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PH, US end 8th round of defense talks

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States concluded on Friday the two-day discussions on the proposed Enhanced Defense Cooperation, an agreement that would allow Americans greater access to the Philippines’ military bases.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

It’s a ‘test of sanity,’ says Ayungin soldier

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Members of the Ayungin Marines pay a courtesy call to Vice President Jejomar Binay at Coconut Palace. FRANCES MANGOSING/INQUIRER.net

“Don’t lose hope,” a soldier previously assigned at BRP Sierra Madre tells future men who will be assigned there.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DND asks China to be more careful in its statements on disputed territories

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The Department of National Defense on Thursday urged China to be more “circumspect” in its statements over disputed territories with neighboring countries.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-US defense talks to tackle humanitarian aid

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

Humanitarian assistance and disaster response will be tackled as the Philippines and United States resume on Thursday the eighth round of negotiations for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

6,000 Filipino, US soldiers to join Balikatan exercises

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Nearly 6,000 American and Filipino troops will participate in next month’s Balikatan Exercises amid negotiations on increased rotation of US forces in the Philippines and heightening tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fort Magsaysay eyed for use by US troops

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US army soldiers take part in a joint Philippines-US military exercise at the military camp of Fort Magsaysay. AFP FILE PHOTO

Fort Magsaysay, the Philippines’ largest military camp, is being eyed as one of the facilities that the United States could use for the security deal being negotiated by both countries.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwanese fishing boat hits ground off Batanes coast

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A Taiwanese fishing vessel ran aground off Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard said Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Phivolcs monitoring tsunami possibility after Chile quake

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The Philippines is monitoring sea level changes associated with the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile on Wednesday morning.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP: China doesn’t scare us

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it is ready for consequences amid China’s warning over the Philippines’ supposed provocative actions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What’s inside BRP Sierra Madre?

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Decay and rust lives inside the belly of the BRP Sierra Madre. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The BRP Sierra Madre, a rusty ship aground in one of the possible flash points in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), stands alone but without fear in the high seas to maintain Filipino presence.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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