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US military aid to PH increases in 2015-2016

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:59 PM

It is the biggest sum given by Washington to Manila since American troops returned here in 2002 according to a Reuters report

MORE TRAINING. Philippine Marines simulate a beach landing exercise as part of their annual joint naval exercises with the US in October 2015. The EDCA aims to conduct more military training with Philippine forces. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

US official visits Sunday market, watches UAAP

Oct 25, 2016 - 6:45 PM

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel also finds hope in Filipino youth leaders as tensions rise between Manila and Washington

SUNDAY MARKET. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel visits the Legazpi Sunday Market on October 23, 2016, before meeting with Philippine officials the next day. Photo courtesy of @USAsiaPacific

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Oct 24, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Top US official: Duterte words 'hurtful, mystifying'

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:44 PM

We have found ourselves in a scratchy period US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells Filipino journalists

TOP OFFICIAL. The US' top diplomat for East Asia, Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, holds a roundtable discussion with Filipino journalists on October 24, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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Oct 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

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US' top Asia diplomat: Don't choose between America, China

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:34 PM

This should be addition not subtraction US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says during a trip to the Philippines

PH-US TIES. Daniel Russel, the US' top diplomat for East Asia, says countries shouldn't simply choose between the US and China. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

US official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:45 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the Philippines friends are also concerned about the loss of life in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel is visiting the Philippines after a series of anti-US tirades by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo courtesy of US State Department

US turns over C130 cargo plane to PH Air Force

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:05 AM

This is the 2nd of two C130s bought by the previous Aquino government from the US for 35 million

TURNOVER. The Philippine military formally receives a C130 that it bought from the US government, October 24, 2016. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Top US official visiting PH, set to tackle 'uncertainty'

Oct 23, 2016 - 1:02 AM

Previously scheduled before President Duterte s announced economic and military separation from the US the visit of Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel happens this week

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Daniel Russel speaks during a press conference in Hanoi on May 10, 2016. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Duterte 'endorsing what amounts to mass murder' – US senator

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The US senator also says President Rodrigo Duterte s plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary is a deeply troubling development

WAR ON DRUGS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is waging a war on drugs that has killed more than 3,470 people in the Philippines since he took office on July 1. Photo courtesy of Malacanang

Nigerian president calls for US help as Boko Haram invade city

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:41 AM

I can tell you that there are no plans as I speak here to send US troops into Nigeria There are no US troops operating in Nigeria Pentagon spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby tells reporters

LEADER: File photo of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram/AFP

US sends warship as Indonesia expands AirAsia plane search

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320 200 carrying 162 people lost contact en route from Indonesia to Singapore no clue has been found as to the plane s final location or fate

SEARCH CONTINUES. A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea on December 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juni KRISWANTO

Indonesia asks for US help in missing jet search

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:17 AM

US officials say the request of Indonesia is being reviewed and that it may take a little bit of time to release a decision

THE SEARCH. The Indonesia-led search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 has so far yielded no results. Photo by EPA