Pinoy scholars now in Japan to test CubeSats Maya-3, Maya-4 before launching to space

The first batch of Space Science Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) scholars, are now in Japan for the testing phase of cube satellites (CubeSats) Maya-3 and Maya-4, Space Technology & Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) said in its social networking page on December 22. STeP-UP is a component of STAMINA4Space. CubeSats Maya-3 and Maya-4 […]

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AFP reestablished ‘effective presence’ in West Philippine Sea: AFP chief cites arrival of new assets

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Gilbert Gapay has cited the arrival of big ticket items under the AFP modernization program during the culmination of AFP 85th founding anniversary celebration on December 21. “I am proud to report that with all these equipment, we have once again established effective presence in the West […]

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Tugade meets new Japanese ambassador to Philippines

Newly-installed Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa paid a courtesy visit to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade on December 21. According to DOTr, Secretary Tugade underscored the Philippines’ good relationship with Japan. “I would like to convey the appreciation of the Department of Transportation for the offer and efforts of the Japanese […]

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Only government is authorized to procure, administer COVID-19 vaccines – Galvez

“We would like to remind the public that only the Philippine government is duly authorized to procure COVID-19 vaccines and administer them,” Vaccine Czar and Chief Implementer, National Task Force Against COVID-19, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a statement December 21. Secretary Galvez noted that reports have reached their office regarding alleged individual reservations […]

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Navy operating new unmanned aerial system from Zambales

The Philippine Navy, through recently activated Maritime Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron (MUARS-71) Philippine Fleet’s Naval Air Wing, will be operating its newly received advanced fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS), Scan Eagle UAS from Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales. Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana said in speech, delivered by Armed Force of the Philippines […]

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Japan reaffirms support to PHL in field of information communications technology

Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Vice-Minister for International Affairs Mabito Yoshida visited Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose C. Laurel V on November 17, 2020. The Japanese official visited Ambassador Laurel to discuss cooperation between the Philippines and Japan in the information communications technology (ICT) field, the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo said. “The […]

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South Korean Navy ship transfers medical supplies to BRP Conrado Yap offshore Manila

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) Navy (ROKN) fast combat support ship ROKS Soyang (AOE 51) has conducted an exchange with Philippine Navy BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) offshore Manila, the ROK Navy said November 17. During the exchange, the South Korean navy ship transferred, through three high-speed boats, masks and sanitizers for COVID-19 response. The donation bears the […]

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