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Rappler's latest stories on UAVs


No-fly zones for drones in Manila, Clark during ASEAN Summit – CAAP

Oct 28, 2017 - 3:53 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines also reminds drone operators of a 2014 memoranda declaring no-fly zones in certain areas such as military training camps and Malacañang

RESTRICTED. Certain areas in Manila and Clark are off-limit to drones for the duration of the ASEAN Summit.

How drones can be a force for progress

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Meet the team behind Skyeye – environmental scientists and sociologists convinced that drones are the best answer to the country s land titling and mapping woes

Photo by Skyeye

PH issues 1st drone license; mulls more by yearend

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Local engineering firm SRDP Consulting Incorporated is the first drone operator to get certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

FIRST LICENSED DRONES. Each drone costs about P1.2 million and will be used ground exploration. In the photo are CAAP General William Hotchkiss lll (left) and SRDP Consulting President Joel Cruz (right). Photo from CAAP

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Since it vanished on March 8 no debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search

Drone 'not missing' - US Navy

Jan 09, 2013 - 6:03 PM

DFA chief Albert del Rosario says there should be no sovereignty issue because the drone did not fly over Philippine territory

ADRIFT AT SEA. Military officials believe the drone was 'long adrift at sea due to the presence of barnacles’ growth on its fuselage.' Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Souther Luzon

Partylist reps call for Senate probe on US drone

Jan 08, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Bayan Muna accuses the US military of violating the territorial sovereignty of the Philippines

US DRONE IN MASBATE. This handout photo released by Philippine National Police (PNP) Masbate on January 7, 2013 shows Philippine fishermen preparing to unload from their wooden boat an unmanned aerial vehicle, which Philippine naval and police authorities believe is a US drone, after it was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town, Masbate province, central Philippines. AFP PHOTO/PNP-MASBATE/PO3 ERWIN YUSI RIVERA

Drone launched from Guam in 2012 - US

Jan 08, 2013 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED The US embassy says the unarmed target drone found off Masbate last Sunday was launched during a military exercise in Guam on Sept 19 2012


US drone crashes off Masbate - police

Jan 07, 2013 - 3:35 PM

2nd UPDATE The US embassy says this type of vehicle is not armed and not used for surveillance

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE. A BQM-74E Chukar III is launched from a US Navy ship in Japan. The drones are painted orange so that they will be easier to see in the water and can be recovered. File photo from Wikimedia Commons