PHL, Australia navy ships hold maritime engagement

The Philippine Navy’s frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) conducted a maritime engagement on September 26 as part of the at-sea phase of Exercise Lumbas 2021. Exercise Lumbas 2021 aims to strengthen cooperation and promote peace and stability within the region. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships are Canberra-class landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra (L02), Anzac-class frigate […]Read More

Task Force Davao seizes 62 unlicensed firearms

Sixty-two unlicensed firearms and PHP48,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized from two travelers at Lacson Checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on September 25. The said checkpoint is jointly operated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National (PNP) under Task Force Davao (TFD) in collaboration with the Davao City Police Office […]Read More

PNP chief Eleazar orders replacement of PNPA director

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar has ordered the replacement of PNP Academy (PNPA) director Police Major General Rhoderick Armamento. Change in leadership will be effective September 29. Police Major General Alexander Sampaga will take over PNPA leadership, while Armamento will take Sampaga’s position at the Directorate for Information and Communications […]Read More

SMC breaks ground for Pasig River Expressway project

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Public Works and Highways Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Service Maria Catalina Cabral, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project along the Pasig River in Pandacan, Manila on September 24. SMC describes […]Read More

3 Royal Australian Navy ships arrive in Manila

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Canberra-class landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra (L02), Anzac-class frigate HMAS Anzac (FFH150), and fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius (O266) are currently in the Philippines as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). The three Australian navy ships reportedly arrived at Manila Harbor on September 26. IPE21 is Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity with partner […]Read More

Army Aviation Regiment hangar inaugurated in Fort Magsaysay

The Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inaugurated the new Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) Project for the Philippine Army’s Aviation Regiment in Fort Magsaysay today, September 25, 2021. The new Regiment’s hangar facility was inaugurated by DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana represented […]Read More

BRP Antonio Luna holds chemical attack defense drills

The Philippine Navy (PN)’s BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) has demonstrated its capability to protect its crewmen from a chemical attack. “As the newest and the most capable asset in the Philippine Navy, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) conducts regular training and exercise so that it can respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks,” a […]Read More

Red Cross labs to undergo quality control assessment

The Department of Health (DOH) regularly monitors all its accredited laboratories, including those operated by the Philippine Red Cross, as part of its quality assurance (QA) control. All laboratory outputs are screened by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the country’s national reference laboratory, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a media briefing on […]Read More

Visayas Command welcomes new commander

The Visayas Command (VISCOM) welcomed Major General Robert Dauz as its new Commander in a Change of Command Ceremony held on Wednesday, September 22. The AFP Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr. presided over the ceremony in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City. MGen Dauz took over the leadership from Major General Pio Diñoso III […]Read More

AFP to deploy Medical Contingent in NCR

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will deploy five (5) medical teams to augment the health system capability of hospitals in the National Capital Region as its COVID19 cases continue to rise. Two teams will come from the Philippine Army, and one each from the AFP Health Services Command, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air […]Read More