PH to build 4 ‘fast attack missile craft’: Navy

MANILA — Four of the eight fast attack interdictor craft-missiles (FAIC-M), being acquired to replace the aging maritime vessels tasked for interdiction operations, will be constructed in the Philippines. “The FAIC-Ms are important, we will be acquiring about eight, four will be outside the Philippines and the remaining four will be constructed at our naval shipyard … Read More

NDRRMC units in Aurora, nearby areas on alert for ‘Jenny’

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday placed on alert all local units in Aurora and other nearby provinces for potential flooding and landslides due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Jenny. NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad said responders from the uniformed services are already deployed along with other disaster … Read More

‘Ineng’ death toll climbs to 2, affected families now 12.3K

MANILA — Two persons were killed while around 12,284 families were affected by inclement weather due to Severe Tropical Storm Ineng, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said Tuesday. In its 10 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said two others were injured while the affected families are residing in 208 barangays in Regions … Read More

AFP says Northern Luzon ‘terror plot’ negative so far

MANILA — Ongoing verifications of the supposed terrorist plot to attack cities and churches in Northern Luzon have so far yielded negative information. “Una sa lahat yan ay subject for verification and thus far ang nakikita ni (Lt.) Gen. Ramiro Rey ang Commander ng Nolcom (Northern Luzon Command), so far mukhang (negative) naman ang report na ito (First of all, this information is subject for verification and … Read More

AFP validating terror threats report in northern Luzon

MANILA — Efforts are now underway to validate reports claiming that terrorists will conduct attacks on targets in the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) area-of-responsibility (AOR). “On 02 August 2019, we received information that is, up to this moment, being validated by our intelligence operatives. This is about reported possible terror attacks, subject to verification, in named … Read More

Public told to keep safe amid heavy rains brought by TD Falcon

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is advising the public to observe safety precautions as Tropical Depression “Falcon” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan and bring heavy rains in most parts of the country on Wednesday. Residents in areas affected by “Falcon” are advised to monitor updates about the weather … Read More