AFP, mangangailangan ng mas maraming sundalo para sa territorial defense

admin   •   February 6, 2014   •   11067

FILE PHOTO: Officers and crew of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz. (Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office)

MANILA, Philippines – Sa loob ng dalawang taon, apat na libong sundalo ang kakailanganin ng Philippine Navy upang punan ang mga kailangan nitong tauhan.

Ngayong taon, 100 opisyal at 1,900 enlisted personnel ang kukunin ng Navy. Parehong bilang din ang kailangan sa para sa taong 2015.

Ang naturang bilang ay mataas kumpara sa 500 na taunang nire-recruit ng hukbong dagat.

Ayon kay Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic, tagapagsalita ng Philippine Navy, ang hakbang ay bahagi na rin ng sinisimulang pagtutok ng militar sa territorial defense o pagbabantay sa teritoryo ng Pilipinas.

“Part of campaign to gradually shift from internal security operation to territorial defense so upgrading the Navy.”

Dagdag pa nito, “These are due to request of our naval operating forces and preparing for upcoming vessels in the navy.”

Ayon kay AFP Spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, parte na ng kanilang paghahanda sa pagbabantay sa soberenya ng bansa ang pagdadagdag ng tauhan bukod sa mga bagong gamit.

“Re-structure probably structure present units and come up with additional units.”

Simula ngayong buwan ay iikot na ang mobile recruitment team ng Philippine Navy sa mga operational commands ng hukbong dagat.

Ang aplikante sa pagka-opisyal ay dapat graduate ng baccalaureate degree course, edad 21-28 years old at physically and mentally fit para sa training.

Ang papasok na enlisted personnel ay dapat may 72 units sa kolehiyo o graduate ng 2 year vocational course at umeedad ng 18-23 years old.

Magdala lamang ng transcript of records, NSO birth certificate, NBI clearance at 2×2 picture.

Ang bagong opisyal ay may starting salary na P29,000 habang ang bagong sailor ay P15,000 bukod pa ang mga benepisyo.

Para sa iba pang detalye ng recruitment at iba pang careers sa Philippine Navy, maari po kayong bumisita sa >>> http://www.navy.mil.ph/careers.php

Samantala, bukod sa dalawang bagong frigate na bibilhin ng Navy, dalawa pang malalaking bagong barko o strategic sealift vessels ang parating sa Navy.

Ani Fabic, “Accommodate a marine 500 multipurpose vessel, pwede medical ship it can house amphibious assault vehicle ship to shore movement. It can house 1 helicopter.”

Mataas naman ngayon ang morale ng Philippine Navy dahil sa mga bagong gamit na nadagdag sa kanila. (Victor Cosare / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Navy confirms BRP Ramon Alcaraz fire

Maris Federez   •   May 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine Navy has confirmed the fire incident that took place onboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) on Thursday night (May 7) just a few hours after it departed Port of Cochin, India bound for Manila.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Navy said the vessel was in convoy with BRP Davao del Sur (LD602).

Naval Public Affairs Office Acting Director, LCdr. Maria Christina Roxas, said initial investigation showed that the fire that broke at the main engine room was put out in 10 minutes but injured two personnel with second degree burns and caused minor damage in some equipment.

“This unfortunate incident could have been worse if not for the promptness of our PN personnel in responding to the fire incident. We recognize the gallant efforts of our personnel in responding to the emergency situation in spite of the dangers involved. Rest assured that the safety and welfare of our personnel is of paramount importance,” Roxas added.

One of the two sailors who were injured in the fire is now receiving treatment in an Indian medical facility, while the other is in sickbay aboard the vessel.

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, in a statement released on Saturday, said the vessel has returned to Cochin, India, reaching the port under its own power and unassisted as it only sustained minor damage.

He added that the US Navy’s Naval Systems Command (NAVSEA) will assist in the repair of the BRP Alcaraz since the vessel was acquired from the US.

“We will also use existing diplomatic mechanisms and our defense cooperation agreement with India to facilitate and expedite work on the ship so that it can return to the country in the shortest time possible,” Lorenzana concluded. —/mbmf

PH Navy distributes sacks of rice to residents of Baseco Compound

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 15, 2020

The Philippine Navy (PN) ensures its commitment to support the government’s efforts in addressing the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) crisis.

The Navy said it distributed sacks of rice to residents of Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila on Sunday (April 12).

“The PNs special operators utilized four inflatable boats to thread the Pasig River and distribute sacks of rice to 260 families settling in the area using 10-foot pole hooks to extend their reach,” the Philippine Navy said in a statement.

Fleet commander Rear Adm. Loumer Bernabe said the Philippine Navy will continue to support the government in its effort to aid citizens affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“The whole PN assets are readily available to help aid the government in its effort to address the impact of this COVID19 in the country. We will continue to fight this unseen enemy and serve our kababayans in this crisis,” he said. AAC

PH Navy ships arrive in Oman for repatriation amid Middle East tensions

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 7, 2020

The Philippine Navy ships, BRP Davao del Sur (LD602) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16), have arrived in Oman to help in the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the tensions in the Middle East.

The ships arrived at Sultan Qaboos Port late on Wednesday afternoon (February 5).

In a statement, Philippine envoy to Oman, Ambassador Narciso Castañeda said the navy contingent are “all safe and sound” upon arriving in Oman.

“The troops are very happy and in high spirits since this event serves as another milestone for our Navy that we can already transcend across the deep waters of Indian Ocean or the Arabian Sea,” he said.

He also assured that the embarked sailors and marines “are ready to assist and support the government effort in repatriating our unsung heroes, the OFWs in this Middle East conflict.”—AAC

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