Daily Archives: 3 years ago

China is not happy with EDCA

National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) said China is not happy with the signing of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. EDCA was signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg during US President Barack Obama’s visit. NISCSS head Wu Shicun said United States is “using freedom of navigation as an excuse […]

Acquisition of two anti-submarine helicopters for PHL Navy continues

The Department of National Defense Bids and Awards Committee posted its invitation to interested bidders for Philippine Navy’s two anti-submarine helicopters. The acquisition project has a PhP5.4 billion allocated budget under Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act. The invitation to bid was signed by DND-BAC Chairman USec Natalio C. Ecarma III. Included in the […]

Repair, support ship USS Frank Cable comes to Subic

USS Frank Cable, a repair and support ship for submarines is scheduled to arrive at Subic Bay for a routine port visit. The visit aims to emphasize strong alliance between Philippines and the United States. The said ship is a 1978 vessel built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company. It has 500 sailors and 40 […]

Undocumented Filipinos may legally stay if US approves TPS

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting the approval of Temporary Protected Status for Philippines. “Many of my countrymen in the US were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This humanitarian assistance would provide temporary relief for them from […]

Aquino’s arrival speech from 12-day Euro-US trip

President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila Thursday, September 25 at 10 pm. For his arrival speech, he shared the gains Philippines had during the trip to Europe and United States. He visited Spain, Belgium, France and Germany in Europe, while in US he visited Boston, New York […]