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Despite challenges, US-PH ties will remain strong, says envoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Despite calls to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged the murder of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Monday said he was certain that the two countries’ relationship […]
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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...
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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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More abandoned Amerasians feared as US troops come back to PHL

By Jason Gutierrez ANGELES  (AFP) – When the last US ship pulled out of the Philippines’ Subic naval base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman’s hopes of finding her father sailed away with it. Beirut Calaguas, now […]
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Filipino militant on US ‘most wanted’ arrested: police

By Mynardo MACARAIG MANILA (AFP) – A Philippine Islamic militant on the US government’s “most wanted” list was arrested in a Manila slum on Wednesday, authorities said, seven years after he spectacularly broke out of jail. Khair Mundos, who had […]
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Tanada, Saguisag: New bases agreement ‘lopsided’

Ex-senators ask SC to strike down EDCA MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two former senators who voted against the US bases in the country in the early 90s on Monday asked the Supreme Court to strike down the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement […]
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Binay: EDCA will help improve lives

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay gave his full support to the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), saying it will also help the country achieve its goal of improving the lives of Filipino people. “Through the EDCA, we have […]
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PHL panel: We did not sell out during EDCA talks

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – The negotiating panel for the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) denied Thursday that the deal with the US government is shrouded in secrecy. Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino, chairman of the panel, said they sent […]
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Obama to boost military ties with PHL

Violent dispersal at US Embassy in Manila condemned MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said that the visit of US President Barack Obama will further improve security and defense ties between the United States […]
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PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute […]
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