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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

Military bishop expresses hope new defense deal with US to benefit...

The agreement to expand cooperation in "strategic areas of the country" was made during a visit by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Philippines to expand US access to military bases, says official

Given its proximity to Taiwan and its surrounding waters, the Philippines' cooperation would be key in the event of a conflict with China

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

Philippines fully restores military agreement with United States

The Visiting Forces Agreement provides rules for the rotation of US troops in and out of the Philippines for war drills and exercises

Philippines again suspends scrapping of troop pact with US amid China...

The suspension would be for a further six months while President Rodrigo Duterte "studies ... particular aspects of the agreement”

Philippines wants more than ‘loose change’ for US troops deal

The militaries of the two countries enjoy close ties, forged during decades of joint exercises

Philippine Protestant Church council protests ‘absolute pardon’ granted to US Marine

The Protestant church council said granting “absolute pardon” to the US Marine is an “injustice” not only to the victim but to all Filipinos

Catholic prelate, activists question ‘absolute pardon’ granted to US Marine who...

President Duterte granted “absolute pardon” to a US Marine who was convicted of homicide over the killing of a Filipino transgender woman

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