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[ANALYSIS] Despite Duterte rhetoric, US military gains forward base in PH

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:33 AM

It's a clear signal that the Americans will stay here, and in the region, for a long time

Japan's Okinawa to hold referendum on U.S. base move

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM

While the referendum has no legal standing, a vote against the move is likely to pile fresh pressure on the central government, which backs the move as the best way to deal with anger in Okinawa about the base

FUTENMA. This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, ahead of Okinawa's gubernatorial election. File photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Lorenzo Tañada undaunted in line of fire

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail

U.S. makes biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The US Japan agreement covers about 4 000 hectares of the 7 500 hectare Camp Gonsalves jungle warfare training center also known as the Northern Training Area

US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (C) delivers a speech among Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Forces Japan commander Lieutenant General Jerry P. Martinez (L) during a joint announcement of the return of US military land on the island of Okinawa, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on December 21, 2016.  The deal, hailed the biggest return of American military land on Okinawa in more than four decades, covers about 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of the 7,500-hectare Camp Gonsalves jungle warfare training centre, also known as the Northern Training Area. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

4 Americans killed in Afghanistan blast – Pentagon

Nov 12, 2016 - 12:53 PM

4th UPDATE The Americans – two servicemembers and two contractors – were killed at Bagram Airfield by an apparent suicide bomber

EXPLOSION. The largest US military camp in Afghanistan was attacked on Saturday, November 12.

Japan pushes ahead with US base worker rape, murder case

Jun 09, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Former US Marine Kenneth Franklin Shinzato is accused of raping and killing 20 year old Rina Shimabukuro

epa05318992 Protesters hold placards before US Kadena Air Base in Kadena, Okinawa, southwestern Japan, 20 May 2016, after an American employed at the US Air Force base admitted having killed a young Okinawan woman. Former US Marine Kenneth Franklin Shinzato was arrested by the police on suspicion of the crime. EPA/HITOSHI MAESHIRO

PH, US agree on EDCA implementation in Palawan, 4 other places

Mar 20, 2016 - 1:11 AM

The Antonio Bautista Air Base in Palawan has been the site of maritime exercises with the militaries of the US Japan and Australia

In this file photo, military troops from the Philippines and United States hold up their respective national flags during opening rites of the Philippines-US Balikatan Exercise in Quezon City on April 20, 2015. Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Okinawa countersues Japanese gov't over US base move

Dec 25, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Taking every possible measure I will not let the central government construct the base says Okinawa governor Takeshi Onaga

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Tokyo urges Okinawa governor to back down in US base row

Apr 05, 2015 - 3:40 PM

However the Okinawan governor counters that while he understands the importance of the alliance with the US any national security plan must have the Japanese people s support

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Japan minister sidesteps Okinawa governor in base row

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Japan s central government muscles the governor of Okinawa out of the way in a row over the construction of a US air base suspending his stop work order in the latest fraught chapter of a two decade row

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Senate concurrence? Miriam to hold public hearing on EDCA

Nov 27, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says the hearing will address whether the EDCA is necessary beneficial and practical as well as questions on its constitutionality

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Japan's Okinawa elects governor opposed to US base – exit polls

Nov 16, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Takeshi Onaga s apparent victory is a significant blow to the central government because the governor can veto the landfill work needed for a new base to be built

ANTI-US BASES. Residents of Japan's Okinawa on November 16 elect new governor - Former Naha mayor Takeshi Onaga (front C), who opposes plans to relocate a US military base. Photo by JAPAN OUT AFP/JIJI PRESS

Rappler Newscast | April 3, 2014

Apr 03, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Another earthquake hits Chile China asks the Philippines to reconsider negotiation A soldier kills 3 people at a US military base

Japan mayor pleads against US airbase

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:08 PM

This situation reflects the Japanese government s discrimination against Okinawa said Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine

ANTI-BASE. Susumu Inamine, who was just re-elected on a fiercely anti-US base platform as mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, speaks to journalists at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on February 13, 2014. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Senate scrutiny of PH-US talks pushed

Aug 16, 2013 - 9:32 AM

It s the first round of talks between the Philippines and the US on increased American military presence here

PHILIPPINE PANEL: Media briefing on PH-US talks on increased rotational presence. DND photo