BRP Jose Rizal crew members, officers undergo Damage Control training

A number of crew members and officers of Philippine Navy’s frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) have undergone Damage Control Personnel Qualification Standard (DCPQS) Course. In line with the said training, a joint ceremony, graduation of DCPQS Course CL-04 “Numbers” and convening of DCPQS Course CL-05 “Deuteronomy”, was conducted on July 17. “Along with the training […]Read More

Israel supplying PHL with fast-attack interdictor crafts including knowledge transfer

Shipbuilder Israel Shipyards, through a contract signed with Israeli Ministry of Defense and Philippine Department of National Defense (DND), will be supplying the Philippine Navy with fast-attack interdictor crafts (FAIC) including knowledge transfer. Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Director Arsenio Andolong confirmed, in report by, that the customer being referred to by Israel Shipyards […]Read More

We will not waste ‘best of relations’ with China –

“We have the best of relations now. We will not waste that,” President Rodrigo Duterte said regarding the Philippines’ relationship with China. “It’s noteworthy to say that, alam mo, they used to drive fishermen or fishermen sa – fishermen away from the – fisherfolks along the coastal ranges of the Philippines. Noong natapos kami, sir, […]Read More

Navy conducts joint salvage ops for crashed MD 520MG helicopter

Philippine Navy vessel BRP Abraham Campo (PC396) and Naval Special Operations Unit 5 in coordination with personnel from Philippine Air Force (PAF) 15th Strike Wing and Coast Guard Sub-Station Getafe conducted a joint salvage operations for crashed PAF MD 520MG helicopter at vicinity seawaters of Jandayan Island, Getafe, Bohol. “On April 27, 2021, BRP Abraham […]Read More

Walang sinasantong dayuhan: Roque’s modern Lapulapu is Duterte

“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is my modern day Lapulapu lalung-lalo na po sa kaniyang polisiya na independent foreign policy dahil ibig sabihin po niyan kaibigan natin ang lahat – wala tayong kaaway, wala po siyang sinasantong mga dayuhan,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during today’s press briefing held in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu when asked who is […]Read More

‘This is a clear provocative action’: Lorenzana on presence 220

“We view with grave concern the presence of 220 Chinese militia boats in the Julian Felipe Reef (internationally known as Whitsun Reef, located within Union Reefs) in the West Philippine Sea. This is a clear provocative action of militarizing the area. These are territories well within Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf (CS) […]Read More

Commandant visits Marines guarding Fuga Island in northern Philippines

Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) commandant Major General Ariel Caculitan visited the Marines guarding Fuga Island in northern Philippines on March 10. The PMC said Major General Caculitan “visited the Marines manning the geographically isolated Fuga Island to boost their morale and inspire them to be the representative of the best in soldiery in that part […]Read More

Air Force officers undergo training on Israeli air defense system

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has started the training of its officers who will operate the soon to be delivered SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) ground-based air defense system (GBADS) from Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. According to report of Frances Mangosing in, Lieutenant Colonel Generoso Bautista and Lieutenant Colonel Emerson Bermeo, the group commander […]Read More

Customs destroy 10 luxury vehicles

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) today, February 9 destroyed 10 luxury vehicles “to serve as a warning to unscrupulous individuals in the illegal importation of vehicles,” BOC said. The destruction of forfeited vehicles was led by Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero. The event was conducted during the bureau’s 119th founding anniversary celebration at Port Area, […]Read More