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Sunday, December 2, 2012

2nd Philippine Warship-Alcaraz would be delay of deployment from earlier schedule

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Deployment would be delay for re-fitting armament system. Mk38 Mod 2 automatic cannon systems to be fitted to Philippine Warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz. A frigate purchased by the Philippines from the United States will be among the first ships in the world to be equipped with state-of-the art cannon systems.

Philippine warship likely to be deployed by April 2013

The Philippine government may have to wait until April 2013 before it could deploy its second warship, even as the tension triggered by the conflicting ownership claims over the islands in the West Philippine Sea is expected to escalate.

Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Alexander Pama said on Sunday the scheduled commissioning of BRP Ramon Alcaraz would be delayed due to ongoing repairs and refitting on the Hamilton-class cutter in Charleston, South Carolina.

The 45-year-old frigate was formally acquired for 450 million by the Armed Forces from the US Coast Guard on May 22 as part of the US government's military assistance to the Philippines.

"The repairs are still continuing so most probably (BRP Alcaraz) will arrive in the country late March or early April next year," Pama told reporters over the phone.

He said the delay was caused mainly by the installation of the new main engine of the 3,250-ton warship, which was initially scheduled to sail from the United States last May.

"That's why we are taking this opportunity for our personnel to undergo more training," he said.

Asked if the ship would be sent to patrol the country's coastlines in the West Philippine Sea, he said "it will be deployed wherever it may be needed."

In his State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III announced that BRP Alcaraz would be sailing from the United States in January 2013 as part of the much-needed upgrade in the war armaments and equipment of the Armed Forces.

"We are not sending paper boats out to the sea. Now, our 36,000 kilometers of coastline will be patrolled by more modern ships," the President said, referring to the decades-old vessel which the US Coast Guard decommissioned on March 30.

Formerly called USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716), the military's second frigate was named after the late Commodore Ramon "Monching" Alcaraz, a decorated World War II hero who commanded Q-boat Abra, which shot down three Japanese aircraft.

Like its sister ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar, the warship was classified as a high-endurance cutter built in 1968. (http://is.gd/Yk9sV7)

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31 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    ok lang LO magpagaling ka muna bago ka ilaban. alam ko nman na may asim ka pa eh!

  2. Anonymous says:

    ok lang LO magpagaling ka muna bago ka ilaban. alam ko nman na may asim ka pa eh!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hayaan nyo wala pa namang gyera... total marami sa mga USA warship nasa paligid lang minsan magkasabay sila 5 US warship nasa Clark Area, Palawan and West Philippines Sea territory kaya no worry magagamit natin yun atin din yun eh kasi USA assets pag nasa Pilipinas atin din yun :D

  4. Anonymous says:

    lahat kasi ng bansa na ino orderan natin ng mga armas pinupuntahan din ng hayup na CHINA. kaya lahat na delay...ano kaya kung sa ibang planeta na tayo bumili ng armas.sumunod pa rin kaya ang bwiset na china na to..
    HINDI AKO KOMUNISTA.joke joke lang

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sa China kaya tayo umorder ng armaments..nyahahahahaha

  6. Anonymous says:

    Baka naman sobrang matataba na ang mga nag-training sa USA?

  7. Anonymous says:

    This government must know how to push to meet deadlines.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Our country needs Israel's anti-missile Iron Dome!

  9. Anonymous says:

    My comment is ang bagal ng Pnoy Administration.

    Tignan mo hindi na natin ma-acquire ang mga attack helicopters from France dahil mabagal ang pag-process sa Philippines.

    Bilis bilisan ninyo naman.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sa Pnoy Administration - maging seryoso naman kayo - puro kayo press release eh!

    We need more actions from Pnoy Administration.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The reason why we are taken for granted by other countries is because of the government's non-committal policy.

    Our words must be followed with serious actions, when we mean business, we truly mean business.

    No more delays please!

  12. Anonymous says:

    alam nyo kabayan kung si PNOY sna ang nakaupo nuon pa cguro di natin mararanasan to kc cguro now na-modernize na military ntin. mhabang proseso rin kc ang pag acquire lalo na mga military equipment & ammunition. sa pag approve pa lng ng bibilihan mo katakot takot na pagbubusisi rin ng mga mambabatas nila bago iyan maaprubahan. kaya sna mga kabayan at mga ka-katipunero konting pangunawa nman.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Mayroon na bang ginagawa sa flood control program sa bansa natin - nganga?

    AND TAGAL UMACTION ANG GOVERNMENT NA ITO!

