SMC to build PHL’s hybrid highway Pasig River Expressway

The Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement (STOA) of Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project, proposed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC), was signed by Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) Executive Director Alvin Carullo, and SMC President Ramon S. Ang on September 21 signifying the approval of the said […]Read More

Mayor Isko reportedly announcing presidential bid on Sept 22

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is reportedly announcing tomorrow, September 22, his candidacy for president in the upcoming 2022 elections. “Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is set to announce tomorrow that he will run for president in the 2022 elections, with Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate,” CNN Philippines reported, citing sources. ABS-CBN News also reported […]Read More

Marijuana worth 6 million seized in Taguig drug sting

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported that approximately 50 kilos of dried marijuana leaves with a value amounting to P6,000,000.00 were recovered during a buy-bust operation on September 18 at around 4:30 m along C-6 Service Road, Brgy. New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. The operation also resulted in the arrest of suspect Fredo […]Read More

PHL acknowledges Australia’s right to improve submarine capabilities

National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenza and Australia’s Minister for Defence Peter Dutton engaged in a telephone conversation on September 17, 2021, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. Minister Dutton informed Secretary Lorenzana regarding Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines. He noted that the submarines will be nuclear-powered but will not be armed with nuclear weapons. Minister […]Read More

First batch of MRT-7 trainsets arrive

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has taken delivery of the first batch of trainsets for its MRT-7 project. SMC said the ship containing six train cars arrived on September 6 at the Port of Manila from Masan Port in South Korea. SMC noted that the trainsets “will be positioned between Station 3 (University Avenue Station) and […]Read More

PCG welcomes Julia Barretto as member of PCG Auxiliary K9

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed Auxiliary Ensign Julia Barretto as among the newest members of PCG Auxiliary K9 Squadron on September 1. PCG said “auxiliary means volunteer. Members of the PCG Auxiliary are committed to serve the PCG by offering their time, efforts, and resources without expecting anything in return.” PCG commandant Admiral George […]Read More

Navy’s newest frigate sails near Pag-asa Island on heroes’ day

The Philippine Navy’s newest frigate Jose Rizal-class BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) sailed near Pag-asa Island in West Philippine Sea on National Heroes Day. “The Philippine Navy’s newest Missile Frigate, BRP Antonio Luna FF 151, named after one of the country’s national heroes, conducts maritime patrol near Pag-asa Island, Municipality of Kalayaan on National Heroes Day,” […]Read More

4 Navy officers complete combat information center operations course in

Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Lloyd C. Rosete, LTJG Johnny D. Marohomsar III, and LTJG Roilan S. Seno from the Offshore Combat Force (OCF), and LTJG Markevin M. Adan from the Littoral Combat Force (LCF) have completed the International Combat Information Center Watch Officer Course at the International Surface Warfare Officers School, Naval Station Newport, Rhode […]Read More

US, PHL committed to alliance, prepared to fight alongside, defend

“Our alliance represents the mutual trust that is central to our enduring friendship, and this trust is a necessity in order to confront the security challenges in this theater,” said United States Indo-Pacific Command commander Admiral John C. Aquilino who visited the Philippines for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty. “Both of our nations […]Read More

Philippine Navy inspects 21 TC-12B Huron aircraft in United States

A Philippine Navy delegation, headed by Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos, conducted a Joint Visual Inspection (JVI) of 21 TC-12B Huron Aircraft at United States Air Force Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) in Tucson, Arizona. The JVI was held from July 18 to 24. According to Philippine Fleet, all 21 aircraft […]Read More