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Philippines, U.S., Japan hold military drills near West PH Sea

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Japan joins the yearly exercise for the first time as regional allies build 'interoperability' in responding to security threats and natural disasters

TOPSHOTS  A Philippine naval personnel stands on guard during the arrival of missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) before the US-Philippine joint naval military exercise entitled 'Cooperation Afloat Readiness Training' (CARAT) near the disputed Spratly islands, in Puerto Princesa on the western Philippine island of Palawan on June 28, 2011. The Philippines and the US will launch naval exercises as the long-time allies seek to deepen defence ties amid tensions with China over a maritime dispute. The 11-day event will see two US missile destroyers patrol Philippine waters close to the resource-rich and strategically vital South China Sea that is at the heart of the regional territorial row. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Chinese warships to visit Davao Sunday

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People s Liberation Army Navy

Russia offers to sell PH submarines and more

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:36 AM

The Philippines is looking forward to signing a military to military agreement with Russia to allow exchanges between its militaries

SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP. Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev (seated, 1st from left) holds a news conference aboard the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs on January 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Filipino soldier dies in joint PH-US exercises

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:58 PM

The airman accidentally falls into the seashore near the Subic airport during a parachute exercise

PH, Japan to hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea

May 10, 2015 - 7:36 PM

This is a port call of the Japanese navy and while they are here it would be good if we can practice this code of unplanned encounters at sea says the PH navy chief

JOINT EXERCISES. Philippine coastguard personnel board a ship during a simulation of a sea jacking scenario as part of the combined Philippine-Japan maritime exercise off Manila bay, in the mouth of South China sea on May 6, 2015. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

PH, Japan arrest 'pirates' in sea safety drill

May 06, 2015 - 9:24 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard downplay questions on whether the joint exercises are meant to counter China s threat

SAFETY AT SEA. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Japanese Coast Guard 'arrest' 6 hijackers at Manila Bay in a joint maritime safety drill on May 6, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada, Rappler

PH, US launch exercises near South China Sea

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:49 PM

The Philippine marine spokesman says the location isn t linked to the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China

DISPUTED WATERS. US Navy personnel raise their flag on June 28, 2014, during the bilateral maritime exercise between the Philippine Navy and US Navy dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2014) aboard the USS John S. McCain in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing. File photo by Noel Celis/Pool/EPA

Australia plans war games with China

Dec 27, 2012 - 9:57 AM

The plan comes as Washington pushes to bolster its military might in the Asia Pacific region

PH-US exercises: Glaring gap between 2 navies

Jul 05, 2012 - 10:30 AM

The CARAT 2012 joint exercises in General Santos City shows just how ill equipped the Philippine Navy is