Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response - updates

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Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Brigadier General John Jansen

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn t happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it but he was convinced to allow it

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The first Balikatan exercises under Duterte will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and counter terrorism

WAR GAMES. US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts join force in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the annual Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province on April 21. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NDRRMC taps social media for faster #RubyResponse

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:56 PM

We urge everybody to refrain from posting unverified and unnecessary prank messages This is a serious matter We want to help our countrymen who need help says NDRRMC Chief Alexander Pama

Lawmakers threaten to bring new PH, US military deal to SC

Apr 13, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The Philippine panel on April 11 announced it was ready to submit to Malacañang the draft of the new military agreement with the US following the conclusion of Round 8 of talks

CONSTITUTIONAL? Militant lawmakers threaten to bring the new military deal between the US and the Philippines to the Supreme Court

PH buying 2 more C130 cargo planes

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:53 PM

This will bring the total number of military cargo planes to 5 although the ideal number is 9

CARGO PLANES: Military's C130 cargo planes evacuate typhoon survivors from the Visayas. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps