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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Philippines deployed biggest warship/frigate Rajah Humabon to Spratlys

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* Class and type: Datu Kalantiaw class * Type: Destroyer Escort / Frigate * Displacement: 1,390 tons standard, 1,620 tons full load * Length: 306 ft (93 m) * Beam:          36.66 ft (11.17 m) * Draft: 8.75 ft (2.67 m) * Installed power: 5,800 hp (4,300 kW) * Propulsion:   * 2 x GM EMP 16-645E7 (Turbo) Main Diesel Engines * 2× GM EMP 8-268A Auxiliary Diesel Engines with 200 kW Generator * 1× GM EMP 3-268A Auxiliary Diesel Engine with 100 kW Generator * 2× shafts * Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) maximum * Range:      10,800 nmi (20,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) * Complement: 165 * Sensors and processing systems: * Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 * Raytheon SPS-5 G/H-band Surface Search Radar * RCA/GE Mk26 I-band Navigation Radar * AN/SQS-17B Hull mounted Sonar * Mk52 GFCS with Mk41 Rangefinder for 3-inch (76 mm) guns * 3 Mk51 GFCS for 40 mm guns * Armament: * 3× 3"/50 caliber gun Mk22 dual purpose guns * 3× Mk1 Mod2 Twin 60 caliber Bofors 40 mm gun * 6× Mk10 70 caliber Oerlikon 20 mm cannon * 4× 50 caliber 12.7 mm machine guns ( Destroyer Operators : Philippines, USA and Japan)

The Philippine Navy is sending its biggest warship BRP Rajah Humabon for patrol operations around Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

The deployment of the Humabon came after China dispatched its largest maritime patrol ship into the area in a move likely to raise tensions with neighbors staking rival claims to waters believed to hold vast reserves of oil and gas.

Chinese state media reports yesterday said the Haixun-31 left Wednesday and will stay in Singapore for two weeks of exchanges on search and rescue, anti-piracy and port management operations.

The ship is passing the Paracel and Spratly island groups at the heart of disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other nation claimants around the region.

The Chinese media reports appeared to stress the deployment of its biggest patrol ship in the region.

“Our country’s biggest maritime patrol ship patrols the South China Sea,” said the headline in the official Beijing Daily.

Such type of ships has been accused of harassing foreign shipping in the South China Sea, including a US Navy surveillance vessel.

China, Vietnam and the Philippines have traded diplomatic barbs recently over maritime claims to the resource-rich island groups. Vietnam’s navy conducted live fire exercises on Monday after accusing Chinese boats of disrupting oil and gas exploration in its waters.

Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Alexander Pama gave assurance that no provocative actions would be made in the West Philippine Sea.

He said the Navy would implement pro-active defense measures all within its territorial waters in the area.

The Humabon, which has 68 crewmembers and eight officers, was docked Thursday at the Poro Point seaport here before sailing to the Scarborough Shoal.

“We will observe and check if there are security threats in the area and also to inspect if there are illegal poachers taking advantage in our jurisdiction,” said the ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Celestino Abalayan.

Abalayan was quick to clarify that their mission has nothing to do with the issue on the Spratlys. He said they were just on routine patrol.

Scarborough Shoal is situated in the West Philippine Sea, 198 kilometers west of Subic Bay with an estimated area of 150 square kilometers. The Shoal, which is rich in maritime resources, is also being claimed by China.

Pama also said the Navy, along with other military units committed to secure the country’s territorial waters in Palawan, will maintain its presence within the Kalayaan Island Group, part of the island group of the Spratlys occupied by the Philippines.

“We will strictly adhere to our rules of engagement and if a shooting war breaks out (among contending forces in the Spratlys) in the area, it will not start or come from us first,” Pama said.

Pama though stressed the mandate of the troops to stand down against possible armed hostilities.

“We are not to going start (the shooting) but it is also within our right to defend ourselves. We could not just scamper away or simply watch them (foreign forces) shooting at us,” Pama said.

Pama brushed aside suggestions that the Philippine Navy should also take an aggressive stance and take the cue from Vietnam conducting live fire exercises in the region.

