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  • image courtesy of sir benjprad

    Yan daw BRP Tarlac sa itaas ang pinag-iisipan gawing presidential yacht/ship ni PaRDs (Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte & Sarah) sakaling matuloy ang pag auction off ng current pres. yacht BRP Ang Pangulo.

    -- edited by red_baron on May 17 2016, 02:16 PM
  • hahaha, nice joke
  • The U.S. Army’s Big Guns go to the South China Sea

    Senior Army and Pentagon strategists and planners are considering ways to fire existing weapons platforms in new ways around the globe – including the possible placement of mobile artillery units in areas of the South China Sea to, if necessary, function as air-defense weapons to knock incoming rockets and cruise missiles out of the sky.

    Alongside the South China Sea, more mobile artillery weapons used for air defense could also prove useful in areas such as the Middle East and Eastern Europe, officials said. Having mobile counter-air weapons such as the M109 Paladin, able to fire 155m precision rounds on-the-move, could prove to be an effective air-defense deterrent against Russian missiles, aircraft and rockets in Eastern Europe, a senior Army official told Scout Warrior.


    Regarding the South China Sea, the U.S. has a nuanced or complicated relationship with China involving both rivalry and cooperation; the recent Chinese move to put surface-to-air missiles on claimed territory in the South China Sea has escalated tensions and led Pentagon planners to consider various options.

    Officials are clear to emphasize that no decisions have been made along these lines, yet it is one of the things being considered. Pentagon officials have opposed further militarization of the area and emphasized that the territorial disputes in the South China Sea need to be resolved peacefully and diplomatically.


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    wishful thinking!!!

    -- edited by knightlord on May 22 2016, 07:44 AM
  • China has stopped harassing Filipino fishermen in Scarborough —officials
    Filipinos can now fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal without being harassed by Chinese authorities, officials said Saturday.

    "Ngayon ang sitwasyon sa Scarborough Shoal ay nagkakaroon ng pagbabago. Ang mga mangingisda natin ay hindi na nakakaranas ng matinding harassment sa Chinese coast guard," Professor Rommel Banlaoi, chairman and executive director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, told radio dzBB in an interview.

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources director Asis Perez confirmed to dzBB in another interview that Filipinos are now freely fishing in the shoal.

    "Wala po tayong naririnig [na reklamo] ngayon. That can be an indication na wala pong nangyayaring adverse o hindi magandang nangyayari sa mga mangingisda," Perez added.

    Banlaoi that it could be the result of his group's continuous negotiations with their counterparts in China.

    He said that the Philippines has been asking the Chinese to allow Filipinos to fish in the shoal as a gesture of their sincerity in declarations that they want to peacefully resolve the territorial dispute.

    He also attributed the softer stance of the Chinese in the disputed shoal to the perceived "paradigm shift" of the Philippines-China relations under the administration of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.

    Banlaoi said that he believes Duterte intends to repair the damaged relationship of China and the Philippines due to disputes over some territories in the South China Sea, including the Scarborough Shoal, called Panatag Shoal and Bajo de Masinloc by the Philippines.

    Duterte has said that he is open to returning to bilateral talks with China on the territorial disputes.

    Duterte has met with Chinese ambassador Zhao Jianhua in Davao City.

    Banlaoi also believes that Duterte will not move to withdraw, but will not push the Philippines' case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration against China.

    "Hindi niya iwi-withdraw ang posisyon sa international tribunal, pero 'di niya itututlak ito dahil ang [intensyon] niya ay to repair the damaged relations," he said.

    "KUng hindi magtagumpay ang bilateral... bubuhayin ang [kaso] sa international tribunal at gagamitin niyang leverage," Banlaoi added. —ALG, GMA News
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  • hmmm may mga bagay talagang hindi nilalabas sa publiko
    i think for the good din
    something fishy din kasi dating ng dalawang pandigmang sasakyan ng USA na naka-dock sa subic
  • Baka may ginagawa na naman si Trollanes. XD

    Pwede ding may naging usapan during the meeting of Duterte at Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua.
  • Israel arming Philippines’ attack crafts with missiles
    February 26, 2016 Ace dela Cruz

    Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will be arming Philippine Navy’s upcoming three Multi-purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC) to be built by the partnership between Filipino shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation.

    According to the Notice of Award issued by the Department of National Defense, Rafael’s proposal for the MPAC (Lot 2) Weapons System and Missiles Acquisition Project worth PhP 594,319,550 was accepted.

    According to reports, the Israeli firm will provide 3 Mini-Typhoon remote-controlled naval stabilized gun and SPIKE-ER launchers and missiles.

    According to Rafael, Mini-Typhoon gun was designed for day and night operation, especially designed for fast maneuvering patrol boats. The system provides day and night observation, operation, and accurate firing capabilities.

    The SPIKE-ER is a guided weapon which is the extended long-range version of the Spike family, capable of defeating targets at a range of up to 8 kilometers. “This missile is designed for installation on land vehicles, helicopters and naval platforms,” Rafael said.

    Mini-Typhoon has a variant which incorporates a machine gun and surface-to-surface missiles.

