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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 »

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 »

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 »

Second Hamilton class cutter to arrive by November

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The BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF15) AFP PHOTO

A second Hamilton class cutter will be turned over by the US Coast Guard to the Philippine Navy late this month, Navy chief Vice Admiral Alexander Pama said Tuesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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