China’s presence in West PHL Sea insult to PHL Independence

China’s presence in the West Philippine Sea is an insult to Philippine Independence, Senator Risa Hontiveros said in a statement. “I call on my fellow patriots to assert our nation’s dignity, pride, and sovereign rights. I call on all Filipinos to proclaim – so that China and the other world powers will hear – that […]Read More

2 FA-50PH jets escort C-295 aircraft during patrol in Philippine

The members of National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) participated in a patrol operation to Philippine Rise on June 12. “Members of the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea joined in the solidarity maritime patrol operation onboard a C-295 flying over the Philippine Rise and escorted by two FA-50 jet […]Read More

Philippine Navy deploys new frigate BRP Antonio Luna to Palawan

The Philippine Navy today, June 10 deployed its second modern frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) to Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST) in Palawan. A send-off ceremony was held at Pier 13 with the Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado as the presiding officer. Philippines Fleet commander Rear Admiral Alberto Carlos was also present during […]Read More

PCG patrol vessels hold training off Scarborough Shoal

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) patrol vessels BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407) and BRP Capones (MRRV-4404) conducted a joint training at vicinity waters off Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) on June 2. PCG said that personnel of two patrol vessels underwent training on the utilization of semaphore while conducting firefighting exercises. “Semaphore is a method of visual signaling […]Read More

PHL preparing to deploy bigger Earth observation satellite

The Philippines is preparing to deploy a bigger Earth observation satellite to space by year 2023, Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) said in an article June 9. “Sustaining the gains from the country’s microsatellites DIWATA-1 and DIWATA-2, plans are underway to have a bigger Earth Observation satellite that can capture operational-quality – images […]Read More

Transfer of Japanese radar systems to Philippines progressing smoothly

National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi met via video teleconference on June 2 to discuss bilateral defense relations between the two countries and regional security concerns, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. “Minister Kishi noted that the transfer of radar systems to the Philippines is progressing smoothly,” the […]Read More

DND reportedly submitting proposal to procure Saab’s Gripen

The Department of National Defense (DND) is reportedly submitting a proposal to procure the Saab JAS-39C/D MS20 Gripen fighter aircraft for Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s Multi-Role Fighter Acquisition Project, MaxDefense Philippines said in an update June 2, citing sources from PAF. MaxDefense said the DND is serious with the said project with National Defense Secretary […]Read More

Philippine Army getting more transport trucks this year

The Department of National Defense (DND) has said that additional troop carriers for the Philippine Army are expected to be delivered within the year.  According to DND, the Truck Troop Carrier Light project was approved by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana late last year, with the Defense Chief issuing an Acquisition Decision Memorandum and Special Authority […]Read More

Launching of PCG’s first 94-meter patrol vessel expected in July

The launching of first of two ordered 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRV) from Japan is expected to be launched in July 2021, MaxDefense Philippines said, citing sources, in an update regarding the said acquisition project on May 26. In December 2020, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that the ceremony marking the start of construction of Philippine […]Read More