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After setbacks, PH Navy completes Middle East, India, Sri Lanka mission

Jun 16, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Naval Task Force 82 set out to evacuate Filipinos from impending war in the Middle East but ended up facing a pandemic, a super cyclone, and engine fire. Now, they're finally home.

SAFELY HOME. The Navy's BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz are back in the Philippines after a 5-month deployment to the Middle East, India, and Sri Lanka. Photo from the Philippine Navy

PH Navy ships head home from India after super storm, repairs

May 28, 2020 - 12:55 PM

On the way, the BRP Davao del Sur and the BRP Ramon Alcaraz will stop by Sri Lanka to pick up more stranded Filipinos

HOMEBOUND. The Philippine Navy ships BRP Ramon Alcaraz and BRP Davao del Sur resumed their voyage from India to the Philippines on May 27, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Navy

PH Navy ship that caught fire returns to India, U.S. Navy to help in repairs

May 09, 2020 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) With the BRP Ramon Alcaraz staying behind in India for repairs, the BRP Davao del Sur will sail to the Philippines without an escort, carrying 20 Filipino repatriates and a cargo of 200,000 face masks

PATROL SHIP. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz and its crew of around 200 sailors from the Philippine Navy before sailing from Manila to Thailand on August 28, 2019, to join the first ever ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise. File photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Fire breaks out on PH Navy ship hours after leaving India

May 08, 2020 - 7:48 PM

Two Navy sailors on the BRP Ramon Alcaraz sustain second-degree burns, and will be treated at a hospital in Cochin, India, where the Philippine Navy picked up stranded Filipinos and a cargo of 200,000 face masks

PATROL SHIP. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Philippines sends BRP Ramon Alcaraz off to ASEAN-U.S. naval drills

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The Philippine Navy will participate in the first ever maritime exercises between the United States and ASEAN member states, as the region pushes back against China's expansionism

NAVAL DRILLS. The Philippine Navy sends off the BRP Ramon Alcaraz and its crew to Thailand on August 29, 2019, for the first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercises. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

PH, U.S. navies complete patrol in Sulu Sea

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The joint patrol is upon the invitation of the Philippine government and comes amid the clashes between government troops and local terrorists in Marawi City

PATROL. Sailors assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to Philippine Navy ship Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for personnel transfer. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis

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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Philippine Navy sends warship to patrol Benham Rise

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the navy will now regularly patrol the underwater plateau located in the country s eastern border

HAND-ME-DOWN. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is an excess defense article from the US Coast Guard. Rappler file photo Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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

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 warship arrives in Australia: Scenes when it crossed the equator

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:15 PM

The Crossing the Equator Ceremony is a tradition among sailors that dates back a thousand of years

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

Maiden voyage of PH's most capable warship

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The mood is somber far from the celebration last August when the 40 year old refurbished Hamilton class cutter arrived in the Philippines from the US

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

PH vows intensified sea patrols

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Aquino: Now that BRP Alcaraz has arrived we will surely intensify our patrols in the Philippines exclusive economic zone

NEW WARSHIP. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the arrival ceremony of BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16) at the Alava Pier, Subic Freeport Zone in Olongapo City, Zambales on August 06, 2013. Photo courtesy Malacañang Photo Bureau

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 Navy's newest ship blogs, tweets journey

Jul 09, 2013 - 4:17 PM

The BRP Alcaraz is journeying from San Diego California to the Philippines and is turning to a live blog Twitter and Facebook to share details about its trip

SOCIAL SHIP. The BRP Alcaraz has its own Twitter and Facebook account to allow netizens to follow its journey from San Diego to the Philippines. Photo from BRP Alcaraz's Facebook page

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

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