PCG BRP Cabra drives away Chinese navy warship

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has said that Parola-class patrol vessel BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) drove away Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ship 189 from Marie Louise Bank which is 147 nautical miles from shoreline of El Nido, Palawan on July 13. According to PCG report, BRP Cabra monitored the activity of said Chinese PLA Navy […]Read More

President should echo sentiment of Filipino public, not of China

“Malacañang should denounce China’s statement. It is long overdue. It is disturbing to read that China’s position of relegating our 2016 victory to “waste paper” is similar to how President Duterte described this award,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said in a statement “The words that come out of the President’s mouth should echo the sentiment of the […]Read More

Japan, PHL air forces hold first air-to-air bilateral training

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has successfully completed a four-day bilateral training and increased mutual cooperation on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR). The bilateral training was held at Clark Air Base on July 5-8, 2021. “This is the first Air-to-Air bilateral training between the two air forces, marking […]Read More

US President Biden says PNoy leaving remarkable legacy at home,

“I extend my deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines on the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III,” United States President Joe Biden said in a statement. Biden was US Vice President, from 2009 to 2017, when Aquino was Philippine President from 2010 to 2016. “He was a valued friend and partner to […]Read More

Newest frigate BRP Antonio Luna arrives for patrol in West

The Philippine Navy’s newest frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) has arrived in her deployment area for maritime and sovereignty patrols in West Philippine Sea. “BRP ANTONIO LUNA (FF151) arrives in her deployment area to conduct Maritime and Sovereignty Patrol in the country’s western territory as her maiden mission,” FF152 information unit said. “Her presence in […]Read More

US to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Biden administration is planning to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, Reuters reported citing three sources. US President Joe Biden will reportedly announce the commitment at G7 Summit in Britain. According to sources cited by Reuters,  US is eyeing to distribute 200 million shots […]Read More

Lorenzana praises Japanese defense minister for respect, courteousness

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed how he appreciates the courteousness of his Japanese counterpart Japan Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi. The two defense officials virtually met on June 2. “During my meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice how the Japanese express their respect and courteousness, even online,” […]Read More

PCG chief visits Joint Task Force Malampaya

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr. visited Joint Task Force Malampaya (JTFM) on May 21. The PCG said the PCG chief visited JTFM which is being headed by Navy Colonel Robert at Barangay Villa Libertad, El Nido, Palawan. “During the short meeting, Admiral Ursabia and Colonel Velasco discussed areas for collaboration […]Read More

DND chief looking forward to delivery of 10 Black Hawks

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has said that he is looking forward to this year’s delivery of remaining 10 S70i Black Hawk Combat Utility Helicopters built by Poland-based company PZL Mielec. In December 2020, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) accepted the delivery of 6 S70i Black Hawks as part of the 16 units ordered from PZL […]Read More