(News Feature)AW-109Es, Navy's fastest helicopter in service

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on (News Feature)AW-109Es, Navy's fastest helicopter in service 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — For Lt. Cmdr. Ariel Coloma, the AgustaWestland AW-109E "Power" naval helicopter and its armed counterpart, is the most maneuverable and fastest aircraft in the inventory of the Philippine Navy.

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New PN chief cites need for more 'firepower'

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on New PN chief cites need for more 'firepower' 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — To ensure that the Philippine Navy will be able to carry out its mandate of protecting the country's maritime sovereignty, newly-appointed PN flag officer-in-command Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad has stressed the need for the acquisition of more modern and potent naval equipment.

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American, Filipino girlfriend who went missing at sea found dead in Palawan

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on American, Filipino girlfriend who went missing at sea found dead in Palawan 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 2 -– A United States citizen and his Filipino girlfriend from Siaton, Negros Oriental, who went missing at sea along with four other male companions, were found dead over the weekend in Barangay Mangsee, Balabac in Palawan.

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Senate public hearing on the PHL Archipelagic Sea Lanes

March 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate public hearing on the PHL Archipelagic Sea Lanes 

150302171138Senator Juan Edgardo Angara (extreme left), chairperson of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Archipelagic Sea Lanes and Maritime Zones, asks a question to Vice Admiral Jesus C. Millan, Flag Officer-in-Command of the Philippine Navy, during the public hearing on Senate Bill No. 1159 or the Archipelagic Sea Lanes of the Philippines on Monday (March 2,2015). Also in photo are Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino (2nd from right) and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Jose A. De Vega (3rd from left). (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)
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AW-109s enhances maritime air patrol capabilities of PN

January 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on AW-109s enhances maritime air patrol capabilities of PN 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — The AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" helicopters, now in service aboard the two Gregorio Del Pilar frigates, have greatly enhanced the maritime air patrol and surveillance capability of the Philippine Navy (PN).

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2014 Dragon Boat Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation Club Crew Championships

December 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on 2014 Dragon Boat Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation Club Crew Championships 

141206125631Photo shows from (left) one of the participating Kayaks accidentally collides with the team of the Philippine Navy that resulted in its sinking during the 2014 Dragon Boat Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation (PCKF) Club Crew Championships on Saturday (Dec. 6,) at the Baywalk Roxas Boulevard Manila. (PNA photo by Avito C.Dalan)
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JMSDF training squadron to arrive in PHL

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on JMSDF training squadron to arrive in PHL 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) training squadron, consisting of three vessels, will arrive in the Philippines for a three-day goodwill visit starting this Oct. 13 to 16.

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