‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history but a mutuality of interests.” This was how Ambassador Jose […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it is ready to defend the legality of its joint military exercises with Japan before the Supreme Court (SC). “From the perspective of the Armed Forces and the Philippine Navy, we believe that the exercises were conducted with firm basis on our […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, – China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea should spark fear around the world, with military conflict possible, Philippine President Benigno Aquino told AFP on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, Aquino also warned that China’s increasingly assertive actions raised the spectre of other nations […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The United States, a treaty-bound ally of Manila, said it was “troubled” by Sunday’s incident in which China prevented movement of two ships contracted by […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY (Mabuhay) – BRP Ramon Alcaraz is now on its first-ever humanitarian mission helping areas in Eastern Visayas that have been devastated by super typhoon Yolanda. BRP Alcaraz is currently berthing at the Leyte Gulf carrying around 123.7 tons of assorted food and non-food items donated by various government agencies and private organizations. Also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the newest asset of the Philippine Navy, successfully test-fired its main weapons system off the coast of Florida this afternoon, the Philippine Embassy said. “We have successfully test-fired our Oto Melara gun with a high degree of accuracy,” the Embassy quoted Capt. Ernesto Baldovino, the commanding officer of the Alcaraz as […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

CHARLESTON, South Carolina—The Philippines will exert all efforts to ease tensions in the West Philippine Sea but it will also defend its territory if needed, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. told the officers and crew of the country’s newest warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), on the eve of its departure for Manila. “As you know, there […]

11.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Philippines is urging officials of the Commonwealth of Virginia to send business delegations to Manila and explore trade and investment opportunities in what is touted to be Asia’s new tiger economy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. made the pitch during his meeting with Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, State Delegate […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

MANILA, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) – Canada and the Philippines signed a deal Saturday to help Manila buy military equipment to defend its territory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Filipino President Benigno Aquino said. The Philippine defense department and state-run Canadian Commercial Corp. signed the agreement as Harper met Aquino at Malacañang Palace in […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Pentagon has awarded a $1.8 million contract for the purchase of modern weapons systems that would be installed in the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), the second high-endurance cutter that the Philippines recently acquired from the United States. The Philippine Embassy said the purchase and installation of two Mk38 Mod 2 autocanon systems for […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·