French, PHL navies hold bilateral meeting

The Philippine Navy and French Navy has conducted a bilateral meeting on March 12 at Ecole’Militaire’ Paris, France. The meeting was led attended by Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo and French Navy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Pierre Vandier. “Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo J Bacordo PN was formally welcomed and briefed […]Read More

Black Hawks deliver COVID-19 vaccines to SOLCOM

Two Philippine Air Force (PAF) S70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters (CUHs) has transported COVID-19 vaccines to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) with headquarters at Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City. SOLCOM commanding general Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. personally received the said vaccines. “We are one with the government and […]Read More

Duterte tells military, police to kill armed rebels right away

President Rodrigo Duterte, during the Joint Meeting of the National Task Force-Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Northern Mindanao (NTF-RTF-ELCAC X) on March 5, has appealed to communist rebels to surrender and offered them assistance for reintegration. However, the President also warned those who will continue to try to overthrow the […]Read More

Marines welcome 13 new second lieutenants

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) welcomed thirteen newly reported second lieutenants during a traditional reception, fellowship, and emblem ceremony at The Basic School, Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite on February 6. “Thirteen (13) young men and women from different sources of commissionships volunteered and reported to the Philippine Marine Corps in November 2020 […]Read More

Shaldag MK V: PHL Navy’s upcoming fast attack interdiction craft

The Philippine Navy is set to receive units of new Israel-made fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) after the Department of National Defense (DND) awarded Israel Shipyards and Rafael contracts under the FAIC-M Acquisition Project. The project involves 8 units of fast attack crafts. However, Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said in December 2020 […]Read More

Mayor Isko cancels all Chinese New Year celebration activities in

City of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has released an Executive Order cancelling all activities in the city in relation to the celebration of Chinese New Year on February 12. “No dragon dance, street party, stage show, parade or any other similar activity will be held for the celebration of the Chinese New Year […]Read More

Medal of Valor awardee Lt. Gen. Sobejana is next AFP

Philippine Army commanding general Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, a Medal of Valor awardee, was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be next Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff. Lieutenant General Sobejana will succeed AFP Chief-of-Staff General Gilbert Gapay who will reach mandatory age of retirement on February 4. Sobejana’s Medal of Valor citation reads: […]Read More

Biden signs buy ‘Made in America’ executive order

United President Joe Biden on January 25 signed an executive order imposing stricter rules for federal agencies to buy “Made in America” products. “Today we’re getting to work to rebuild the backbone of America: manufacturing, unions, and the middle class,” US President Biden said. “The key plank of ensuring the future will be: Made in […]Read More

C-130 aircraft for Philippine Air Force spotted

The first of 2 refurbished C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from United States acquired for Philippine Air Force (PAF) was spotted at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California last week. The said acquisition is funded jointly by the Philippine government and US through its Foreign Military Financing program. Arrival of the first aircraft […]Read More

Navy fully supports SND decision to abrogate DND-UP accord

The Philippine Navy has expressed support for Secretary of National Defense (SND) Delfin Lorenzana’s decision to abrogate the Department of National Defense (DND)-University of the Philippines (UP) Accord. The Philippine Navy said that “as one of the Major Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) fully supports Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana’s […]Read More