Test-firing of BRP Jose Rizal’s main gun successful

MANILA — Test-firing of the 76-mm main gun of the country’s first purposedly designed missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), was successfully concluded off South Korean waters on Wednesday. Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, said the test-firing of BRP Jose Rizal’s Oto Melara Super Rapid main gun successfully … Read More

Number of families affected by Taal eruption now over 103K

MANILA — Families affected by the restive Taal Volcano has climbed to 103,443 or equivalent to 394,094 persons in the four Calabarzon (Region 4-A) provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported. In its 6 a.m. update Monday, the NDRRMC said 38,377 families or around 137,447 persons from the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, … Read More

Navy’s anti-sub choppers to be operational in November

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first two anti-submarine helicopters, the AgustaWestland (AW) 159 ‘Wildcat”, will be operational in detecting, and if necessary, destroy submersibles encroaching on the country’s waters this November. “The helicopters are okay and the (crew is) still undergoing training (on how to operate the aircraft and its various systems). Our full anti-submarine … Read More

Close to 1K families move to safer grounds amid Taal eruption

MANILA — A total of 7,742 persons in Calabarzon (Region 4-A) are taking temporary shelter in 38 evacuation centers following the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas Sunday afternoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Monday. The latest report as of 6 a.m. Monday showed that there were 844 families … Read More