Philippine Navy aircraft patrols, delivers equipment to Pag-asa Island

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces West, through a Britten Norman Islander aircraft, conducted a maritime air surveillance over Kalayaan Island Group and delivered equipment and supplies to Pagasa Island. Naval Forces West said that on July 29 the Naval Air Operating Squadron–West conducted the said mission. “The Britten Norman Islander aircraft piloted by Lcdr Jeffrey […]Read More

Marines commandant highlights importance of strong, reliable reserve force

Philippine Marine Corps commandant Major General Ariel R. Caculitan and Naval Reserve Command (NRC) commander Rear Admiral Dorvin Jose Legaspi has emphasized the importance of having a strong, responsive and reliable reserve force actively taking part in the Philippine Navy. According to the Marines, the two officials expressed the importance of strong reserve force during […]Read More

Navy installs new Director for Office of Strategic Studies

Commander Willester Robles succeeded Marine Col. Bayani Curaming as the new director of the Office of Naval Strategic Studies. The installation was held during a simple Change of Chief of Office Ceremony presided by Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command, Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado at the PN headquarters in Manila on July 15. “The ONSS studies maritime […]Read More

China says arbitral award ‘nothing more than a piece of

“The award of the arbitration is illegal, null and void. It is nothing more than a piece of waste paper,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on July 12. This is after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a press statement on the fifth anniversary of the arbitral tribunal ruling on the South […]Read More

Frigate BRP Antonio Luna secures Malampaya gas field

The Department of National Defense (DND) today, July 13 has released photos of BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), one of the Philippines’ brand new missile frigates, securing the Malampaya gas field off the coast of Palawan. The exact date of when the photo was taken was not specified. The Philippine Navy on June 10 deployed RP […]Read More

PCG ships hold anti-piracy, anti-terrorism training in aim to becoming

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has conducted anti-terrorism and anti-piracy training in water of Sibutu Passage on June 24.  Sibutu Passage is separating Borneo and Sulu Archipelago. “Sa pagsasagawa ng malawakang capability enhancement training sa iba’t-ibang katubigan ng bansa, layon ng PCG na lalong mapagbuti ang kakayanan ng mga miyembro nito, kasabay ng pagkakaroon ng […]Read More

No corruption in Jose Rizal-class frigates acquisition – Navy, DND

“The Philippine Navy assures Sen. Pacquiao that the acquisition of the two Jose Rizal-class frigates were above board,” the Philippine Navy said in a statement July 3. “As the end-user of the frigates, we were involved in all aspects of the procurement process: market research, technical specifications, life cycle support, building of the ships and […]Read More

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