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Duterte administration will prioritize welfare of OFWs: Yasay

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Duterte administration is open to holding bilateral talks with the Chinese government and will prioritize looking after the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr. said. Yasay was chosen by incoming President Rodrigo […]
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Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Esteemed members of the government, private sector, and the academe gathered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a symposium entitled “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” on 28 April 2016....
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Cuisia briefs DC-based journalists on PHL foreign policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In the past seven decades, the Philippines and the US have seen themselves become treaty allies, strategic partners and close friends. We believe that bilateral relations are truly at their best as they are comprehensive, dynamic and […]
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McCain, Reed discuss arms, security in Asia with PHL officials

WASHINGTON, DC – Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin met with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and ranking member of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, respectively, […]
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Drilon: No US military base will be built under EDCA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday reiterated that no American military base will be constructed in the country under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States, which was recently upheld by...
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Still no SC vote on Edca

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court (SC) deferred anew the voting on the constitutionality of the Philippines-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), with deliberations expected to resume next month. The high court did not make any official...
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Obama: We have ‘rock solid commitment’ to PHL defense

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the US government has a “rock solid commitment to the defense of the Philippines” as the validity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) hangs before the Supreme Court (SC). Obama […]
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Obama confident EDCA to be implemented

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — The United States reaffirmed its alliance with the Philippines in the just concluded closed-door bilateral talks between US President Barack Obama and President Aquino. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said Obama spoke of the strength of […]
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PNoy, Obama to discuss PHL-US security ties — US envoy

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will discuss security issues, possibly including the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, when they sit down for bilateral talks at the sidelines of the […]
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‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not […]