On Monday (September 13), the Philippine Fleet launched a five-day marine exercise machine to strengthen cooperation and readiness between their units.
The Exercise Pagbubuklod started at the Fleet Training and Doctrines Center at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point, Cavite City.
Major exercises in the coming days include naval operation, air support, maritime surveillance, intelligence surveillance and surveillance, assault/attack, and more, Fleet said in a statement.
Participating units are the Philippine Marine Corps, Naval Special Operations Command, Naval Combat Engineering Brigade, and Naval Reserve Command. Annual sea exercises will be held at Sangley Point and Ternate, Cavite, and Manila Bay trails.
Fleet said the tests would test and test tactics and doctrines in dealing with indigenous and unusual threats. All operations will be performed in strict compliance with the requirements of COVID-19. While all participating employees received prior medical approval, Fleet also adjusted the conditions if a participant showed signs of COVID-19.