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Aquino to fly to Palawan for Navy show of force

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President Benigno Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III is set to fly to Palawan on Tuesday to witness a military show of force amid the country’s raging territorial dispute with Beijing, which is claiming around 80 percent of the South China Sea.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP to start construction of new naval base in Subic, says mayor

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Armed Forces of the Philippines

The government will allot P1 billion from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) modernization fund for the construction of a new naval operating base in this town, according to Mayor Jefferson Khonghun.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

War games in Zambales give respite to fisherfolk

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MASINLOC fishermen are getting some respite from the hostility of Chinese coast guard personnel, who have been barring them from the disputed Panatag Shoal, with the Balikatan exercises near their area. RAFFY LERMA

Fishermen in Masinloc town in Zambales province said the joint military exercises of Philippine and American troops at Naval Education Training Center here could provide them some respite from the hostility of Chinese coast guard personnel who have been barring them from the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal, or Bajo de Masinloc to locals).

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bayan Muna calls AEDC with US worse than 1991 treaty, eyes case in int’l body

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neri-colmenares

Bayan Muna plans to take its fight against the return of American bases to the Philippines to the international court amid reports that a new agreement will be signed on Monday (Apr. 28) before US President Barack Obama’s arrival.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH military modernization not for war with China, says defense exec

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The military’s modernization program is not preparation for an armed confrontation with China, but for achieving a “minimum defense capability” that Filipinos will be proud of, according to a defense official.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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