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Obama says Philippine pact promotes Asia security

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, left, and U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg smile after signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippine military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday, April 28, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama said a 10-year agreement signed Monday to give the U.S military greater access to Philippine bases will help promote regional security, improve armed forces training and shorten response times to humanitarian crises, including natural disasters.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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