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US, Philippine troops sink China-made vessel in war games

The Philippine military earlier ruled out any symbolism in the choice of a China-made ship as target practice for the allies

Groups insist Balikatan exercises harmful to Filipinos, environment

Balikatan has nothing to show in modernizing the Philippines’ defense forces and enhancing capabilities to secure the country’s territories

US, Philippine troops fire rockets at ship in largest-ever drills

The drills aim to boost Manila's military capability while serving as a US show of support for its Asian ally

US, Philippines troops fire Javelins in largest joint war games

The exercise aims to boost Manila's military capability while serving as a US show of support for its Asian ally

US vows to defend the Philippines in South China Sea

Nearly 18,000 troops are taking part in the annual exercises dubbed Balikatan, or "shoulder to shoulder" in Filipino

Philippines, US kick off largest-ever joint military drills

The drills follow Monday's conclusion of a three-day Chinese military exercise that simulated targeted strikes

Philippines, US to hold largest ever joint war games

A total of 17,680 soldiers will take part in the annual drills, which for the first time will include live-fire exercises in South China Sea

US, Philippines kick off their largest-ever war games

Nearly 9,000 Filipino and American soldiers will take part in the 12-day training event across the main island of Luzon

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