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No US troops in PH as SC reviews defense pact

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia.  INQUIRER.net/Matikas Santos

No troops from the United States will be coming to the Philippines yet as the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is being questioned before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Senate reaffirms commitment to defend PH, Japan

Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards

The US State Department proposed Friday that Asian nations not build new outposts or expand existing ones in the South China Sea to help lower the risk of a conflict as tensions mount in its resource-rich waters.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, Vietnam forge closer trade, maritime defense ties

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spratlys

It was Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario turn to visit Vietnam on Wednesday as the two countries forge closer ties amid China’s maritime ambitions.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China media slam Japan’s move to expand military role

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives  for a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. AP

China’s state-run media launched a broadside Wednesday against Japan’s move to loosen the bonds on its powerful military, casting it as a threat to Asian security.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US scales down anti-terror unit in PH, officials clarify

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balikatan

After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, the United States is scaling down, not disbanding as reported, its anti-terror contingent of elite troops in Mindanao in a move that reflects shifting security strategies and focus in economically vibrant Asia, where new concerns such as multiple territorial conflicts involving China have alarmed Washington’s allies entangled in the disputes.

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

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