BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

The BRP Antonio Luna, the Philippine Navy’s second guided-missile frigate, has demonstrated its capacity to safeguard its crewmen from chemical attack. “As the newest and the most capable asset in the Philippine Navy, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) conducts regular training and exercise so that it can respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks,”… Continue reading BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

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

2 Navy ships join forces to save stranded fishermen off Bataan coast

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The Philippine Navy’s Flagships, the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Manobo (LC297), work together to save four stranded fishermen off the coast of Mariveles, Bataan. The Commanding Officer of LC297 promptly maneuvered and came to the help of the distressed motorized fishing boat after receiving a radio call from… Continue reading 2 Navy ships join forces to save stranded fishermen off Bataan coast

BRP Jose Rizal performs simulation scenarios in accordance with Pagbubuklod 2021 Exercise objective

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BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) executes simulated scenarios for Anti-Ship Missile Defense Maneuver, Air Craft Control Vectoring, Over The Horizon Targeting, and Air Defense Exercise with the Philippine Navy (PN)’s Islander Aircraft and AW109 Helicopter. The simulated engagement with Surface-to-Surface and Surface-to-Air missiles, 76MM Super Rapid Gun, 30MM Stabilized Gun, and Decoy Launch System is the… Continue reading BRP Jose Rizal performs simulation scenarios in accordance with Pagbubuklod 2021 Exercise objective

Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

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The Philippine Fleet, under the command of RADM Alberto B. Carlos PN, Commander Philippine Fleet, conducted a joint amphibious operation on land and at sea on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, as part of the Exercise “PAGBUBUKLOD.” The goal of Exercise Pagbubuklod is to evaluate the Command’s organizational structure,… Continue reading Navy conducts Joint Amphibious Operations on land and at sea during Exercise Pagbubuklod 2021

COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

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The government ‘s move to prioritize its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response has prompted the allocation of funds for three major military modernization projects to be postponed, according to the country’s defense chief. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in an online press briefing on Thursday, when asked if any modernization contracts would be completed before… Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic delays funding for three major DND projects

Navy rescues 6 individuals from sinking fishing vessel near Philippine Rise

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The Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) rescued six crew members of a sinking fishing vessel (FV) named ‘Mr. Kupido’ southeast of Philippine Rise at roughly 5 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. PS17, under the operational control of (tag) Naval Forces Southern Luzon, was conducting maritime patrol near Benham Bank in the… Continue reading Navy rescues 6 individuals from sinking fishing vessel near Philippine Rise

US Marine Commandant visits AFP

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General David Berger, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, visited the Philippines on September 10 and 11 and met with the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Navy (PN). Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria received the U.S. Marine General at the AFP General Headquarters… Continue reading US Marine Commandant visits AFP

Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

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Naval Forces Western Mindanao through its Naval Task Force-61’s 3rd Boat Attack Division on Friday, September 10, 2021, rescued 13 passengers and crew of a distressed vessel in the seawaters off Tawi-Tawi province. Early in the morning, the Littoral Monitoring Station (LMS) Bongao detected a troubled vessel somewhere off the coast of the island province… Continue reading Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

2 NPA members peacefully surrender aboard Philippine Navy vessel

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The 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 members of the CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) aboard the Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Alfredo Peckson (PC372)… Continue reading 2 NPA members peacefully surrender aboard Philippine Navy vessel