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

PNR Calamba receives ‘record-breaking’ number of bids

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Calamba project has received a “record number” of 34 bids from six local and 17 international companies to participate in the construction of the 40.5-kilometer rail project. In a Facebook post, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said the record turnout is proof that the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, […]Read More

Lorenzana gives Duterte 90% rating in protecting PHL peace, security

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana gave President Rodrigo R. Duterte a rating of “90 percent” in terms of his administration’s accomplishments in preserving peace and security in the country. “As far as (the) DND is concerned, ang rating ni Presidente ay 90 percent dahil nadagdagan niya ‘yung equipment ng ating mga sundalo at maganda yung direktiba niya sa amin […]Read More

AFP chief commits AFP support to Pagasa, Kalayaan Islands dev’t

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, has pledged the military’s support for the development of Pagasa Island and the protection of the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG). In a virtual meeting with Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez on July 19, Sobejana acknowledged the need to turn Pagasa Island into a “logistics hub” to […]Read More

PHL Coast Guard lauded; higher budget for WPS patrols, fishermen

After the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel BRP Cabra’s successful challenge against a Chinese navy warship, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday said that higher budget is needed to provide much-needed support for patrols in the West Philippine Sea and ensure protection of our fishermen and territorial waters. “Ang galing ng ating David sa kanilang […]Read More

Duterte pleased by Chinese ships’ readiness to leave PHL waters

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the mended relationship between the Philippines and China has made it “very easy” to ask Chinese ships to leave Philippine waters. Duterte’s statement came after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a meeting held in Davao City on Monday night, reported that the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recently drove away […]Read More

3 modernized public schools rising in City of Manila

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso bared on Tuesday, July 15, that more than P5 billion worth of budget has already been allocated for the construction of three modernized public schools. Domagoso said during his third State of the City Address that education should remain open for every student most especially this time of […]Read More

Villar conducts first drive-thru on Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar carry out a first drive along the new Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge. Secretary Villar said that the four-lane 506.46-meter pre-stressed concrete rigid frame bridge across the Pasig River connecting the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati is complete and will be open soon. In his briefing to Secretary Villar, Undersecretary for […]Read More

NDF formally designated as terrorist organization by Anti-Terrorism Council

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has been formally designated as a terrorist organization by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC). In the five-page Resolution No. 21 dated June 23, 2021, ATC Chair and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea cited the NDF as “an integral and separate part” of the CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army) created […]Read More