Daily Archives: 2 years ago

13 Senators sign resolution asserting EDCA invalid unless Senate concurs

Thirteen senators, representing the majority of Senate, are asserting Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and United States falls into the category of treaty or international agreement and that the power to enter into it does not rest solely on the President but is shared with the Senate. “Behold the Senate break its […]

Government troopers seize newly-built BIFF camp, found SAF uniform with Usman name tag

Troopers from 601st Infantry Brigade had an encounter with the remnants of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Barangay Macalag, Datu Unsay town, Maguindanao June 7. After 15 minutes of firefight, the rebels withdrew with undetermined number of casualties, 6th Infantry Division public affairs office chief Captain Jo-ann Petinglay said. The government forces captured the newly-constructed […]

Navy SSVs to act as floating command-and-control platforms, government centers when needed

Philippine Navy’s two Strategic Sealift Vessels may act as floating command-and-control platforms and floating government centers during national emergencies. These vessels may take the roles of floating hospital or evacuation center when need arises, PN Flag-Oficer-in-Command Vice Admiral Jesus Millan tells government-run news agency. Steel-cutting ceremony for the first unit of Makassar-class Landing Platform Dock […]

China PLA Navy: Expect more Chinese warships, aircraft in Pacific Ocean

Days after a Taiwanese newspaper reported that China is dispatching surveillance vessels off the coast of Hawaii as a response to United States Navy’s operations in West Philippine Sea, China reports PLA Navy successfully conducted a coordinated training in West Pacific Ocean. “The aviation force of the Chinese PLA Navy sent its aircraft on June […]