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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

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 PM

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Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:31 AM

I insist that we realign There will be no more exercises next year says President Rodrigo Duterte

INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will chart an independent foreign policy even as he maintains ties with treaty allies. File photo

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Antonio Carpio | 6PM wRap

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

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PH should send patrols to South China Sea – Carpio

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is the surprise guest of honor at the closing ceremony of the last war games between the Philippine and US militaries

BOUNDARIES. Antonio Carpio, senior associate justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, addresses Filipino and American marines at the closing ceremony on October 11, 2016, of what President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be the 'last' war games between the longtime allies. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

The 'last' war games in the West PH Sea

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

As President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to demilitarize the West Philippine Sea the US highlights the value of these training exercises to joint operations on humanitarian assistance and disaster response

PHIBLEX 2017. Philippine and US marines hold war games in Zambales, a province facing the West Philippine Sea, on October 7, 2016. AFP photo

US warships arrive in Subic for PH, US war games

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Up to 1 400 US service members based in Okinawa and 500 Filipino soldiers participate in the war games

Aguirre, Trillanes, Google | 6PM wRap

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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PH, US marines link arms amid uncertainty

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Philippine Marine commandant Andre Costales says their relationship with the US Marines has withstood the test of time but notes the importance of building the capabilities without external interventions

LAST WAR GAMES? Philippine and US Marines at the opening ceremony of Phiblex 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Duterte's pivot to China won't be easy for Americanized AFP

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Regular war games have synchronized the tactics techniques and procedures of the two militaries allowing the Americans to quickly respond in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda while other foreign militaries struggled to assist

US to act in a 'matter of hours' if PH sovereignty is challenged

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:50 AM

The US and the Philippine Marines resume the annual Phiblex war games to simulate military and staff operations in the next 10 days

WAR GAMES. File photo of the Phiblex exercises in 2014

EDCA, Olongapo murder, and the old case of Daniel Smith

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Jeffrey Laude s murder happened in the same city that the US reportedly wants covered by the new military deal stoking fears of another battle over custody of a US serviceman who breaks PH law

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Obama promise to PH troops echoed at end of PH-US war games

Oct 10, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Against the backdrop of maritime disputes in the West Philippines Sea up to 4 000 Filipinos and US troops joined the annual PH US Amphibious Landing Exercises conducted in coasts facing the disputed waters

PHIBLEX: Up to 4,000 Filipino and American marines and sailors join the annual war games exclusive to the navies. All photos courtesy of the Philippine Marines

2 US warships in PH for naval exercises in West PH Sea

Sep 28, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Two US Navy ships arrive at the Subic Bay Freeport to participate in the PHIBLEX military exercises that will officially start on Monday September 29

USS Germantown: The amphibious dock landing ships joins the annual PHIBLEX exercises. Photo from the US Embassy in Manila

PH-US joint training in Zambales, Palawan

Sep 25, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Almost 4 000 Philippine and American troops will take part in military exercises in Palawan and Zambales from October 8 to 18