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Although planned joint exercises may still continue in the next 6 months, there won’t be any when the termination of the military pact takes effect, says the defense chief
Can joint military exercises with American troops continue without the Visiting Forces Agreement? At the very least, mounting them would become a lot more difficult.
Some 300 joint activities between Philippine and U.S. forces require the VFA as a basis for operations, says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper
Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo easily tops the floor exercise event to bag his second gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games
In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the UN health agency stresses that urgent action is needed to get teens off their screens and moving more
Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.
Japan joins the yearly exercise for the first time as regional allies build 'interoperability' in responding to security threats and natural disasters
The joint military exercises will feature the Philippines' brand new amphibious assault vehicles in an international drill for the first time
Troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division are blown off target from their parachute jump above Camp Shelby into trees, camp commander Colonel Bobby Ginn says
The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles
The drills are aimed at strengthening alliances among the US and Southeast Asian navies for 'an unparalleled advantage that no competitor or rival can match,' says a US Navy officer
(UPDATED) The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise between the regional bloc and Washington will last for 5 days, starting at the Sattahip Naval Base in Thailand and ending in Singapore
The Philippine Navy will participate in the first ever maritime exercises between the United States and ASEAN member states, as the region pushes back against China's expansionism
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Despite North Korea saying its missile launches are a 'solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers', a Pentagon official says there is 'no adjustment or change in plans'
Without naming the Asian giant, India and France worry about China's growing economic clout and its territorial claims that have caused tensions in the South China Sea
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'People can interpret the [warship's] presence as they wish, but the Wasp came here to be part of Balikatan,' says Lieutenant General Eric Smith, US Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force
'Balikatan is not just a fulfilment of our obligations under the Mutual Defense Treaty, but a commitment to solidify and strengthen the friendship of our nations,' says Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna
The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Force appears for the first time in the Philippines, onboard the US Navy's USS Wasp during the Balikatan 2019 amphibious exercises in Zambales
Philippine and US forces bring out battle-ready ships and vehicles as they complete an exercise to take control of a shorefront in the Naval Education Training Center in Zambales
Balikatan may yet emerge as the template for multilateral exercises among US and its close allies in the entire Indo-Pacific region
'Remember the treaty was made in 1951, and several things have already transpired,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Benjamin Madrigal Jr
US Balikatan Exercise Director Chris McPhillips says the purpose of the exercises is to develop cooperation among Filipino, American, and Australian soldiers
Balikatan 2019 marks one of the biggest in the project's history, involving 4,000 Filipino, 3,500 American, and 50 Australian soldiers
The US and South Korea agree to replace two major war games that take place every spring with a shorter 'Dong Maeng' or 'Alliance' exercise – a move designed to further ease tensions with the North
It is the first such exercise in Israel, although the two allies hold regular joint war games
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation's standing desk is designed to promote physical activity with its own exercise manual illustrating various poses and stretches that you can do while standing
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Incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – whether that’s by vacuuming the carpet with vigor or walking uphill to buy your lunch – could be the key to helping all of us get some high quality exercise each day
Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, are likely to improve fitness levels, maybe shed a little excess weight – and will make you feel at home in the gym
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Foal Eagle, the biggest of the regular joint exercises held by the allies, 'is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy'
The Philippine Navy team stands out in the communication drill despite bringing a logistics vessel, 'BRP Dagupan City,' whose technology was inferior to the frigates brought in by the other countries
The defense officials of the US and South Korea agree to suspend the drill to 'give the diplomatic process' with Pyongyang 'every opportunity to continue'
Suguru Maehara, 38, was killed in a car crash while delivering food supplies to members participating in the drill
(UPDATED) The week-long deployment dubbed 'Vostok-2018' is condemned by NATO as a rehearsal for 'large-scale conflict'
The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines
The Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) includes disaster response, maritime security operations, sea control, and complex warfighting
Narendra Modi talks about the 'refreshing and rejuvenating' benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online
It is the first time the Philippine Navy is participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), a multilateral naval exercise to be hosted by the US Navy's Pacific Fleet from June 27 to August 2
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The proposal is in line with the Philippine National Police's modernization, which the government sees for the most part as militarization
(UPDATED) The Philippines and the United States want to focus on their preparation for threats beyond China in Balikatan 2018
Over 100 Australian Defense Forces are now in the Philippines to participate in two separate exercises in urban fighting, simulating its role during the siege of Marawi last year, where ADF provided real time intelligence and training
While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it 'does not slow cognitive impairment,' researchers report in The BMJ medical journal
The amphibious landing exercise is held in a naval base in San Antonio, Zambales, which faces the South China Sea and is over 200 kilometers from Scarborough Shoal
(3rd UPDATE) The annual war games between the two treaty allies continue on its second year under President Rodrigo Duterte
The annual activity, to be held for the 34th time, is meant to enhance cooperation between the US and Philippine militaries
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Though the terror exercise – which saw incoming police chief Director Oscar Albayalde ordering the rule-breakers to cross the line – is far from reality, there could be days when the police will have it real and worse