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More PH-U.S. security cooperation activities lined up in 2020

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Benjamin Madrigal is presented with the Legion of Merit, the US' highest military decoration awarded to foreign military personnel

HIGHEST HONOR. AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr is presented with the Legion of Merit by US Indo-Pacific Commander Adm. Philip Davidson during the 2019 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on September 13. Photo from the US Embassy in Manila

PH, US line up hundreds of joint military activities for 2017

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The huge number of exercises revealed for the first time showcases the degree of cooperation between the two longtime treaty allies

NO MORE LANDING EXERCISES. File photo of US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces 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. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH, U.S. militaries assure each other of 'continued robust relations'

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The MDB SEB meeting is convened for the first time after the electoral victories of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President elect Donald Trump both with issues against the other country

ENDURING ALLIANCE. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Ricardo Visaya and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr assured each other of continued relations. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

US, PH prioritize 'high value' joint exercises amid China row

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines and the US agree to step up joint maritime exercises amid massive Chinese activities in the South China Sea

DIALOGUE: The 5th annual Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

PH, US militaries sign 426 activities, skip EDCA talks

Oct 14, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The Mutual Defense Board skips the most anticipated topic the implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement pending the Supreme Court ruling on the new deal s constitutionality

EDCA SIGNING. File photo of Philippine defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg after the signing of the agreement in April 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

AFP chief on Olongapo slay: 'This one is quite a big mistake'

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:51 PM

General Gregorio Catapang Jr is confident that the incident will not affect the relationship between the Philippine and US militaries

JUSTICE FOR LAUDE: AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr wants the US military to surrender the US serviceman tagged in Olongapo slay. Rappler photo