  14. Anonymous says:

    alam nyo kabayan kung si PNOY sna ang nakaupo nuon pa cguro di natin mararanasan to kc cguro now na-modernize na military ntin. mhabang proseso rin kc ang pag acquire lalo na mga military equipment & ammunition. sa pag approve pa lng ng bibilihan mo katakot takot na pagbubusisi rin ng mga mambabatas nila bago iyan maaprubahan. kaya sna mga kabayan at mga ka-katipunero konting pangunawa nman.

  15. Anonymous says:

    alam nyo kabayan kung si PNOY sna ang nakaupo nuon pa cguro di natin mararanasan to kc cguro now na-modernize na military ntin. mhabang proseso rin kc ang pag acquire lalo na mga military equipment & ammunition. sa pag approve pa lng ng bibilihan mo katakot takot na pagbubusisi rin ng mga mambabatas nila bago iyan maaprubahan. kaya sna mga kabayan at mga ka-katipunero konting pangunawa nman.

  16. Anonymous says:

    alam nyo kabayan kung si PNOY sna ang nakaupo nuon pa cguro di natin mararanasan to kc cguro now na-modernize na military ntin. mhabang proseso rin kc ang pag acquire lalo na mga military equipment & ammunition. sa pag approve pa lng ng bibilihan mo katakot takot na pagbubusisi rin ng mga mambabatas nila bago iyan maaprubahan. kaya sna mga kabayan at mga ka-katipunero konting pangunawa nman.

  17. Anonymous says:

    There is really a big problem with many leaders in our country both in government and private sectors.

    Our government regulatory bodies and business leaders must love God first, second family members, our people and country, and their personal interests should only after.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Okay naman ang comment nyo pero mas mabuti ng matagal basta tama keysa sa panahon ni Arroyo. Gagawa ng mga tulay ang na concrete ang foundation sa ilalim bamboo stick imbes na kabilya ... o anong say nyo..

    yes we will pressure Aquino... pero minsan magpapasalamat din tayo at least maraming mali ang naitama..

    Pray ko lang ha sana babagsak ang isa sa mga tulay o gusali na pinagawa sa panahon ni arroyo sa panahong natapat sya roon at mabagsakan pamilya nya para ang Buong pamilyang Arroyo na magnanakaw ay mamaamtay na.. ang dumi ng pamilyang arroyo.... virus.... mas madumi pa sa TAE

  19. akbayan1 says:

    The worst president i mean for this scenario is Ramos and gloria... imagine Ramos is an ex Military?!!$#@$@$#@ WHAT did he do? Did he something contribute with the AFP??? Rest In Pest RAMOS!!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    ex military nga c RAMOS, pero walang actual combat experience,,, puro lang theory ang alam,,, kaya gnun ang nangyari,, pinabayaan nya ang sandatahang lakas ng bansa,,,,,RANGER,.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Tignan ninyo ang nangyari sa Compostela Valley, alam naman ng government natin na mayroon mga illegal logging, illegal mining pero wala naman ginagawa sila kasama ang mga congressmen, governors, mayors, barangay captains.

    Ayan nangyari na ang nangyari!

  22. Anonymous says:

    WE NEED LEADERS WITH STRONG CONVICTIONS, ABOVE REPROACH, FEAR OF GOD, WITH VISIONS, AND MUST KNOW HOW NOT TO DILLY DALLY.

    I wonder why did our leaders voted for a Palestinian state.

