Submarines needed to make PH Navy more respectable: Navy chief

While pushing for the completion of the country’s first two missile-capable frigates, Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command, Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad said the country also needs to acquire submarines as they are the “future of naval warfare”. When asked by Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on what other equipment the Navy needs to be fully modernized, during […]Read More

455 new cops deployed to different units in Western Mindanao

The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) on Wednesday deployed 455 new policemen to different units to boost security in Western Mindanao. The deployment came after a send-off ceremony held at the quadrangle of Camp Romeo Abendan that houses the PRO-9 headquarters in Barangay Mercedes, this city. Senior Supt. Romulo Cleve Taboso, Regional Personnel and Human Resource […]Read More

DOTr sees better MRT rides after Holy Week as spare

Commuters at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) can expect smoother rides after the Holy Week, as more train cars might be fixed by then with the arrival of new spare parts this month, the railway management said on Wednesday. “We will do maintenance works during the Holy Week while there are no revenue […]Read More

India ‘interested’ to enter PH telco industry: Duterte

President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Tuesday night that India is “interested” to be a new major player in the Philippine telecommunications industry. “India is also interested to enter into the telecom industry. And we are considering,” Duterte said during the induction of the new board of directors of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce […]Read More

Tourists arrival in January reach ‘all-time high’ record

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that tourist arrivals in the country reached an “all-time high” record in January, breaching last year’s figure by 15.97 percent with 732,506 foreign visitors in the Philippines. The figures gathered by the DOT Tourism Research and Statistics Division, Office of Tourism Planning, showed that a significant factor is the […]Read More

PHL must learn to produce own CMS, other military equipment

The Philippines must produce its own combat management system and other related defense equipment in order to protect its military capabilities. “The only way we can do that is to make our own. We produce our own CMS, everything, so nobody will know about it,” Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said during […]Read More

Cebu Pacific to ferry 430 repatriated OFWs from Kuwait Wednesday

A special Cebu Pacific (CEB) flight carrying at least 430 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait is scheduled to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Wednesday. CEB Corporate Communications Director Charo Lagamon told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) the airline could only provide one special flight to help repatriate the OFWs, since […]Read More

Senate approves Lifetime Cellphone Number Act on final reading

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill which will allow mobile users to switch between network providers without losing one’s own “digital identity”. Senate Bill No. 1636, known as the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, provides mobile users with the option of keeping their existing mobile numbers even as they switch networks […]Read More

CMS to be acquired for frigates compliant to Navy specifications

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday assured the public that the combat management system (CMS), being acquired for the two frigates contracted by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), is compliant to all the specifications set by the Navy. “No, we are not settling for a less capable system, compliant system [Hanwha CMS], […]Read More

Navy can go for Thales Tacticos but at higher cost

The Philippine Navy (PN) can always go for Thales Tacticos as the supplier of the combat management system of the two missiles-armed frigates but it has to spend more money for the brand. This was stressed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the Senate hearing on the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) […]Read More