, but this was declined by the [Marcos] family because they would rather have a private event,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo added : “Definitely, it is not the AFP who will take this as a primary concern but the PNP (national police) especially in the exercise of the people’s freedom of expression,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “That being the case, we are preparing our contingencies although this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 9:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Until we have a physical evidence in our hands that would allow us to confirm 100 percent that it was his (Abdullah) body or if we won’t be able to recognize such, we can conduct DNA testing that would show that it is indeed him, we are not saying 100 percent that Abdullah was indeed neutralized,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 9:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “That being the case, we are preparing our contingencies preparing for this, although, this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “preparing for contingencies, although, this is an NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) matter,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 4, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The arrest and detention of these individuals is a significant development in the government’s security cooperation with Malaysia and other neighboring countries in Asia to curb terrorism including attempts to recruit new members or entice individuals to support terrorism or violent extremism,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 3, 2017 8:09:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The arrest and detention of these individuals is a significant development in the [Philippine] government’s security cooperation with Malaysia and other neighboring countries in Asia to curb terrorism, including attempts to recruit new members or entice individuals to support terrorism or violent extremism,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 3, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “He is the man fit for the job. He is expected to deliver especially at this time [the AFP]is faced with challenges when it comes to violent extremism. In fact, our President had said that after [the conflict in]Marawi, he will be focusing on counter-insurgency,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We also have psychosocial intervention so the leadership of AFP and PNP saw that it will be easier and more approachable if we will be sending female [soldiers and policemen]to Marawi,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “As what we are saying, this is an isolated case, it has been shown that this is a very isolated incident. The military is committed that this will not happen again,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “Even the most serious critics of martial law would understand that there should be due process observed before we should be able to condemn a person,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo told : “At least, we know that our targets are still within the area and we hope that we will be able to neutralize them then and there will be no next chapters or continuation of their atrocities and terrorist activities that might spread out the country,” External link

manilatimes Monday, August 14, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “The Chief-of-Staff desisted on [sic] bringing this Army battalion due to the [recent positive developments] ongoing there,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 7, 2017 8:12:00 PM EAT

Edgard Arevalo said : “We don’t want to mention specifics because even the President did not mention any specific places but what we can tell you is (it’s) just in Mindanao because since the beginning, we saw that there was a big threat in that island,” “There have been many instances in the past that we saw actual terror attacks in Mindanao so what we can just say is that this is an information that we cannot debunk. That is why we have taken all necessary efforts,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
colonel37.11%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
spokesman3.09%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
spokesperson1.03%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
chief9.79%EN10/04/201704/10/2017
col3.61%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
head1.03%EN09/03/201703/09/2017
affairs office chief colonel1.03%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
public affairs office chief colonel1.03%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
public affairs office chief1.03%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
affairs office chief1.03%EN05/24/201724/05/2017
colonel3.61%FR04/07/201707/04/2017
pao office chief colonel0.52%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
afp pao office chief colonel0.52%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
armed forces spokesman1.03%EN02/27/201727/02/2017
afp spokesperson0.52%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
porta-voz do exército3.09%PT02/15/201715/02/2017
porta-voz3.09%PT02/11/201711/02/2017
armed forces spokesman colonel0.52%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
afp chief0.52%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
afp spokesman0.52%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
lieutenant-colonel4.64%EN02/21/201021/02/2010
lieutenant-colonel4.64%FR02/21/201021/02/2010
coronel0.52%PT02/21/201021/02/2010
colonnello9.79%IT06/13/200913/06/2009
lieutenant colonel2.06%EN06/13/200913/06/2009
tenente colonnello4.64%IT04/24/200924/04/2009
Names Lang Count
Edgard ArevaloEN79.52%
Edgard ArevaloES13.65%
Edgard ArevaloFR2.39%
Edgard ArevaloPT1.37%
Edgard ArévaloPT1.02%
Edgardo ArevaloEN1.02%
Edgardo ArevaloFR0.68%
Edgard ArevaloPL0.34%
Edgardo ArévaloES0.00%


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