The Philippine Marine Corps




 
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November 4th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 

Topic: The Philippine Marine Corps


All you wanted to know about the best trained and best disciplined soldiers in the Philippines.

"The more we sweat in training the less we bleed in Battle"

www.philippinemarinecorps.mil.ph/
November 4th, 2004  
larsrq
 
Very nice site. they do look sharp.
November 4th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
Believe me larsrq they are sharp, dedicated and very very tough. read on through the site and find out for yourself!

The Philippine military has been in constant combat since it won its independence from Spain, thru the Phil-American war, the Japanese occupation, the Huk rebellion, the Muslim seccesionist movements, the Communist rebellion, terrorism, Military putsch, even common criminality!

Some may think that our Military is inept, corrupt, or outmoded because they still have not stamped out these problems, but it takes more that military might, skills, modern equipment to win as the Americans have found out in Vietnam and lately in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have to address the root cause of these problems which in our case is more of an economic one. we have to win the hearts and minds of those who take up arms against the government by delivering the basic services they are entitled to, to educate their young, by providing them with equal opportunities...
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November 4th, 2004  
larsrq
 
I know that. Marines is always the once that takes the heat. In Mindanao it's the marines that go first when fighting MILF and Abu Sayaf. Army is playing backup.

I do hope that they succed...
November 4th, 2004  
cbbr08
 
sweet... their colors kinda looks like USMC. Red and gold.
thanks for the site
November 5th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
So you guys think they are better then the Scout Rangers?
November 5th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
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Originally Posted by Big_Z
So you guys think they are better then the Scout Rangers?
That depends.... all AFP branches have their own special forces, i.e. the Army has the special forces, the scout rangers, airborne, and lately the light reaction co's., the navy has the marines and the special warfare group (SWAG) even the air force has it's own special branch, then there are the composite special forces made up of the different special forces teams! whew!

For me, it would be best if the AFP got together all these special teams and start cross-training them and come up with one doctrine and manual wherein all their specialties and strenghts would be incorporated into that training manual, and come up with a kind of "super commando" unit that could fight anywhere, anytime. but first things first, the military must overcome the "we're better than you" attitude and accept the fact they can and will learn new things from each other as demonstrated by the BALIKATAN exercises between the Philippines and the USA.

going back to who i think is better.... it's technically a draw! although the Marines i think has more combat experience.
November 5th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Having worked with the Filipino Marines my opinion is this.


"Tougher than Woodpecker lips"
November 6th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Having worked with the Filipino Marines my opinion is this.


"Tougher than Woodpecker lips"
Woodpecker lips? wow! that is tough! can you elaborate on that? not that i doubt it, but what made you say that? and since we're on this subject, i'd like to ask you this personally, Man for man, and with just the basic weapons, e.g. Rifle, sidearm, bayonet, machete, hand grenades, no high-tech gadget of any kind, how would the Filipino Marine compare with the American Marine?

Let's make that scenario take place in the jungles.
November 8th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Jungle scenerio. I would say that the Filipino Marines have an advantage. After all that is where most of their operations are conducted. As far as the match up Marine vs Marine I'd say it's pretty even as far esprit de corps etc. It's not a fight you want to be in.
I say their tough cuz they are. They can hump patrol etc. like nobodies business.