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Ex-rebel says parents influenced him to join NPA

NEW LIFE. Former New People’s Army combatant Christian Montenegro Arreza, 20, recounts his ordeal while with the communist rebels during a virtual presser hosted by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 19, 2020). Arreza, a Surigao del Sur resident, says he wants to become a police officer […].....»»

Category: newsSource: balita balitaNov 21st, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

CJ Cansino chooses UP as his next school, Fighting Maroons as his new squad

For CJ Cansino, there was one and only one ending to this phrase: nowhere to go but? Cansino will be taking his talents to the University of the Philippines, and the Fighting Maroons have added yet another big-time weapon to their already overflowing arsenal. Last Thursday, the 6-foot-2 swingman decided to move on from University of Sto. Tomas, his alma mater of the last five years, due to personal reasons.   The rejuvenated program wasted no time getting in touch, with head coach Bo Perasol and team management meeting with Cansino and his parents just hours after news broke. There, the family deeply rooted in Valenzuela was said to have been blown away by State U's pitch. UP painted a picture of Cansino alongside the likes of Gerry Abadiano, Joel Cagulangan, Malick Diouf, and Carl Tamayo once he becomes eligible for UAAP 84. There is also the possibility that Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan will be making a return to the maroon and green by then. That was much too much to say no to and the 20-year-old will now join that ultra-talented lineup, serving his residency for the next year. Cansino was a homegrown product of UST, first standing as a key cog in the Tiger Cubs' return to relevance before staking claim to the Jrs. MVP in his last year in high school. The do-it-all guard wasted no time committing to the Growling Tigers and made an immediate impact as a candidate for the Rookie of the Year nod which ultimately went to Ateneo de Manila University's Ange Kouame. Last year, Cansino put up per game counts of 5.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists all while standing as team captain in their storybook run to the Finals. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make him worry. He was asked going into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head if he felt any sense of urgency. “Urgency for what?” he replied. Koepka missed three months after a knee injury in October when he slipped on wet concrete at the CJ Cup in South Korea and had to withdraw. When he returned, he played five times — his only top-20 finish was a tie for 17th in Saudi Arabia — and then the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Having played only four PGA Tour events, he was No. 213 in the FedEx Cup standings. The only time he didn’t make it to East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale was in 2015, when he missed a month with an ankle injury. He finished 35th. Koepka was unaware that history is working against him this year. In the last 10 years, Jim Furyk is the only player to be outside the top 200 in the FedEx Cup standings with nine events remaining and reach the postseason. “I just go play golf, just keep doing what I’m doing,” Koepka said that day. “I feel like I’m playing good, so eventually it will come.” He closed with a 65 at Harbour Town to finish seventh and moved up 56 spots to No. 148. And then he withdrew the following week from the Travelers Championship out of caution when his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for the coronavirus. He returns to the Workday Charity Open this week having slipped seven spots to No. 155. Six tournaments are on the schedule between now and the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Furyk in 2016 turned it around with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. Only one major and one World Golf Championship remain on the schedule. Koepka has company in that regard. British Open champion Shane Lowry spent most of his time on the European Tour late last year and into the first month of 2020, so he has only seven starts on the PGA Tour and is at No. 148. C.T. Pan, who played in the Presidents Cup, has missed seven of nine cuts since January and is No. 182. Sergio Garcia is at No. 122. One week can change everything. Dustin Johnson, who missed the entire fall recovering from knee surgery, was off to a slow start before the pandemic and missed the cut at Colonial upon his return. Two weeks later, he won the Travelers Championship and moved up to No. 22. Koepka still has the World Golf Championship at TPC Southwind, where he won last year, and the PGA Championship, where he tries to become the first player to win three straight times in stroke play. There is time. Plus, he's not one to sweat such matters. BONES ON THE BAG Matt Fitzpatrick came over from England for the restart of the PGA Tour, and caddie Billy Foster stayed behind. The idea was for Fitzpatrick to get used to the protocols, and then Foster would join him for the World Golf Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, and the PGA Championship in San Francisco. Fitzpatrick used Cayce Kerr for three tournaments. And then he got an offer he couldn’t refuse for two weeks at Muirfield Village: Jim “Bones” Mackay, the longtime looper for Phil Mickelson who now does course commentary for NBC Sports. “I was absolutely shocked,” Fitzpatrick said. “Everyone knows his place in the game and how well he’s done. Even just walking around here, people are excited to see him back and on tour. For me, I was very taken aback.” It wasn’t an accident. Fitzpatrick has an endorsement with Workday, whose CEO knows Mackay and suggested he reach out to Fitzpatrick. They will be working together the next two weeks at the Workday Charity Open and the Memorial. LET’S PLAY TWO Muirfield Village is hosting different PGA Tour events in consecutive weeks, which hasn’t happened in 63 years. The last time was in 1957, when Roberto de Vicenzo won the All American Open against an 83-man field at Tam O’Shanter Club in Illinois. Dick Mayer won the World Championship of Golf on the same course a week later. That was the 10th straight season that the All American Open and World Championship of Golf were held at Tam O’Shanter in successive weeks. Lloyd Mangrum was the only player to win both events in the same year (1948). According to the PGA Tour, there was one other tournament held on the same course in back-to-back weeks. That was in 1956, when the Dallas Centennial Open and the Texas International Open were held at Preston Hollow to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of Dallas being founded. Both events were never played again. DRIVE ON Maybe some of the PGA Tour players should borrow the “Drive On” slogan from the LPGA Tour. That’s all they’ve been doing since the restart last month in Texas. Russell Knox drove his RV from the north Florida coast to Colonial, and then back toward the Atlantic coast to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. From there, he and his wife went north to Connecticut to the Travelers Championship. At that point, they hired a driver (they were passengers) for the trip to Detroit, and now they’re in Ohio. But they had company. One of his closest friends on tour, Brian Stuard, also bought an RV. “We’ve been traveling along with him,” Stuard said. “Decided to do it and really enjoy it so far. Not sure if we’re going to continue to do that. Those were some long drives. But it’s worth it once you get it there.” And then there’s Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian played at Oklahoma State and still lives in Stillwater, so he decided to take the four-hour drive to Colonial. “Then I just kept on thinking, ‘Well, what if I just take my car to all these tournaments?’ I looked it up, it’s 16 hours to Hilton Head. It’s 13 hours to Connecticut. ... Yeah, been having a lot of fun so far.” He drove through the night from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hilton Head and didn’t feel great when he arrived. He took in some views from Connecticut to Detroit. “It’s really nice just driving through New York and Pennsylvania,” he said. “It’s really hilly and a lot of cool views on the way.” DIVOTS Matt Fitzpatrick is hopeful fans will return, especially for the Masters — not so much for him, but his parents. “I know my parents really want to come watch that one,” he said. ... The Senior British Open, canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain at Sunningdale next year. ... After his victory in Detroit, Bryson DeChambeau was listed as the betting favorite over Rory McIlroy in the three majors this year. STAT OF THE WEEK The last three PGA Tour events were won by players from the top 10 in world — Webb Simpson (9) at Hilton Head, Dustin Johnson (6) at Hartford and Bryson DeChambeau (10) at Detroit. The last time that happened was in the summer of 2018 when Johnson (1) won the Canadian Open, Justin Thomas (3) won the Bridgestone Invitational and Brooks Koepka (4) won the PGA Championship. FINAL WORD “I’ll be devastated if I don’t play well.” — Charles Barkley on playing the American Century Championship for celebrities......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Bong and Mozzy feeling bittersweet with Thirdy leaving Ravena nest

