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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 »

DFA disputes Trillanes over PH plan for larger US presence


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) disputed the allegations of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that the negotiations between the United States and the Philippines for increased rotational presence of their troops was being unjustly hyped.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Palace ready to take up with Senate issue of foreign access to PH bases

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said Saturday it was willing to discuss with senators a proposal to give the United States and other allies access to Philippine military bases after some of the lawmakers raised concerns about the constitutionality of the plan.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militant solons fear ‘unli’ access to PH bases

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant lawmakers on Friday expressed fears of “unli” (unlimited) access of American and Japanese forces to military bases in the Philippines.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

USS Fitzgerald visits PH Thursday for naval exercises


The United States (US) Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald is set to visit the Philippines Thursday for a series of naval exercises with the Philippine Navy.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

2 US submarines docking in Subic for refuelling


Two US Navy vessels are docking in Subic Bay this weekend for routine port calls, the US Embassy said Thursday.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Top US Navy commander to visit Manila to tackle security challenges

US Pacific Command Chief Admiral Samuel Locklear. U.S. NAVY FILE PHOTO

The Commander of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear III, will be in Manila for a two-day visit to tackle “security challenges,” the United States Embassy said Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

What Went Before: Subic Naval Base

Crewmen stand atop the USS Louisville upon arriving at Subic Bay in northern Philippines, Monday, June 25, 2012. The USS Louisville, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine of the Los Angeles class design, is in the country for a routine port call to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation as stated in a US Embassy statement.  AP PHOTO

On Sept. 16, 1991, the Senate voted 12 to 11 to reject a new bases treaty with the United States, citing the pact as “one-sided and unequal.” The agreement would have allowed the US to keep Subic Naval Base for 10 more years in exchange for about $200 million in aid.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Balikatan 2013 kicks off April 5

US Army on board the US Humbee vehicle manning the perimeter area of the Southern Command Headquarters. PDI FILE PHOTO

About 8,000 soldiers from the United States and Philippines will participate in this year’s 29th Balikatan exercises in April, the military said Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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