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Rody not eyeing new military ties, instead opts for stronger defense

President Rodrigo Duterte was not inclined to seek military alliances with other countries following his decision to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement between Manila and Washington, the Palace said Friday, contrary to what was earlier floated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

2 quarantine camps eyed for Pinoy repatriates from Wuhan

The Department of Health is eyeing two military facilities that will serve as quarantine centers for repatriated Filipinos from Wuhan, China, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Rody to sign defense pact with Russia this summer

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – President Duterte is scheduled to visit Russia this summer to sign a defense agreement for possible acquisition of military log.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Rody seeks stronger ties with international community

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines highly values its “friendships” in the international community and is continuously pursuing “new ones,” President Duter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

YearEnder: Rody seeks stronger ties with China, Russia

MANILA, Philippines – Just six months in office, President Duterte has made his mark in the region’s political landscape with his independent foreign policy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Rody visits Russian ship

President Duterte has moved to enhance the country’s military ties with Russia with his visit to a Russian anti-submarine destroyer docked at a port in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Rody vows stronger ties with Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – President Duterte committed to have more extensive bilateral relations with Cambodia at the end of his two-day visit here Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

Phl seeks stronger ties with Sri Lanka

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is looking to improve bilateral relations with business groups from Sri Lanka eyeing trade and investment opportunities.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

PH-China defense ties ‘di matatalakay

BEIJING, China &'' Nilinaw ni Foreign Affairs Sec. Perfecto Yasay, walang pag-uusapang isyung pangdepensa o military alliance sa pagitan ng Filipinas at China sa State Visit ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Sa panayam ng Philippine media delegation sa Beijin.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Duterte seeks stronger ties with Brunei, China

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /16 October) – President Rodrigo Duterte will seek stronger ties with Brunei and China on peace, security and defense, trade, and investments. In his pre-departure speech at the Davao International Airport, Duterte said the de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

PH-US ties ‘ironclad’ despite Du30-Carter

SAN DIEGO—US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday said America’s alliance with the Philippines remains “ironclad” even though the Asian ally’s leader has vowed to end joint military exercises......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Russia moves closer to filling void to be left by US in PH defense sans VFA

MANILA, Philippines—The Russian government has taken steps toward filling a void in military alliance that could be left by President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which is being questioned by several senators. A discussion toward this end took place when Russian Ambassador to Manila Igor Khovaev […] The post Russia moves closer to filling void to be left by US in PH defense sans VFA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Car bomb kills two in Turkish-controlled Syrian town

A car bomb attack Sunday killed two people in a Syrian border town controlled by Turkish forces, Turkey’s defense ministry said. The explosion occurred in Tal Abyad, held by Turkish forces and Syrian proxies after Ankara launched a military operation against a Kurdish militia in October 2019. Five other people were injured, the Turkish ministry […] The post Car bomb kills two in Turkish-controlled Syrian town appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

US might start pulling out forces, equipment – Lacson

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said the United States might start pulling out its forces and military equipment within the first 90 days of the 180-day countdown for the effectivity of the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between Manila and Washington. The senator, chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security and Defense, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

VFA termination poses ‘shattering impact’ on SEA security – expert

The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement will have a “negative if not shattering impact” on regional security, as Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines rely on US military presence as counterweight to an aggressive China, according to an Australian defense analyst......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Philippine Move to End Military Pact Wrong, US Defense Chief Says

The Philippine government's decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States is a "move in the wrong direction," the U.S. defense chief said, as Washington competes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Fitch unit: Philippines-US relations unlikely to collapse; sweeter ties seen post-Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte let the cold air in when he decided to scrap the Philippines’ two-decade-old military agreement with the United States, but a complete breakdown of the two nations’ ties is unlikely, a Fitch unit said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Philippine Military Backs Defense Divorce from US

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Philippine military on Wednesday stood by the president's decision to scrap a security agreement with the United States, saying the country could now develop its own defense c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Philippine Move to End Military Pact Wrong, US Defense Chief Says

The Philippine government's decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States is a "move in the wrong direction," the U.S. defense chief said, as Washington competes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Getting out of a toxic, one-sided relationship

The VFA and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) have not modernized the armed forces. Military training between the troops ensured allegiance to US interests and adoption of counterinsurgency strategies, which have been brutal to the core. The post Getting out of a toxic, one-sided relationship appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Palace sees ‘warmer’ PH-US ties after VFA termination

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is seeing “warmer ties” between the Philippines and the United States as it hopes Washington will give “preferential attention” to Manila following the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The Philippine government has officially terminated its 20-year-old military pact with the world superpower. “It remains warm, hopefully, it would be […] The post Palace sees ‘warmer’ PH-US ties after VFA termination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020