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‘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. […]
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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...
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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. […]
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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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‘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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]