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Army reservists hailed for nation building, disaster response
By Priam Nepomuceno
 December 7, 2022, 1:31 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1190250

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) has hailed its reservists for their role and dedication in nation building and disaster response efforts.

“They risk their lives to save the lives of others,” said Army chief, Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., in a statement forwarded Tuesday night as the Army honored the services of these individuals in a fellowship night last Dec. 5.

PA spokesperson, Col. Xerxes Trinidad, said Brawner's fellow night with the reservists took place at the Army Officers’ Clubhouse in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

"The fellowship night's highlight was the recognition of Army reservists' service to the country and dedication to duty as well as the commissioning and incorporation of new reserve officers and enlisted personnel," he added.

Among the highlights of the event were Brawner's awarding of Deputy House Speaker and Colonel Isidro Ungab (Reserve) with the Bronze Cross Award, while Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, House Deputy Speaker and Cebu Representative Vincent Franco Frasco, and Lanao del Sur Rep. Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong were commissioned into the Army’s reserve force.

Singer-actress Jessa Zaragoza-Avanzado and actor-singer Brent Valdez were likewise enlisted as privates in the PA reserve force during the activity.

"The well-attended activity gathered reservists from all walks of life, most notably from the government, entertainment industry, private sector, and various professions. Senator and Brig. Gen. Francis Tolentino (Res.), who serves as the Commander of the 1501st Ready Reserve Brigade, and Senator and Lt. Col. Sherwin Gatchalian (Res.) also graced the event," Trinidad said.

Four enlisted celebrity reservists -- Francis Cyril "Dingdong" Avanzado, Julieane "Aya" Fernandez, Jean Christopher Santos, and Ivan Carapiet -- also received rank readjustments during the activity.

PH Army civilian employees kick off National Government Employee's Week

As this developed, PA "civilian human resources" or civilian employees kicked off the celebration for the National Government Employee’s Week with an early morning zumba exercise held at the grandstand of the Philippine Army headquarters last Dec. 6.

PA civilian human resource chief Letty Edith Lacanienta led the activity and laid out the activities for the week-long celebration.

During the activity, Lacanienta encouraged the attendees to participate in the upcoming activities in appreciation of the government employees employed by the PA.

The activities include the conduct of the Search for Ginang Kawani Philippine Army 2022 and Fellowship Dinner with Brawner.

"The civilian human resources of the PA perform an important part in the organization as they actively participate in the Command’s institutional transformation by providing administrative and personnel support to the uniformed personnel," Trinidad said. (PNA)

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General Discussion / Chinese militia vessels coming closer to Palawan
« on: December 08, 2022, 01:22:48 PM »
Chinese militia vessels coming closer to Palawan
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:00 AM December 07, 2022


Read more: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/208965/chinese-militia-vessels-coming-closer-to-palawan#ixzz7mqxABHU2
Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineFleetLCF/posts/pfbid0TL37iHYsh1xGvSCVx4tZKGzUPLJkmidvxLsrjwJrnvqfhr1KeRQkZ3svAW8Mg9h6l

Last 12 October 2022, newly acquired vessels of the Philippine Navy - Fast Attack Interdiction Crafts BRP NESTOR ACERO(PG901) and BRP LOLINATO TO-ONG (PG902) get underway last 12 October 2022 for their endurance run.

They departed from East Commodore Posadas Wharf, Cavite enroute to the Area of Operation of Naval Forces West and Naval Forces Central and returned safely to Cavite City on 17 October 2022. Onboard during the conduct of the endurance run is the ISL technical team and training staff, head of the TIAC team, COMMO ALFONSO F TORRES JR PN, CDR JONATHAN M LAYNO PN – Director Fleet Operations Readiness Training and Evaluation Group(FORTEG) and CDR RONEL T RACILES PN(GSC), Director Littoral Combat Training Squadron.

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Philippine Navy commissions 2 fast attack interdiction craft from Israel
Story by JOVILAND RITA,GMA Integrated News

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/philippine-navy-commissions-2-fast-attack-interdiction-craft-from-israel/ar-AA14Dqyc

The Philippine Navy has commissioned two new fast attack interdiction craft during a ceremony at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on Monday.

Navy chief Rear Admiral Toribio Adaci Jr. said BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902) may be deployed to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and southern Philippines areas.

