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Defense chief Gazmin: US troops not aimed at China

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

As talks on the increased rotational presence of the US troops in the Philippines went in full swing, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said China should not be worried by the impending boost of American presence here.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US military officers in PH for series of talks

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Ranking United States military officers are in the country for a series of Mutual Defense Board-Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) talks.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t to pursue purchase of 12 fighter jets from S. Korea

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government will continue to pursue its acquisition of 12 fighter jets from South Korea even as President Benigno Aquino III emphasized the need to “balance” the country’s needs in warfare.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘We can’t interfere’— defense chief

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government remains in talks with Malaysia despite skirmishes in Sabah over the weekend, but claimed they are not allowed to interfere.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sabah reports conflicting; Aquino orders probe

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Princess Jacel Kiram and her father, Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What really happened? President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ordered an investigation to determine what really happened in Sabah because of conflicting reports from the Malaysian authorities and the followers of the sultan of Sulu.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP to acquire helicopters, trucks

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine’s defense chief says the government has signed separate contracts worth 163 billion pesos (about $39 million) with Italian and South Korean companies to supply helicopters and trucks as part of efforts to modernize its poorly equipped military.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Successful consultation meeting between US and PH, says Gazmin

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The recent “2 + 2 meeting” between the United States (US) and Philippines was “fruitful and productive,” said Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines to raise China dispute with US

The Philippines said Monday it would officially take its concerns over an increasingly tense territorial dispute with China to the United States, its key military ally.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos are being oppressed in Scarborough Shoal dispute

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Wednesday called on Filipinos to support the Philipines’ stand on Panatag or the Scarborough Shoal, the disputed waters between China and Philippines.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China sanctions against PH urged

DIE-IN Activists stage a die-in protest near Malacañang following talks of cooperation between US and Philippine defense officials in Washington. They also opposed the deployment of more US troops in the Philippines, saying it will exacerbate territorial disputes with China. AP

China should impose “sanctions” against the Philippines after the latter offered to allow more US troops on its soil, state media said on Sunday, amid growing tensions over disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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