2 Philippine Navy officers part of developing Maya 3, 4

Two Philippine Navy officers Naval Research and Technology Development Center research chief Lieutenant Marielle M. Gregorio and Lieutenant Junior Grade Christy A. Raterta are both part of the team which built Maya-3 and Maya-4 CubeSats. Derick Canceran, Judiel Reyes, Gladys Bajaro, Lorilyn Daquioag, Bryan Custodio, and Renzo Wee are also part of the team. Maya-3 […]Read More

BRP Gregorio Del Pilar repairs completed this September – Navy

Repairs on the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, which was damaged after a grounding incident in 2018, are expected to be completed this month, a Philippine Navy (PN) official said Tuesday night. “The drydocking and other related repairs of BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15) are expected to be completed later in the month of September,” PN […]Read More

BRP Andres Bonifacio back at sea, mission ready

The Philippine Navy’s BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) is now back at sea and is mission ready after it completed its Drydocking and Other Related Repairs (DDORR) at Subic Zambales on July 31 and Maintenance Availability Program from August 1 to 16. According to PS17 information unit the ship successfully conducted its sea trial and 30-hour […]Read More

PH didn’t surrender ‘a single inch of territory’ in WPS:

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines has not surrendered a single inch of territory amid the country’s longstanding dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Locsin made the statement during the House appropriations committee’s deliberation on the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “We […]Read More

Michael Yang has been in business in PH for 20

President Rodrigo Duterte said former economic adviser Michael Yang has been in business for some 20 years amid issues of alleged overpriced medical supplies purchased by the budget department. In his pre-recorded public address aired Tuesday morning, Duterte said Yang, a Davao-based Chinese businessman, was just one of the many businessmen who have invested in […]Read More

Navy’s newest frigate sails near Pag-asa Island on heroes’ day

The Philippine Navy’s newest frigate Jose Rizal-class BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) sailed near Pag-asa Island in West Philippine Sea on National Heroes Day. “The Philippine Navy’s newest Missile Frigate, BRP Antonio Luna FF 151, named after one of the country’s national heroes, conducts maritime patrol near Pag-asa Island, Municipality of Kalayaan on National Heroes Day,” […]Read More

Unauthorized research vessels in PHL waters always contested

All foreign research vessels that enter the country’s maritime domain without the authorization or permit of the Philippine government are always protested, National Security Adviser (NSA), Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said. “We continue to monitor marine scientific research vessels that (go) into our maritime domain without the permit of the Philippines there, immediately protested by the Department of […]Read More

US, Japan coast guards train together in East China Sea

U.S. Coast Guard members aboard the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) participated in a cooperative two-day deployment with Japan Coast Guard members aboard the Japan Coast Guard ship Aso in the East China Sea Tuesday and Wednesday. The engagement followed Munro’s port visit in Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 20-24, and included crew exchanges; two-ship […]Read More

US Navy, Coast Guard transit Taiwan Strait

United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) and United States Coast Guard Legend-class Coast Guard National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) conducted routine Taiwan Strait transits on August 27through international waters in accordance with international law. “The ships’ lawful transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free […]Read More

Australia, India, Japan, US kick off exercise in Philippine Sea

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India, and the United States begin phase 1 of cooperative maritime exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 26. MALABAR is an annual maritime exercise that enhances planning, training, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), […]Read More