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Duterte’s Pivot: Philippine Warship Visits Russia for First Time Ever

By Prashanth Parameswaran, Russia Insider LAST week, a Philippine Navy vessel begun its first-ever port visit to Russia. While this much-anticipated interaction is just one of several within the broader relationship, the voyage nonetheless deserves attention within the broader trend of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s perceived “pivot” to Russia as part of his wider independent foreign […]

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Philippines gets new Israel missiles to boost naval capabilities

By PRESS TV THE Philippines has completed the purchase of its first-ever ship-borne missile systems as part of a military modernization program and for the expansion of its naval capabilities in the disputed South China Sea. Arsenio Andolong, Philippine Defense Ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday that the Israeli-made Spike ER missiles were fitted on locally manufactured gunboats, […]