Beaching ramp on Pagasa Island 97% complete: DND

The beaching ramp on Pagasa Island is almost complete, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. “Ninety-seven percent finished na ‘yung beaching ramp (The beaching ramp is 97 percent finished). For all intent and purposes, it’s complete,” he said in a message to reporters. The construction of the beaching ramp, which began in 2018, […]

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PHL probe on Reed Bank incident completed: Tugade

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday confirmed that the investigation conducted by the Philippine side on the Reed Bank incident had been completed. “The MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority) and PCG (Philippine Coast Guard) have completed the investigation,” he told reporters here. Tugade said the result of the investigation had already been submitted to Malacañang on […]

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Duterte thanks soldiers, vows full support to AFP modernization

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday thanked soldiers for their dedication in protecting the people and vowed to fully support the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The President gave awards and plaques of appreciation to the soldiers and private citizens during the 12th Activation Anniversary celebration of the Mechanized Infantry Division […]

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PHL, Japan navies conduct ‘relation exercise’ drills

Highlighting the strong friendship between the Filipino and Japanese people, the Philippine Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted a so-called “Relation Exercise” (RELEX) at Clark Air Base, Pampanga last Sept. 17 to 18. Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata said Thursday the PN’s Naval Air Group and JMSDF Air Patrol Squadron participated in the […]

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