PHL, Pfizer sign supply deal for 40M doses

The Philippine government has made the biggest vaccine procurement for 2021 with the signing of a supply agreement for 40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. This was announced by the National Task Force against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday. “We are very happy to report that the government and the management […]Read More

US Carrier Strike Group, Singapore Navy hold integrated training in

Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted integrated bilateral training, June 17. CSG 5 sailed in international waters with RSN’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid (69) and the Victory-class corvette RSS Vigilance (90). While training together, the strike group and the RSN ships […]Read More

Former Maguindanao mayor in drug watchlist arrested, killed after grabbing

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) shot dead on Thursday morning, June 17, a former mayor of the Municipality of Talitay in Maguindanao, who was facing drug charges and was tagged as among the suppliers of firearms and explosive materials to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), after he grabbed the service […]Read More

PHL government brings home 347 repatriates from Middle East

The official visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Special Envoy to Saudi Arabia kicked off with the repatriation of 347 distressed Filipinos from the kingdom including five children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert E.A. Borje arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday after he was sent by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte […]Read More

Eleazar commends cops for babysitting while parents seek police services

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar commended some police officers in Mankayan, Benguet and in Virac, Catanduanes for going over and above what is expected of them in the line of duty. Personnel from the Mankayan Municipal Police Station and the Women and Children’s Protection Desk not just helped a […]Read More

Australia to donate P505-M worth of vaccines to PHL

Australia is providing 13.72 million Australian dollars (approximately PHP505 million) worth of coronavirus vaccines to the Philippines. Australian Ambassador to Manila Steven Robinson on Thursday said the vaccines will be purchased in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with a target delivery date within the year. “This will make an important contribution to […]Read More

US destroyer holds multi-domain maritime presence operation in Sea of

USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) concludes a five-day multi-domain maritime presence operation in the Sea of Japan, June 11–15. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer routinely operates across the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, maintaining the necessary readiness, flexibility and agility to respond to changes in the maritime environment. “The U.S. Navy’s presence in the […]Read More

US, Japan warships conduct amphibious operations in Philippine Sea

The forward-deployed ships of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 conducted bilateral amphibious operations with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) tank landing ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) in the Philippine Sea, June 12-13. USS America (LHA 6), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Germantown (LSD 42) comprise the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious ready group […]Read More