Promoting your blog at the expense of your sources and operational security

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The modernization community is very very small. What you choose to reveal about a project can very well betray your source. Details that, in reality, you should not even know in the first place . . . if it were not for the trust that that person placed in your discretion. The deeper you get […]

Defense of the Republic of the Philippines: New Timawa.net Facebook extension

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The following is a new consolidated Facebook extension for the Timawa.net community.

Traveling to Pag-asa island: 2013

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At over 300 kilometers west of Palawan, the islands of the Municipality of Kalayaan are among the most remote communities in the Republic of the Philippines. It is in the same league as Basco in Batanes, and Mapun (Cagayan de Sulu) and Bongao in Tawi-Tawi.  What sets this municipality apart, however, are the a unique […]

A drastic solution to erase the monicker: “reservist ka lang”

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One long-standing source of friction between regular and reserve members of the AFP has been the contentious issue of rank assignment. While the matter has been an often-side-stepped elephant-in-the-room for years, it came to the fore in late 2011, when reservists themselves raised questions in social media about the direct promotion of Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” […]

P8M for Philippine Navy Islander engines

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On the 31st of October, the Philippine Navy opened a bid invitation for the supply and delivery of two units of overhauled Lycoming engines for a Norman-Britten Islander on PhilGEPS. The invitation, with an Authorized Budget for Contract (ABC) of P8M, will close on the 16th of November 2012.

Islanders are the fixed-wing workhorses of […]

Status of the Pag-asa Elementary School

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As of writing, the Pag-asa Elementary School is not yet under the administration of the Department of Education. Reportedly the DepEd is only providing technical assistance at this point, because the Municipal government of Kalayaan is still working to fulfill the following requirements:

1. Formal turnover of a one hectare plot of land for the […]

DBM reveals 12.5% increase in defense budget

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According to the Department of Budget and Management, President Benigno S. Aquino III submitted to Congress the proposed P2.006-trillion 2013 National Budget, which proposed a 12.5% increase in the Philippine defense budget. Budgets for the top eight departments appear below. The DND is ranked third after the Departments of Education and Public Works.

Congressional action […]

Countdown to July 31, 2012

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Secretary of National Defense, Voltaire Gazmin, announced the following during the 65th Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force

I am happy to let you know that thru our Defense System of Management, the upgrade and modernization program for our armed forces is presently in full swing. This limited only by the maximum amount of financial […]

Farewell to the Government Arsenal SAW-9

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The Special Actions Weapon (SAW) 9 sub-machine gun was a joint research project between the Government Arsenal and Safariland Firearms Manufacturing Corp. Little is known about this weapon’s origins, but its alternative name — the “Efficient Reliable Assault Pistol (ERAP)” — suggests inception during the term of President Estrada.

It first appeared on the Timawa.net […]

The most important school in the Philippines

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The most important school in the Republic of the Philippines has been established on the Kalayaan Island Group: The Palawan Elementary School.

 

The photo above was taken from an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, which posted the following caption for it:

PAG-ASA CLASS OF 2012 The Philippine flag flies in the breeze as […]