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  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force have commenced a joint exercise on Monday, September 07. The exercise was launched in an Opening Ceremony held at Suarez Hall, Fleet Support Force, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City. Codenamed DAGIT 2015, the PN-PAF Interoperability Exercise (IOX), is taking place in the areas of Naval Base […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. embassy in Philippines transferred custody of a new joint maritime law enforcement training center (JMLETC) to the Philippine government in a ceremony on in Magarwak, Barangay Santa Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, on August 4. The center is valued at over Php 65.4 million (approx. US$1.3 million) and is funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation launched the Philipine Coast Guard’s first multi role response vessel (MRRV) last May. The launching and naming ceremony was held at the Isogo Works Yokohama Shipyard in Yokohama, Japan and was attended by Philippine Coast Guard officials. The first 44-meter vessel was named “Tubbataha”, after one of the lighthouses in the […]

  • 11 August 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) amphibious ship HMAS Tobruk recently hosted an Official Reception for Philippine dignitaries in the Port of Manila, during a port visit to the city.   Tobruk’s Commanding Officer, Commander Leif Maxfield, RAN, welcomed the Chief of Staff Armed Forces Philippines, General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., the Australian Ambassador to the […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    According to Lieutenant Colonel Omar Tonsay, the Philippine Navy is about to host joint maritime exercises with Vietnamese and Thai navies, with the aim of fortifying mutual cooperation. The said cooperation should include exchange of shipbuilding expertise and skills, exchange of visits, along with possibilities for education and training of personnel. On March 11-14 Philippine […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Philippine Navy is preparing for the arrival of its second warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz, according to gma news. The warship, which is on the way to the Philippines, is expected to arrive in Subic Bay on August 4th. However, before arriving to its final destination the ship will stop at Guam over the weekend. […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships Adelaide and Darwin have welcomed senior Philippine government and military officials during their visit to the country as part of their Indo-Pacific deployment. On October 11, landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide welcomed aboard a delegation led by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte and the secretary for national defense Delfin Lorenzana. Addressing the […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs). These vessels will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and are scheduled to be delivered to the Philippine Coast Guard in 2022. With a length […]

  • 23 August 2019

    The Philippines defense department has contracted South Korean defense company Hanwha Systems for the upgrades of the Philippine Navy’s three Del Pilar-class frigates. The three frigates are former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters donated to the Philippines between 2011 and 2016. The upgrade project has a budget of PHP1.5 billion (US$ 28.6 million) and will […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a bilateral exercise between the US and the Philippines, US Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) embarked and launched from Philippine Navy sea lift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) for the first time ever. The evolutions were part of exercise KAMANDAG, taking place off the coast Luzon between October 2 and 9, and come at a time when […]

  • 14 November 2013

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Berthed in San Diego, USNS Mercy has been in a reduced operating status, […]

  • 7 August 2019

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in Manila, the Philippines, for a port call on August 7. The carrier arrived together with ships from its carrier strike group, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Antietam (CG 54). The ships arrived in the Philippines after concluding their participation in […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Philippine Navy is preparing to get the Hamilton-class cutter, formerly known as USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716), now named BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), underway July 5.  The ship was acquired by the Philippines from the U.S. under the Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program for 400 million Philippine pesos ($9.26 million), May 22, 2012. “The […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following drills with the Malaysian Armed Forces, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will join the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the next stage in this year’s CARAT exercises. CARAT Philippines is taking place June 6-10 in multiple locations across the Philippines and in waters near Subic Bay and Palawan. This year’s CARAT Philippines will […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian Government transferred two of its decommissioned landing craft to the Philippines Navy. Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, was joined at HMAS Cairns today by his Philippine counterpart, Flag Officer in Command Philippine Navy, Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, at the ceremony to gift the Australian Balikpapan class landing craft to […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) wrapped up its first-ever participation in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines following a June 26 closing ceremony held at Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa, Republic of the Philippines. Now in its 21st year, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been an […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine armed forces are hosting this year’s Balikatan which is set to run from April 4 – 16 in the province of Antique, Philippines. Balikatan is an annual multi-layered exercise between the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Command which spans humanitarian and civic assistance events, and joint field training exercises. The Australian department of defense also […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Training & Education

    The U.S. and Philippine navies completed a coordinated patrol in the Sulu Sea at the invitation of the Government of the Philippines, July 1. During the operation, crews from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the Del Pilar-class Frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Philippine and US Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force service members on April 11 carried out an amphibious drill as part of the bilateral annual exercise Balikatan 2019. The amphibious assault took place at Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Zambales, and involved the movement of assault amphibious vehicles (AAVs) from L-class ships to shore, […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Dutch heavy lift company BigLift Shipping has shared photos of one of its vessels loading three former Royal Australian Navy, Balikpapan class, heavy landing craft bound for the Philippines. The company said that two vessels were loaded in Darwin and one in Cairns. All three were offloaded in Cebu, Philippines. The three vessels, HMAS Balikpapan, HMAS Wewak and HMAS […]

  • 5 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by Capt 1 rank Andrei Saprykin and consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev, tanker Boris Butoma, and salvage tug Fotiy Krylov deployed in the Pacific has finished formal call at Philippines on Feb 3. Through the 4-day visit to Philippines’ capital city Manila, PF naval mariners met […]

  • 8 February 2011

    The Philippine National Red Cross, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine Marines rescue personnel held on Thursday, February 3 a cross… [mappress] Source: pia , February 8, 2011; [mappress] Source: , February 8, 2011; Image:

  • 26 November 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    His Excellency Gilles Garachon, the French Ambassador to the Philippines together with Lieutenant Colonel Yann Dirou, the Non-Resident Defence Attache of France to the Philippines visited Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN) and paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jesus C Millan last November 22, 2012. The visit aims to discuss some […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) stopped in Souda Bay, Greece, for the first port visit during its 2017 deployment with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG). USS Philippine Sea was in Greece from March 1 to March 5 conducting a community relations project, where Philippine Sea Sailors helped clean a community beach. […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. and Philippine navies started the joint maritime training activity Sama Sama in the vicinity of Cebu, Philippines, on June 19. The week-long exercise will focus on mutual security concerns that affect the Philippines including piracy and sea smuggling, maritime domain awareness and patrol, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness. The Tagalog phrase […]

  • 7 October 2015

    Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic Bay, the Philippines, for a five-day visit, 7-11 October 2015. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippine culture and sights. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell welcomed the officers and […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) by year end for donation to the Philippine Navy, yet another sign of the two countries’ growing defense cooperation, according to the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.   Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin said the warship follows the acceptance by the Armed Forces of the […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 700 Sailors and civilian mariners aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in the Republic of Philippines, June 7, for a port visit.  “We are here visiting Subic Bay to conduct repair work on a submarine and to expand cooperation between the Philippine and U.S. governments,” said Capt. Pete Hildreth, […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US, Philippines and Japan concluded the bilateral military exercise Kamandag 3 in a ceremony in Manila, Philippines, on October 18. The Philippine-led, bilateral military exercise, which was designed to increase readiness through capabilities development, improve combined responsiveness, and enhance partnership and interoperability between Philippine, Japanese and US forces. This year’s KAMANDAG marked two major […]