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Security expert: China after oil-rich Recto Bank too

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China is strongly after Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) all because it is after a bigger catch that is Recto Bank (Reed Bank), a security expert said.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP gradually boosting territorial defense

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is in “gradual transition” of its operations to territorial defense this 2014.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US aircraft carrier arrives in Philippines: Navy

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) survivors walk through the ruins of their neighborhood in Tacloban City on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Navy said Thursday its aircraft carrier the USS George Washington had arrived in the Philippines to aid an emergency relief operation following supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwan steps up aid to Yolanda survivors

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Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou  AFP FILE PHOTO

Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou and Premier Jiang Yi-huah have instructed Taipei’s ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of national defense to work with civic groups in Taiwan to collect relief materials for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda, a press statement from the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs s

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US warns citizens against travel to some Mindanao areas

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US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday advised American citizens against travel to Davao Region and Central Mindanao (North and South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani) and Maguindanao because of “series of credible security threats.”

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bayan urges Duterte not to succumb to US enticements over bases access issue

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Militant groups warned Mayor Rodrigo Duterte against allowing the entry of US forces here, saying that would only bring in more violence instead of solving the recent bomb explosions in the city.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US rushing PH to approve military access agreement, says leftist lawmaker

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker warned the US has been rushing the Philippines into signing an agreement that would allow US military to have access to the country’s military facilities.

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

US looking forward to successful base access talks with PH

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The USS Frank Cable, a submarine tender, docked in the Alava Pier of the Subic Bay Freeport .  Photo by Robert Gonzaga

The United States is confident about the positive conclusion of its base access talks with the Philippines, reiterating its support for the country’s defense buildup and preparedness for disaster response.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Hong Kong warns travel to Philippines

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Hong Kong has updated its travel advisory against the Philippines, citing the car bomb explosion in Cotabato last week and the United States’ warning of possible kidnapping threats in Mindanao.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Top US Navy commander to visit Manila to tackle security challenges

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US Pacific Command Chief Admiral Samuel Locklear. U.S. NAVY FILE PHOTO

The Commander of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear III, will be in Manila for a two-day visit to tackle “security challenges,” the United States Embassy said Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

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