PH to become middle power with acquisition of new defense equipment — NSC

Jean Mangaluz 02/05/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will become a middle power in arms capabilities with the acquisition of new defense equipment, said National Security Council (NSC) Assistant Director General Jonathan Malaya on Friday. In an ambush interview, Malaya…

France explores defense collaboration with PH including supplying submarines

Donna Pazzibugan 02/02/2024

France is in talks with the Philippines about selling submarines, fighter planes, and other defense equipment, in addition to negotiating formal agreements for joint military exercises. French Ambassador to Manila Marie Fontanel expresses her country’s strong interest…

Marcos OKs military’s P2-trillion wish list for weapons, equipment

Francis Mangosing 01/29/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved the military’s revised wish list for new weaponry and equipment to shore up the country’s defenses against threats, in the face of a rapidly evolving regional security landscape.…

PH acquires Japan-built radar system to bolster WPS defense

Frances Mangosing 12/21/2023

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION — The Philippines’ newest detection system for aerial and naval threats in the West Philippine Sea was officially handed over to the Philippine Air Force at a ceremony on Wednesday. Advanced Air and…

North Korea claims it launched first spy satellite, promises more

11/22/2023

SEOUL/TOKYO  -North Korea said it successfully placed its first spy satellite in orbit on Tuesday and vowed to launch more in the near future, defying international condemnation from the United States and its allies. Officials in South…

North Korea’s space launch program and long-range missile projects

11/21/2023

SEOUL— North Korea has notified Japan of a plan to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1, which would be the third attempt by Pyongyang to put a military spy satellite…

Senators ‘offering’ more intel funds for ‘external defense’

Maila Ager 09/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — In the face of continued threats in the West Philippine Sea, senators are gearing up to increase the budgets of the country’s defense and intelligence offices next year. In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday,…

Japanese military helicopter goes missing with several people on board

Reuters 04/06/2023

TOKYO — Japan on Thursday said it had lost contact with a military helicopter carrying several crew and passengers near Miyakojima, part of its southwest Okinawa island chain. The UH60 troop transport, commonly known as the Black…

Russia to help PH on defense, cyber security, COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Russian government has affirmed its commitment to help the Philippines in developing its defense capacities both in the armed forces and cybersecurity. Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev, who visited Cebu on Wednesday, March…

Russia moves closer to filling void to be left by US in PH defense sans VFA

Frances Mangosing 02/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Russian government has taken steps toward filling a void in military alliance that could be left by President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which is being…

UV skipper says team lacked defense, communication in loss to USC

Immae A. Lachica 10/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A day after absorbing its second loss in the Cesafi college basketball tournament, the University of the Visayas (UV) went back to the drawing board to assess what went wrong. The Green Lancers were downed…

Improved defensive plan works wonders for UC in win over UV

Brian Mikhael Judilla Ochoa 09/16/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—After working hard to improve their defense, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters caught a big fish on Sunday night, September 15, 2019, shocking the defending champion University of the Visayas (UV), 72-64.  The win…

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