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US 7th fleet backs alliance with PH

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The chief of the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet has reaffirmed the alliance between the United States and the Philippines amid negotiations between the two countries on an agreement that will allow greater US military presence in the country.

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

US has Philippines’ back vs China’s threats

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Admiral Greenert. Photo from Facebook page.

Uncle Sam’s got Juan’s back. This was, in essence, the assurance given by the chief naval officer of the United States who said that his country was ready to help the Philippines in matters regarding the conflicted areas in the Spratlys group of islands which China wants to occupy.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC urged to act on compensation plea for Tubbataha

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This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

Environmentalists, church leaders and militant groups on Thursday reiterated their call for the Supreme Court to act on their petition compelling the United States government to compensate the Philippine government for the damage caused by the grounding of minesweeper USS Guardian on the Tubbataha reef a year ago.

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

PH seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

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The Philippines wants to acquire two more navy ships from the United States to boost its maritime protection amid threats from China, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista said Wednesday.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy carrier arrives in Leyte Gulf

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USS George Washington   PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM/USSGW

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, boosting emergency relief operation in typhoon-devastated Leyte and Samar provinces.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US sends ‘Mercy’ to Yolanda victims

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MANILA, Philippines – A US Navy hospital ship will come to the Philippines to support disaster relief efforts in areas ravaged by the supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan). Expected to dock in the Philippines this December, naval ship “Mercy” was activated by US Pacific Fleet on Wednesday for immediate deployment, commander of the US Pacific [...]

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

Subic wants US to pay for use of naval base

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The United States government should compensate the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for access to its facilities and not hinder the freeport’s business operations once the US Navy is allowed access to its former naval base, according to a ranking SBMA official.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US end naval exercises near disputed sea

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USS Fitzgerald (C). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine-US joint military exercise, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, concluded on Tuesday after six days of a series of shore-based and at sea events.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US, PH forces off Panatag Shoal

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald is scheduled to sail into Subic Bay on Thursday to participate in the Philippines-United States naval exercise amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea. The annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat) war games involve a series of bilateral naval exercises between the US Navy and the militaries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste.  PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. EMBASSY

The Philippine Navy’s flagship, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, is back in the waters near Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), this time not for a face-off with Chinese warships over disputed territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but for five days of joint maneuvers with the United States Navy.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US urged to comply with SC order to comment on Tubbataha case

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In this photo taken on March 30, 2013, and released by the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, April 1, 2013, the stern of the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, is transferred to another ship after being lifted out of the water at the Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage site, in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, southwest of the Philippines. Tubbataha park superintendent Angelique Songco said the fine for damaging the protected coral reef would be about 24,000 pesos ($600) per square meter, so the U.S. could be facing a fine of more than $2 million. AP FILE PHOTO

Left leaning fisherfolk group called on the US government to comply with the Philippine Supreme Court’s order to comment on a petition calling for a filing of criminal, administrative and civil cases against those responsible for the grounding of the USS Guardian last January 17 in Tubbataha Reef.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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