“We are doing our own. We have our own strategy. We have our own (military) plan,” Pama said but declined to elaborate.

The Philippine Navy has taken the aggressive measure of dismantling the markers presumably placed by China on some of the islands and reefs that are within the country’s territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea.

Pama said removal of the markers would continue with the assistance of the Philippine Coast Guard.

“We are doing these operations if only to emphasize that these markers are within the country’s exclusive economic zone,” Pama said.

 

16 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thumbs up from AMERICA!

    Filiphos.... do your best,,, we are on your back..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mabuti naman, at least...


    Cge go PNOY! Bisan Chinoy dugo nimo, pare pareho ra man pud tah, ako pud Espanol dugo nako, pero native mama nako, subano.

    Ang Filipinas sagol-sagol nga dugo... naay kano, german, japan, chinese, malaysain, indonesian, arabian, european, latin, espanol.. etc...

    Mao nay Filipinas pero

    bisan pa sa ka lain-lain nga dugo... usa ra kita.. mga filipino...

  3. NATIONAL SONG FOR SPRATLYS... PHILIPPINES

    (THE SOLDIER OF GOD, PLEASE STAND UP!)

    (Sing with Me)

    ============

    *** MGA SUNDALO NI JESUS***
    (Soldier of Christ)

    Alang kang Kristo, Tindog - Sundalo ni Jesus
    Ituboy ang Bandila ug Dili Ipa-ilog..

    Kanunay ang Kadaugan, kung S'YA ang maga mando..
    Mawagtang ang Kaaway kun mag Pangulo S'YA

    ============= Repeat in countless times ====

    Note: Sing this song while marching, raising the Philippines' Flag.. With courage to defend the country from invaders.. A pledge of allegiance to the flag.. and a Stand to volunteer as Soldier of Christ to protect the Land

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ahhh!!


    Antique na warship

    Palitan nyo ng bago...

    Bili kayo ng frigate and corvette

    may pera naman eh, kung wala, mangutang kayo.. kelangan yan.. keysa mawala sa atin ang dapat atin.

  5. Anonymous says:

    YES! YEs! you... we need new warships and war planes...

  6. Anonymous says:

    hayyzz!!... bakit pa kc pinatalsik p c MARCOS ehh!!.... ehhdi sana d n gnyan k luma mga gm8 ng NAVY nten!!!,,.. and nung time ni MARCOS marami ang takot sa Pilipinas d tulad ngayun!!!... kung laitin nla tayo SAGAD HNGGANG BUTO!!!,,..

  7. Bayani says:

    Sa totoo lang, nagsisimula ang pag hihirap ng Pilipinas sa panahon ni Marcos eh.

    Prior to Marcos regime, the Philippines is the richest and 2nd most powerful country in Asia next to Japan.

    Nung umupo si Marcos hinay-hinay naging sick man of asia ang Pilipinas. Alam ng buong mundo ang nangyayari sa Pinas pero wala silang say kasi the countries are in competition kung sino ang mas maging mayaman at mas powerful.

    Kita pa mismo ng tito ko sa Meralco kung pano kukunin ng mga tauhan ni marco ang pera sa mga caja ng treasury ng Meralco.

    Ganun din naman paniniwala ko eh, sinikap naman ni Marcos na mapabuti ang lagay ng Pilipinas pero out of control nya ang Family nya at mga kamag anak nya ang pambababoy at pagnanakaw sa pera ng bayan... yun tawag nila marcos cronies

    Nung nga research ako at tinatanong ko mga tito ko, dun ko nalalaman na napaka sama pala ng systema ng panahon ni marcos.

    bata pa ako nun, kahit sa amin, mga military naging abusado sa panahon nya, sisilip pa nga kami sa baracks eh yung mga babae na gusto ng military ginagawa nilang laruan... palit palitan

    Bata pa ako nun pero nakita ng mata ko ang mga gawain na di dapat makita ng mga bata. na huli pa kami ng mga sundalo nun na namboboso kami, hinila kami at pinapasok sa loob at pinakita nila sa amin kung pano gawin ang mga ganun gawain.. pinahawak pa kami sa maselang bahagi na babae habang tinatalik nila..

    madami talaga ang pambababoy ng mga tauhan ni marcos...

    di man agad bumagsak ang Pilipinas pero hinay-hinay.. hanggang sa sukdulan na.

    di naman ako laban kay marcos kasi ginawa naman talaga ni marco ang dapat para sa bayan pero ang kulang pinabayaan niya ang mga cronies nya at pamilya nya na aabusuhin at babuyin ang bayan..

    di rin ako tutol na mailibing sya sa libingan ng mga bayani kasi sundalo sya.. pero ang pambabbaboy ng pamilya nya at cronies nya sa bayan ay dapat walang ka patawaran

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tama... sa panahon ni marcos sobrang lakas ng military... sabi nga ng father ko nun buhay p! kinatattakutan nga daw ang pilipinas dahil s lakas ng military... biruin nyo ang lahat ng gamit ng barkong pandigma at fighter jets, at heavy tanks... e mga panahon p ni marcos, pinalakas nya hukbo natin... pero nun nawala n cia s poder... humina n unti-unti ang military... dahil nde man lng pinag patuloy ang mga project ni marcos s military... sana super power n tayo ngayon... libo-libong tanke n dapat tyo, pati jets, at barkong pandigma nasa libo n sana ito ngayon... naging maunlad nmn daw ang pinas s panahon nya... pero nun pinatalsik sya unti-unti n tyong humina s military at humina ang ekonomiya dahil s mga sumunod n president... nde pinag tuunan ng mabuti ang military... c cory nmn wala nagawa para lalong lumakas ang AFP, c ramos nmn isang heneral pero nde nya tinulungan ng husto ang AFP para lumakas... mula s panahon ni cory,ramos, at erap... wala clang naitulong s military para lumakas... buti ngayon c President Noynoy n yun Presidente nabuhayan ng lakas ang AFP... sana tuloy tuloy n ang paglakas... sana un 40billion buget para s modernization sana mabili ng tama... wag n sana corrupt ang ilang pulitiko at army... pera ng bayan ang ginastos o gagastusin... kaya wag nyo ibulsa lang... kailngan natin ng new equipment para s military for defence our teritory fom land,air, and water responsibility ng bansa... kahit tyong mga mamamayan mapro-protektahan sa mga intruders... gaya ng china n sinasamantala ang kahinaan ng AFP... wag sanang maging sakim ang china... pag aari ng pinas ang inaaking nyo! mahiya nmn kayo!

  9. Pinoy Ako says:

    I Believe!

    Wala na ang corruption period.. tapos na the end na sila.. pati mga mayor nakukulong na sa pagnanakaw ng Pera ng Bayan.. Dati sa pnahon ni Ramos, Erap, Arroyo, kaht magnakaw ka pa harap-harapan.. di ka makulong basta pulitiko ka kaya nga dumami ang nag nanais na mag pulitiko eh, kasi culture na daw ang pagnanakaw..


    Buti nalang ngayon.. andti si Lord ginabayan ang Akala kong Mahinang PResidente... Magaling pala Pres. Noynoy.. At least may nakasuhan, nakulong.. na mga magnanakaw na pulitiko... kahit pano meron nakukulong.. dati wala.. as in wala.. ang batas ni Noynoy may ngipin.. dati wala ngipin kasi pati Pangulo magnanakaw..


    Si Ramos.. Laki ng Kickback nung binita nya ang pinaka malaking Steel Maker sa Buong Asya.. ang National Steel Corporation s Iligan City.. Million - million ang kinita ni Fidel Valdez Ramos - Former President of the Philippines...

    Si Erap di nag nakaw pero nag sugal ng illegal.. yan negosyo nya.. tao ni erap nagnakaw din.. ni na nya pinansin

    Si Gloris Macapagal- Arroyo - - sobra... kawatan sa laht ng kawatan.. asawa nya, anak nya pamilya nya.. kawatan.. magnanakaw.. tamaan sa kayo ng Cylone at ilipad kayo at itapon sa Spratlys...

