Navy deploys DRR teams after Mayon summit explosion

Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) has deployed two Disaster Risk Reduction Teams today after the summit explosion of Mayon. “Following the summit explosion of Mt. Mayon this afternoon, Naval Forces Southern Luzon deployed two of its Disaster Risk Reduction Team to help in the evacuation operations in affected areas in Albay,” NAVFORSOL said. […]Read More

Netherlands, PHL cooperate for sustainable development of Manila Bay

Today, the Philippines and Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will pave way for cooperation on the sustainable development and management of the Manila Bay area. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia and Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines Marion Derckx signed the MOU during a ceremony held at the National Economic and Development […]Read More

Air Force acquiring 309 500-lb bombs, 890 rockets

The Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) through the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is procuring 309 rounds of MK-82 LDGP 500 lbs bombs with accessories and 890 rounds of 2.75” High Explosives (HE) rockets for PAF. The Invitation to Bid (ITB) was posted in Philgeps.gov.ph. The acquisition project has a total approved budget of PHP186,558,713.50 – […]Read More

Malacañang: US can take care of its own interest

“We do not wish to be part of a US-China intramural,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said in a statement as response to reported sailing of United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Hopper (DDG-70) within 12 nautical miles off Scarborough Shoal on evening of January 17. “The United States can take care […]Read More

Government bringing innovation to 911 emergency hotline program

The government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be bringin some innovations to the current National 911 program. “As directed by President Duterte, we have so much planned for the National 911 program this 2018 and we commit to push through with all of these innovations as they were created and […]Read More

US destroyer sails close to Scarborough Shoal

On the evening of January 17, a United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Hopper (DDG-70) sailed within 12 nautical miles off Scarborough Shoal, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed January 20. Scarborough Shoal is well within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone and is an an integral part of the Philippine territory. However, China […]Read More

Cayetano: HRW deliberately misrepresenting figures

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today slammed rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) after saying “President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s.” DFA said HRW is intentionally misleading the international community. “We will not allow Human Rights […]Read More

AFP chief flies with FA-50: Vows to support PAF’s big

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero was flown aboard an FA-50PH jet during a Tactical Capability Demonstration Flight, the AFP said in a statement. The AFP chief was flown by a PAF pilot who saw action in Marawi City battle against terrorists. After the flight, the General Guerrero was […]Read More

Japan helping Philippines establish radar stations

The Japanese government will be helping Philippines establish 11 new radar stations in southern Philippines through providing of equipment and systems via government-to-government program, Jane’s 360 said in a report dated January 17. Jane’s 360 quoted Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) assistant deputy chief of Coast Guard Staff for Intelligence, Security and Law Enforcement Lieutenant Al-Hafidz […]Read More