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Phiblex15 kicks off in Puerto Princesa Monday

In this Friday, May 9, 2014, photo, US and Philippine marines storm the beach to simulate a raid during the joint US-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base at San Antonio township, Zambales province. northwest of Manila, Philippines. Philippine and US naval forces on Thursday, June 26, began bilateral maritime exercises, which include activities in international waters of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Around 4,000 troops from the United States Navy and their local counterparts will join this year’s Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (Phiblex15) which will begin on Monday (Sept. 29) in Puerto Princesa.

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

4,000 troops join PH-US war games


About 4,000 troops from the United States Navy and the Philippine Navy will take part in a bilateral air-ground and amphibious training in Palawan province by the end of the month.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks on payment for Tubbataha Reefs damage suspended


Negotiations on the compensation for the damage wrought by a United States Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs have been suspended as a case is pending before the Supreme Court (SC), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

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

Gov’t inaction blamed for Subic waste dumping


A Senate committee report concluded that a contractor of the United States Navy was liable for unauthorized dumping of untreated sewage in Philippine waters and scored the inaction of relevant environment protection agencies on the matter.

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

Reef salvage target: Jan. 30

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POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

Plans to remove the stranded United States Navy minesweeper USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef are expected to be finalized today, with a private Singaporean salvage company instructed to prioritize minimizing further environmental damage in the area.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »