Philippine Navy Modernization DND rushing acquisition of Navy vessels (The Philippine Star) Updated May 16, 2010 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines - Outgoing Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales is rushing the acquisition of one or two multi-role vessels through a government-to-government contract at a cost of from P5 billion to P10 billion... either from Singapore or South Korea. DND rushing acquisition of Navy vessels | The Philippine Star >> News >> Headlines I have no Intel yet on what type or class of navy vessels will be acquired by the Philippine Navy. Recent Philippine Navy modernization acquisitions: 1. Last May 2009, The PN inaugurated 3 newly-acquired Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts in its 111th Anniversary Celebration. 2. Cyclone-class patrol ship from the U.S. Navy in March 2004 and renamed as BRP Mariano Alvarez (PS-38). 3. Peacock-class patrol corvettes from the British Royal Navy - Hong Kong Squadron in August 1997 and designated as the Jacinto class corvettes. Most debated topic: Guided Missiles vs. Oto Melara guns for the modern Philippine Navy.