By Tarra Quismundo
The Supreme Court has launched an online service that will allow the public to follow the upcoming oral arguments on the Philippines-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), a highly anticipated event in light of renewed calls for a renegotiation, if not outright abrogation, of military agreements between the two countries.
Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.
China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and better manage their maritime disputes in the first signs that tensions over territorial claims could be easing.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for defending the country’s territory and preventing incidents that may result in tension in the West Philippine Sea.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Government lawyers on Friday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petitions seeking to nullify the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), which gives the US greater access to military bases in the country.