BRP Gregorio Del PIlar - updates

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PH military capable of retrieving grounded Navy ship

Sep 01, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'Surface and underwater assessments are being done to come up with the right plan of retrieval,' says AFP Spokesman Colonel Noel Detoyato

GREGORIO RUNS AGROUND. BRP Gregorio del Pilar, one of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, runs aground in Palawan on August 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of PAOAFP

PH Navy warship runs aground in Palawan

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:09 PM

One of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, runs aground in the vicinity of Hasa-Hasa Shoal

GREGORIO RUNS AGROUND. BRP Gregorio del Pilar, one of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships, runs aground in Palawan on August 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of PAOAFP

US State Dep't approves sale of radars for PH warships

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The air search radars will enhance the Philippine Navy s maritime domain awareness and enable it to detect and track air contacts

FIRST. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is the first US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutter acquired by the Philippine Navy. Rappler photo

PH Navy's 3rd warship from US set to sail home

Nov 01, 2016 - 9:47 AM

FF17 is a significant addition to the Navy s inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our exclusive economic zone says the Philippine Navy

HAMILTON CLASS. The US Coast Guard ship USCG Boutwell is the 3rd Hamilton-class cutter that will be transferred to the Philippine Navy. Photo from US military web site

Obama vows 'ironclad' commitment to defend PH

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED President Barack Obama announces the transfer of 2 more ships to the Philippine Navy

PLEDGING SUPPORT. US President Barack Obama (R) speaks following a tour of the BRP Gregario Del Pilar in Manila Harbor in Manila on November 17, 2015 after arriving to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

PH Navy warships to get missile systems

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:04 PM

These will help extend the Navy s reach says a navy spokesman

MOST CAPABLE: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH, Japan, US conduct naval exercises off West PH Sea

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:27 PM

In a theoretical scenario the dummy target in the gunnery exercises could be a ship or an airplane of the enemy

PH's biggest ship off to join war games in Australia

Aug 18, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Philippines is one of 12 countries that will participate in the Kakadu 2014 one of the largest international maritime exercise that happens every 2 years

OFF TO AUSTRALIA: BRP Ramon Alcaraz is joining war games in Australia. Rappler file photo

PH Navy asking for 3rd warship from US

Apr 16, 2014 - 5:33 PM

As far as we are now looking at it there will be a positive action for getting a 3rd Del Pilar frigate says Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano

MOST CAPABLE: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH warships also in Leyte

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:36 AM

BRP Ramon Alcaraz will have simple commissioning rites so it can join the Yolanda relief efforts in Leyte

LOW KEY: Simple rites for BRP Ramon Alcaraz on November 22. Malacañang file photo

PH Navy's 2012 fuel expenses breach P1-B mark

Sep 14, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The gasoline oil and lubricants cost triple since 2010 a Commission on Audit report reveals

Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH cancels plan to acquire 3rd US cutter

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:20 PM

The funds will be used instead to acquire two frigates for the Philippine Navy

SAIL PAST: Local fishing vessels welcome BRP Alcaraz in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo by Arcel Cometa

New PH warship stays in Subic - for now

Aug 06, 2013 - 7:19 PM

The Philippine Navy s newly acquired Hamilton class cutter BRP Ramon Alcaraz will be based at the former US military base in Subic Zambales

Fair winds: Navy's new warship arrives

Aug 02, 2013 - 7:52 PM

The gentle waves of Casiguran Aurora welcome the country s latest warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz

SAIL PAST: Local fishing vessels welcome BRP Alcaraz in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Navy's 2nd warship arrives in PH

Aug 01, 2013 - 4:18 PM

The Philippine Navy s newly acquired warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF16 arrives in the Philipine Area of Responsibility PAR Thursday August 1

NOW IN PH: BRP Ramon Alcaraz

PH warship test-fires weapon off Zambales

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Philippine Navy warship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar test fires its main weapon off the coast of Zambales near the disputed Scarborough Shoal

PH, US hold war games near Scarborough Shoal

Jun 27, 2013 - 12:02 PM

UPDATE The Chinese embassy in Manila released a statement cautioning the Philippines and the US not to exacerbate tensions in the area with its exercises

READY FOR "WAR." US destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at the former US naval base in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, north of Manila on June 27, 2013, to join the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises close to a flashpoint area of the South China Sea. Photo by AFP/David Bayarong

PH latest warship to defend territory

Jun 10, 2013 - 12:53 PM

BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF 16 the Philippines newest warship is set to arrive in Manila in August

READY. Capt. Ernesto Baldovino, commanding officer of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) shows Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. the capabilities of the vessel set to arrive in Manila in August. Photo by Elmer Cato/Philippine Embassy Washington, DC

30 Chinese vessels, 1 warship sighted in Palawan

May 21, 2013 - 6:01 PM

The government has already filed a diplomatic protest with the Chinese Embassy in Manila

PH's latest warship starts sea trials

May 21, 2013 - 7:27 AM

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF 16 will set sail for the Philippines before the middle of June

PHILIPPINES BOUND. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) is undergoing refurbishment and refitting at a cost of $15.15 million before its journey back to the Philippines. Photo by Elmer Cato/Philippine Embassy Washington

DFA: 3rd Chinese ship in Scarborough leaves

Apr 13, 2012 - 9:37 AM

The Chinese ship leaves a day after the Philippines pulled out its biggest warship from the disputed Scarborough Shoal

PH pulls out warship in China standoff

Apr 12, 2012 - 3:49 PM

It s possible the ship s need for fuel became a convenient escape for negotiators to ease the tension

Scarborough 'puzzle' a work in progress

Apr 12, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Moving forward is how Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario described negotiations on the ongoing stand off between the Philippine Navy and Chinese ships

Navy's fastest ship: BRP Gregorio Del Pilar

Apr 11, 2012 - 2:26 PM

The Philippine government bought the Hamilton class cutter early in 2011 for approximately US 13 million Php450 million under the Foreign Military Sales FMS program

NAVY'S FASTEST. The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar. Photo from

PH Navy in standoff with Chinese ships

Apr 11, 2012 - 9:11 AM

UPDATED The Philippines flagship navy vessel is in a standoff with 10 Chinese ships off Zambales in the West Philippine Sea

Navy's most modern ship sails to Spratlys

Dec 23, 2011 - 6:40 PM

Bought from the US the BRP Gregorio del Pilar is under the Naval Forces Command

PH Navy unveils new assets

Dec 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Philippine Navy unveils new assets to help strengthen maritime security

One of the newly-commissioned Navy ships, BRP Tagbanua