    Noynoy, Ayusin mo lang trabaho mo para na rin sa kinabukasan ng mga bata....magpaka pinoy ka tulad ni Rizal... wala kaming paki sa love life mo basta pilipinas algaan mo

  10. Anonymous says:

    Yan din ang sabi sken ni PAPA tsaka mga tito q sundalo rin ksi sla dte at retired n ngayon!... nung time daw tlgah ni MARCOS disiplinado ang mga tao pti mga REBELDE d mka porma!!!! at lagi malinis ang PILIPINAS hindi tulad ngayon tingnan nyo tong mga pilipino mga spoiled!!!..d marunong sumunod sa BATAS!!!.. sabi din sken ni papa pag nahuli k raw n ng tapon ng basura sa daan gugulpihin k dw ng mga sundalo... para madala k!!! tapos ngayon ang dumi n lagi ng kalsada!!.. at kliwat kanan ung mga patayan pti carnaping!!!.. 18yrs old plng aq college studnt sana nmn bgo aq mg k pamilya gumanda n ang lagay ng PILIPINAS!,.. (DISIPLINA KAILANGAN TUNGO SA KAUNLARAN NG BAYAN)

  11. Jasper says:

    Oyh! di ako agree a laha na sinabi nyo.. Okay naman ang kamay na bakal pero wag sobra...

    Si Marcos.. di tayo maka pag judge kung masama ba talaga o hindi kasi si Lord lang pwede mag judge..

    Pero sa pag ka alam ko, mas magaling sa leadership si Marcos compare kay tita Cory.. kurakot na Ramos, sugarol na Erap at Kawatan na arroyo...

    Sobra talaga si arroyo mas masahol pa kay marcos.. pwe... sumpain sana pamilya mo glorai arroyo para mata-uhan kayo

  12. Anonymous says:

    Lahat tayo me knya knyang opinyon!... but i think kailangan nten ul8 ng bagong MARCOS pero me konting pag kakaiba!!,.. d b?.. ung bsta nsa TAMA!!!...

  13. Roden says:

    Bagong marcos is impossible to happen again..

    The human rights law is not just giving freedom to criminal but also protect the criminals.

    Ngayon kahit ma huli mo pa sa akto ang criminal, it takes time to be judge as guilty as so many etche buretchi ang batas.. and it takes time kasi due process daw.

    Puera nalang kung makraoon ng Charter Change...

    Kingdom of the Philippines or Kingdom of Luzon-Visaya-Mindanao- North Borneo..

    With a monarch, then Prime minister then higpitan ang dapat higpitan.. yan bka puede

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sana maging successful ang paghahanap ng langis sa spratly para uwi na kami mga ofw..or kung hndi man...hindi na kailangan umalis ng bansa ang anak namin at apo..sapat na sana na kmi ang ngsasakripisyo dto sa gitnang silangan...
    Gob Bless Pilipinas..

  15. Roden says:

    Lets just pray to GOD..


    All the blessings are from him, HE owned Everything... the Voice of the People is voice of GOD

    Si Noynoy kahit kung tingnan mo hindi masyado normal the way he looks pero pinili sya ng DIOS para maging pangulo ng Pilipinas.

    President Noynoy is Guided by the holy ANgels and holy ghosts in Heaven.. His heart is very open and very transparent where angels of heaven and the power of GOD found a new kingdom in his heart. President Noynoy kahit mukhang abnormal bero sya ay may Kabanalan at malinis pa kaysa mga Pari ng Katoliko na tumatanggap ng nakaw na pero mula kay Gloria Arroyo. Wlanag bahid ng masamang adhikain ang bagong Pangulo ng Pilipinas. He is contented of being single as God created him a person with holiness. A person with Holiness will not fall into temptation in both sexes...

    His dating attitude now is just influenced by his being as a man and pressure from the public for him to look normal is to find a special love. The truth is he is in the Perfection Stage.. He don't have any flesh desire but General Love to all Filipinos.

    Maging successful ang lahat ng effort nya because there is blessings from heaven...

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