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West Philippine Sea to benefit from more joint maritime exercises

Medina, who was the guest of honor in the closing ceremony of the third iteration of the maritime exercise, said Monday that they are hoping for more series of exercise that will strengthen the military capability of the Philippines in safeguarding the disputed island region. 

RP, US and Japan forces begin joint military exercises

To enhance its amphibious assault operation, the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and United States forces officially opened Wednesday the third Kaagapay ng Mandirigma ng...

New WESCOM chief to focus on maritime domain awareness in WPS

"We will devote our resources in enhancing maritime domain awareness in the KIG and maintain vital maritime checkpoints and sea lanes of communications and sustain the development of occupied areas," Gloria added.

Navy’s 2nd frigate BRP Antonio Luna to arrive in February

Philippine Navy Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) Rear Adm. Alberto Carlos said BRP Antonio Luna passed the series of warfare capability demonstrations and was declared compliant with the agreed technical specifications.

7 Hueys to be mission-ready: PAF

MANILA ---A total of seven UH-1 "Huey" helicopters of the Philippine Air Force (PAF)'s 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing will be mission-capable thanks to the spare parts donated by the Japanese government earlier this year, the PAF spokesperson said Monday.

56 GCTA returnees receive final clearance

ICF information officer corrections technical officer II Levi Evangelista said Monday that the figure given to them on Friday was 33 and that it increased to 56 as of Monday.

PH gov’t deplores continued Chinese presence in WPS anew

The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF WPS) on Wednesday (April 14) once again denounced the continued presence of the Chinese...

Navy evacuates WPS construction worker suffering from acute UTI

The Naval Forces West (NFW) reported Thursday that it assisted in the medical evacuation of a 51-year-old construction worker on Tuesday from Kalayaan town, West Philippine Sea (WPS) who is suffering from ulcer and acute urinary tract infection (UTI). 

Insurgent docs, high-powered firearms recovered in 3 Palawan towns

"The said firearm was hastily buried by the insurgents upon sensing that troops conducting focused military operations were approaching the area. The recovery was a success through the information provided by the residents," the statement said.

Second batch of PDLs undergo voluntary drug testing

An additional 300 inmates at the Iwahig Corrections Facility (ICF) recently underwent voluntary drug screening as part of the Bureau of Corrections' (BUCOR) aim to ensure no one is engaged in illegal narcotics use.

Newly acquired aerial drones to expand Navy operations

The ScanEagle and its associated equipment, worth USD14.79 million, were acquired through the Maritime Security Initiative Program of the United States.

Coast Guard sends off 2 patrol vessels to Sulu Sea, West Philippine Sea

Two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) were deployed Tuesday morning by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to conduct maritime patrol and surveillance around the Sulu...