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Angeles City officials welcome medical supplies from US military, church

By Joey Pavia (BusinessMirror) August 6, 2015 ANGELES CITY—City officials welcomed on Wednesday at the public hospital here the arrival of medical supplies as part of the humanitarian assistance of the United States military. The medical supplies onboard a cargo truck […]
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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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PHL has strong arbitratiPHL has strong arbitration case vs China – Carpioon case vs China – Carpio

MANILA, Apr 24 (Mabuhay) – Using maps and historical records, Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio discussed in detail evidence that bolsters the Philippines’ territorial claim in the South China Sea against China. The case is filed before the United […]
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Gazmin, Catapang throw support behind BBL at House panel deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday expressed support behind the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Gazmin and Catapang arrived at the hearing of the ad hoc committee on the […]
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Aquino determined to suppress Marcos anger

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, AFP, Thursday 4/16/2015 – Like the bullet embedded in his neck that may kill him if removed, Philippine President Benigno Aquino believes it is safer that some atrocities of his nation’s previous dictatorship remain buried. […]
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US releases $15-M arms aid to PHL

Restrictions on military assistance caused by human rights concerns lifted Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, […]
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US thaws frozen aid to PHL

$15-M military assistance withheld earlier due to human rights abuses Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, […]
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Pope to travel in ‘jeepney’ during PHL visit

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday – Pope Francis will travel in a different kind of “popemobile” during his visit to the Philippines later this week – an open “jeepney”, organisers said Monday. One of the three vehicles Francis will […]
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US Marine: PHL has no case

Pemberton asks court to dismiss criminal charges Manila, Philippines  – A US Marine facing trial for the murder of a Filipina transgender woman urged the Philippine Department of Justice on Monday to dismiss the case against him. In a petition […]
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Initiate VFA revision on custody and detention provisions, Drilon urges Palace, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate the revision of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States particularly on the pact’s custody and detention provisions....