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The AFP was informed of the unfortunate crash involving an Australian MH60R Seahawk Helicopter Wednesday night while transiting East of Luzon. The aircraft is operating from HMAS Brisbane, which was reportedly on regional presence deployment with HMAS Warramunga.
All three crew members were recovered safely by HMAS Brisbane.
The AFP is still coordinating with its Australian counterparts on the matter and has expressed readiness to provide assistance.
Per report from the Royal Australian Navy, the ships were conducting "a number of navy-to-navy engagements with partner nations" in Southeast and Northeast Asia.///
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – General Jose Faustino Jr, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command led the 2021 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, October 14.
General Faustino and Admiral Aquilino’s meeting resulted in the successful completion of the MDB-SEB, ensuring continued, robust relations between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. The U.S. and Philippines agreed over 300 activities for 2021, an increase over 2020.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday deployed eight (8) nurses to augment the healthcare workforce of the Lung Center of the Philippines in addressing the rising cases of COVID19.
The Surgeon General of the AFP, Colonel Fatima Claire Navarro led the send-off ceremony for the Nurse Corps Officers at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City - The Armed Forces of the Philippines' senior officers attended the wake of Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon Wednesday, October 13.
The whole AFP through the Chief of Staff, General Jose Faustino Jr, and represented by the Director of the AFP Center for Law of Armed Conflict (AFPCLOAC), BGen Joel Alejandro S Nacnac extend condolences to the CHR family on the untimely passing of Chair Gascon.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Jose Faustino Jr donned new ranks to four (4) newly-promoted generals on Monday, October 11, at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Building, here.
“These gentlemen have consistently exemplified professionalism and excellence in their duties as leaders of their respective units and offices, which rightfully earned them their promotions,” General Faustino said.
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