‘Unforeseen situations’ delayed some modernization projects: AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said unforeseeable circumstances were among the reasons for the delay in the implementation of some of its modernization projects. “This was the result of unforeseeable circumstances, issues with licenses, clearances and site possessions, and some due to constraints by the manufacturers or contractors themselves,” AFP public affairs office […]Read More

DND verifying Chinese ships’ waste dumping in WPS

The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday said it now looking into reports of alleged human waste dumping by Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “We have taken note of the news circulating online about the alleged dumping of waste in the South China Sea. Be that as it may, I have directed the […]Read More

Expressway from Tarlac to Nueva Ecija opens on July 15

“The Central Luzon Link Expressway, connecting Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, will be opened this July 15. Wala pong toll sa CLLEX,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said in an update on Facebook. The said flagship infrastructure project is funded by the Government of the Philippines and an Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Japan […]Read More

‘Hindi na nga sa inyo, sisirain niyo pa’: Pangilinan on

Following a US-based report on human waste and sewage dumped by hundreds of Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is calling on the Chinese government to stop such activities and leave the area. “Hindi na nga sa inyo, sisirain niyo pa. Umalis kayo riyan,” he said Tuesday in reaction to […]Read More

AFP enjoins members to register for Philippine ID System

Helping the government promote a peaceful and secured nation, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday enjoined its members to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). “The Philippine ID will not only provide us with a valid proof of identification, it will help government forces in the effort to hunt down terrorists, […]Read More

Israel’s defense attaché visits Philippine Navy, promotes diplomatic ties

Israels Defense Attaché to the Philippines, Mr. Raz Shabtay, arrived at the Philippine Navy headquarters in Manila today, July 12, to render a courtesy call on Flag Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado. Navy chief Bordado expressed gratitude for the attaché’s visit and the opportunity to have a worthwhile dialogue about the contribution of Israel’s technology […]Read More

PNP readies massive info drive on use of body-worn cameras

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Sunday ordered PNP deputy chief for operations, Lt. Gen. Israel Ephraim Dickson to prepare for a massive information campaign on the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs). Eleazar made the directive after the Supreme Court (SC) En Banc on Friday issued a resolution that includes the rules […]Read More

West Philippine Sea key to addressing hunger, poverty, & brownouts

Five years since the arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea favoring the country, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said the people must continue to assert their rights over their waters, which is key to addressing hunger, poverty, and high power cost. The senator pointed out that the waters of the West Philippine Sea are home […]Read More

DPWH builds Shore Protection in Agoo, La Union

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the Department has completed two (2) new shore protection works along the northernmost coastal areas in Agoo, La Union. “We have constructed shoreline structures or groins along Barangays Sta. Rita Sur and Sta. Rita Central to serve as protection against coastal flooding,” said Secretary Villar. […]Read More

US, allied forces conduct Exercise Pacific Vanguard 2021 off coast

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct cooperative maritime exercise Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) 2021 beginning July 5. The Royal Australian Navy is hosting this year’s exercise, demonstrating shared trust and cooperation amongst the four nations. PACVAN is an […]Read More