PH-US defense cooperation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PH-US defense cooperation


PH Air Force gets weapons from U.S.

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The munitions and weapons will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines including Marawi the US embassy says

US SUPPORT. Members the US and Philippine armies unload and inspect a delivery of  rockets from the US to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Photo from the US Embassy

LOOK: PH, US soldiers build classrooms in Guiuan

May 02, 2017 - 1:28 PM

The school building which doubles as an evacuation center is among the community infrastructure projects being undertaken by Philippine and US soldiers in line with the 33rd Balikatan

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

US warship makes port call in Manila

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:39 AM

In January the USS Curtis Wilbur sailed close to an island in the South China Sea claimed by the regional giant as part of the US freedom of navigation operations

USS Curtis Wilbur. Photo from the US Navy website

PH to China: No US militarization of West PH Sea

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Malacañang also says that the highly uncontroversial PH US joint military exercises are meant to ensure that prosperity is continuous under a regime of stability through the participation of all countries

Flag bearers from the Philippine and the US await the entrance of colors during the opening ceremonies for the annual RP-US Balikatan at the AFP-COC inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on April 4, 2016. Ben Nabong/Rappler

US defense chief: Expanded Balikatan deepens PH-US ties

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM

In Japan for his fist visit to Asia as Pentagon chief Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlights his government s strong stand against the militarization of territorial disputes

JAPAN VISIT: Defense Secretary Ash Carter gives a challenge coin to Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani after a dinner hosted by Nakatani at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, April 8, 2015. Pentagon photo

PH asks U.S. for radars, patrol boats, planes

May 03, 2012 - 6:49 AM

The Philippines has submitted a list of hardware to the US to help it achieve a minimum credible defense says Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario