By Elena Aben
Manila Bulletin, Tuesday, March 29,2011
The Philippine Navy geared up for PH-US Balikatan exercise 2011 on April 5-15, 2011 in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog areas where Philippine sailors and marines will engage their American counterparts in a series of drills, both on land and at sea, aimed at promoting interoperability between the armed forces of the two two countries. Capt. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Navy spokesman, said the PN's air and surface assets manned by sailors and aviators will see action in a series o maneuvers and evolutions at sea, while PN SEALS will be involved in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercises. Meanwhile, the Philippine Marines will be trained in amphibious landing/raid with their US counterparts.