MANILA — The Japanese government recently handed over three 7m class high-speed boats at the Headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Manila.
The handover ceremony was attended by Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and PCG Commandant Elson Hermogino.
Coinciding the event was the commissioning ceremony of the two 44m class patrol vessels from Japan.
In his speech, Medialdea expressed his deepest appreciation for Japan’s support.
The three 7m high-speed boats are the 8th, 9th and 10th of the thirteen high-speed boats provided under Japan’s grant aid worth 600 million yen (270 million pesos).
The two 44m patrol vessels, named Bagacay and Cape Engaño respectively, are the 9th and 10th of 10 Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVS) that Japan provided with its soft loan amounting to 18.7 billion yen (PHP8.5 billion).
The vessels and boats will enhance PCG’s capabilities for law enforcement, help in the prevention of maritime accident and in the conduct of quick rescue operation, and contribute to the overall improvement of maritime safety in the Philippines.
According to Japan, the provision of these vessels and boats is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and the Philippines. (Japan Embassy PR)
Here in the Philippines, there are lots of events that can – and do – have an effect on the economy. From the recent debates over the local labour market to natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, … [Read More...]
Technology is everywhere these days, reaching into every aspect of our lives and empowering us in ways we never would have imagined in the past. With that new power comes new dangers however, and we … [Read More...]
The free tuition law will cover the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and all duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs starting this school … [Read More...]
The U.S Department of Defense is in talks with their Philippine counterpart on the acquisition of 10 AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters, with 2 frames possibly funded by Foreign Military Sales (FMS) … [Read More...]
The Philippine Air Force’s technical working group (TWG) has identified Sikorsky UH60 (Blackhawk) as the combat utility helicopter that would replace the mothballed Bell 412 EPIs, while the selection … [Read More...]
The United States Navy on Monday said that it is willing to give some equipment needed for the Navy modernization training of the Philippine Navy's personnel. "We can contribute, certainly from … [Read More...]