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US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington’s pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains “ironclad” and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii […]


Philippines and Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters

Philippines and Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines’ newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flashpoint South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China. The day-long war games, the first bilateral naval […]


China poised to take ‘de facto control’ of South China Sea: Philippines

China poised to take ‘de facto control’ of South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim […]


US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this […]


Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, the foreign minister said Thursday. The gesture affects about $15 million dollars that have been withheld […]


Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

The Philippines’ foreign minister on Thursday slammed China’s attempts to build islands in the disputed South China Sea, prompting Beijing to accuse Manila of making “trouble out of nothing”. Albert del Rosario repeated a warning that Beijing was reclaiming land […]


China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick […]


US-Philippines launch war games after Obama pledge

US-Philippines launch war games after Obama pledge

Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the […]


Philippines, US to sign defense pact

Philippines, US to sign defense pact

The Philippines and the United States announced they would sign an agreement on Monday to allow a greater US military presence on Filipino soil for the next decade. The deal will be signed in Manila a few hours before US […]


 
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