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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

Rody rules out military pact with China, vows to heed SC

President Rodrigo Duterte is not considering a military pact with China after he scrapped a key deal in the Philippines’ defense alliance with the United States, his spokesman said Friday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 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

Philippines wants stronger US trade ties no matter who wins the White House

“We don’t meddle in their internal affairs. We just wish that Philippine-US trade and investment ties can be further strengthened moving forward,” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a text message when sought for comment......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 0 min. ago

AFP chief pushes Code of Conduct in SCS

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay has called on his fellow military and defense officials in Southeast Asia to pursue the development of a code of conduct with China in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Philippines seeks stronger economic ties with Germany

The Philippines and Germany have launched a Joint Economic Commission which is expected to boost their bilateral ties......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

End Dito cell sites pact, Kiko asks DND

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to rescind the deal allowing China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corp. to build cell sites inside Philippine military camps, saying it compromises the security of the people and the country as a whole......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Lorenzana urged to rescind deal allowing China-backed telco to build cell sites in military camps

Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Friday called on Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to void a recently inked deal allowing China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corp. to build cell towers in military camps. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Recto on Dito cell sites: Military camps should be no-go zones for possible electronic Trojan horse

A senator on Thursday questioned the Department of National Defense's decision to allow China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corp. to build cell towers inside the country's military camps. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

New telco builds towers inside military camps

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday admitted that he has signed an agreement that allows the China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corporation to build cellular communication facilities such as towers and other equipment inside military camps......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

Anti-China hysteria drives record 2021 U.S. defense spending

Anti-China hysteria has emerged as the central ‘threat’ designed to justify endless U.S. military spending and adventurism in the Asia-Pacific. The post Anti-China hysteria drives record 2021 U.S. defense spending appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Stop Taiwan arms sales — Beijing

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) — China urges the United States to stop arms sales to and military ties with Taiwan to avoid further harming China-US relations and cross-Strait peace and stability, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. Spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing when asked to comment on reports saying the United […] The post Stop Taiwan arms sales — Beijing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020