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After Basa Airbase Facility, US Military to Open-up Palawan Facility

China has developed military bases and placed missiles on artificial islands in the disputed waters that are subject to claims by many bordering countries, including the Philippines. Recently, the Philippines and the United States on Tuesday launched the first facility under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). Officials present at the inauguration at Basa Air […]

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Mine Countermeasures

US Navy Mine Countermeasures Ship Visited Palawan

Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for a port visit for resupply and routine maintenance purposes, May 9. Pioneer and Patriot sailors will also have the opportunity to learn about the Filipino culture and engage with the Puerto Princesa community. For many Filipino-American […]

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LS-550 Landing Ship

The arrival of Several Armoured Vehicle in Jolo, Sulu

Loaded in Philippine Navy BRP Bacolod City (LS-550), several armored vehicles from Philippine Army unloaded in Jolo, Sulu to provide assistance this coming May 13, election. Here’s the arrival of military assets of Armed Forces of the Philippines Several of the newly acquired tanks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrive in Jolo Sulu […]

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Vietnam Boats

Vietnam Strongly Oppose Fishing Banned Impose by China in the West Philippine Sea

Vietnam strongly opposed and firmly rejected China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the South China Sea where the prohibition of fishing covers the Exclusive Economic Zone of neighboring countries. The ban started on May 1 and will be ended on August 16, 2019. No fishing activities are allowed in parts of the sea under […]

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Two US Navy Warship Challenge Chinese Occupation in Spratly Islands

The United States Navy guided-missile destroyers Preble and Chung Hoon to conduct freedom of navigation operation within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands, a U.S. military spokesperson told Reuters news agency. According to Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the Seventh Fleet, the innocent passage aimed to challenge excessive […]

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Grenade

Taiwanese Coast Guard Vessel Threw Stun Grenade at Chinese fishermen

Reported by CNA, on Thursday the Chinese fishing vessels crossed the maritime boundary between China and Taiwan in the waters of Matsu. Despite several warnings by a Taiwanese Coast Guard to leave Taiwan maritime border, the sailors of the Chinese fishing boats refused and threw rocks at the Taiwanese vessel. The Coast Guard patrol boat […]

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Bulgarian Bird Detained and Accused of Spying Yemen

Bulgarian Vulture detained for spying and became hostage to the Yemeni Army. According to Ivelin Ivanov, the army confiscated the bird in suspicion that the vulture is a spy because they think the transmitter is a spy device. After they sent a letter, Yemen Embassy in Bulgaria managed to convince the commander of the army […]

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MOU Between Croatia and the Philippines

Defense Secretary Lorenzana Signed Defense MOU Between PH-Croatian Government

The Department of National Defense recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Defense Cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, increasing bilateral defense relations between the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević last […]

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North Korea

Failed Negotiation with US–North Korea Launches Another Type of Missile

North Korea test-fired a new variety of tactical guided weapon as a possible sign of its displeasure with unfinished nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea’s latest weapons test emphasized the sensitivity around confronting North Korea’s vast arsenal of missiles. While Washington is preoccupied with North Korea’s attempt to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs, South Korea, […]

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CVN 77

Days Before the US Secretary Visit, China Strongly Disagree with US Operation in the West Philippine Sea

The first visit of the United States Secretary Michael Pompeo to the country acts a great chance for the United States to better know the country’s independent foreign policy, a political analyst said. Pompeo arrives in the Philippines recently and meet with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and pay a courtesy call on President […]

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US Supply Ship

China Appeal the Philippines Not to Ban Chinese Companies

Two Chinese companies are reportedly interested in buying the Philippines’ largest shipyard, once an important US naval base in the Pacific region. Some Philippine politicians have expressed concern over a possible Chinese takeover, saying it will be a very significant national security issue. An unexpected choice is brewing in the Philippines. Since the start of […]

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Lots of Patriot Missiles: Google Maps Found Missile Defence Location of Taiwan

Defense Ministry officials in Taiwan are requesting Google to obscure the country’s missile defense locations, which were exposed in 3D detail in the newest upgrade of Google’s satellite map application. Taiwan Defence Minister, Yen Teh-fa said an agency had been set up to work with Google and seek changes to safeguard national security and to […]

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Another Contender to Patrol the West Philippine Sea: The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom will deploy its Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth with her attached air wing Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth jets and carrier strike group to patrol the disputed South China Sea alongside the U.S. Navy. The 65,000 metric ton HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be fully operational by 2020. Carrier air wing consists […]

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United States Conduct Another Patrols in Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef)

Two United States Navy warships sailed close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday, freedom of navigation where China strongly against it. According to China’s foreign ministry, the country’s navy warned the U.S. warships as they tried to assert free navigation rights in the disputed South China Sea. The ships sailed close […]

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China Poaching

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sailed Away Together With Ten Japanese Inspector

Japan government protested to China as Chinese trawler suspected poaching off Japan’s Coast and sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the boarding occurred on November 5 in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off Kagoshima, adding that a complaint about the “vicious” case had been made via diplomatic channels. The […]

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China Y-9

Japan And South Korea Intercept China Military Aircraft

Japan and South Korea scrambled fighter jets to track a Chinese military aircraft that flew close to their airspace on Thursday. According to Yonhap News Agency, the PLA aircraft believed to be a Y-9 type reconnaissance aircraft entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone on three separate instants within the day without providing any notice […]

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Bataan Nuclear

Defense Secretary Support Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana support the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as its benefits the country. “Wala naman ako nakikita dahil it will just be revived to generate electricity. Hindi naman tayo siguro capable to develop our own nuclear bomb, pero hindi naman siguro yung purpose nun,” Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Lorenzana said […]

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USS Greeneville and Emory S. Land host Philippine delegates aboard ship, submarine during port visit

PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines – The crews of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) welcomed Philippine officials aboard today for a tour and opportunity to meet and have lunch with submarine force crewmembers. Cmdr. Terry A. Nemec, Greeneville’s commanding officer, hosted Armed Forces of the […]

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