Philippine Navy aircraft patrols, delivers equipment to Pag-asa Island

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces West, through a Britten Norman Islander aircraft, conducted a maritime air surveillance over Kalayaan Island Group and delivered equipment and supplies to Pagasa Island. Naval Forces West said that on July 29 the Naval Air Operating Squadron–West conducted the said mission. “The Britten Norman Islander aircraft piloted by Lcdr Jeffrey […]Read More

Chinese drug suspect killed, shabu seized

A Chinese drug suspect was killed while four others were arrested in three separate anti-illegal drug operations in Quezon City, Valenzuela City and Bulacan province that also netted some PHP1.48 billion worth of shabu on Sunday. One of the drug suspects, identified as Wu Zishen, 50, was killed during the buy-bust operation in Balagtas town […]Read More

Indonesia, Philippines hold coordinated patrol

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao successfully conducted the 2nd Leg of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT PHILINDO XXXV-21) with the Indonesian Navy at the vicinity of 20 Nautical Miles Southwest off Balut Island, Sarangani, Davao Occidental July 28-30, 2021. The activity was participated by BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36), Philippine Naval air asset NV394 and KRI-Layang […]Read More

US destroyer, littoral combat ship form action group in South

Comprised of ships and personnel from three U.S. 7th Fleet task forces, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), and a detachment from Commander, Task Group (CTG) 75.1/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 joined together to form a Surface Action Group (SAG) while underway in […]Read More

US-led Pacific Partnership 2021 begins in Manila

Pacific Partnership 21, the annual U.S-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with a medical subject matter expert exchange at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) arrived at the mission port July 14, where […]Read More

US addressed issues on security ties ‘with good faith’: Locsin

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday handed over the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III. In a statement following their meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Locsin said the US has shown its commitment to fulfilling its obligations […]Read More

US, PHL sign Aeronautical, Maritime Search and Rescue Agreement

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires John C. Law signed the Philippine-United States Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement on 30 July 2021. The AMSAR Agreement provides delimitations on the search and rescue regions of the Philippines and the United States. It fosters stronger bilateral cooperation in […]Read More

US, PHL complete Army-to-Army exercise

The Philippine Army together with the United States Army completed Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 on July 31, 2021 at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. The Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 is a three-week bilateral Army-to-Army exercise composed of 15 training events including urban operations, intelligence, combat engineers operations, indirect fires, medical planning, counter-IED, Military […]Read More

PCG’s 1st 94-meter patrol vessel launched in Japan

The first of two 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project Phase II (MSCIP Phase 2) has been launched at the Shimonoseki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan today, 26 July 2021. The two MRRVs […]Read More