Korean Warship

Steel Cutting for New Philippine Navy Corvettes to Begin in May and November 2023

The construction of two brand-new corvettes to augment the Philippine Navy’s two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates is set to begin with steel cutting in May and November of 2023. This was announced by Department of National Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong, who stated that South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is currently finalizing the critical […]

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Philippine Navy BRP ISMAEL LOMIBAO (PC-383) Conducted Naval Gun Test

BRP ISMAEL LOMIBAO (PC383) conducted its 1st Quarter Naval Gun Test Firing at vicinity 4.5 nautical miles NE off Diuata Point, Misamis Oriental on March 18, 2021. The test-firing of guns was successfully and safely conducted with satisfactory results and implemented in strict adherence to COVID-19 Health Protocol and Guidelines. Said activity aims to maintain […]

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Vietnamese Vessel

Philippine Marine Troops and PNP Apprehended Vietnamese Vessel

Marine Troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team-6 of 2nd Marine Brigade together with PNP personnel of the Turtle Islands MPS apprehended one (1) Vietnamese Vessel while fishing in Philippine waters in Tawi Tawi. The marines and police were conducting Maritime Security Patrol in support of Law Enforcement Operations in the waters off Bakungan Island […]

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M/V Ivestos

Philippine Navy NFWM Rescue Unconscious Boat Captain

Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) thru its Naval Task Force 61 (NTF61) and Naval Task Group Tawi-Tawi (NTG-TT) immediately dispatched its Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC BA488) to conduct rescue and assistance operation as a response to a medical distress call sent by M/V Ivestos to LMS Bongao last 13 March 2021. The patient was identified […]

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BlackHawk Helicopter

More Blackhawk Helicopter to the Philippine Air Force

President Rodrigo Duterte approved 15 Black Hawk helicopters’ procurement to address the growing helicopter lifting insufficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The President granted the request during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañang Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser.According to the Department of National Defense, they require a total of […]

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Philippine Marines Arrested Wanted Individuals in Tawi-Tawi

Zambonga City – Marine troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 (MBLT-12) together with the members of the Philippine National Police conducted a Joint Law Enforcement Operation at the Municipality of Panglima Sugala, early dawn of February 02, 2021. The successful operation led to the arrest of Suraidi Umbing, 70 years old, and Arasad Mukin, […]

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Philippine Air Force Precision Guided Bombs is Here

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday said the “smart munitions” given to them by the United States would be of great help to their ongoing efforts to eliminate the terrorist menace in the country. “These smart munitions with such capability and precision will aid immensely the AFP in ridding the country of […]

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Vietnam Oil Field

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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