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Olongapo welcomes US troops’ return

RODOLFO Palo, who tends a woodcraft shop outside the Subic Bay Freeport, a former US naval base, awaits American soldiers to buy his products. RANDY DATU/CONTRIBUTOR

From his woodcraft store just outside the former US naval base in Olongapo City, Rodolfo Palo, 59, eagerly looks forward to arriving American soldiers who will join the annual military exercise “Balikatan” with their Filipino counterparts.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US troops turn over school buildings to Palawan school execs

Lieutenant General Dwayne Thiessen, Commander of the US Marine Forces Pacific, meets and greets the students of Kandes Elementary School where one of five new school buildings built by US soldiers were turned over to the Philippines. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

The United States Armed Forces (USAF) turned over to the Philippines several classrooms that they built as part of the 2012 Balikatan Exercises.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Balikatan bad for ecology, experts say


The intensified military exercises in the West Philippine Sea are threatening to disrupt the ecological system and harm the endangered species, scientists and environmentalists warned Monday.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippines hails start of US war games

The Philippines hailed the start of major war games with the United States on Monday as a timely boost to their military alliance, amid an increasingly tense territorial dispute with China.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militants storm US Embassy ahead of Balikatan drill

Protesters deface the seal of the US Embassy in Manila during a rally early Monday  to coincide with the opening of the annual joint military exercise "Balikatan 2012" (shoulder-to-shoulder) between Philippine and US troops. ERWIN AGUILON/ RADYO INQUIRER 990AM

Security guards could only look on as angry militant youth groups stormed the United States Embassy in Manila early morning Monday, hours before the commencement of the Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) military exercises between Filipino and American troops.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »