Military expert praises recent US Navy exercises near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy 7th Fleet announced Wednesday (July 8) that two ships entered the South China Sea after conducting military exercises near the Philippines. On Wednesday, ...

Philippines put hold on abrogation of military pact with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippines foreign minister Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr claimed on Monday (June 1) that President Rodrigo Duterte plans to suspend the pending termination of the Visiting For...

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s ol...

The Latest: Top Philippine military official tests positive

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The Latest: Australia to isolate arriving travelers 2 weeks

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cau...

Ex-Philippine official warns of `tragedy’ if US pact ends

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine foreign secretary warned Friday that the president’s decision to end a key U.S. security pact will undermine the ability of American forces to help the c...

Duterte says Philippines can survive without America

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent ...

Philippine official defends US pact after Duterte threat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary warned Thursday that abrogating a security accord with Washington would undermine his country’s security and foster aggression in the disput...

Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political all...

Japan and Australia forge military alliance to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Japan and Australia are preparing to sign a military agreement allowing for expanded cooperation within each other’s borders as a counterweight to China’s ambitions ...

US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States said Sunday that it would work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to vis...

US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States said Sunday it will work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to visit the...

Philippines' Duterte to US over aid issue: 'Bye-bye America'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to visit the Philippines, saying "bye-bye America" as he reacted...

Close, 4-way battle for Philippine presidency seen next year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least four major contenders have emerged in next year's presidential race in the Philippines after a weeklong registration of candidates closed Friday.It has been nearly...