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AFP awaits SC decision on Edca fate

Military chief General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. receives his fourth star in a donning of ranks ceremony held at the Department of National Defense on Friday. In the photo with General Catapang is his wife, Vilma Catapang, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Brunei military official visits troops monitoring ceasefire of PH gov’t, MILF

Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels man a machine gun in Sultan Kudarat in this February 11, 2013, file photo. AFP FILE PHOTO

A ranking military official of the Brunei military has visited his forces in Mindanao as they continue to help the international monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front ceasefire agreement.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors get help from five military forces

Residents protect themselves from strong wind created by a US Navy Sea Hawk helicopter from the US aircraft carrier USS George Washington as it takes off upon dropping relief supplies for villagers isolated by super typhoon Yolanda on Nov.16, 2013 on Manicani island, Eastern Samar. AP

Survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” would get a massive support starting Wednesday as five military forces are set to swoop down to Eastern Visayas and rebuild what was lost after the tragedy.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More reservists seen in next Balikatan

Philippine marines take their positions after being dislodged by a fast boat with their US counterpart during the joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base, and facing the South China Sea at San Antonio township, Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines.AP

The recent Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States and Australia involved over 200 reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and officials hope more will participate in next year’s war games to hone their military skills.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »