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Edca a deterrent to war—Bautista

Philippine Military Chief Emmanuel Bautista. AP FILE PHOTO

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) is a “creative way” for the Philippine government to improve deterrence and face challenges to national security with the help of an ally, the United States, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Balikatan 2014: ‘We all came to learn from each other’

A US Air Force V-22 Osprey prepares to land near the command post prior to live fire drills on the last day of the annual US-Philippine joint military exercise at the former US traget range in Crow Valley, Capas town, Tarlac province, on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

After nearly two weeks of military exercises and humanitarian missions, the 30th reiteration of the Balikatan drew to a close with Filipino and American soldiers coming together and learning from each other”.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, Malaysia to patrol common maritime borders’—AFP chief

Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from http://www.army.mil.ph

The Philippines will increase military presence in common maritime borders with Malaysia to prevent further entry of armed groups in Sabah, a high-ranking military official said Friday.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »