US approves possible sale of F-16 fighters to Philippines

The State Department of United States has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of F-16 Block 70/72 Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.43 billion.  The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said it has delivered the required certification notifying US Congress of the possible sale […]Read More

Arbitral award is final, we firmly reject attempts to undermine

“The Award is final.  We firmly reject attempts to undermine it; nay, even erase it from law, history and our collective memories,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. said in a statement with regard to the 5th Anniversary of the Issuance of the Award on the South China Sea Arbitration. “The Award conclusively settled the status […]Read More

Australia donates IT, multimedia equipment to Armed Forces of the

The Australian government has donated information technology and multimedia equipment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The turn-over ceremony was held at GHQ Canopy, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City today, June 23. According to DWDD radio, the said activity was presided by MGEN EDGARDO Y DE LEON PA of OJ3. Australian Defense Attache COL […]Read More

Navy opens direct enlistment for aircraft mechanics, avionics technicians

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Air Wing has opened direct enlistment for interested and qualified individuals for aircraft mechanic and avionics technician positions. The Naval Air Wing said it is “looking for interested and qualified people to be the aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians of the growing number of Philippine Navy air assets.” Interested aircraft mechanics […]Read More

Trillanes agrees with Duterte on taking care of military, AFP

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said, during his recent interview with GMA’s The Mangahas Interviews, that he agrees with how President Rodrigo Duterte is taking care of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The former senator said they agree on how President Duterte provides morale and welfare benefits to the members of AFP. “At […]Read More

5 more Black Hawks arriving in September

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in an update that the final 5 of 16 ordered Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks for Philippine Air Force (PAF) from Polish company Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze (PZL) will arrive in September. This is after the delivery of 5, 7th to 11th units, S-70i Black Hawks at Clark Air Base on […]Read More

AFP chief boosts morale of Kalayaan Island Group defenders

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Cirilito Sobejana visited troops securing Pag-asa Island and other communities within the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) on June 7. The AFP chief has assured to uplift the morale and welfare. “The AFP will strike a balance between mission accomplishments and looking after the morale and welfare of […]Read More

PHL, South Korea discuss corvettes, submarines

Department of National Defense (DND) Assistant Secretary Jesus Rey R. Avilla of the Office for Logistics, Acquisition and Self-Reliant Defense Posture and Vice Minister Seo Hyeung Jin of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea (ROK) conducted a bilateral discussion in Seoul, South Korea on May 12, 2021 regarding the defense […]Read More