BRP Melocha Aquino Scheduled to Arrive From Japan in May

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu announced the expected arrival of MRRV-9702 or PCG’s second 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) from Japan in May 2022. According to the Commander, the arrival of the ship to be identified as BRP MELCHORA AQUINO is a big step towards recognizing PCG as the “SYMBOL OF HOPE” and “SOURCE OF…

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US Turns Over Boat Facility to Philippine Marine Corps

On February 10, the United States turned over a newly constructed assault boat pier and maintenance bay facility in Ternate, Cavite to the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) as part of a small-scale construction Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grant. The newly completed facility in Ternate is one of three FMF construction projects, valued overall at Php256.9 million ($5 million). The two…

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Admiral Panteleyev Makes Port Call in Manila

The large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleyev” of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) made a scheduled call at the port of Manila (Republic of the Philippines) to replenish material supplies and food. The ship returns to its base in Vladivostok after taking part in the first ever joint naval exercise between Russia and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian…

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PNS Tughril Makes First Foreign Port Call in Manila

The Pakistan Navy’s largest and most modern frigate, the PNS Tughril (F-261), has arrived in Manila for a two-day goodwill visit. In a statement on Tuesday, Philippine Navy spokesperson, Commander Benjo Negranza, said the PNS Tughril arrived at Pier 15 at the Manila South Harbor on Monday afternoon for a goodwill visit until Wednesday. “A simple welcome ceremony was accorded…

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US Coast Guard Concludes Training with Philippine Maritime Agencies

September 1, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Tuesday following operations and exercises in the West Philippine Sea with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Munro’s crew participated in bilateral operations, professional exchanges, search-and-rescue and communications exercises, small boat operations, multi-vessel maneuvering, and maritime…

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First Philippines MRRV Launched at Shimonoseki Shipyard

The first of two 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project Phase II (MSCIP Phase 2) has been launched at the Shimonoseki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan today, 26 July 2021. The two MRRVs will be the largest vessels…

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Philippine Statement on Communist Party of China Thuggery

March 21, 2021 – Around 220 Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM) Vessels are massed at Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) received a confirmed report from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) that around two hundred twenty (220) Chinese Fishing Vessels (CFVs), believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia…

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DSCA Approves Boat and Weapons for Phillipines

July 30, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of Scout, Assault, and Light Support Boats with armaments and related equipment for an estimated cost of $126 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government…

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