PH Navy officer tops Patrol Craft Officer Course in Mississippi

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The Philippine Navy’s Naval Special Operations Command (NAVSOCOM) sent four officers to the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) in John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, for the Patrol Craft Officer Course (Coastal). LTJG Robert Royce De Guzman, a PN officer, finished on top in the class at the completion of the course.… Continue reading PH Navy officer tops Patrol Craft Officer Course in Mississippi

Navy saves 2 stranded fishermen in Cebu-Mactan Channel

While moored at Captain Veloso Pier, Naval Base Rafael Ramos, duty personnel on watch of BRP Abraham Campo (PC396) and BRP Fort San Felipe (AGS 700) spotted a drifting capsized banca and noticed two fishermen floating in the vicinity seawaters of the Cebu-Mactan Channel in the afternoon of October 12, 2021. Immediately, Duty personnel on watch… Continue reading Navy saves 2 stranded fishermen in Cebu-Mactan Channel

Army provides humanitarian relief to Tropical Storm Maring victims

The Philippine Army’s 5th and 7th Infantry Divisions (5ID & 7ID) continuously conduct humanitarian and disaster response to Tropical Storm-hit areas in Northern Luzon starting on October 11, 2021. Tropical storm (TS) Maring hit the Northern Part of Luzon on October 11 and 12, leaving many residents in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, and Ilocos regions in… Continue reading Army provides humanitarian relief to Tropical Storm Maring victims

Navy Fleet-Marine Team, stakeholders visit island communities in Tawi-Tawi

From October 6 to 10, 2021, a Fleet-Marine Team led by Col. Romeo T. Racadio PN(M)(GSC), Commander of 2nd Marine Brigade (2MBde) and Naval Task Group Tawi-Tawi (NTGTT), visited five island communities in Tawi-Tawi province with partner agencies and institutions of government and non-government organizations. The group used two Navy vessels, BRP General Mariano Alvarez… Continue reading Navy Fleet-Marine Team, stakeholders visit island communities in Tawi-Tawi

BRP Gregorio Del Pilar’s dock and sea trials scheduled for November

Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Commander Benjo Negranza said Wednesday that the dock and sea trials for the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15), an offshore patrol vessel that ran aground off Hasa-Hasa Shoal in August 2018, have been set for November. “BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15) was undocked and moved to Subic Bay Freeport Zone SBMA,… Continue reading BRP Gregorio Del Pilar’s dock and sea trials scheduled for November

Philippine Navy Patrol Craft conducts relief operation for typhoon-affected island barangays in Samar

BRP ALFREDO PECKSON (PC372)

BRP Alfredo Peckson (PC372) in partnership with 87th Infantry Battalion, City Social Welfare and Development Catbalogan, Philippine National Police Catbalogan, and “Operation Blessing”, a humanitarian arm of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), conducted disaster response and relief operation at Brgy. Cagutsan and Brgy. Rama, Timpasan Island, Catbalogan City, Samar that was severely hit and devastated by… Continue reading Philippine Navy Patrol Craft conducts relief operation for typhoon-affected island barangays in Samar

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Navy reservist Sgt Beatrice Luigi Gomez PN(M)(Res) pays courtesy on the Navy

Recently crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Philippine Navy (PN) reservist, Sgt. Beatrice Luigi Gomez paid a courtesy call on Flag Officer In Command (FOIC), Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, during her visit to the PN headquarters here today, October 12. Navy Chief Bordado lauded Sergeant Gomez on behalf of the organization whose recent feat also… Continue reading Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Navy reservist Sgt Beatrice Luigi Gomez PN(M)(Res) pays courtesy on the Navy

RAN vessels conducted exercises with PH frigate FF151, brings Australia’s flagship engagement activity to the Philippines

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Three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels, Her Majesty’s Australian Ships (HMAS) Canberra III, Anzac, and Sirius, arrived in the country for Australia’s flagship annual engagement activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). Earlier in the day, the Philippine Navy (PN) frigate BRP Antonio Luna FF151 conducted series of exercises with the IPE21 task group in the vicinity… Continue reading RAN vessels conducted exercises with PH frigate FF151, brings Australia’s flagship engagement activity to the Philippines

Surface-to-air missiles for PH Navy frigates delivered to the country

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The Mistral 3 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) of the two Jose Rizal frigates of the Philippine Navy (PN) – BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) – was delivered at Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan on Friday, October 8. The procurement and delivery of the Mistral SAMs is part of the PN Frigate… Continue reading Surface-to-air missiles for PH Navy frigates delivered to the country

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