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US boosting PH maritime defense vs ‘provocative’ China–envoy

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Mutually agreeable.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States is helping improve the Philippines’ maritime defense capability now that the American government has described as “dangerous” a new Chinese fishing law in disputed Asian waters, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said here on Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US pledges $800,000 aid for ‘Maring’ victims

Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows flooded areas in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

The US offered $800,000 in financial assistance to victims of tropical storm “Maring” (international name: Trami), which left eight people dead and affected more than 600,000 people in Luzon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US offers additional $3M in assistance to ‘Pablo’ victims

Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The United States (US) is giving the Philippines an additional $3 million in assistance for relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Pablo, considered the worst storm to hit the country this year.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US sends aid to PH after deadly typhoon

This picture taken on December 5, 2012 shows a Red Cross volunteer (C, bottom) giving first aid to a seated rescued soldier (L) in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in New Bataan, Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines on December 5, 2012. At least 325 people were killed and hundreds remain missing in the Philippines following the deadliest typhoon to hit the country this year, the civil defence chief said on December 6. AFP/Karlos Manlupig

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which left hundreds dead.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino lies on rights abuses to get $13M US aid, says Karapatan

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A human rights group on Friday assailed President Benigno Aquino III for lying on the continuing human rights violations in the Philippines in a bid to get the $13 million in US military aid.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Minority leader supports Aquino’s idea on US spy planes monitoring West PH Sea

House minority leader Danilo Suarez. Karen Boncocan/INQUIRER.net

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez has expressed support to the country’s plans of requesting for assistance from the United States in the form of its spy planes to monitor movements in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P2.75 B in US aid to Philippines released, says embassy


The United States has approved the release of $65 million (about P2.75 billion) in fresh official development assistance to the Philippines in line with the two countries’ five-year “Partnership for Growth,” or PFG program, according to the US Embassy in Manila.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to Philippines: Stop political killings

US Ambassador Harry Thomas. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines must do more to stop human rights abuses, especially extrajudicial killings if it wants to receive more US aid, the US ambassador to the country said on Friday. Speaking at a round table of human rights advocates, Ambassador Harry Thomas said the US Congress still withholds a portion of US aid to this [...]

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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