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According to Adaci, BRP Nestor Acero and PG902 are only two of the nine fast attack interdiction craft missile vessels acquired from Israel Shipyards Limited for the price of P10 billion under the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

Adaci said four other vessels will be delivered in 2023 and the remaining three will be constructed at the naval shipyard in the country in 2024.

Aside from these nine vessels, Adaci said the Navy is planning to have 15 additional Acero class boats. —KBK, GMA Integrated News

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Filipino Potential / ‘Maharlika’ fund won’t end up like 1MDB—DOF
« on: December 06, 2022, 02:22:29 PM »
‘Maharlika’ fund won’t end up like 1MDB—DOF
BY JASPER Y. ARCALAS
DECEMBER 6, 2022

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/12/06/maharlika-fund-wont-end-up-like-1mdb-dof/

THE proposed Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) will not suffer the same fate as the infamous 1MDB fund of Malaysia because it will have enough accounting and transparency safeguards, economic managers and lawmakers claimed.

Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the Philippines may miss a lot of opportunity cost if the MIF will not be enacted since there are a lot of projects that could provide higher yield for the national government.

Some of the areas the MIF could invest in are infrastructure projects like tollways, which generates a steady flow of revenue, Diokno explained.

The Finance chief said the MIF will allow the government to invest in full or partial in investment portfolios that it would deem be beneficial to the country.

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Ex-student rebel tags UP profs in CPP-NPA recruitment
By Marita Moaje
 January 28, 2021, 1:01 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1128785

MANILA – A former student of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila tagged some University of the Philippines (UP) professors in the recruitment of students into the Communist Party of the Philippine-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

In a press conference with some former CPP-NPA cadres at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Ivy Lyn Corpin alias “Ka Red”, a former youth rebel, bared the recruitment activities happening inside universities.

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Military History / Operation: Classic Resolve
« on: December 05, 2022, 02:55:02 AM »
# 33 YEARS AGO: OPERATION CLASSIC RESOLVE: The United States response to Philippine President Corazon C Aquino's requests for military aid during the December 1989 Coup De Etat.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/posts/5615627268523074/

The USS Enterprise (CVN-65- BG Foxtrot) and the USS Midway (CV-41 BG-Alpha) were anchored 150 to 200 miles off the Coast of Manila.

Around 100 US Marines from Subic Naval Base were also deployed at and near the US Embassy in Manila.

In Manila Bay, the following US Ships were anchored:
The Newport Class Landing Ship Tank USS Tuscaloosa (LST-1187)
USS Saint Louis (LKA-116)
USS San Bernardino (LST-1189)
USS Dubuque (LPD-7)
and backed up by the Spruance Class Destroyer
USS Oldendorf (DD-972)

Two US Warships were also at anchor near Sangley Point Cavite City.

During the Coup these ships were formed as an Amphibious Ready Group as Combined Task Group 76.4

1st Battalion/ 3rd USMC Regiment elements were on board these vessels and at Subic Bay, their primary tasked was to evacuate American Civilians in case the Coup became very critical and to protect the US Embassy.

Persuasion Flights conducted by 3 to 5 USAF Mcdonell Douglas F-4E Phantom Fighters in support of the legitimate government took off from CAFB around 1400H Philippine time 01 December 89.

Some MDD F-15s were deployed at higher altitude during this time.

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Russia risks becoming ungovernable and descending into chaos
By Arkady Ostrovsky Russia editor, The Economist

https://www.economist.com/the-world-ahead/2022/11/18/russia-risks-becoming-ungovernable-and-descending-into-chaos

When russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, invaded Ukraine on February 24th 2022, he set out to grab territory, deprive it of sovereignty, wipe out the very idea of its national identity and turn what remained of it into a failed state. After months of Ukraine’s fierce resistance, its statehood and its identity are stronger than ever, and all the things that Mr Putin had intended to inflict on Ukraine are afflicting his own country.

Mr Putin’s war is turning Russia into a failed state, with uncontrolled borders, private military formations, a fleeing population, moral decay and the possibility of civil conflict. And though confidence among Western leaders in Ukraine’s ability to withstand Mr Putin’s terror has gone up, there is growing concern about Russia’s own ability to survive the war.

