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UPDATE – Remaining Balikpapan ships now sold to PHL Navy

Three more “Balikpapan” class LCHs (landing craft heavies) are scheduled to arrive and be commissioned in Philippine Navy (PN) service by the first quarter of 2016. These ships are the HMAS Balikpapan, HMAS Wewak and HMAS Betano. The Royal Australian Navy decommissioned these LCHs in November 2014.

China threatens force against US warships defying their ‘territory’

“If the US encroaches on China’s core interests, the Chinese military will stand up and use force to stop it,” China warned through its newspaper publication.

FOR THE FIRST TIME – Japanese Emperor, Empress to visit PH early 2016

The Philippines has begun preparations for the first-ever visit of a reigning Emperor of Japan that is likely to be conducted early next year, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, October 13.


While checking our mailbox, we came upon an imposing letter, in the light of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘FINAL’ answer of ‘NO’ on running for President of the Philippines. This was not a pleasant letter to read, but we believe it merits publishing.

5 carnappers shot dead by cops in Quezon City

Five suspected car thieves, all unidentified, were killed in a shootout with anti-carnapping police in Payatas, Quezon City Friday morning. As per report by Inquirer, …

INSTANT DAVAO JUSTICE – Cop killer gunned down moments after crime

The city police’s competence is proven by how Davao City Police reacted instantly to the killing of a fellow cop, SPO1 Vevencio ‘Long’ Vertudazo, catching and because the criminals were armed, neutralizing them on the spot.

NO SANCTUARY: Abu Sayaaf declared as terrorist organization in PHL

The Abu Sayyaf is the first militant organization to be officially outlawed in the Southeast Asian country under a rarely used anti-terrorism law. The brutal group, which has targeted Americans and other foreigners, has already been listed as a terrorist group by Washington.

BRAVO – Medal of Valor for PO2 Ryan S. Cabansag for foiling robbery

For single-handedly taking on three men robbing a bus on the North Luzon Expressway, PO2 Ryan S. Cabansag, with wife Christine by his side, receives the Medalya ng Kadakilaan from Interior Secretary Mel Sarmiento in a ceremony at Camp Crame on Monday, September 22, 2015.

OH, THE IRONY! – Philippine IP body caught with plagiarized logo

The Baybayin advocacy group is planning to sue the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) for intellectual property theft from a proposed logo redesign and the government body’s snub of their inquiry about it.

MOVED – Despite saying ‘NO’ to presidential bid, latest rally to have Rodrigo Duterte run had him thinking twice

The rally in Luneta that clamors for Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City’s celebrated mayor, to run despite his withdrawal has proven successful in making him change his hard stance from before.