List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

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In a Facebook post in the AFP Leadership Development Center, military historian CDR Mark Condeno PCG shared the United States military assistance and country’s weapons procurement under President Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay’s administration from December 30, 1953 to March 17, 1957. President Magsaysay held the rank of Major in the Philippine Navy during World War… Continue reading List: US Military assistance, weapons procurement during President Ramon Magsaysay’s administration

BRP Jose Rizal maintains advantage at sea through training

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BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) conducts operational level training for Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), Fire Control Radar (FCR), and 76mm Super Rapid Multi-Feeding Gun from their respective Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Alongside with these trainings, FF150 is continuing the Combat Information Centre Personnel Qualification Standard (CICPQS) Course, a pilot program for CIC and Weapons Personnel to elevate… Continue reading BRP Jose Rizal maintains advantage at sea through training

PH Navy personnel hone competency, complete training at Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School

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In a formal ceremony held at command headquarters in John C. Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi, Philippine Navy personnel completed the US Special Operations Command’s Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) as Semester 21-5 graduates. NAVSCIATTS Cmdr. Don Speights and Capt. Salvador Henry Quinto, the Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché… Continue reading PH Navy personnel hone competency, complete training at Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School

Australian, Philippine Navy chiefs discuss mutual interests, reaffirm ties

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Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, Flag Officer In Command of the Philippine Navy (PN), held an inaugural virtual conference with Vice Adm. Michael Noonan, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), on Tuesday, September 28. Ensuring a safe, free and open Indo-Pacific as among the PN and RAN’s mutual and shared interests was the centerpiece of the discussion between… Continue reading Australian, Philippine Navy chiefs discuss mutual interests, reaffirm ties

Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

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Aimed at promoting peace and stability in the region, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) of the Philippine Navy (PN) and two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels engaged in the at-sea portion of Exercise Lumbas 2021 on Saturday, September 25, 2021, for the “maneuver exercise, division tactics, and formations in column and abreast using NATO coded… Continue reading Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

Western Visayas Navy Reservists plant trees in Bondari Peak

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Naval Forces Central, through the 523rd Naval Squadron Reserve-3rd Company based in Ormoc City, planted trees in Bondari Peak, Brgy. Masaba 2, Matag-ob, Leyte on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Twenty-five (25) naval reservists, in collaboration with the Bernie G. Tacoy (BGT) Foundation and Bondari Peak employees, planted mahogany tree seedlings in the aforementioned region. Trees… Continue reading Western Visayas Navy Reservists plant trees in Bondari Peak

AFP to deploy medical contingent in NCR in response to COVID-19 cases surge

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As COVID-19 cases continue to go up, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will deploy five (5) medical teams to bolster the health system capability of hospitals in the National Capital Region. The Philippine Army will send two teams, as will the AFP Health Services Command, the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Air Force.… Continue reading AFP to deploy medical contingent in NCR in response to COVID-19 cases surge

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