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, […]Read More

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 […]Read More

Navy to deploy various units, assets for ‘Balikatan’

The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy several assets and units to participate in the seagoing exercises of this year’s “Balikatan” which will run from April 1 to 12. “The PN will participate in the at-sea serial of this year’s iteration of ‘Balikatan’,” said Navy spokesperson, Captain Jonathan Zata in a message to the Philippine News […]Read More

French, German firms eye projects in New Clark City

European companies are keen on operating their business activities in New Clark City, the country’s next metropolis located in Central Luzon, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon said. Dizon even told the Philippine News Agency that BCDA expects French firm SEMMARIS to complete a feasibility study on putting […]Read More

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 […]Read More

Russian visit highlights PHL Navy capability

The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first-ever port visit to Vladivostok, Russia has highlighted its capability to go beyond its maritime borders, an official said Friday. Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad made the statement during the send-off ceremonies at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor for strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and the 440 officers and […]Read More

Palace touts strong military, livelihood aid in ending insurgency

Malacañang on Thursday expressed optimism about ending communist insurgency in the second quarter of 2019, saying the government has a combination of both a stronger military force and livelihood programs for members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who would lay down their arms and surrender. “Kombinasyon po ‘yan — ‘yung patuloy na pakikipaglaban sa […]Read More

BRP Tarlac visiting Russia, South Korea

The Philippine Navy (PN) on Friday will conduct a send-off ceremony for the 440-man contingent aboard strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) which is scheduled for a port visit to Russian Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok, Russia. Send-off ceremonies will take place 7 a.m. at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor, Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata said […]Read More

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 […]Read More

We don’t need your advice, Palace tells Roxas

Malacañang on Wednesday said it would rather not listen to suggestions of former Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and Cabinet official Manuel “Mar” Roxas II to lower the prices of rice. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque turned down Roxas’ advice, noting that he had his own fare of criticism for poorly managing disaster relief efforts when […]Read More