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PH, US agree on bases use

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia says that under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, the US military has to get the approval of the Philippine Government for whatever they are going to bring into the country. Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

The United States and Philippine panels concluded the eighth round of negotiations in the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) Friday, and have agreed on key points such as access and use of military facilities and non-permanence of US troops.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH-US defense talks to tackle humanitarian aid

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

Humanitarian assistance and disaster response will be tackled as the Philippines and United States resume on Thursday the eighth round of negotiations for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fort Magsaysay eyed for use by US troops

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US army soldiers take part in a joint Philippines-US military exercise at the military camp of Fort Magsaysay. AFP FILE PHOTO

Fort Magsaysay, the Philippines’ largest military camp, is being eyed as one of the facilities that the United States could use for the security deal being negotiated by both countries.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace hardens stand on increased US troops’ presence

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Amid fears of a clash between the Executive and the Legislative branches of government, Malacañang reiterated its position that the increased military rotational presence agreement with the United States will not require Senate ratification.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rise in prostitution feared with return of US troops

The nuclear-powered US Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington started relief operations on Friday after it arrived off Eastern Samar on Thursday night. The carrier, carrying 5,000 crew and more than 80 aircraft,  moved  fixed-wing aircraft ashore to make more room for 21 helicopters on its flight deck.  RAFFY LERMA

A women’s group has warned that the increased presence of United States troops in the country would result in the “increased prostitution” of Filipino women.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Talks for US troops’ presence in PH still ongoing

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President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barrack Obama. INQUIRER and AP file photo

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said details were being worked out for a framework agreement that would allow the increased rotational presence of US troops in the Philippines—but it was not being rushed for completion in time for the visit of US President Barack Obama in April.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militants told: US troops’ presence in PH ‘good’ for us

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U.S. Marines provide safe drinking water to typhoon survivors Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday deflected allegations by a militant group that it was using the presence of United States troops conducting relief operations to push for the framework agreement on their increased rotational presence in the country.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, US disagree in troop deployment talks

Protesters display placards as they hold a rally near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP

The Philippine defense chief says disagreements in negotiations between U.S. and Filipino officials may prevent an early conclusion of an accord allowing an increase in American military presence in the country.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Temporary structures by US troops may be allowed, says PH panel

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US Marines in the countryside. AFP file photo

Putting up structures by American forces may be allowed under the increased rotational presence in the Philippines as long as it is temporary, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US to hold war games near West PH Sea

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The Philippines and the United States will begin war games near disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) waters this week, showcasing fast-expanding military ties and likely further stoking tensions with China.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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