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Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System
January 14, 2022

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System

By Sebastian Strangio
The long-expected acquisition marks the latest evolution of Southeast Asia's naval arms competition.

Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward
January 07, 2022

Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
The acquisition would equip the Armed Forces of the Philippines with a potent deterrent against Chinese adventurism in the South China Sea.
How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture
October 07, 2021

How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture

By Joshua Bernard Espeña and Don McLain Gill
The nation's policymakers recognize the convergences between the new trilateral partnership and their own security needs.

The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?
September 28, 2021

The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?

By Nafisa Halim
The creation of an all-female unit of radio operators looks good for the Philippine Coast Guard, but does little to address the security challenges in the South China Sea.

Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea
December 05, 2020

Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea

By Jay Benson
A November incident holds important lessons about the militant group’s changing operations, as well as how to counter them.

Dangerous Waters: Maritime Crime in the Sulu Sea
July 01, 2020

Dangerous Waters: Maritime Crime in the Sulu Sea

By Zam Yusa
Despite COVID-19 and a number of security initiatives, piracy, kidnapping, and terrorist movements continue in the Sulu Sea.

Will Philippine Coast Guard’s New Leadership Mean New Priorities? 
June 09, 2020

Will Philippine Coast Guard’s New Leadership Mean New Priorities? 

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Looking at the possible impact of the departure of Admiral Joel Garcia on Philippine maritime security.
The Worst Threat to Philippine Maritime Security
April 28, 2020

The Worst Threat to Philippine Maritime Security

By Ellaine Joy Sanidad
The biggest problem starts with the Philippine government itself.

New Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioning Puts Philippines Coast Guard in the Headlines
April 14, 2020

New Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioning Puts Philippines Coast Guard in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Earlier this week, Manila officially commissioned another key vessel into the PCG’s fleet.

Duterte’s Coast Guard Diplomacy
December 23, 2019

Duterte’s Coast Guard Diplomacy

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Under Duterte, the Philippine Coast Guard has taken on a new prominence. But don't assume Manila is resorting to gray zone tactics.

Japan-Philippines Security Ties in Focus with Patrol Vessels
August 28, 2018

Japan-Philippines Security Ties in Focus with Patrol Vessels

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The collaboration between the two countries in the maritime security domain was in the spotlight again recently.
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
January 10, 2018

What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Elson Hermogino finally fills the post, vacant for over a year.

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