Without a doubt, Bong and Mozzy Ravena want the best for Thirdy. And right now, they are adamant that Japan's B.League is the best for their second son's young career. "Sobrang proud namin kay Thirdy," mama Mozzy said just hours after it became official that Thirdy will be suiting up for San-En NeoPhoenix. "Gustuhin man naming nandito siya sa atin, as parents, we want yung best sa kanya. Playing internationally is where he can reach his potential." The three-time Finals MVP with Ateneo de Manila University is the first player to be joining the Japanese league by way of the "Asian Player Quotas" instituted in November of last year. The rule aims to open doors for more and more non-Japanese Asian players to join the B.League to "enhance competition in daily games… and expand business in the Asian market." In essence, Ravena will play as an Asian import for San-En NeoPhoenix. That's exactly why Papa Bong's first and foremost advice is for Thirdy to play like an Asian import. "I just told him to focus, play hard, play smart, and play as an import," he said. For the proud parents, they have no doubt whatsoever that their child will only keep on making them proud. And so, the greater worry for them is the fact that their 23-year-old son will have to live independently for quite some time. Of course, Bong and Mozzy will make sure that they will still be taking care of Thirdy. As the former put it, "Mahirap para sa magulang na mangibang-bansa ang anak. We're already planning on taking turns going there para may kasama siya." He then continued, "Pero same lang din with Kief before, pupuntahan namin siya kung sino man sa amin ang pwedeng pumunta. Better lang for Thirdy because Japan is closer." The Ravena matriarch was of the same mind. "First time mawawala nang matagal sa amin si Thirdy kaya siyempre, may worry rin kami as parents, pero alam naman namin ni Bong na kakayanin niya mag-isa," she said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Huge crowd braves rain to join 'SalamatPRRD event

MANILA - Rains did not dampen the spirits of thousands of supporters and fans of President Rodrigo R. Duterte who attended the "Salamat PRRD" thanksgiving concert at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.The police said around 3,500 people flocked to the place that also served as venue for Dutert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News6 min. ago

