By Michael Lim Ubac
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
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.
By Frances Mangosing
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.
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.
By Nikko Dizon
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to meet with President Benigno Aquino III this week to discuss the current negotiations for the framework agreement on the increased rotational presence of American soldiers in the Philippines, the US Department of Defense said Friday.
By Frances Mangosing
Militants led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan protested Tuesday the upcoming negotiations for greater access of US troops in the Philippines during a rally staged in front of Camp Aguinaldo.
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang on Friday defended a plan to give the United States, Japan and other allies access to military bases in the Philippines, saying the country was free to do anything within its territory.
By Tarra Quismundo
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Saturday the greater presence of American troops in the country should be welcomed as it was allowed under the longstanding mutual defense treaty between the Philippines and the United States.
By Niña P. Calleja
, Tarra Quismundo
Are food products for US troops in the Philippines covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement and should they be exempt from quarantine inspection?
By Karl Malakunas
President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday more US troops would be welcome to rotate through the country, but ruled out permanent bases.
By Henry I. Oh
A militant group is calling on the Philippine government to “scrutinize” reported plans of the US to rotate Marines around the Asia-Pacific region.