China says US NSA remarks full of Cold War mentality, incite confrontation

The Chinese Embassy in Manila said in a statement that China firmly opposes the remarks of United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien during his visit to Philippines. The Chinese embassy said O’Brien’s remarks “are full of Cold War mentality and wantonly incite confrontation.” It noted that O’Brien “made some unreasonable remarks on the South China Sea (SCS), […]

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US turns over defense articles including PGMs to Philippines

United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has led the turn over of USD18 million worth of defense articles including precision guided munitions (PGMs) to Philippines. The defense articles were received by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin during a ceremony attended by National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna and other defense and military officials today, November […]

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BRP Ang Pangulo conducts waterborne VIP security simulation

The Philippine Navy’s presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo has conducted a waterborne VIP security simulation exercise with joint participation of a Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) and Naval Special Operations Command (NAVSOCOM)’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). The exercise was conducted during Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Colonel Jesus Durante III. Colonel Durante emphasized that more simulation exercises will […]

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India, Philippines expected to sign agreement on BrahMos missile system in 2021

The governments of India and Philippines are looking into signing an agreement regarding the BrahMos missile system during the planned summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Rodrigo Duterte in 2021, according to report by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times. In line with the expected signing, BrahMos Aerospace officials are expected to visit Philippines in December to […]

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DBM releases SARO for Medium Lift Aircraft Acquisition Project partial payment

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved and released a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) in connection with the Medium Lift Aircraft Acquisition Project (Phase 2) for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) under Horizon 2 of the current Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. The said SARO amounts to PHP264,430,500.00, “to […]

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PAF’s first 5 S-70i Black Hawks arrive at Clark

Antonov An-124 Ruslan, flight ADB3516, transporting Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s first five of sixteen ordered S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters (CUHs), landed at Clark International Airport few minutes after 9:30 am today, November 9, according online flight trackers. The said transport aircraft made a stop in Kuwait before flying to Philippines. “The flight took […]

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