Navy’s first anti-sub chopper undergoes test flights

MANILA — Initial test flights for the Philippine Navy’s (PN) first anti-submarine warfare AgustaWestland AW-159 helicopter has begun in the United Kingdom. “As confirmed by the Commander Naval Air Group (CNAG),…

Ilocos Norte offers ‘Ilow-Cost’ tour packages at PH travel mart

LAOAG CITY — Low-cost tour packages in this northern gateway of Luzon are being featured at the 29th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM), the longest running travel trade show in the country.…

Navy frigate in Hasa-Hasa Shoal awaiting retrieval

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The safety of some 117 Philippine Navy (PN) sailors aboard BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), which ran aground within Hasa-Hasa Shoal in the West Philippine Sea,…

PH military observers to be deployed to Russia

MANILA — Military observers might be deployed to Russia next year to determine what kind of training exercises Filipino troops can participate in. This comes after Russian defense officials extended an…

PH Navy to deploy BRP Alcaraz for ‘KAKADU’ exercises

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy the frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) and a 300-man contingent to participate in the multilateral regional exercise “Kakadu” that will take place off…

DND to acquire subs, equipment advantageous to military

MANILA — In acquiring modern equipment like submarines, the Department of National Defense (DND) will only procure platforms that will be most advantageous to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP),…

PH Navy ‘RIMPAC’ contingent now in Guam

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) contingent to the recently-concluded “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises have arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam Wednesday. The contingent is composed of the strategic…

‘SABIR’ to help in PH patrol of vast maritime territories

MANILA — The US-donated “Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response System” (SABIR) will be used by the country in patrolling its vast maritime territories. This was bared by Department of National…

3 Ilocos Norte athletes nominated for PH sports ‘Hall of Fame’

LAOAG CITY—The search for the best athletes in the country is on. In Ilocos Norte, at least three athletes are being nominated for the search for the third batch of…

PH, Aussie sailors in Palawan sea drill play goodwill games

UERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Philippine Navy (PN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sailors challenged each other in friendly games of basketball and volleyball, as part of their 10-day joint maritime…

Navy to test Spike-ER missiles off Corregidor

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) is set to test its newly-acquired Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile systems on July 17 to 18 and July 24 to 26…

PH, Aussie navies to hold maritime security activity in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Two Australian navy patrol boats arrived here Monday to participate in a Maritime Security Activity (MSA) to enhance training, interoperability, and cooperation against terrorism and kidnapping…

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NFA east Visayas limits rice release to retailers

PALO, Leyte — The limited supply of government rice prompted the National Food Authority (NFA) to significantly cut its weekly allocation to the region’s nearly 5,000 accredited grains retailers. The “calibrated”…

Health dept. declares aedes aegypti mosquito as ‘Public Enemy No. 1’

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has declared the aedes aegypti mosquito as its Public Enemy Number 1. This is because the aedes aegypti mosquito brings the triple threat…