PH Marines recovered high-powered firearms, terrorist propaganda materials in Palawan

The operating forces of the 3rd Marine Brigade discovered the remnants of the Bienvenido Vallever Command while performing a patrol as part of the focus military operation at Sitio Bayugon, Brgy Tinitian, Roxas, Palawan on Friday, December 10, 2021. Bloodstains on the clash site indicate that the CNT, who evacuated the area after the fight,… Continue reading PH Marines recovered high-powered firearms, terrorist propaganda materials in Palawan

Marines deliver books, supports literacy campaign in Sulu

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Marine troops from the 4th Marine Brigade’s Marine Battalion Landing Team-7 brought a truckload of different books to Tayungan Elementary School in Barangay Tayungan, Panamao, Sulu on Friday, December 3, 2021. According to the Naval Forces Western Mindanao PAO, the activity was part of the Marine Brigade’s Community Support Program, which helps communities in their area… Continue reading Marines deliver books, supports literacy campaign in Sulu

New PMC headquarters set to rise in Bataan

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The Philippine Marine Corps will soon have a new home at the Bataan Technology Park, where its new headquarters will be built. On November 4, 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony was held with BCDA Officer-in-Charge, Director Aristotle B. Batuhan, as the distinguished guest of honor. The new headquarters, which will be built in phases on a… Continue reading New PMC headquarters set to rise in Bataan

Marines’ Amphibious Assault Vehicles land in Zamboanga City

Photo Credit: Maj Mendoza PN(M)(GSC)

The Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) of the Philippine Marine Corps successfully landed for the first time in the Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command (NFWMC), Naval Station Romulo Espaldon, Zamboanga, on October 21, 2021. The 2nd Platoon of AAVs from the 76th Assault Amphibian Company of the Assault Armor Battalion is now officially with the Marine… Continue reading Marines’ Amphibious Assault Vehicles land in Zamboanga City

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force demonstrates HADR capability in Kamandag Exercise

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As part of the KAMANDAG 5-21 Exercise, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) performed rescue operations with troops from the Philippine Marine Corps on October 1, 2021 at the Naval Station in Zambales. The JGSDF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) capability in rescue operations was given by Maj. Yasutomo Kamiakito, Commander of the Amphibious… Continue reading Japan Ground Self-Defense Force demonstrates HADR capability in Kamandag Exercise

Australian Defense Force trains with the Philippine Marines

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A cross-training between the Australian Defense Force Mobile Training Team (MTT) and the Philippine Marine Corps was conducted from September 20 to 28, 2021 as part of the Australian Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021, Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity. The training aimed to provide more knowledge and skills to both allied countries for advancement in support of… Continue reading Australian Defense Force trains with the Philippine Marines

Philippine Marine Corps joins Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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The Philippine Marine Corps took part in the annual unilateral Philippine Navy Exercise “Pagbubuklod” 2021. The exercise was designed to improve the interoperability and readiness of Fleet and Marine units, as well as reserve forces, in dealing with current and future traditional and non-traditional challenges. MGen. R. Caculitan PN(M), the Marine Commandant, emphasized the need… Continue reading Philippine Marine Corps joins Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

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The first Philippine Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) Platoon on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, returned to base after their maiden tour as forward-deployed forces in Palawan as part of the Marine Amphibious Ready Unit (MARU). Their return was welcomed by Maj. Francel P. Mendoza PN(M) (GSC), Deputy Commander of the Assault Armor Battalion, and… Continue reading Marines’ AAVs return to base after first forward deployment

51 new Marine reservists complete Marine Reservist Orientation Training

Photo Credit: Sgt Maria Corazon M Maceda PN(M)(Res)

A new batch of 51 Marine Reservists from the provinces of Zambales and Pangasinan finished the Marine Reservist Orientation Training (MROT) on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The Basic School hosted the program in July 2021, which included a mix of lectures and intensive physical exercises. Its goal was to provide new reservists with the essential… Continue reading 51 new Marine reservists complete Marine Reservist Orientation Training

US Marine Corps commandant pays visit to Philippine Marine Corps

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General David H. Berger, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), visited the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Headquarters on September 10, 2021 to discuss partnership and future engagements. Maj. Gen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps, greeted him and his entourage. The alignment of concepts was reviewed by both Commandants, particularly the… Continue reading US Marine Corps commandant pays visit to Philippine Marine Corps