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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 »

DFA pitch for increased US presence in PH slammed

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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 presence of United States forces in relief operations in the Visayas was condemned anew by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Tuesday.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

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

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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 »

Subic wants US to pay for use of naval base

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The United States government should compensate the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for access to its facilities and not hinder the freeport’s business operations once the US Navy is allowed access to its former naval base, according to a ranking SBMA official.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US rushing PH to approve military access agreement, says leftist lawmaker

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker warned the US has been rushing the Philippines into signing an agreement that would allow US military to have access to the country’s military facilities.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks up on wider US military role in PH

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Philippines' second Hamilton-class cutter: BRP Ramon Alcaraz.  AFP

Government officials say they will soon begin negotiations with the United States on a larger American military presence to help deter what they say is increasing Chinese aggression in Philippine-claimed waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US won’t re-establish permanent bases in PH, says US embassy

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Amid plans to expand its access to the country’s bases, the United States does not intend to reestablish permanent military presence in the Philippines, according to the American Embassy in Manila.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Palace defends access plan

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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.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines | Read More »

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