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Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

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

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawmakers grill defense official over Edca

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM

Lawmakers squared off with a defense official over the recently signed agreement increasing American troops’ presence in the country, saying that the deal does not guarantee protection and that it gives too much advantage to US troops.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH panel ready to defend Edca before court

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The Philippine negotiating panel on Thursday said it is ready to defend the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) before the courts.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Edca not contract of lease, says PH official

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Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya. PHOTO FROM J. Eduardo Malaya Facebook account

Philippine officials on Thursday defended the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement’s (Edca) provision allowing rent-free use of local military facilities by the United States forces.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l law expert: Edca has no expiration date

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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) does not have an “expiration date” allowing for the “indefinite” stay of United States (US) troops in the country, an international law expert said Wednesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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