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September 19, 2023

Light Armor System Upgrade (LARSU) Project Completed

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City—On September 19, 2023, the Philippine Navy and the Indian Government marked the completion of the Light Armor System Upgrade (LARSU) project. The ceremony, attended by key defense officials from both nations...

PMC produced new Marines
September 18, 2023

BSP donates firearms to PMC

The Philippine Marine Corps received a donation of shotguns and rifles from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in a ceremony, enhancing their operational readiness. Both organizations look forward to further collaboration aimed at national security and well-being.

PMC produced new Marines
September 18, 2023

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Philippines visits PMC

His Excellency, Luc Veron, EU Ambassador to the Philippines, visited the Philippine Marine Corps Headquarters to discuss longstanding partnerships and mutual commitments to peace, security, and development. Both parties highlighted the importance of international collaboration in addressing security challenges.

PMC produced new Marines
September 6, 2023

PMC welcomes new set of aspiring Marines

The Philippine Marine Corps inducted 122 new volunteers, including 118 males and 4 females, in a ceremony at Fort Bonifacio. These recruits will undertake a 6-month training course before officially joining the Marine Corps.

PMC produced new Marines
September 1, 2023

PMC produces new Marines

TERNATE, Cavite - A new batch of Marines composed of nine (9) Privates and 169 Candidate Soldiers of Marine Basic Course Classes Nr 496th, 497th, and 498th completed the six (6) months of rigorous training in the Graduation Exercise held at the Basic School Grandstand, MBGL, Ternate Cavite on Sept 01, 2023.

PMC produced new Marines
August 29, 2023

IPE23 "ALON" Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for the Philippines-Australia Exercise ALON 2023 took place at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo. This marked the first time the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Australian Defence Force conducted this bilateral amphibious training.

PMC produced new Marines
August 25, 2023

PH-Aus forces conducts Combined Amphibious Assault exercise in Zambales

LOOK: PH-Aus forces conduct Combined Amphibious Assault exercise in Zambales

PH-Aus forces conduct Combined Amphibious Assault exercise in Zambales
August 21, 2023

PH-Aus Air Assault Exercise Takes Place in Palawan

RIZAL, Palawan - The Philippines-Australia (PH-Aus) Exercise Alon 2023 conducted an Air Assault Exercise at Punta Baja in Rizal, Palawan on August 21, 2023.

PH-Aus Air Assault Exercise Takes Place in Palawan
August 14, 2023

BGen Adecer feted with arrival honors at PMC HQ

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City - BGen Simplitius G Adecer PN(M), the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of National Defense, was feted with arrival honors at the Headquarters of the Philippine Marine Corps on August 14, 2023.

BGen Adecer feted with arrival honors at PMC HQ
August 12, 2023

PH-Aus Exercise Alon 2023 Officially Kicks Off

DARWIN, Australia - The Philippines-Australia (PH-Aus) Exercise Alon 2023 officially kicked off on morning of August 14, 2023 in an opening ceremony held at the Flight Deck of HMAS Canberra with the Commander, Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2023, AIRCDRE Tony McCormack.

PH-Aus Exercise Alon 2023 Officially Kicks Off
August 12, 2023

PMC and Getz Healthcare holds Fun Run

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City - The Philippine Marine Corps supported and facilitated the conduct of Getz Healthcare Fun Run 2023 at the Bonifacio Naval Station on August 12, 2023.

PMC and Getz Healthcare hold Fun Run
January 5, 2023

Philippine Marines marks their 72nd founding anniversary

The Philippine Marine Corps celebrated its 72nd anniversary with a grand ceremony at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. President Ferdinard R. Marcos Jr. served as the guest of honor. Commandant Major General Chaerlton Gaerlan led the event, which highlighted the Marines' commitment to peace and progress in the Philippines. The ceremony featured awards, a cake-cutting tradition, and a heartfelt speech from the President, who himself began his military career as a Marine. The event honored both past and present Marines while looking forward to a promising future.

Major General Chaerlton Gaerlan heading the cake cutting ceremony.
December 13, 2022

Story of an Elder Social Worker heeding the call as a Marine Reservist

At 63, First Lieutenant Ma. Erlinda Villareal Quisto proves it's never too late to follow one's passion. Once a social worker, she is now a reservist in the Philippine Marine Corps, recently participating in the joint exercise AJEX DAGITPA 2022. Transitioning from social work to military exercises, she embodies the belief that age is not a barrier in fulfilling a "greater purpose." The Marine Corps is open to applicants aged 21-64, emphasizing that dreams have no age limit.

Erlinda Villareal Quisto in her Marine Corps uniform
December 9, 2022

The Few, The Proud, Marines and Marawi Encounters

The Siege of Marawi was a five-month-long battle in the Philippines between government forces and militants linked to ISIS. Staff Sergeant Rommel Garcia recalls the intense urban warfare, the militants' sophisticated tactics, and the high cost paid in lives and displacement. The liberation of Mapandi Bridge marked a turning point, ultimately leading to the city's recapture.

Marine Corps soldiers in the middle of a battle
October 30, 2022

Ready To Own A Gun? PMC Troops Registers At LTOPF Caravan

The Philippine Marine Corps, in collaboration with Civil Security Groups and PNP, hosted a two-day event for firearms license acquisition and renewal. The event, part of pre-anniversary activities, served as a one-stop-shop for new and renewing applicants. Procedures ranged from neuro-drug tests to gun safety seminars for new applicants, while renewals had simpler requirements. The initiative aims to streamline the licensing process, reflecting the country's complex history and current regulations around gun ownership.

Group of Marine Corps huddled around registration table


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