By Allan Macatuno
Nine American ships scheduled to arrive in this free port this month until December have decided to cancel their port calls due to “anti-American sentiments” in the country after a US Marine was implicated in the slaying of a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City in October, a group of business owners here said.
A Filipina American is one of the high-ranking women in the US Navy, becoming commander of the Joint Region Marianas during a change of command ceremony at the Guam High School gymnasium aboard US Naval Hospital Guam last August 15.
By Nestor Corrales
The P87 million payment of the United States for the damage caused by its Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan is now on its “documentation stage,” a Palace official said.
Around 4,000 troops from both the Philippine and United States navies will take part in this year’s Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise which kicks off Monday at 10 a.m. at Naval Forces West headquarters in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan province.
By Matikas Santos
The United States will “very soon” have an announcement about the compensation for the damage to Tubbataha Reef when a US Navy ship was grounded there in 2013.