5 Vietnamese poachers nabbed near Tubbataha marine park

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Five Vietnamese poachers were nabbed Wednesday near the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) in Cagayancillo, northern Palawan by a patrolling multi-role response vessel (MRRV) of the…

PN readies BRP Tarlac for first port call to Russia

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) is currently preparing BRP Tarlac (LD-601), one of the two strategic sealift vessels in its fleet, for its first ever port visit to Vladivostok, Russia.…

Navy frigate pulled clear from Hasa-Hasa Shoal

MANILA — Philippine Navy (PN) flagship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) was successfully towed from Hasa-Hasa (international name Half-Moon) Shoal late Monday evening, an official of the Armed Forces of the…

PH to acquire more missiles for new ships

MANILA — The Philippines will be acquiring more missile weaponry to arm its new ships, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed Thursday. Lorenzana made the announcement after the…

PH Navy test-fires surface-to-surface missile in Bataan

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) formally entered the missile age after it test-fired its Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile off Lamao Point, in Limay, Bataan Thursday…

PH, US navies open joint naval exercise in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Philippine Navy and the United States Navy has started their join Maritime Training Activity dubbed “Sama-sama”, a week-long event in the province. This…

Frigate project to push through despite Mercado relief

MANILA — The Philippine Navy’s frigate project would push through despite the relief of Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph Mercado from the Navy’s top post, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday.…

Navy played key role vs Maute Group threat

MANILA — Philippine Navy (PN) operatives played a key role in thwarting Maute Group’s design to create a caliphate in Marawi City. This was emphasized by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald…

Death of 2 Vietnamese fishermen being probed

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday said that a “fair and thorough” probe is now ongoing to look into the incident involving the Philippine Navy and a Vietnamese fishing boat illegally fishing…

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Missiles for 3 Navy ships to arrive December

MANILA — Three of the Philippine Navy’s multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) are expected to be fitted with anti-ship missiles once the weapon system is delivered in December from Israel. Philippine…

PH Navy gets new radar system from US

  MANILA — The Philippine Navy’s (PN) maritime domain awareness capability got a much-needed boost as it formally accepted a US-donated tethered aerostat radar system (TARS) Tuesday. Capt. Lued Lincuna, Navy…

Newly acquired Tethered Aerostat Radar System

Navy frigate apprehends Vietnamese fishing boat in Palawan

  PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 9 – A Philippine Navy (PN) frigate apprehended a Vietnamese fishing vessel with 10 crewmen and around 70 pieces of slaughtered unidentified shark species in…

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20 PN ships, other assets deployed for 30th ASEAN Summit

MANILA — Twenty Philippine Navy (PN) ships, of various changes and sizes, will be deployed to secure delegates of the ASEAN Summit and Related meetings from April 26 to 29…

In Photos: 2 Navy ships from Benham Rise dock at Poro Point

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — Two large Navy war ships docked at Poro Point pier Thursday after conducting patrols at Benham Rise for several days to check on the…

4 Navy vessels now helping in Surigao quake relief efforts

MANILA — With four gunboats now helping in the Surigao City relief efforts, there is still no need to deploy the Philippine Navy (PN)’s largest ship,the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), in…

Russian ships visit to PHL the third time around — PN

MANILA — The arrival of the Udaloy-class destroyer/large anti-submarine ship, Admiral Tributs and the Boris Chilikin-class fleet oiler, Boris Butoma on Monday marks the the third time Russian naval vessels…