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Philippine marines storm a beach with their counterpart from the U.S. Marines Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, during the annual joint military exercise, dubbed PHIBLEX (RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise), at San Antonio, Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines. When President Obama arrives in Australia on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to kick off a four-day Asia-Pacific visit, he should receive a warm reception from America's longtime allies in the region. The U.S. has deepened military ties with Asia in the past year, at once reassuring its partners of its commitment and capitalizing on mutual fears about China's rise. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:48AM UTC Comments Off Philippine marines storm a beach with their counterpart from the U.S. Marines Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, during the annual joint military exercise, dubbed PHIBLEX (RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise), at San Antonio, Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines. When President Obama arrives in Australia on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to kick off a four-day Asia-Pacific visit, he should receive a warm reception from America's longtime allies in the region. The U.S. has deepened military ties with Asia in the past year, at once reassuring its partners of its commitment and capitalizing on mutual fears about China's rise. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says an accord with the U.S. that allows thousands of American troops to join combat exercises in the country is "imperfect" but Manila likely won't move to amend it....

QC businessman claims owning 804-ha disputed gov’t property

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:08AM UTC Comments Off QC businessman claims owning 804-ha disputed gov’t property

A big-time Quezon City supplier of electrical parts and electronic gadgets and equipment is now claiming ownership of 804 hectares of government land held by the Alcantara-owned Alsons Development & Investment Corporation (Aldevinco) under an Integrated Forest Plantation Management Agreement (IFPMA)....

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:06AM UTC Comments Off The Chinese surveillance ship Haijian No. 51, front, sails ahead of a Japan Coast Guard vessel in waters near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea during a spike in tensions last year. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says an international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea and a proposed legally-binding "code of conduct" are the only remaining ways to settle the long-raging conflicts peacefully....

Philippines subpoenas US Marine murder suspect

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:52AM UTC Comments Off

The Philippine government has served a subpoena for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States....

Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 2:57PM UTC Comments Off Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people have protested at the American Embassy in Manila and demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippine government a U.S. Marine implicated in the killing of a Filipino....

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