Japanese embassy confirms receipt of terror attack warning in PHL,

The Japanese Embassy in Manila on Tuesday confirmed that Tokyo has received an intelligence report about a possible terror attack in six countries, including the Philippines. In a statement sent via email, the Embassy said it cannot disclose details, but the advisory is addressed to its citizens. “We confirm that the Japanese government has received […]Read More

Philippine Fleet holds series of warfighting exercises

The Philippine Fleet, the primary unit of the Philippine Navy (PN), will hold a series of exercises aimed at boosting its warfighting capabilities. In a statement Monday night, Lt. Commander Ryan Luna, Philippine Fleet spokesperson, said the “Exercise Pagbubuklod” officially opened on Monday and will be held at the Sangley Point and Ternate, Cavite and […]Read More

US Marines commandant visits AFP, Philippine Navy

The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General David Berger visited the Philippines on September 10 to 11 and met the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Navy. Representing the AFP Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr., Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria welcomed the […]Read More

Israeli Defense Attaché inspects future shipbuilding site of PHL’s interdiction

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) has reported that Israel’s Defense Attaché to the Philippines Raz Shabtay visited the site intended for the construction of the Fast Attack Interdiction Craft Missile (FAIC-M) at the Naval Shipbuilding Center on September 1. “A project conceived to revive the shipbuilding capability and maintain control on littoral […]Read More

‘Great aircraft, the F16’ – Secretary Lorenzana

“Great aircraft, the F16. So easy to fly. I even landed it safely. Haha! Well, that’s based from my static simulator flight. Thanks, Lockheed Martin, for such a thrilling experience,” National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a social media post on September 11, sharing photos of him trying Lockheed Martin’s F16 simulator. Secretary Lorenzana, […]Read More

‘Philippines is a vital treaty ally’ – Pentagon chief

United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosted Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana at the Pentagon, September 10. “The Philippines is a vital treaty ally. Our countries face a range of 21st century challenges, and cooperation is key to the security, stability and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific,” Austin said. The secretary mentioned […]Read More

2 NPA members surrender aboard Philippine Navy vessel

Naval Forces Central through Naval Task Group 2 deployed at Joint Task Force Storm area of responsibility, together with 63rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and Naval Intelligence Service Unit – Central successfully organized the peaceful surrender of two (2) members of the CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) aboard the Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Alfredo Peckson (PC372) […]Read More

First batch of MRT-7 trainsets arrive

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has taken delivery of the first batch of trainsets for its MRT-7 project. SMC said the ship containing six train cars arrived on September 6 at the Port of Manila from Masan Port in South Korea. SMC noted that the trainsets “will be positioned between Station 3 (University Avenue Station) and […]Read More

Duterte signs Bureau of Fire Protection Modernization Act

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) 11589 that will strengthen and modernize the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). During the ceremonial signing of the BFP Modernization Act on Friday, Duterte said the new law would help boost the morale, efficiency, responsiveness, and professionalism of the bureau’s personnel as they continue to fulfill […]Read More