PNP aviation security group receives Israeli submachine guns

Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP) on January 18 received brand new equipment and inaugurated new facilities at Crash Gate 1, NAIA Complex in Pasay City. Among the new equipment AVSEGROUP received were 32 units of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) TAVOR X95 submachine gun. AVSEGROUP also received 60 units handheld radio, five units […]Read More

Minority senators want inquiry on frigates acquisition project

Senators part of minority bloc have filed Senate Resolution No. 584 seeking for an inquiry on the status of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program with focus on the acquisition of 2 frigates for Philippine Navy. The resolution filed earlier this week, is asking Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, and […]Read More

Duterte launches Overseas Filipino Bank

President Rodrigo Duterte today led the launching of Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) at the Postbank Center, Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said on January 15 that the establishment of the Overseas Filipino Bank is a commitment made by the President Duterte to the members of the Filipino communities every time he […]Read More

PHL elected Vice President of UN rights council

Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Evan P. Garcia was unanimously elected as Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the Council’s meeting on January 10. “Having Ambassador Garcia in the leadership body of the UN Human Rights Council is consistent with the Philippines’ long […]Read More

PH military receives 3000 Delta Plus safety glasses

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has received a total of 3000 Delta Plus safety glasses from Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. through the Department of National Defense (DND). National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and AFP Chief-of-Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero received the donation from Sabin Aboitiz. DND said the initial donation of 700 units […]Read More

Armed Forces recruiting 5500 soldiers

The Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) is recruiting 5500 new soldiers this year to beef up its three services namely: Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force against terrorism and other lawless elements. “In line with efforts to beef up its forces in the ongoing campaign against terrorists and other lawless elements, the […]Read More

Overseas Filipino Bank opens this week

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) is set to be launched this week. “We are pleased to inform our kababayans abroad that the Overseas Filipino Bank is set to open this week, on January 18,”Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said during January 15 press briefing. He said the establishment of the Overseas Filipino Bank is a […]Read More

US warship capable of launching F-35B arrives in Japan

United States Navy’s Wasp-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has arrived in Sasebo, Japan on January 14. “Wasp, which has undergone significant upgrades to be able to land and launch the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed amphibious […]Read More

Government hires consultant to determine fate of 48 Dalian LRVs

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a release that an Independent Audit and Assessment (IAA) Consultant was procured to determine what will be the fate of 48 cars or Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) bought from CRRC Dalian for Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3). DOTr Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary for Railways TJ Batan said DOTr-MRT3 team has met […]Read More