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Top PH officials meet U.S. Pacific Command chief in Hawaii

May 20, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Philippines says the 'deliberate and nuanced diplomacy by the Duterte administration' has 'lowered tensions' in the South China Sea

TOP OFFICIALS. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and key government officials meet US Pacific Command chief Harry Harris Jr in Hawaii. Photo from the US Pacific Command web site

Duterte: PH won’t cut ‘umbilical cord’ with allies

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:26 PM

But President Duterte also asserts Philippine independence: We could never be just a small country and to be shouted at or lectured upon by any foreign country or by any president

KEEP ALLIANCES. President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will not cut its strategic alliances. File photo from Toto Lozano/PPD

Japan military chief in PH for Pacific Partnership 2015

Aug 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano is in the Philippines to observe the largest multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo Asia Pacific region

BAYANIHAN. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Hernando Iriberr presents Japan Self-Defense Forces chief of staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano with a token of golden men relocating a "kubo" (nipa hut) depicting the Filipino tradition of "Bayanihan" during his visit to Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo on August 12. Photo by Ssg Amable Milay Jr. PAF (PAO AFP)

PNoy, Obama to discuss boosting defense ties

Jun 08, 2012 - 7:22 AM

In Washington the two leaders would review defense ties and talk about broadening cooperation when they meet Saturday Manila time

India 'lynchpin' for US strategy in Asia: Panetta

Jun 06, 2012 - 7:28 PM

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta vows to expand defense ties between India and the United States