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NOTE: This is an updated, re-titled thread. Please scroll down for the latest updates.

This scandal had previously seen the resignation of a top Philippine Navy official after a member of President Duterte's cabinet tampered or "intervened" in the program.

ABS-CBN (Philippine TV station)

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Defense chief says gov't didn't know firm in Navy deal was blacklisted
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Posted at Feb 19 2018 11:31 AM

MANILA - The Duterte administration was not aware that the Korean firm tapped to supply 2 warships for the military had been banned by Seoul from participating in public projects, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted Monday.

The Aquino administration started the P15.74-billion acquisition project with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). In August 2016, the Duterte administration signed the notice of award for the firm to supply 2 missile-capable ships to the Philippine Navy.

During a Senate probe into the deal, Senator Panfilo Lacson said HHI was an "improper" business entity when it entered negotiations with the Philippines.

HHI executives in 2015 were found guilty of bribing a Korean official to become the supplier of reactors for a power plant in UAE. The firm was then banned from joining state-led bids for the next 2 years, he said.


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Plus a 2nd article with more details from last year when the scandal began:

Rappler

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PH Navy chief steps down after disagreement over P16-B warships
(UPDATED) Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado, who is supposed to serve as Philippine Navy chief until March 2018, has been assigned to the office of the AFP chief


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Published 2:17 PM, December 19, 2017
Updated 2:49 PM, December 19, 2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado on Tuesday, December 19, stepped down as chief of the Philippine Navy 3 months before his term was supposed to expire in March 2018.

Three sources in the military confirmed this information.

The development comes after Mercado tried to stand up to the Department of National Defense over the implementation of the Navy's P16-billion project to acquire two modern warships or frigates, based on information gathered by Rappler.

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Last month's news but still a notable update for this thread:

Navy Recognition

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HHI Cut Steel of Philippine Navy First HDF-3000 Frigate

May 2018
Posted On Thursday, 03 May 2018 16:19

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) started construction of the Philippine Navy’s first of two future guided missile frigate. The steel-cutting ceremony was held on May 1st at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan.

HHI Cut Steel of Philippine Navy Future HDF 3000 2 Steel-cutting ceremony for Philippines Navy first frigate at HHI Ulsan shipyard

The ceremony was attended by Hyundai Heavy Industries President Hwan-Goo Kang, Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, and Defense Undersecretary Raymundo Elefane.

Hyundai Heavy Industries is set to launch the vessel in May next year and deliver it to the Philippine Ministry of Defense in the second half of 2020. HHI will start construction on the second frigate in September this year and deliver it in the first half of 2021. The contract for the two frigates was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries in October 2016.

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