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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / Re: BRP Lolinato To-ong
« on: December 04, 2022, 02:41:24 PM »
Philippine Navy commissions 2 fast attack interdiction craft from Israel
Story by JOVILAND RITA,GMA Integrated News

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/philippine-navy-commissions-2-fast-attack-interdiction-craft-from-israel/ar-AA14Dqyc

The Philippine Navy has commissioned two new fast attack interdiction craft during a ceremony at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on Monday.

Navy chief Rear Admiral Toribio Adaci Jr. said BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902) may be deployed to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and southern Philippines areas.

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According to Adaci, BRP Nestor Acero and PG902 are only two of the nine fast attack interdiction craft missile vessels acquired from Israel Shipyards Limited for the price of P10 billion under the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

Adaci said four other vessels will be delivered in 2023 and the remaining three will be constructed at the naval shipyard in the country in 2024.

Aside from these nine vessels, Adaci said the Navy is planning to have 15 additional Acero class boats. —KBK, GMA Integrated News

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Philippine Navy commissions 2 fast attack interdiction craft from Israel
Story by JOVILAND RITA,GMA Integrated News

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/philippine-navy-commissions-2-fast-attack-interdiction-craft-from-israel/ar-AA14Dqyc

The Philippine Navy has commissioned two new fast attack interdiction craft during a ceremony at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on Monday.

Navy chief Rear Admiral Toribio Adaci Jr. said BRP Nestor Acero (PG901) and BRP Lolinato To-ong (PG902) may be deployed to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and southern Philippines areas.

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According to Adaci, BRP Nestor Acero and PG902 are only two of the nine fast attack interdiction craft missile vessels acquired from Israel Shipyards Limited for the price of P10 billion under the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

Adaci said four other vessels will be delivered in 2023 and the remaining three will be constructed at the naval shipyard in the country in 2024.

Aside from these nine vessels, Adaci said the Navy is planning to have 15 additional Acero class boats. —KBK, GMA Integrated News

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Navy commissions 2 new missile-capable gunboats into service
Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
November 29, 2022 | 12:00am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/29/2227202/navy-commissions-2-new-missile-capable-gunboats-service

MANILA, Philippines — Two new missile-capable gunboats of the Philippine Navy were formally commissioned into service yesterday.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin led the commissioning rites of the BRP Nestor Acero and BRP Lolinato To-ong at the Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.

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The two ships are fast attack interdiction craft-missiles (FAIC-Ms) vessels, delivered by Israel Shipyards Ltd. last September.

They were named in honor of two Armed Forces of the Philippines Medal of Valor awardees and are part of the FAIC acquisition project under the revised AFP modernization program-horizon 2.

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Navy commissions 2 new missile-capable gunboats into service
Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
November 29, 2022 | 12:00am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/29/2227202/navy-commissions-2-new-missile-capable-gunboats-service

MANILA, Philippines — Two new missile-capable gunboats of the Philippine Navy were formally commissioned into service yesterday.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin led the commissioning rites of the BRP Nestor Acero and BRP Lolinato To-ong at the Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.

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The two ships are fast attack interdiction craft-missiles (FAIC-Ms) vessels, delivered by Israel Shipyards Ltd. last September.

They were named in honor of two Armed Forces of the Philippines Medal of Valor awardees and are part of the FAIC acquisition project under the revised AFP modernization program-horizon 2.

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Navy commissions 2 new missile-capable gunboats into service
Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
November 29, 2022 | 12:00am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/29/2227202/navy-commissions-2-new-missile-capable-gunboats-service

MANILA, Philippines — Two new missile-capable gunboats of the Philippine Navy were formally commissioned into service yesterday.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin led the commissioning rites of the BRP Nestor Acero and BRP Lolinato To-ong at the Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.

< Edited >

The two ships are fast attack interdiction craft-missiles (FAIC-Ms) vessels, delivered by Israel Shipyards Ltd. last September.

They were named in honor of two Armed Forces of the Philippines Medal of Valor awardees and are part of the FAIC acquisition project under the revised AFP modernization program-horizon 2.

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Stealth / Re: B-21 Raider: The World’s Stealthiest Bomber Is Almost Here
« on: December 03, 2022, 11:26:38 AM »
U.S. unveils new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider
UPDATED ON: DECEMBER 2, 2022 / 10:06 PM / AP

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/stealth-bomber-b-21-raider-debuts/

America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development, and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.

The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified.

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