Task Force Davao seizes 62 unlicensed firearms

Sixty-two unlicensed firearms and PHP48,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized from two travelers at Lacson Checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on September 25. The said checkpoint is jointly operated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National (PNP) under Task Force Davao (TFD) in collaboration with the Davao City Police Office […]Read More

Manny Pacquiao declares presidential candidacy

“I boldly accept the challenge of running as President of the Republic of the Philippines, with a message to those who are taking advantage of the Filipino people: Your time is up,” Senator Manny Pacquiao said on September 19. He will be running under the PDP-Laban faction which he leads together with Senator Koko Pimentel. […]Read More

DND chief, US Secretary of the Navy share barge tour

“It’s a privilege to share a barge tour with the US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro over the Potomac River at the Washington Navy Yard. In our background is a spectacular view of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument,” Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a social media post […]Read More

US Coast Guard cutter trains with Philippine Coast Guard ships

United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) trained with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ships off the coast of Subic Bay, Zambales on August 31. The PCG deployed BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407), BRP Capones (MRRV-4404), PCG-manned Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) vessel BRP Lapu-Lapu (MMOV-5001), and Airbus […]Read More

2 Philippine Navy officers part of developing Maya 3, 4

Two Philippine Navy officers Naval Research and Technology Development Center research chief Lieutenant Marielle M. Gregorio and Lieutenant Junior Grade Christy A. Raterta are both part of the team which built Maya-3 and Maya-4 CubeSats. Derick Canceran, Judiel Reyes, Gladys Bajaro, Lorilyn Daquioag, Bryan Custodio, and Renzo Wee are also part of the team. Maya-3 […]Read More

BRP Andres Bonifacio back at sea, mission ready

The Philippine Navy’s BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) is now back at sea and is mission ready after it completed its Drydocking and Other Related Repairs (DDORR) at Subic Zambales on July 31 and Maintenance Availability Program from August 1 to 16. According to PS17 information unit the ship successfully conducted its sea trial and 30-hour […]Read More

2 more PCG Gabriela Silang-class OPVs being pushed in Congress

House Special Committee on Strategic Intelligence chairperson Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel has endorsed the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s plan to acquire two more French-made Gabriela Silang-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) at an estimated cost of P11.2 billion. “The PCG’s first 84-meter OPV from French shipbuilder OCEA S.A. was acquired at a cost of […]Read More

PCG prepares for 2 large patrol vessel, undergoes Japan-led workshop

A number Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers and personnel have undergone a workshop on vessel strategic operation and maintenance planning conducted by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) virtually on August 6. The said workshop was held as part of preparation for the arrival of two 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) ordered from Japan, the PCG […]Read More

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