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Expanded US access to Subic ‘base’ eyed


Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) representatives are to meet with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) officials to discuss expanded access by American troops at the former US Navy base here, an SBMA official said.

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

US will defend PH if attacked—DFA chief

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, waves beside Philippines Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado before boarding Air Force One as he leaves the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a "disastrous" decade of war for the United States. The Philippines is the last leg of Obama's four-nation Asia tour. AP

The United States (US) will protect the Philippines in the event of an attack against Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said Wednesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

If they build it, we will own it

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

All buildings and infrastructure that the United States (US) military will build under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) will be owned by the Philippines upon their completion.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH Navy sends team to Australia for first time for training exercises with counterparts


Representatives from the Philippine Navy for the first time went to Australia where they joined their counterparts in training exercises as part of the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement that was ratified by the Philippine Senate in 2012.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Military drills set amid talks on more US troops in PH


About 2,300 members of the Philippine and US military will hold joint military drills later this month amid talks of increased rotational presence of US forces here and continuing tensions between Manila and Beijing over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »