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US, PH prioritize 'high value' joint exercises amid China row

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines and the US agree to step up joint maritime exercises amid massive Chinese activities in the South China Sea

DIALOGUE: The 5th annual Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

Top US envoy for East Asia in Manila for PH-US talks

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:54 PM

US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel is in Manila for bilateral talks likely to touch on the South China Sea dispute

PH-US DIALOGUE. America's top diplomat for East Asia Daniel Russel is in Manila for talks likely to touch on China and Manila's military agreements with Washington. File photo courtesy: Yonhap/EPA

SC orals on EDCA: China threat looms over charter issues

Nov 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Will the High Court approach the case from a purely legal standpoint? Or will they consider the security situation in the West Philippine Sea?

EDCA SIGNING. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg after the signing of the agreement. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leftist lawmakers grill DND, AFP officials in budget hearing

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:30 PM

During the budget hearing AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr vows to end the communist insurgency during his term so the military can shift its focus to external defense

BUDGET HEARING: The House of Representatives committee on appropriations deliberates budget of the defense department on September 9, 2014. Rappler photo

What is EDCA? Look at Zambo's PH-US joint operations

May 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

As the defense agreement is scrutinized on the national stage the issues raised by local officials with semi permanent US presence are repeated

JSOTF-P Commander: US Army Green Beret Colonel Rober McDowell

Old letter of US envoy details US pledge to defend West PH Sea

May 14, 2014 - 9:36 PM

It s the turn of the members of the House of Representatives to ask questions about the PH US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

House hearing: After facing senators, the Philippine panel face the representatives

'EDCA benefits PH more than US'

May 08, 2014 - 6:18 PM

The country s environmental interests will also be protected and promoted under EDCA – a feature unique to the agreement

PHILIPPINE PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino. Rappler file photo

3 to 5 PH military bases eyed for US use

May 02, 2014 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija among those being eyed is a natural choice because it is where Philippines US Balikatan exercises are often held

PHILIPPINE PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino. Rappler file photo

#TalkThursday: What does PH gain from defense deal?

May 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Rappler talks to Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino on what the country gains in the EDCA deal

EDCA to boost defense posture, allow new joint activities

May 01, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino gives the assurance that the Philippines will have the final say on the activities of US troops here

PH PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Former Senator Saguisag hits lack of transparency in the defense deal | President Aquino warns Filipinos choose your next leader well | Families fear bodies in the ferry may never be recovered

PH-US defense deal constitutional, not for Obama visit

Apr 12, 2014 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang says the Enhanced Defense Cooperation is not being rushed for the visit of US President Barack Obama

READY: Philippines and US panels conclude 8th round of talks on enhanced defense cooperation. DND Photo

PH, US draft military deal for Aquino review

Apr 11, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr says he is looking forward to its possible signing during the visit of US President Barack Obama in late April

READY: Philippines and US panels conclude 8th round of talks on enhanced defense cooperation. DND Photo

PH, US panels schedule another round of talks

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:08 PM

The 8th round of talks is expected early next month

7TH ROUND: The Philippines and the US panels meet in Manila for the 7th round of talks. DND photo

Militants storm camp to protest PH-US talks

Mar 24, 2014 - 6:01 PM

The Philippines and US panels meet for the 7th round of talks on Monday March 24 inside Camp Aguinaldo

NO TO US BASES: About 60 members of militant groups protest in front of the military headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Miriam: PH-US military deal needs Senate OK

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Senate foreign relations committee chairperson Miriam Defensor Santiago says the Philippine US military bases access deal should be considered a treaty

Bases access: US grants PH access to military facilities

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The Philippine panel divulges more details of the military to miitary agreement with the US as the treaty allies reach final stages on negotiations

RESHUFFLE: Panel chairman Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino introduces new panel members ambassadors Eduardo Malaya and Lourdes Yparraguirre. Rappler photo

PH presents to US 'full draft text' of military bases access deal

Mar 09, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The title of the draft agreement is revised from Increased Rotational Presence to Enhanced Defense Cooperation

ROUND 6: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino (3rd from left) and United States Ambassador Eric John (3rd from right) go over the provisions of the draft PHL-US agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation. Government photo

Problems in the PH-US bases access deal?

Feb 10, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We re hopeful that both parties will be able to come into agreement at the soonest possible time Philippine panel chairman Pio Lorenzo Batino tells Rappler

OUT OF THE PANEL: Foreign Affairs assistant secretary Carlos Soreta. Rappler file photo

PH, US bases access talks resume January 30

Jan 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Round 5 of the talks will be held in Washington DC after the round in October was marked by disagreements on critical provisions like equal access to facilities

FIFTH ROUND: The Philippines and the US militaries will discuss how much access Filipino troops will be given to facilities US will build in the Philippines. DND file photo

PH, US bases access talks reach 'impasse'

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:26 PM

The setback is expected to delay the agreement that they initially wanted to finish between 4 and 6 rounds No schedule has been set for the next round

IMPASSE: Philippine and US panels disagree on critical provisions. DND file photo