Cebu-based Trans-Asia unveils newest flagship from Japan

Cebu-based shipping company Trans-Asia Shipping Lines has unveiled its newest flagship, the brand-new 8,800 GT RoRo passenger ship MV Trans-Asia 21 from Japan. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Regional Office VII (MRO 7) Regional Director Marc Anthony Pascua personally attended the unveiling event with Cebu City Councilor Hon. Joel Garganera, Chelsea Logistics President and CEO Mr. […]Read More

US approves possible sale of Harpoon missiles to Philippines

The United States (US) State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale to Philippines of AGM-84L-1 Harpoon Air Launched Block II Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $120 million. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said it delivered the required certification notifying US Congress of the said possible sale on […]Read More

Former President Noynoy Aquino dies

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III passed away on Thursday, June 24 as confirmed by multiple sources. Former President Aquino was 61. The Philippine flag at Senate of the Philippines is now flying at half mast. The cause of death is yet to be know as an official announcement from the family is yet to […]Read More

Mayor Sara tells VP Leni to refrain giving advice on

On June 13, Vice President Leni Robredo said in a radio program that Davao City can learn from Cebu City’s COVID-19 management. On June 14, Mayor Sara Duterte said in a statement that “the Vice President should refrain from giving advice if she knows nothing about what is happening on the ground.” “This has been […]Read More

BRP Gabriela Silang conducts fire drill in KIG waters in

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) has conducted a fire drill in Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) waters in West Philippine Sea. The PCG said its personnel aboard “BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) underwent fire drill at the vicinity waters northeast off Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) yesterday, 20 May 2021.” “The BRP […]Read More

PNP-Maritime Group personnel deploying to West Philippine Sea

The Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) personnel will be deploying personnel to the Municipality of Kalayaan in West Philippine Sea. According to National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS), the PNP-MG personnel are set to depart on May 15, 2021. The NTF-WPS also noted that PNP-MG assets are complementing Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) […]Read More

Duque ‘hero’ in fight against COVID-19 – Duterte

“Compared with other countries, which is not really the time to make comparisons, but we’re doing good in the fight against COVID and Secretary Duque is the hero there,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his address to nation on May 3. “Gusto kong sabihin sa ating mga kababayan, when you try to figure out the […]Read More

PCG, BFAR now preparing for exercises in Philippine Rise, Batanes

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) are now preparing for the second leg of comprehensive maritime exercises which will be held in the Batanes Group of Islands and Philippine (Benham) Rise, PCG said. According to PCG, the exercises in Batanes and Philippine Rise are scheduled to commence on […]Read More