    Lot 1, the project for three attack crafts, is expected to be completed within one year. These MPACs will be capable of storing 2,000 rounds for 12.7mm, 4,000 rounds for 7.62mm ammunition and 10 canisters of surface-to-surface missiles.

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  • obama in vietnam?
    hmmmm another "the move" ng USA
  • confirmed ba ito?

    Duterte announced during tonight's press conference that he requested permission from Xi Jinping through the Chinese ambassador to allow Filipino fishermen to fish at Panatag Shoal, he proudly relayed to the media that the request was granted and Filipino fishermen are no longer blocked and harassed by the Chinese coast guard in the area.

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    -- edited by AmalgamvsAloof on May 24 2016, 09:20 AM
  • yan nga na ang kinakatakot natin eh kaya hindi ko din binoto yan si digong eh dahil dyan sa spratly issue na yan at iba pang bagay.
  • Hindi naman ganun kadaling bagay yan eh, isipin mo kung ikaw mangingisda jan? napakalaking bagay nun para sa mangingisda. Sinasampal lang ni Digong yung US like parang "puro ka lang amba wala karing ginagawa" para matauhan yung US.

    -- edited by astigshadow on May 24 2016, 12:18 PM
  • Gusto mo magmatigas habang mamamatay na sa gutom yung mga kababayan natin na mangingisda na tanging yun lamang ang pinagkukunan.

    Ipanalangin nalang natin na ito ay usapan lamang at walang kapalit o iba pang nangyayari. Tutal mangingisda sila hindi militar.

    -- edited by yaaa on May 24 2016, 11:36 AM
  • tingnan na lang natin kasunod na kabanata tungkol dyan kung ano magiging outcome nyan mas malaki epekto nyan as a whole.
  • Ang stance ko kung sinong makakatulong sa PIlipinas ng mas maganda economic, military, etc. dun makipag ugnay mga lider natin. Sa panahon ngayon napaka low percentage ng full blown war as in WWIII, more on economic sanctions, international sanctions, proxy war, State-sponsored terrorism, etc ang labanan ng mga superpowers ngayon.

    Yung mga weapons ng US ngayon pang deter nalang ng mga rouge nations yan.
  • Gusto mo magmatigas habang mamamatay na sa gutom yung mga kababayan natin na mangingisda na tanging yun lamang ang pinagkukunan.


    shor term gain but long term loss
  • isda short term, long term oil, gas at respeto.

    -- edited by rodriv on May 24 2016, 05:22 PM
  • mahirap din yan kung nakipagkasundo si digong sa china na iuurong yung kaso kapalit ng freedom of navigation sa scarborough. lalot di pa naman officially president sya.
  • bakit ka magpapaalam nangisda sa sarili mong teritoryo?
    pag humihingi ka ng permiso, di para mo na rin sinabi na kanila nga yun....
  • si obama full support sa vietnam. tayo magiging pro china.
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    GMA News Article para dun sa "asking permission"

    P***** I** lang. Hanggang small-time lang pala kaya nya eh, may jetski/jetski pa syang nalalaman.

    -- edited by wan2tri on May 24 2016, 07:50 PM
  • Doon sa mga bumoto kay DU30...change is coming..ha...ha..
  • Huwag ikahon ang pag-iisip. Patungkol lamang ito sa atin mga kababayan na ang tanging buhay lamang ay ang pangingisda. Huwag bumanat ng mga salita kung hindi pa tapos ang laban. Walang sinusuko at wala pa nagmamay-ari ng mga isla doon.

    Oo may nagkokontrol sa ngayon at yun ang Tsina. Itaga natin lahat sa mga utak natin na kailangan natin aminin wala tayo kakayahan makipagbanggaan ng direkta sa Tsina. Kailangan pag-isipan ang lahat ng galaw.

    * O kung sino man ang gusto mauna doon palista kayo sa PMA. :-) Ng sakaling magkagera may palag naman tayo. Ay teka kaso hindi naman yata kaya lumaban ng mga kamay gamit ang keyboard. HAHA. Kala ko tuloy warrior na ang labas yun pala keyboard warrior lang. Hehe. Wala maitutulong ang mga mura na tinayp mo.

    -- edited by yaaa on May 24 2016, 08:38 PM
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  • 30yrs. ng demokrasya kuno pero eto ang kapalit.. tumaas daw ang GDP pero di natin kayang bantayan ang pag-aari natin.. kapag binalewala ng China ang desisyon ng UN (for sure panig sa atin yun if UNCLOS would be the basis), it would be China against the world.. wait and see nalang tayo.. and be prepare..
  • Eto inaabangan ko kung kelan dadating eh, or dadating pa ba




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  • i hope PRD would focus on military, ok lang kahit malaki tax ko. basta secure ang pinas. sana may iba pa syang plano para tuluyang mabawi yung isla bukod sa short term gain ng mga isda. minsan kasi kelangan talaga magsacrifice ng kaunti para sa nakararami. huhuhu
  • Di na tuloy yang corvette. Strip off din weapon nyan tapos mahal daw imaintain. Pero yung mga ww2 na navy ship natin gingamit parin. Labo rin ng Navy. Hehehe
  • OT : just watched a movie "13 hours the secret soldiers of benghazi" . US got all the firepower pero di nila tinulungan yung nationals nila.

    makes me wonder PH pa kaya.