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philippine navy at 109th
« on: May 21, 2007, 11:53:29 AM »
Navy marks 109th foundation rites today
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By YUL MALICSE

The Philippine Navy (PN) celebrates its 109th founding anniversary today, May 22, with activities honoring its men and women at its headquarters on Roxas Blvd., Manila.

Navy chief Vice Admiral Rogelio Calunsag will lead Navy officers and men in welcoming the guest of honor and speaker Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. as well as Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr., defense and military officers, and other government officials.

Ebdane, former chief of the Philippine National Police and secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways, is expected to speak on this year’s anniversary theme "Team Navy: Bantay ng Karagatan, Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran."

Calunsag will present the Navy 2006-2007 accomplishment report, including update on the command’s operations against terrorism, piracy, smuggling, and illegal logging.

At present, the PN strength consists of 2,097 officers and 21,264 enlisted personnel or a total of 25,313 active force.

Recognition and merit awards will be presented to Navy officers and enlisted personnel for heroism and meritorious service.

Among the anniversary activities already undertaken were a demonstration and physical inventory of troops and assets for preparation to secure life and property for approaching typhoon season at Bonifacio Naval Station (BNS), the 2007 Admiral’s Cup Regatta in cooperation with the Manila Yacht Club, participated in by 22 sail boats and 10 yachts in Manila Bay, and the PN health care fair at Fort Bonifacio Naval Station in Makati City.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Navy Public Information Office, headed by Commander Giovanni Carlos J. Bacordo released early last night the names of 2007 PN anniversary awardees.

They are Commodore Feliciano A. Angue, distinguished service star; Marine Corporal Melvin N. Pico, gold cross medal; Commodore Roberto Q. Estioko, distinguished navy cross; Lt. Junior Grade Joel V. Cabigon; 1st Lt. Kristine B. Salon, outstanding achievement medal; Commander Elmer C. Carilla, Gawad sa Kaunlaran award;

Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma. R. Santos (ret.), plaque of appreciation for invaluable support to the maritime training of PN personnel; Technical Sergeant Rogelio O. Obillo, plaque of merit as PN enlisted personnel of the year 2007; Midshipwomen Commander Annamarie N. Roque, plaque of merit as the Naval ROTC midshipwomen of the year 2007; Midshipman Captain Ellirey B. Atelano, plaque of merit as the Naval ROTC midshipman of the year 2007; Silvino L. Mendoza, plaque of merit as PN civilian model employe of the year 2007.

Others to get awards are Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Mariano Alvarez (PS 38), plaque of merit as patrol ship of the year 2007; BRP Bacolod City (LC 550), plaque of merit as service ship of the year 2007; BRP Dioscoro Papa (PG 320), plaque of merit as patrol gunbeat of the year 2007; Diesel Fast Craft (DF) 20, plaque of merit as patrol craft of the year 2007;

Philippine Islander (PNI) 310, plaque of recognition for providing naval air patrol throughout the archipelago; University of Cebu, 504th Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Unit, plaque of merit as naval reserve officer training corps unit of the year 2007; Naval Task Force 61, in naval operations; and Marine Battalion Landing Team 9, Flag Officer In Command, PN streamer for outstanding administrative and operational services.

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Re: PN at 109th; Marine awarded Gold Cross
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 05:21:13 PM »
Marine who risked life for buddy is Navy awardee
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Marine who risked his life to help a wounded buddy at the height of fighting in Sulu will be awarded the Gold Cross Medal during the Philippine Navy’s 109th anniversary celebration at its headquarters in Manila today.

On Dec. 12, 2005, Corporal Melvin Pico ran to give first aid to a wounded Marine despite heavy gunfire from the Abu Sayyaf and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Barangay Tanum in Patikul, Sulu.

“When a Marine was hit, he crept forward in spite of the massive volume of fire from the enemy and attended to the wounded Marine,” read the citation on the medal.

“He then applied first aid and evacuated him to safer ground, passing through heavy volume of fire. When the enemy increased its number from the South, Pico together with his comrades established a hasty defense.

“Pico immediately rushed to the location where his wounded comrades were, and with the help of other Marines, he evacuated the wounded and applied medical treatment on the six members of the Special Operations Platoon and six members of the 29th Marine Company.”

After the four-hour shootout, the Marines had killed four Abu Sayyaf terrorists and wounded eight others.

Thereafter, the Marines were able to clear and occupy the terrorist camp.

Pico is one of the awardees in today’s Navy anniversary celebrations.

Commodore Roberto Estioko will be awarded the Distinguished Navy Cross for distinguished and extraordinary achievements rendered during the conduct of rescue, relief and evacuation operations in Barangay Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte, and in Barangays Caligangan, Estela Catis, Malanga and Panday, Liloan also in Southern Leyte in February last year.

“Imbued with managerial expertise and high sense of professionalism, Commodore Estioko, then a captain, instantaneously and effectively planned and executed the deployment of naval assets, as well as the medical and Philippine Navy assistance and rescue team, in the calamity-stricken areas of Southern Leyte, which greatly contributed to the successful conduct of the rescue, relief and evacuation operations,” read the citation.

The citation said as the Commander of Naval Forces Central, Estioko immediately directed the activation of the Disaster Response Task Unit 90.5.3 (DRTU 90.5.3), and subsequently, the activation of Naval Task Group 51.4 (NTG 51.4) comprising of three naval ships, one Diesel Fast Craft, one medical team and a navy assistance and rescue team.

