Month: August 2016

Bureau of Immigration Released 117 Indonesian Illegal Passport Holder

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has released the 117 Indonesian nationals who were arrested for holding Philippine passports to the custody of the Indonesian embassy in Manila. Atty. Antonette Mangrobang, BI Spokesperson, confirmed that the foreigners were under Indonesian Embassy supervision since Friday. “They have been released to the Indonesian embassy by the […]

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Asagiri Class DS_Yugiri Destroyer

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Warships Visits Manila

Two ships of Escort Division Seven of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) have arrived early morning at Pier 15, South Harbor Manila for a goodwill visit that started Monday and will end on Thursday. The Murasame-class destroyer JS Yūdachi (DD-103) and the Asagiri-class destroyer JS Yuugiri (DD-153), said Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Lued […]

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Naval Blockade in Sulu Areas to Prevent Abu Sayyaf Reinforcement

MANILA – Philippine Navy (PN) units are now blocking strategic areas of Sulu to prevent Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sympathizers from resupplying and reinforcing their beleaguered comrades in the island. AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a press briefing Monday. “While not sufficiently large to support (all its commitment) it has sufficient […]

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Scorpene Class Submarine

Future Australian Submarine in Jeopardy?

CANBERRA – French shipbuilder DCNS is seeking legal action against The Australian newspaper as it fears its publication could reveal secret details of its Scorpene-class submarines after more than 22,000 files were leaked to the public last week. In April 2016, France has beaten Germany and Japan to build a 12   submarine for Australia […]

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Military Units in Lanao on Red alert in Wake of Jailbreak

MANILA – All military units in Lanao del Sur put on a region-wide red alert in the wake of the attack on its provincial jail which led to the release of 28 prisoners, including eight members of the Maute Group, last Aug. 27. “We have given a region-wide red alert (for this jailbreak and as […]

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Littoral Combat Ship USS Forthworth (LCS-3) Visits Cebu

MANILA -US Navy’s littoral combat ship, the USS Forthworth (LCS-3) has arrived in Cebu Sunday. This was the ship’s second port call as they transit back to their homeport of San Diego, California. LCS is designed to satisfy the urgent requirement for shallow draft vessels to operate in the littoral (coastal waters) to counter growing […]

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No War Between China and the Philippines – Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine issue (South China Sea) as he reiterated his stand for peace. President Duterte in his speech during the commemoration of the National […]

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Mischief Reef (Kagitingan reef)

Respect! Cambodian Prime Minister Responds to Vietnamese Comment

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen reiterated late Friday that the South China Sea issue should be settled through peaceful negotiations by the parties directly concerned. “The South China Sea conflict should be resolved peacefully by the Chinese and Vietnamese governments,” the prime minister wrote on his official Facebook page in […]

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Philippine Air Force Php 40 Million Brand New Parts Procurement

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of PHP 40,000,000.00 for the acquisition of brand-new motors for its 2.75 inch rockets which are used to arm its MD-520 and AW-109 attack helicopters. AgustaWestland AW109E Power helicopter is a three-ton class eight seat twin engine helicopter, often seen as one of the aircrafts with the […]

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Philippine Navy’s 5 Warships to Undergo Maintenance

The Philippine Navy (PN) has allocated PHP2.863 million for the repair and maintenance of its five oldest patrol vessels. Winning bidders are required to complete the repair within 45 calendar days. These ships are the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19), BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), BRP Cebu (PS-28), BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), and the BRP Rizal (PS-74). All […]

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BRP Andress Bonifacio FF-17

Del Pilar Class Frigate Php 6 Million Repair and Maintenance

The Philippine Navy (PN) is allocating the sum of PHP 6,095,160 for the acquisition of materials needed for the repairs and maintenance of the naval guns of frigates BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16). The two ships are the former Hamilton-class cutters acquired from the US through the Excess Defense Articles […]

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M-35 Truck Ph Army

PHP 20 Million M-35 Truck Spare Parts Acquisition

The Philippine Army (PA) is allocating PHP20 million for the procurement of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repair of its M-35 cargo trucks. The Philippine Army Bids and Awards Committee will hold a pre-conference at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 at its office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Receipt and opening of bid […]

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China First Island and Second Island Chain

Philippines has no intention to go to war with China

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed hope that China will deal with the Philippines in good faith regarding the issue on West Philippine Sea (WPS). ”I hope China is dealing with us in good faith. They seem to be conciliatory. We’re not insisting on arbitral judgement,” President Duterte […]

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PCG conducts humanitarian mission to Pag-asa Island

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday that it successfully conducted its first humanitarian mission in the communities living in Pag-asa Island in Palawan. Commander Armand Balilo, PCG spokesperson said that the supplies were boarded by BRP Batangas (SARV-004) vessel last week to provide assistance to the countrymen residing there. The goods were provided by […]

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Duterte Wants Lorenzana as PHL envoy to US and Gibo as Defense Chief

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that he has offered the post of Philippine ambassador to the United States to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and is eyeing former Defense Secretary Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. to replace the former. In an ambush interview at Malacañang Palace, the President said that he […]

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PMA Class of 1984 Appointed 5th ID Commander

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — Brig. Gen. Paul T. Atoll, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1984, was appointed commander of the Isabela-based 5th Infantry Division Monday. He replaced Major Gen. Lysander A. Suerte who retired from the service early this month. Prior his appointment to the 5th Infantry Division, Atal served […]

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