Friday, January 22, 2010

Marines Clash with Armed Men in Sulu

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Friday, 22 January 2010

Marines clashed with undetermined number of ASG/rouge MNLF in Sulu last Wednesday, 20 January 2010. No reported casualty on government side while undetermined on the enemy side.

Around 4 p.m., elements of Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) 5 and 6 who were conducting area security operations along Baitamal Bridge Indanan, Sulu engaged undetermined number of ASG/rouge MNLF. The perpetrators positioned themselves more or less 200 meters south of the position of the operating government forces. At their perceived opportune time, the enemy attacked. Firefight ensued for about five minutes. The enemy withdrew towards the vicinity of the MNLF camp in Sitio Marang, Brgy Buasa.

“The Navy will not be cowed but will be more vigilant by this attack that is meant to harass our operating units,” said Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Philippine Navy Recruitment and Testing Center

The PN Mobile Recruitment Team (PN-MRT) will conduct provincial recruitment for Naval Officer Candidate Course (NOCC) and Basic Seaman Course (BSC) in your nearest place as follows:

NFWM, Zamboanga City 13-20 Feb 2010
NFC, Cebu City 06-13 Mar 2010
NFC, Iloilo 20-27 Mar 2010
NFNL, La Union 03-10 Apr 2010
NFSL, Legaspi City 17-24 Apr 2010
NFC, Tacloban City 05-12 Jun 2010
NFEM, Davao City 19-26 Jun 2010
NFWM, Puerto Princesa City 24-31 Jul 10

Go Navy!!! Fleet-Marine Team

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Statement from Marine LTC Edgard Arevalo, Navy Spokesperson re Recovered Body of DP3 Panangui PN

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Today the entire Team Navy grieves with the bereaved family of Data Processing 3rd Class Pearlie T Panangui 834002 PN.

After nearly 7 days (since 12 January 2010), her lifeless body was recovered under the rubbles of the UN Headquarters Building at Port Au Prince in Haiti. Per situation report #18, LTC LOPE C DAGOY PA, RP Contingent Commander, reported that the lifeless body of the Filipina peacekeeper was retrieved on 181620H January 2010 (Tuesday, 0520H RP time).

“She led a life of service that spanned beyond our shores,” said Navy Flag Officer In Command Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez of Panangui. She has faithfully served the Navy for 8 years and has proven herself as an asset to the organization before she volunteered to the UN mission. She did the Navy and the AFP proud by showing to the world what Filipino soldiery is all about.

A hero’s welcome awaits her as all her entitlements and benefits are being prepared by the Navy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Navy Honors Contingent to Malaysian Exhibit

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

The Philippine Navy accords honors today, 22 December 2009 to the contingent that participated in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibit (LIMA) in Malaysia.

Naval Task Group LIMA 09 comprised of officers, crew, and some 289 Sailors and Marines arrived in the Philippines yesterday after a month-long mission in Malaysia and Singapore. Two Navy vessels- BRP Quezon (PS 70), a patrol vessel and BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), a logistics ship, participated in the LIMA Exhibit 2009 held from 01-05 December 2009 that showcased the latest in aerospace technology from private industries and manufacturers.

The Exhibit also became a venue among participating navies to affirm their commitment to peace and security. According to Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez, the Exhibit was an opportunity for the Philippine Navy to strengthen its cooperation with foreign counterparts, especially among Asian navies.

The Navy also took advantage of the activity to conduct an overseas training cruise for students from the Naval Education and Training Command and the Fleet Training Center. Students and crew of both ships also availed of training facilities at the Royal Malaysian Naval Base in Lumut and observed how the Maritime Information Fusion Center operates during the port visit to Singapore. The trip which covered a distance of 3,854 nautical miles included passing through the equator which is considered a highlight in one’s naval career. Both ships departed Palawan for Langkawi on 23 November 2009.

The LIMA mission headed by Capt Albert Mogol PN (GSC), Commander, Task Group LIMA is among the various international engagements of the Philippine Navy in strengthening its ties among its foreign counterparts. Every year, the Philippine Navy participates in a number of exercises that tests its interoperability in fighting terrorism and security threats in the region.

FOIC PN Award from Indonesia

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Naval Diplomacy. The grateful Republic of Indonesia through President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyuno confers to Vice Admiral Golez the Bintang Jalasena Utama on 16 November 2009. In the investiture ceremony held at the Headquarters, Indonesian National Forces, the President cited the Philippine Navy Flag Officer In Command’s “invaluable services rendered in the improvement and strengthening of a good joint cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in general, and National Military Navy of both countries in particular” that earned for him the Indonesian Navy Star, First Class. General Djoko Santoso, Commnader-in-Chief of the Indonesian National Forces presented the award in an elaborate ceremony on behalf of the President.