    Instead, let us bless Israel please.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Mga kababayan, huwag tau tumigil sa pagtuligsa sa bagong e-passports na inissue ng china sa kanilang mga citizens. Isa ito sa kanilang panlilinlang para makamkam ang ating karagatan. Dahan-dahan nilang ginagapang at patago silang kumikilos sa kanilang tunay na hangarin at maitim na balakin sa ating ipinaglalaban. Ito ay kanilang taktika sa pag-angkin, at pag-kamkam ng ating teritoryo na mayaman sa mineral resources at langis na nakapalibot sa ating bansa. Balang araw, gagamitin nila itong basehan sa usaping legal once na nagtagumpay sila sa kanilang naumpisahan. Gagamitin nila itong ibidensya dahil ito ay ating tinanggap pati na rin sa ibang bansa na kanilang nalinlang bilang katunayan na pagmamay-ari nila ang buong karagatan. Tuso ang mga tsekwa at mapaglinlang! Kaya sana ang action ng ating gov. ay hindi lng sa separate paper ang pag-issue ng visa kundi lagyan din ito ng note sa pagkondena at maigting na pagtutol sa mapa ng kanilang passports dahil part nito ay pagaari ng ating bayan. Ang nakakaawa dito ay ang ating susunod na lahi at generation kpag hindi ntin ito npagtuunan ng tamang action at labanan ang kanilang panlilinlang sa lalong madaling panahon. Kapag hindi tau umaksyon paulit-ulit nila itong gagawin sa mga susunod nting generations hanggang ito ay kanilang mapagtagumpayan at kanilang makamkam. Huwag tau maniniwala sa ginagawa nilang dialogue. Iba ang kanilang sinasabi sa kanilang ginagawa. Kunwari nagbibigay ng tulong financial at investment sa bansa pero iba ang kanilang tunay na layunin, kundi pabagsakin dahan-dahan ang gov. sa pamamagitan ng pagtuturo para maging corrupt ang walang-hiyang lider na gahaman sa salapi at taksil sa bayan, sampu ng kanyang mga galamay at opisyal. Ang gahamang opisyal na nakatikim sa pain ng china gagawa ng paulit-ulit na pagdarambong sa kaban nman ng bayan. Kung iyong titignan nakangisi lng ang mga walang-hiyang tsekwa sa nangyayari dahil nagtatagumpay sila sa kanilang maitim na hangarin na hindi nararamdaman ng kunwari nilang tinutulungan. Binabaon nila ito sa utang para hindi makapagbayad dahil sa lugmok na economy at saka nila sisingilin ng pagkakautang. Ito ang kanilang tunay na hangarin, ang ilubog sa utang ang kanilang kunwariy tinutulungan at ska nila ito kakamkamin at pagsasamantalahan upang maging sunod-sunuran sa kanilang kagustuhan para diktahan at mandohan ang kawawang bayan. Ito ay ginagawa nila hindi lng sa atin kundi pati sa mga katabi nting bansa na hindi pa natutuklasan ang tunay na masamang motibo at maitim na hangarin ng china para ito ay kanilang maangkin balang araw. Nananawagan ako sa ating mambabatas na tulungan ntin si PNOY para ipaglaban ang ating teritoryo at para maumpisahan na rin sa lalong madaling panahon ang pag extract ng mga natural resources sa ating karagatan para sa ikauunlad ng gating bayan, at lahat ng mga Pilipino ay makinabang. Kailangan na nting gawin ito para na rin mai-angat ang moral at buhay nating mga filipino na mahabang panahon na ring nagdusa sa kahirapan gawa ng maling pamamalakad at pangungulimbat ng mga naunang lider ng ating lipunan. Mabuhay ang mga modernong katipunero at mabuhay ang gating bayan! Ito ang hangarin ni PNOY sa ating bayan. Tulungan ntin siya. Tapat na presidente at hindi nasusuhulan. Proud ako sa’yo PNOY! Tunay kang halimbawa ng bawat Filipino. MABUHAY!

  24. Anonymous says:

    It's still ok...

    But China cannot influence ITALY! That's a fact and SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN, & CANADA etc. Look how the President doing TACTICS.


    I hope and pray all our plans and acquisitons for military will start NEXT YEAR or the soonest possible time. Our enemy is now TIME and must act fast to enable minimum credible defense for our country. Every second/hour/day counts!!!


    So frigates, JET FIGHTERS must see by 2013 or early of 2013...

    This will let CHINA think twice... of bullying us!


    I salute Mr President for his way of showing leadeship on this. He is winning the hearts of the world.Our only move left is to see all the publishment of military acquisitions in reality to show that PHILIPIINES is DUMB SERIOUS On this!

    We are with you and willing to dedicate our lives for PHILIPPINES even at the forefront in fighting these CHINESE GRABBERS.

    Our grandfathers prove this during WW2 and fought for our FREEDOM and we ... grandsons of this generation will do same...

    It runs in every FILIPINO BLOOD... defending PHILIPPINES for a cause that FREEDOM and sovereneight COUNTS!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    It's still ok...

    But China cannot influence ITALY! That's a fact and SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN, & CANADA etc. Look how the President doing TACTICS.


    I hope and pray all our plans and acquisitons for military will start NEXT YEAR or the soonest possible time. Our enemy is now TIME and must act fast to enable minimum credible defense for our country. Every second/hour/day counts!!!


    So frigates, JET FIGHTERS must see by 2013 or early of 2013...

    This will let CHINA think twice... of bullying us!


