DND Arming BRP Gregorio del Pilar with Antiship Missiles 1:37 AM By Makisig Bayani 0 Comment The Department of National Defense intends to arm its recently-acquired warship, the Navy's Hamilton-class cutter BRP Gregorio del Pilar, with antiship missiles, a DND official said Sunday (September 9, 2012). Rappler's latest stories on BRP Gregorio Del Pilar BRP Gregorio Del Pilar news and updates | Rappler Welcome to Rappler, please â¦ Before that, from 1968 to 2012, she was known as USCGC BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15), a Philippine Navy warship that ran aground in the West Philippine Sea last year, will set sail again likely in the second half of 2020. China is claiming the shoal, which is only 120 nautical miles from Zambales. China sent the 1,000-ton maritime surveillance ship Yuzheng 303, sighted eight nautical miles from the position of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, after it sent a marine surveillance aircraft at around 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 11). She was one of six ex-United States Navy Barnegat-class seaplane tenders /ex-United States Coast Guard Casco-class high endurance cutters received from the United States after the Vietnam â¦ The standoff at Scarborough Shoal, which Filipinos call Panatag Shoal, is a baptism of fire for the Navyâs largest warship BRP Gregorio del Pilarâ¦ Brp Gregorio del Pilar and Brp Ramon Alcaraz.jpg 749 × 517; 286 KB BRP Gregorio del Pilar transits Pearl Harbor channel 110729-N-WP746-276.jpg 3,778 × 2,509; 1.35 MB FF-15 with AW-109.jpg 2,048 × 1,365; 211 KB The Chinese embassy accused the Philippine warship BRP Gregorio del Pilar of harassing the fishermen. KDB DARUSSALAM AND BRP GREGORIO DEL PILAR RETURNS FROM THE ADMM-PLUS MS & CT EXERCISE NAVAL BASE, Sunday 15 May 2016 â KDB DARUSSALAM has safely arrived Brunei Darussalam today after the successful ASEAN Defence Ministersâ Meeting (ADMM) â Plus Maritime Security (MS) and Counter Terrorism â¦ "BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15)" a Philippine Navy warship to be named after Gregorio del Pilar Fort Del Pilar , home of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio , is named after him. Malamang nakinig din sa payo nina Del Rosario at Cuisia na alam naman natin na pro-USA, ayun, dineploy ang kakarag karag na BRP Gregorio Del Pilar na isang MILITARY vessel sa Scarborough Shoal. The Standoff CMS patrol craft hull number 84 near the shoal. On 10 April, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar arrived in the area. These ships have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, a length of 378 feet, beam of 43 feet, and draft of 15 feet while its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines â¦ These vessels are the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15), BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) and the BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS-17). That same day, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a Philippine warship, was dispatched to the Scarborough Shoal. The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is one of three Hamilton-class cutters acquired by the PN from the United States Coast Guard and converted into frigates. The BRP Gregorio del Pilar was originally launched in 1967 as a U.S. Coast Guard Hamilton class cutter and obtained by the Philippines last year. BRP Gregorio del Pilar was sent on the same day by the Philippine Navy to survey the vicinity of the shoal, and confirmed the presence of the fishing vessels and their ongoing activities. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar pround and ready for action DFA stated last Tuesday that Philippines surveillance aircraft spotted 8 Chinese fishing vessels off the coast of Zambales, Panatag Shoal within 124 nautical miles â¦ Alam nyo, sa unang tingin parang âYehey, ang tapang ng presidente natin, bravo! This is whereâ¦ Aquino foolishly sent the refurbished cutter from the US Coast Guard, renamed the BRP Gregorio del Pilar and officially a Philippine Navy â¦ Have we forgotten that President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his Foreign secretary Albert del Rosario lost Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese in 2012 and then in 2016? Last 23 July 2018, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF15) was tasked to be the On-scene Commander for the HADR operations and took immediate action in the request for assistance by â¦  Photos during the commissioning ceremonies â¦ In 2012 BRP Ramon Alcaraz and her sisters Gregorio del Pilar and BRP Andres Bonifacio were put into the payroll of the Philippine navy as an offshore patrol vessel. BRP Andrés Bonifacio (PS-17) is similar to these ships: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15), Del Pilar-class offshore patrol vessel, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) and more. The rules of engagement in a sea conflict is âwhite to white, gray to gray.â âWhite to whiteâ means civilian ships are to deal only with civilian vessels. On April 8, 2012, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar was returning from patrols northeast of the Philippines following the failure of the North Korean rocket launch. The 10 Chinese ships were monitored by the Philippine Navy's flagship, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), when it was deployed there Sunday, April 8, for maritime patrol in the area. The two-month standoff between the two countries started with the apprehension by the Philippine Navyâs warship BRP Gregorio del Pilar of eight Chinese fishing boats with sizable quantities of endangered marine species, corals Armed sailors boarded and inspected the Chinese ships, but when the Filipinos disembarked to prepare to make arrests, the trawlers sent out a distress call to authorities in Chinaâs Hainan Province. Designated BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), the frigate performed its maiden voyage in July 2011 and was commissioned by the Philippine Navy in December 2011. The BRP Gregorio del Pilar later reported that two Chinese maritime surveillance ships - Zhonggou Haijian 75 and Zhonggou Haijian 84 - sailed to the mouth of the Shoal, placing themselves between the Philippine warship and the This Philippine Warship Is In A Dangerous Standoff With China A tense confrontation in the South China Sea. That day, said Duterte in his Sona, âwe lost the Spratly and the Panganiban Island.â The BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-8) was an Andrés Bonifacio-class frigate of the Philippine Navy in commission from 1977 to 1990. BRP Gregorio del Pilar The use of BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a warship, to arrest Chinese fishing vessels changed the atmosphere in the maritime row. On April 10, 2012, BRP Gregorio del Pilar came to inspect the catch of the fishing vessels. BRP Gregorio del Pilar Early in 2011, the Philippine Navy announced the acquisition of an ex- US Coast Guard Hamilton -class high-endurance cutter under the "Ocean-going Escort Vessel" project through the US Excess Defense Article programme. Back in January 2019, MaxDefense mentioned in the blog entry below that the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15) may be out of service for the entire 2019, and probably most of 2020. BRP Nestor Reinoso (PG-380) and BRP Benguet (LS-507) secured the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), which ended up being grounded at the Hasa-Hasa Shoal (also Scarborough Shoal standoff (2,829 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), the second frigate in the â¦ In 1944, the Japanese-sponsored Philippine republic of President Jose P. Laurel issued the Tirad Pass Medal commemorating the battle and del Pilarâ¦ The Philippinesâ BRP Gregorio del Pilar reached the shoal early on April 10. He was probably referring to the 2012 impasse in which the Philippines pulled out its largest warship, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, but only to see China reinforcing its fleet in the disputed waters. These ships have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, a length of 378 feet, a beam of 43 feet, and a draft of 15 feet while its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine â¦ The BRP Gregorio del Pilar ran aground during a routine patrol Wednesday night in the vicinity of Half Moon Shoal, which is called Hasa Hasa in the Philippines, the Philippine military said, adding that its crew was unhurt.