📜👉: On this day in 1994, Vice Admiral Pio P. Carranza assumed as the 22nd Flag Officer In Command of the Philippine Navy.
His term saw the upgrade on the capabilities of the Philippine Fleet and the Philippine Marines with the acquisition of 78-footer gunboats and V-300 commando vehicles, as well as the structural elevation of the Marines into a corps.
Vice Adm. Carranza graduated from the PMA and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Philippine Navy [...]
📜👉: Lest We Forget: The Tragedy of BRP Datu Kalantiaw (PS-76)
On this day in 1981, tragedy struck the Philippine Navy with the loss of its Flagship and one of its Cannon Class Destroyer Escort, BRP Datu Kalantiaw (PS76), off Calayan Island, Province of Cagayan, 340 miles north of Manila during the height of Typhoon Clara.
The tragic event was considered as the worst naval disaster to befall the Navy as 79 ou [...]
Two Philippine Navy ships team up to rescue stranded fishermen
Sunday, 19 September 2021/
Mariveles, Bataan – The Phillippine Navys Flagship, Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Manobo (LC297) team up to rescue four stranded fishermen in the waters off Mariveles, Bataan.
Upon receipt of a radio call from the Acting Commanding Officer FF150, the Commanding Officer of LC297 immediately maneuvered and came to the aid of the distressed motorized fishing boat last September 16, 2021.
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