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PH Navy christens first-ever brand new frigate, BRP Jose Rizal

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo hails the new warship as 'the great milestone and accomplishment of the defense sector in decades'

TOP WARSHIP. The Philippine Navy's brand new frigate BRP Jose Rizal. Photo from the Philippine Navy

PH Navy's brand new frigate docks in Subic after 2-week quarantine

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:59 PM

A christening and commissioning ceremony for the BRP Jose Rizal originally set for June 19 is postponed 'due to unavoidable circumstances,' says the Navy

NEW FRIGATE. The Philippine Navy's brand new frigate BRP Jose Rizal is officially welcomed in Subic after a 2-week quarantine period. Photo from the Philippine Navy

LOOK: PH Navy's 1st missile-ready warship arrives in Subic

May 23, 2020 - 10:40 PM

BRP Jose Rizal is the most powerful and lethal of the Navy's warships

BRP JOSE RIZAL. PH Navy's newest missile capable frigate arrives in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy


PH Navy's brand new frigate to arrive May 23

May 15, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The BRP Jose Rizal will be the most powerful, first ever missile-capable warship in the Philippine Fleet

MODERN FRIGATE. The 'multi-mission capable' BRP Jose Rizal will be the Philippine Navy's most powerful warship when it arrives in April or May 2020. Photo from the Philippine Navy

LIST: The Philippine Navy’s upcoming vessels

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:24 AM

New warships and attack vessels are lined up for one of Asia-Pacific's most under-equipped navies

Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

PH Navy approves design drawings for frigates project

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:50 AM

The Philippine Navy says the ceremonial steel cutting will likely happen in South Korea on April 30

SIGNING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the contract with South Korean firm Heavy Hyundai Industries in October 2016. Photo from the HHI web site

Senate probe exposes root of frigates deal mess

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Senators fail to probe deeper into why the defense department and the Navy did not come to a compromise

PACKED ROOM. The Senate Session Hall was packed with supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

5 nagging questions after the Senate frigates probe

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

If the innocence of Bong Go depended on a vote among the warm bodies inside the Senate compound, he would have won hands down. But the probe failed to pursue questions that would have given more light on the frigates issue.

Ousted PH Navy chief welcomes transparent frigates probe

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:37 AM

'The hearing will shed answers and more information on the Frigates Acquisition Project,' says former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado

FLOATING. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado is put on a floating status after he was removed from his post. He retires in March 2018. Rappler photo

PH eyes final bidding for 2 new warships

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The warships will be the Philippine military s biggest and most capable

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

Wanted: Consultant for PH Navy's P18.9-B warships deal

Jan 21, 2014 - 4:55 PM

The chosen consultant is expected to lend technical expertise including inputs on seaworthiness and design

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

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

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