(818) 552-4503
off

Defense chief: Duterte didn’t consult Cabinet on stand to cut military exercises with US

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte did not consult officials of his Cabinet before he made statements in scrapping the Philippines’ joint military exercises with the United States, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday. At the Commission on […]
off

Pimentel dispels fears on threat to stop EDCA

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday dispelled fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would stop honoring the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Pimentel, ally and party-mate of the President, came to his...
off

Despite Duterte tirades, Obama hails Fil-Ams

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Amid vitriol from President Rodrigo Duterte, US President Barack Obama has hailed Filipino-Americans “for the many ways they have enriched our society.” “They have been the artists who challenge us, the educators who keep us informed, and […]
off

‘Balikatan’ 2016 more focused in command-and-control

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA  (PNA) – This year’s “Balikatan” exercises are different from the others as both American and Filipino units have focused a lot of efforts in providing higher level of command-and-control, a ranking US military announced Thursday. […]
off

US forces back in PHL

Manila grants American troops access to 5 bases Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – The Philippines on Sunday hailed a new accord giving the US military access to five of its bases, saying this would strengthen its defensive capabilities and maritime security. The agreement...
off

PHL to offer multiple bases to US forces: official

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman said Wednesday, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China. […]
off

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...
off

‘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 […]
off

WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American veteran leader Franco Arcebal recently urged the Filipino-American youth to continue seeking justice for his fellow World War II veterans who were denied rights by the government of the United States of America shortly after […]
off

US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – America’s Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military Wednesday on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said. Admiral Harry Harris, […]