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US gives Philippine’s air force first drone system

The United States gave the Philippine air force on Tuesday its first surveillance drone system, as the two nations step up co-operation in the...

US gives Philippines anti-terror weapons

The United States on Monday (Jun 5) gave the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers, which a local commander said would...

Philippines Submits Defense Equipment Wish List to China: Report

The Philippines has submitted to China the list of defense equipment it hopes Beijing can supply through a $14-million grant, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana...

China offers guns worth $14 mn for drug war: Philippines

China has offered the Philippines guns and equipment worth $14 million to wage its war on drugs and combat terrorism, Manila's defence minister said...

US warns Philippines’ Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's fiery rhetoric and deadly crime war are becoming a growing concern around the world, the top US envoy for Asia...

Philippines’ Duterte says will not sever US ties

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he would not sever his nation's alliance with the United States, as he clarified his announcement that he...

Philippines’ Duterte says ‘goodbye’ to US ties in Beijing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was "time to say goodbye" to the US during a visit to China on Wednesday, as the combative...

Philippines’ Duterte to visit China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would soon visit China and hoped also to travel to Russia, as he again criticised longtime ally...

US aircraft carriers start drills off Philippines

Two US aircraft carriers have started exercises in the Philippine Sea, defence officials said Sunday, as Washington's close ally Manila faces growing pressure from...

US fighter planes arrive in Philippines for training mission

US fighter planes have arrived in the Philippines for a training mission and operations to ensure access to the disputed South China Sea, the...