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13 senators say EDCA invalid without Senate concurrence

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) — Thirteen senators have insisted that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States is invalid and ineffective unless submitted to the Senate for its concurrence. In a resolution set to […]
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Aquino lashes China: Respect our rights

TOKYO (Mabuhay) – President Aquino lashed back at the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and reminded China of the contents of an agreement that it entered into over the South China Sea. Asked about recent comments from China in […]
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Defense chief Gazmin says govt hoping for ‘very positive verdict’ on EDCA

FORT SAN FELIPE, Cavite City (Mabuhay) – Defense Sec. Voltaire Gazmin said they are hoping for “a very positive verdict” on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), especially in the light of the dispute with China over territories in the […]
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Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manila’s relations with Washington are at their highest based on how the two allies worked together during the past year, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. “Our relations with the United States have never been […]
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China stopped harassing PHL ships

Gazmin cites enhanced military ties with US in calmer but disputed waters MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chinese vessels stopped harassing Filipino ships en route to the disputed Ayungin Shoal after the Philippines and the United States signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation […]
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China stopped harassing PHL ships

Gazmin cites enhanced military ties with US in calmer but disputed waters MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – Chinese vessels stopped harassing Filipino ships en route to the disputed Ayungin Shoal after the Philippines and the United States signed the Enhanced […]
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SC denies Laude plea to intervene in EDCA cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied a bid from the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to intervene in the pending cases against the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US. “We […]
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HR lawyer as slain transgender kin’s counsel vs. US Marine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A human rights lawyer will be the counsel of the family of a transgender woman killed in Olongapo City earlier this month. Lawyer Harry Roque Jr. will represent the family of Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer, […]
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PHIBLEX a precursor of EDCA, solon claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A new round of joint military exercises by Philippine and American forces in Palawan and Luzon is a “soft launch” for the activities planned under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a progressive lawmaker claimed. Kabataan party-list […]
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DND: No budget for EDCA in 2015, talks with US yet to start

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of National Defense (DND) has not allotted any budget for projects under the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in 2015 following challenges to its constitutionality now pending with the Supreme Court. “Walang...