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Defense accord with US a ‘security cover’ for PH

US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The new defense agreement the Philippines and the United States could sign on or before the visit of US President Barack Obama later this month is designed as a “security cover” for the Philippines amid the changing security landscape in the region.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

DND asks China to be more careful in its statements on disputed territories

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The Department of National Defense on Thursday urged China to be more “circumspect” in its statements over disputed territories with neighboring countries.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P24-B contracts for fighter jets, copters inked

GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), regarded as among the most ill-equipped militaries in the region, is now beefing up its air defense capabilities.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks on PH, US defense accord not yet over


Negotiations for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation between the Philippines and United States are not yet over, but both sides made “further progress.”

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P23.7-B deal to buy fighter jets

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of National Defense is set to sign next week contracts for the brand-new lead in fighter jets and combat utility helicopters worth P23.7 billion for the Philippine Air Force.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH set to sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals


The Philippines will sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals next week amid the military’s efforts to attain a minimum credible defense.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Japan hold ‘frank discussions’ on sea disputes

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and Japan on Thursday had “very frank discussions” on the territorial disputes in regional seas without specifically mentioning China, which has been aggressively asserting its claim to islands that are within both countries’ territories.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean defense chiefs to pursue ‘non-violence principle’ in territorial disputes

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin at the Administer Defense Minister Meeting Retreat in Brunei on August 28. DND Photo

Defense ministers from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines’ Voltaire Gazmin, have agreed to pursue a “non-violence principle” in resolving territorial disputes, the Department of National Defense said.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, Philippines to open troops talks

US Marines in the countryside. AFP file photo

The Philippine government has informed the country’s congressional leaders that it will soon start negotiations with the United States on a larger American troop presence.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Pacific Command chief visits PH amid Asia sea rows

Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wednesday, June 5, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

While the United States does not take sides in the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), it says it remains “concerned” about the developments in the area, emphasizing its opposition “to unilateral actions that will change the status quo,” the Department of National Defense said on Friday.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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