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Philippines Restart Gas Exploration in West Ph Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted his predecessor’s ban on oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea, bringing the country one step closer to implementing a joint exploration deal with China. Duterte’s shift to China policy enabled the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Manila and Beijing for a joint oil and gas exploration […]

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Sovereign Markers Installed in Northern Part of Philippines’ Territory

The Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) and Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) completed the construction and installation of sovereign markers in the 11 uninhabited islands in Northern Philippines on 18 August 2020. The sovereign marker symbolizes the assertion of our country’s absolute sovereignty over the said uninhabited islands and over the surrounding territorial waters. This marker […]

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Philippines Would Not Sanction Chinese Firms Involved in Building West Ph Sea Islands

The Philippines will not stop infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will make its own decisions, not those of a foreign power, the president’s spokesman said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte will not follow the United States move to sanction Chinese firms involved in building and militarising artificial South […]

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Tarlac and Frigates

AFP Aircraft and Ships Could Be Utilized To Bring Home OFWs

The government will use ships and aircraft of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to send the 24,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stuck in quarantine centers to their respective provinces. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the Department of Health […]

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Philippine Navy Newest Warship–Sea Trials Successful

The first sea trials of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first-ever guided-missile frigate, confirmed successfully. According to Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, the first sea trials which took place last November 23 to 27 were successful. Even the tests reach Sea State 4 conditions. Sea State 4 […]

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Philippine Army Will Get this Land-based Weapon System

The Philippines would become the first nation to purchase the missile if the two parties manage to seal an agreement. Indian and the Philippines officials are reportedly negotiating the price terms of a potential sale of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Philippines. Part of the negotiations is after-sale logistics to enlist the 292 […]

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Philippine Army Recovered AK-47 Rifle and Munitions

Government troops seized ammunition and electric wires used to explode improvised explosive devices (IEDs) following an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas before midnight Sunday in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Soldiers recovered 23 rounds of ammunition for AK47 rifle and an AK47 magazine assembly, along with several meters of electric wire. They also found […]

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Philippine Air force Cobra Helis

Philippine Air Force Cobra’s Are Here!

Recently Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy strategic airlifter arrive in Clark Air Base today, bringing the Philippine Air Force Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopter. This information is confirmed by the Maxdefense community lately. The attack helicopter, Bell AH-1S Cobra gunships previously used by the Royal Jordanian Air Force and were offered to the Philippines in 2017. […]

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Disputed Area

Chinese Marine Corps Hold Aggressive Drill to Win War

The Chinese Marine Corps recently conducted massive amphibious landing drills in a move that, according to specialists, “it is aimed at gathering experience and winning wars.” Two ships involved in the drills are the Baxianshan landing ship from the People’s Liberation Army’s East China Sea Fleet and the Luoxiaoshan landing ship from the PLA South […]

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Indonesia and Philippine Navy Maritime Maneuver Begins

Four naval warships will be used in Maritime Training Activity. Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao will deploy Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas Apolinario Mabini and BRP Liberato Picar, while the Indonesian will be using KRI Layang and KRI Pandarong Warship. The first Philippine-Indonesia Maritime Training Activity starts at the Naval Station Felix, Apolinario, Panacan, on Monday. […]

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US Coast Guard Cutter Successfully Return After 162 Days of Patrolling Several Allied EEZ

The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) is finally returned to their homeport of Alameda following a 162-day deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The ship crew patrolled and administered operations, including the enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by gathering intelligence on vessels […]

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Who Else Want to Accept Additional US Coast Guard Cutter?

The United States is giving Vietnam’s coastguard a second cutter vessel, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said last Wednesday, vowing to maintain a regular military presence in the disputed South China Sea. “This ship represents another concrete symbol for our strengthening relationship,” Esper said during a speech to a group of students at the Diplomatic […]

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