“He himself set foot on the landslide area, personally ensuring the welfare of his men and the rescued victims, braved the unfavorable weather conditions on board naval ships which were traversing the rough seas just to deliver the much-needed services to the affected areas. Further, he worked hand in hand with the local government officials and other non-governmental agencies and rescue units, both local and foreign, in expeditiously addressing the crisis affecting the areas of Southern Leyte,” read the citation. – James Mananghaya

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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 06:10:33 PM »
What's a Diesel Fast Craft (DF)? Its not in Manokski's ORBAT.

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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 06:56:07 PM »
What's a Diesel Fast Craft (DF)? Its not in Manokski's ORBAT.

  I think it's the LCU designation for the PN.  There is a picture of one or 2 at Manokski's orbat tied up at Zambo pier as well as official PN website gallery.
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 01:06:07 AM »
No open house for PN ships this year????



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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 05:57:51 AM »


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Philippine Navy SEALS prepare for inspection with the Navy's Logistics Support Vessel MV Bacolod in the background during the 109th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines Tuesday May 22, 2007. The celebration was highlighted by the Navy's honoring officers and men who fought against Muslim Abu Sayyaf terrorists as well as those who were mobilized for search and rescue operations during disasters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)



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Philippine Navy personnel stand beside their amphibious vehicle as they prepare for inspection during the 109th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines Tuesday May 22, 2007. The celebration was highlighted by the Navy's honoring officers and men who fought against Muslim Abu Sayyaf terrorists as well as those who were mobilized for search and rescue operations during disasters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

I hope Sir Jepot or Sir Opus does have more photos for todays 109th PN Day!  Sir Jepz -- Happy PN Day :bravo:
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 06:06:27 AM »
                      

Ang galing ng kuha ng larawan nung sinalvage nila BGEN. MBLT na PMC asset. Parang may tongue piercing yung alligator!
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 06:09:30 AM »
From MP.Net




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PHILIPPINES NAVY 109TH ANNIVERSARY-epa01015633 Elements of Naval Special Warfare Group (NAVSOG) in formation during ceremonies marking the 109th Philippine Navy Anniversary in Manila Headquarters, Philippines on 22 May 2008. The NAVSOG is known for its highly physically demanding training program for prospective members, which usually involves a weeklong sleep deprivation exercise and a cross provincial swim from Manila to Cavite province. The NAVSOG gained prominence in a number of anti-terrorist strike operations, most notably against the Abu Sayyaf Group, a terrorist group said to be linked to the al-Qaeda network. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN


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Manila, PHILIPPINES: Elite members of the Philippine Navy Special Special Operations Group (NAVYSOG) wait in front of a navy ship, 22 May 2007 during the Navy's 107th-year anniversary at its headquarters in Manila. Secretary Ebdane awarded 19 outstanding Navy officers and enlisted personnel including the Distinguished Star and the Gold Cross medals for gallantry in neutralizing members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorists group and for establishing a hasty line of defense and helping to evacuate casualties under heavy fire from the enemy. AFP PHOTO/LUIS LIWANAGs (Photo credit should read LUIS LIWANAG/AFP/Getty Images)


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Manila, PHILIPPINES: Philippine Secretary of National Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. (L) fishes out a waterproof radio tranceiver out of an aquarium which is part of an exhibit by the Philippine Navy Special Special Operations Group (NAVYSOG), 22 May 2007 during the Navy's 107th-year anniversary at its headquarters in Manila. Secretary Ebdane awarded 19 outstanding Navy officers and enlisted personnel including the Distinguished Star and the Gold Cross medals for gallantry in neutralizing members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorists group and for establishing a hasty line of defense and helping to evacuate casualties under heavy fire from the enemy. AFP PHOTO/LUIS LIWANAG (Photo credit should read LUIS LIWANAG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 07:38:44 AM »
Didn't you notice the PF-11 in the background? :D  Remember, there are model kits that we can convert to the PF-11! :D
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 08:50:46 AM »
first time i noticed that the BRP bacolod now has 2  -  50 caliber MGs on both sides of the front ramp.
The needs and interests of the Filipino is primary while that of foreigners is secondary.
However, some Filipinos are still uneasy about this and would rather be the apologists or defenders of foreign interests.

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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 09:14:10 AM »
first time i noticed that the BRP bacolod now has 2  -  50 caliber MGs on both sides of the front ramp.
It also has two 20mm Oerlikons mounted by the LCVP hoists as well. 
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2007, 02:39:41 PM »
  I think it's the LCU designation for the PN.  There is a picture of one or 2 at Manokski's orbat tied up at Zambo pier as well as official PN website gallery.

PCF po yun pero ang alam ko binigay na ng Philippine Fleet ito sa PCG.
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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 02:57:52 PM »
Hi manok

is there a photo showing the BRP bacolod's 20mm guns somewhere?? thanks


It also has two 20mm Oerlikons mounted by the LCVP hoists as well. 
The needs and interests of the Filipino is primary while that of foreigners is secondary.
However, some Filipinos are still uneasy about this and would rather be the apologists or defenders of foreign interests.

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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2007, 05:33:24 PM »
Anyone knows if the BRP Rajah Humabon will be back at HPN in time for the coming independence day celebration?   

It's the world's oldest warship...around 64 years old.

It's already gone this morning....a "walkaround" pictorial would be nice due to the existence of 1/350 and 1/700 model kits that could be converted to this ship.   This ship deserves to be "immortalized" by Philippine modellers.

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Re: philippine navy at 109th
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2007, 05:46:32 PM »
The NAVSOG looks sporting a new tigerstripes uniform???  :? Mukhang ginagamit na rin nila yung sa SOCOM or yung sa Philippine Army SFR (Airborne)?