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PH warship now patrolling sea off Palawan

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The BRP Ramon Alcaraz. US EMBASSY FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ second warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), has arrived in Palawan province for what military officials described as a “routine patrol” of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Warship ‘Monching’ is here; PH to intensify sea patrols

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SECOND MAJOR WARSHIP  President Aquino, accompanied by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, troops the line for the arrival ceremony of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, a high-endurance Hamilton-class cutter, at the Subic Freeport on Tuesday. The Philippines vowed intensified sea patrols as it welcomed the arrival of its latest warship from the United States amid a maritime row with China.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Aquino on Tuesday called the second Hamilton class-cutter from the United States a big boost to the Navy in patrolling the seas amid a territorial row with China.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH’s newest acquired warship from US arrives

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It sailed into the country “like a storm,” raved Malacañang on Friday, referring to a recently acquired warship from the United States that finally arrived amid a sea dispute with China.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Newly acquired warship arrives in PH amid sea row

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The BRP Ramon Alcaraz. US EMBASSY FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ second warship acquired from the US, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, was welcomed by local fishermen off Aurora as it entered the Philippine waters early Friday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BRP Ramon Alcaraz enters PH – Navy

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The BRP Ramon Alcaraz. US EMBASSY FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ second warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, arrived early Thursday from an almost-two month voyage from the United States.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

2nd PH cutter ‘balisong’ to China’s ‘machine gun’

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President Aquino has been hot about this week’s arrival of the Philippines’ second Hamilton-class cutter from Hawaii, but an analyst calls the secondhand vessel another “balisong” (fan knife) to China’s “machine gun.”

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BRP Alcaraz conducts test-fire of weapons in Atlantic Ocean

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PH’S 2ND WARSHIP  The BRP Ramon Alcaraz.  PHOTO FROM TWITTER ACCOUNT OF PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN US

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the Philippines’ second warship cruising to its new home port, conducted a “successful” test-fire of its main weapons system in the Atlantic Ocean, the Philippine Embassy in Washington said.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Warship from US here next month

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Amid aggressive external threats to its sovereignty, the Philippines’ defense capabilities will get a boost with the arrival next month of its latest naval asset acquired from the United States.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2nd warship’s arrival delayed

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The Philippines may have to wait until April next year to deploy its second warship, even as tensions triggered by conflicting ownership claims over islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) are expected to escalate.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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