600 NegOcc bikers join Tour of the Fireflies environment ride

BACOLOD CITY - About 600 bikers in southern Negros joined the "Tour of the Fireflies" held in Himamaylan City on Tuesday to raise environmental conservation awareness in line with the observance of the 30th Provincial Environment Month this June.Now on its seventh edition, this year's biking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

Accusations of red-tagging part of CTG cover-up: ex-rebel

MANILA - Probing the connection of communist terrorist groups (CTGs) with communities is part of the job of the Philippine National Police (PNP).What is questionable, according to Jeffrey "Ka Eric" Celiz, a former New People's Army official, is the "malicious intent" of a party-list group to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2022

Inaway ang mga magulang dahil sa datung

Napanaginipan ko na nagtatalo raw kami ng tatay at nanay ko, parang tungkol sa pera tapos umabot na sa nag-empake ako ng mga damit ko at aalis na ko sa bahay pero pinigilan daw ako ng mama ko. Sobrang sama daw ng loob ko nun na tipong hanggang paggising parang nararamdaman ko ‘yung emosyon ko sa panaginip. Sa totoong buhay, hindi naman kami nag-aaway ng parents ko pero alam mong hindi rin ganun ka-okay ‘yung relationship namin. By the way, siguro pangalawang beses ko nang napanaginipan ‘yung ganito. ‘Yung una, medyo matagal na tapos naulit na naman kaya gusto kong malaman kung ano kaya ang ibig sabihin nito. Salamat. The post Inaway ang mga magulang dahil sa datung first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 19th, 2022

Fatherhood: A Joy, Challenge & Sacrifice

Marrying a bit late than usual has its advantages.  You get to see others plan their weddings, observe parents parent their kids in action and get practical advice on how to be a good one.  But then again, the reality of truly experiencing parenting is surreal, yet engaging. Being a new father to a 5-month […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2022

Bicolano students join DOST roster of scholars

LEGAZPI CITY - A total of 529 students from the six provinces of Bicol region are expected to join the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) roster of scholars after qualifying for the Science Education Institute's (SEI) scholarship program.In a phone interview on Friday, Ruby Asunci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2022

3 more to join BBM Cabinet

MANILA - President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. named former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, outgoing Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and retired Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Jose Faustino Jr. as his new appointees in his Cabinet.Enrile will re-enter public se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2022

Ex-rebel s role cited in tearing down last NPA front in Samar

VILLAREAL, Samar - A one man's decision to turn his back from violence and harassment after two decades of fighting the government has been instrumental in crippling the New People's Army's (NPA) armed rebellion in the southwestern part of Samar Island.As a fighter and an officer tasked with.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2022

SUV driver in viral hit-and-run surrenders

MANILA - The driver of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) who was caught on video running over a security guard in Mandaluyong City last June 5 surrendered to authorities on Wednesday.Jose Antonio Sanvicente, 34, was accompanied by his parents and their lawyer, Danny Macalino, when he appeared.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2022

Ex-rebel reveals cache of bombs, firearms in Eastern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY - The Philippine Army has recovered several anti-personnel mines (APMs), firearms, and ammunition on the outskirts of Borongan City, Eastern Samar as revealed by a former fighter of the New People's Army (NPA).Among the items seized on Monday were 46 APMs, one M16 rifle, three.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2022

Duterte wants to visit West Philippine Sea as civilian

MANILA - Outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said he wants to someday join the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on its visit to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as a civilian despite knowing that it would be a "gamble."He made this remark in a speech during the commissioning of Barko ng.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

Duterte wants to visit West Philippine Sea as civilian

MANILA - Outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said he wants to someday join the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on its visit to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as a civilian despite knowing that it would be a "gamble."He made this remark in a speech during the commissioning of Barko ng.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

Media access and the right to know

The accreditation of bloggers that Marcos Junior’s choice for Press Secretary (she will also head the Presidential Communication Operations Office or PCOO) is planning is not new. It was also considered by her predecessor, but abandoned because of problems over which bloggers would join the Malacañang Press Corps in covering the President. The post Media access and the right to know appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development approves plans to join Peru and Brazil. Leave Argentina out

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that it will begin the accession process Five more countries will join the membership,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 11th, 2022

Gov t forces arrest NPA rebel in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY - Government forces nabbed a New People's Army (NPA) rebel involved in the attack of Army troopers seven years ago, the Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region (PRO-13) said Wednesday.Maj. Dorothy Tumulak, PRO-13 information officer, identified the suspect as Jossinael Rosa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2022

BRP Antonio Luna leaves PH for Rim of the Pacific drill

MANILA - The BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), one of the two guided-missile frigates in service of the Philippine Navy (PN), left its base in Subic Bay, Zambales Wednesday to join this year's edition of the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.RIMPAC, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2022