Philippines’ plan to buy attack submarines should push through –

“The attack submarines that our Navy intends to procure will particularly [be] helpful in protecting our maritime domain in the deeper waters of the West Philippine Sea,” House of Representatives strategic intelligence committee chairperson Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel said in a statement. He added that submarines “can stealthily conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations […]Read More

BRP Apolinario Mabini arrives after over 2 years of deployment

Philippine Navy Jacinto-class corvette BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36) has arrived from its over 2 years of deployment in the operational area. In line with this, Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos visited BRP Apolinario Mabini today, May 15 at South Harbor, Manila. The said visit was the Philippine Fleet commander’s welcome to BRP […]Read More

PCG future instructors take boat operations training with USCG

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has conducted a comprehensive Small Boat Operations (SBO) Instructor Development training in Bulacan and Manila from April 13 to May 14. A total of instructor-candidates participated in the said training. The PCG noted that the initiative was made successful in collaboration with the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement […]Read More

Israel Shipyards supplying Shaldag MK V with transfer of knowledge

Shipbuilder Israel Shipyards has announced in a press release that it is supplying Shaldag MK V to an east Asian navy. Israel Shipyards noted that the contract includes transfer of knowledge regarding the construction of the vessel. It also noted that it will conduct training at the customer’s facility regarding construction of Shaldag MK V […]Read More

Duterte to order all-out offensive if BIFF continues terrorism

“I am avoiding the situation where things will go out of control and – kasi ‘pag ito ang military would also, upon my orders, press for a fight in order to impose peace,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his meeting with BARMM and local officials, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police area […]Read More

Armed Forces wants Pag-asa Island as logistics hub for assets

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Cirilito Sobejana said in an interview with CNN Philippines’ The Source on May 10 that they are planning to turn Pag-asa Island into a logistics hub for naval assets as well as air assets patrolling the West Philippine Sea. He said that currently 10 Philippine Navy ships […]Read More

Trillanes vies for 1SAMBAYAN’s nomination for president

“In view of VP Leni’s preparations to run for Governor of Camarines Sur in 2022, I, together with the Magdalo group, have decided to convey to the 1SAMBAYAN Coalition to change my status from being an alternate candidate (to VP Leni) to being a principal candidate for President to vie for the Coalition’s nomination,” former […]Read More

PNP chief Eleazar warns hoodlum cops, ‘You will hate me’

“Sa mga natitirang hoodlum in police uniforms, sisiguraduhin ko sa inyo, you will hate me. Hindi ako magdadalawang-isip na magtanggal ng mga tiwaling pulis dahil sa laki ng sweldo na binibigay sa atin ng ating gobyerno at benepisyo, sigurado akong madaming gustong pumalit sa inyo,” newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar […]Read More