    I salute Mr President for his way of showing leadeship on this. He is winning the hearts of the world.Our only move left is to see all the publishment of military acquisitions in reality to show that PHILIPIINES is DUMB SERIOUS On this!

    We are with you and willing to dedicate our lives for PHILIPPINES even at the forefront in fighting these CHINESE GRABBERS.

    Our grandfathers prove this during WW2 and fought for our FREEDOM and we ... grandsons of this generation will do same...

    It runs in every FILIPINO BLOOD... defending PHILIPPINES for a cause that FREEDOM and sovereneighty COUNTS!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Baka matataba na iyong mga NAVY personnel natin na nagtrain doon.

    Sobra sila sa beef, mash potatoe, french fries, spareribs, fried chicken, etc.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Tama kailangan ng bansang ito to locally produce Israel's Iron Dome.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Dapat lakihan at higpitan ang mga parusa sa mga nagkakasalang government and private officers.

    Much is given, much is expected.

  29. Philippines "360 Degrees Power Shields" Technology says:

    Self sufficiency is the most important in our country. Based on the Wiki Leaks, Italy is now supporting Communist and dictatorship system countries like Syria. Italy might shifting from Democracy to authoritarian government which means we could not rely in Italy anymore because China is keep in influencing Italy. Recently, China leaders travelled to Italy after the Philippine government’s announcement of procuring Italy Made Frigate. China’s travel to Italy might delay the production of the order of the Philippines.

    HOW DOES IT MEAN?

    We could not rely now in any country producing weapons to protect our territory.

    WHAT SHALL WE DO?

    Future US Secretary to replace Clinton is giving warning to the USA not to support the Philippines against the invasion of China to our Waters which means we are now in a darker status for safety of our people from External threats as USA starts changing mind.

    We must not be a loser anyway so we should fight to death.

    We should support the DOST plan for PASA for Philippines Astronomical Services Administration, and independent body to study and design spaceship, rockets, and satellite for our country. We need them so we could be self sufficient because we could not really rely on the USA for 100% because our status with them is only 50%-50% (YES OR NO/ SUPPORT OR NOT)

    PHILIPPINES MUST MANUFACTURE OWNED ARMED DEFENSE AS DETTERENCE FROM EXTERNAL THREAT.

    The Israel Iron Dome is a basic concept that we could learn a lesson. It’s hard for us to buy and transfer technology from Israel but it’s easier for us to Use their concept in manufacturing locally “Iron Dome” We gonna call it “360 Degrees Power Shields”. Look the concept of Iron Dome in Israel is like this.

    1. The Radar will detect hundred miles away any approaching object and send the signal to the electronic data analyzer.
    2. The Electronic data Analyzer will analyzed using hybrid formula of probability and Physics to determine the distance of the coming object, the direction, and how long would it takes to reach to the target, The Electronic Data Analyzer must responds as quick as it could in micro seconds to send signal to the smart missiles when to launch with right angles and direction.
    3. The Smart missiles will auto launch to destroy the coming object before it will hit the target or before it will enter to the PAR or to the Philippine territory.

    The system is very simple and basic using the formulas of Physics and Probability. We just need a precision of 110% and it is possible. We have lots of physicist in the Philippines graduates from different public and private universities. We could make this.

    Let’s build our own concept of Israel Iron dome with a name of “360 Degrees Power Shields”. It is like a virtual net that every inch in it will bar any unexpected coming destructive objects.

    We could make it peps… cheer up! I hope the pinoy physicist and mathematicians would agree in my idea as I know this is the basic concept of Israel Iron dome.

  30. Anonymous says:

    sana hindi lang power shields ang gawin. mas maganda yun return-to-sender para talagang mayanig sila. kaya ng mga filipino yan, dito nga sa abroad talagang pinipiga ang utak nmin para lng mka-survive sa mga challenge at para ma-retain sa trabaho. kayang-kaya ng mga inventors ntin yan. sanay yan sa mga pigaan ng utak at lahing matatalino. mabuhay ang pilipinas!

  31. Anonymous says:

    sana hindi lang power shields ang gawin. mas maganda yun return-to-sender para talagang mayanig sila. kaya ng mga filipino yan, dito nga sa abroad talagang pinipiga ang utak nmin para lng mka-survive sa mga challenge at para ma-retain sa trabaho. kayang-kaya ng mga inventors ntin yan. sanay yan sa mga pigaan ng utak at lahing matatalino. mabuhay ang pilipinas!

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