ph-us military deal - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ph-us military deal


15 senators vote against PH-US military deal

Nov 10, 2015 - 6:39 PM

But Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago admits that the Supreme Court has the final say on the issue

'SENATE VICTORY.' Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago hails the Senate vote against the Philippine-US military deal. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

#TalkThursday: What does PH gain from defense deal?

May 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Rappler talks to Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino on what the country gains in the EDCA deal

Binay: PH-US military deal deters aggression

May 02, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Speaking before an American think tank Binay says the Philippine military agreement with the US is an important pillar of Manila s security policy

POLICY SPEECH. Vice President Jejomar Binay keynotes the Bayan Tree Leadership Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Thursday. Philippine Embassy Photo by Elmer G. Cato

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Former Senator Saguisag hits lack of transparency in the defense deal | President Aquino warns Filipinos choose your next leader well | Families fear bodies in the ferry may never be recovered

Send US troops to Ayungin, Scarborough – Saguisag

May 01, 2014 - 5:36 PM

The US can put itself where its mouth is by even agreeing to discuss that possibility says the former senator who voted in 1991 not to renew the military bases agreement

TEST COMMITMENT. Former Senator Rene Saguisag says the Philippines can test the US commitment by asking it to send troops to Ayungin and Scarborough Shoals.

#TalkThursday with Rene Saguisag: PH-US military deal unconstitutional?

May 01, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Rappler talks to former Senator Rene Saguisag on the constitutionality of the rushed PH US deal

Trillanes: PH-US military deal a security blanket

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:32 PM

You cannot put a value on the agrement because when war comes you cannot assume the two militaries will just volt in says the Senate defense committee chairman

'NO PRICE.' Trillanes says the Philippine-US military agreement will help modernize the Philippine military, a priceless contribution. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña

DOCUMENT: Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:53 PM

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement EDCA paves the way for the increased presence of American troops in the Philippines and gives them wider access to military bases

SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER: The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) leads to increased presence of American troops in the Philippines

Was the Senate sidelined in PH-US military deal?

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Senate defense committee chair Antonio Trillanes IV says the committee was briefed on the negotiations; Senate President Drilon says the chamber was not consulted

IN DARK? Trillanes says the executive branch briefed the Senate defense committee about the deal but Drilon and Recto said the Senate was not consulted about the positions of the DND and DFA. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler