France to ‘step up’ defense, strategic cooperation with Philippines

France is committed to step up growing cooperation in area of defense and strategic matters with the Philippines. This was expressed by French Ambassador to Philippines Michèle Boccoz during her presentation of credentials to President Rodrigo Duterte on February 10. “I wish to seize this occasion to show you my full availability to closely work with […]

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French nuclear attack submarine patrols South China Sea

French Rubis-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Émeraude (S604) together with French support ship Seine (A604) conducted a patrol mission to South China Sea, French Minister of Defence Florence Parly said late Monday. “Mission Marianne: since September, a nuclear attack submarine (SNA Émeraude) and a support vessel (BSAM Seine) have sailed up to 15,000 km from the […]

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Army cavalry company armored assets refurbished

Two armored assets of 6th Cavalry ‘Paghiliugyon’ Company (Separate), Armor Division, Philippine Army were successfully refurbished and were blessed on February 7 at St. Jude Thaddeus Chapel, Camp Lapulapu, Apas, Cebu City. Major Ferdinand H. Abuyuan, also known as Father Macoy, officiated the blessing ceremony. “These armored assets are essential not only for warfighting but […]

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FA-50 jets, BRP Jose Rizal welcome new frigate from South Korea

Three Philippine Air Force (PAF) FA-50PH jets and Philippine Navy’s frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) welcomed the future BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) during an engagement in vicinity waters of Capones Island, Zambales today, February 9. Both BRP Jose Rizal and future BRP Antonio Luna were constructed by South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) under the Frigate […]

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House approves bill creating Special Defense Economic Zone in Bataan

The House of Representatives, voting 197-6 on February 3, has approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 8212 which seeks to establish a special defense economic zone (SpeDEZ) inside the Government Arsenal Defense Industrial Estate in Camp General Antonio Luna, Limay, Bataan. According to the House of Representatives, among the objectives of the proposed […]

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