Philippine-US ties - updates

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Duterte phone call, De Lima to Aguirre, JBC submits names | Evening wRap

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:20 PM

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Yasay on Duterte foreign policy: 'Wala namang confusing'

Dec 02, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Confusion? That s not so much a problem of the President as it is a problem of the critics of the President Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says

DEFENDING DUTERTE. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says there is nothing confusing about President Rodrigo Duterte's statements as chief architect of foreign policy. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

US rifles purchase pushing through – Dela Rosa

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Despite President Duterte s announcement of a cancellation the PNP insists it has his blessing to push through with it

PNP, US TIES. PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by US Embassy officials during the donation of antiterrorism equipment in early September. PNP PIO file photo

Makabayan bloc to Duterte: End EDCA, military drills with US

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Ang hamon sa kanya is really walk the talk says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago on President Rodrigo Duterte s pursuit of an independent foreign policy

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

Trump victory to affect BPO industry, OFWs – PH lawmakers

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Several congressmen say US President elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported

THE WINNER. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the new US president. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

With Trump win, 'clean slate' for PH-US ties – Pimentel

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:45 PM

But for some senators a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been better for the Philippines

CLEAN SLATE? An ally of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the foreign relations of the Philippines and US will have a clean slate. But some senators say it would have been better if Hillary Clinton won.

Duterte congratulates Donald Trump

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines US relations anchored on mutual respect says Malacañang

DUTERTE AND US LEADERSHIP. President Duterte holds a press conference before departing for Thailand. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

PH-US intel exchange won't be affected – PNP chief

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:24 PM

At the same time Dela Rosa says they re prepared should ties sour between the two countries: We can t be forever dependent on them kung ayaw nila sa atin talaga

PNP AND THE US. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and US Embassy officials during the turnover of equipment last September 7. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Philippine police chief slams 'biased' local, int'l media

Nov 02, 2016 - 6:14 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa seems to blame international media for the reported disrupted US sale of assault rifles to the PNP

STALLED DEAL. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urges US officials to visit the Philippines and not just rely on 'biased' media reports. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa on PNP, US ties: 'As is'

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The chief of the PNP says nothing has changed in the relationship of the PNP with US law enforcement agencies

PNP Chief Ronal dela Rosa attends the PNP Regional Office anniversary on August 9, 2016 in Davao City. File photo

Makati Business Club: Yes to strong China ties, but maintain US alliance

Oct 25, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Philippines premier business group welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China but emphasizes that it should not come at the expense of the United States

STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands to conclude their bilateral talks in Beijing on October 20, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

US-PH relations, Antonio Trillanes, North Korea | 6PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Top US official: Duterte words 'hurtful, mystifying'

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:44 PM

We have found ourselves in a scratchy period US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells Filipino journalists

TOP OFFICIAL. The US' top diplomat for East Asia, Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, holds a roundtable discussion with Filipino journalists on October 24, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

US-PH relations, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Air Force | 12PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

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US' top Asia diplomat: Don't choose between America, China

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:34 PM

This should be addition not subtraction US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says during a trip to the Philippines

PH-US TIES. Daniel Russel, the US' top diplomat for East Asia, says countries shouldn't simply choose between the US and China. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

US official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:45 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the Philippines friends are also concerned about the loss of life in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel is visiting the Philippines after a series of anti-US tirades by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo courtesy of US State Department

US turns over C130 cargo plane to PH Air Force

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:05 AM

This is the 2nd of two C130s bought by the previous Aquino government from the US for 35 million

TURNOVER. The Philippine military formally receives a C130 that it bought from the US government, October 24, 2016. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Estrada backs Duterte pivot to China, hits US 'meddling'

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Former president Joseph Estrada says he fears that the United States will seek the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte

FULL SUPPORT. Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada backs President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to form alliance with China and separation from the US.

Facebook poll: Is the Philippines better off with China than the US?

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:40 PM

We ask our online followers what they think of President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China

Duterte says he will not sever U.S. ties

Oct 22, 2016 - 12:38 AM

On whether or not his separation will affect defense agreements with the US Duterte says maybe and that he plans to consult with military officials first

DUTERTE. This file photo taken on October 16, 2016 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he gestures delivering his speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China at Davao airport. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ AFP

Duterte vs US: PH to lose 3rd largest trading partner

Oct 21, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The US also continues to host more than 5 9 million Filipinos as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to cut military and economic ties with Washington

BETTER DAYS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (right) looks on as US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) gestures during his visit to the Philippine presidential palace in Manila on July 27, 2016. Photo by Aaron Favila/Pool/AFP

Duterte announces military, economic split from US

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:12 PM

3rd UPDATE Before chuckling the President tells his Chinese audience So please you have another problem of economics in my country I am separated from them so I will be dependent on you for a long time

DUTERTE IN CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte listens to the English translation of the discussions during the bilateral meeting with top government officials of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

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

US embassy denies pulling out of Zamboanga City

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Embassy: There was a regular change of equipment recently not a pullout

In this file photo, an American soldier guards a US Air Force C-17 Globe Master transport plane carrying the first batch of US Special Forces trainers and equipment upon arriving at Zamboanga city airport from Okinawa, Japan, 20 February 2003. Stringer/AFP

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

US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:01 AM

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the American government is confident that Filipinos recognize the benefits of close ties with the US

US 'committed' as Duterte eyes ending military drills

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The US says there has been no official rendering of President Rodrigo Duterte s decision to end military exercises between the Philippines and the US

JOINT EXERCISES. US (L) and Philippine (R) navy personnel launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a speedboat off the naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite City, west of Manila on June 28, 2013, as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte to China: 'Increase focus' on your criminals

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The bulk of illegal drugs in the Philippines are supposedly sourced from China

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte inspects a shabu factory in Arayat, Pampanga, on September 27, 2016. Photo by PPD

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Sep 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

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Yasay: No shift in Philippine policy on US

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Malacañang says the President s latest statements are intended to communicate that we need to be ready to chart our own course and find our own alliances

Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay delivers a brief statement at the DFA head office in Pasay City, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on skipping ASEAN-US Summit: A matter of principle

Sep 13, 2016 - 12:07 AM

The reason is not I do not like the Americans It is simply a matter of principle for me says President Duterte on why he skipped the ASEAN US Summit in Laos

'MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.' President Duterte speaks during one of his events in Malacañang Palace on September 12, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Obama to Duterte: Fight crime, terror 'the right way'

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:04 PM

UPDATED As despicable as these networks may be and as much damage as they do it is important from our perspective to make sure that we do it the right way says US President Obama

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama holds a press conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Vientiane, Laos, September 8, 2016. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte hits US for killings of 'black people'

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:25 PM

After the US expresses its concern over drug related killings Duterte fights back saying the US government should also answer for the killings of black people

DUTERTE AND US. US Secretary of State John Kerry is the highest US official to visit President Rodrigo Duterte so far. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

US lawmakers, Pentagon affirm support for PH

May 03, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Close to 6 months after Haiyan devastated the Visayas US congressional leaders and Pentagon officials reaffirm their support for rehabilitation efforts and boosting Manila s security capabilities

BILATERAL TIES. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of the Sub-Committee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, meets with Vice President Jejomar Binay, accompanied by Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr, and Binay’s children Makati Representative Abigail Binay-Campos and Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay in Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Philippine Embassy Photo by Ariel Penaranda

New US envoy: PH needs us more after Haiyan

Dec 02, 2013 - 3:34 PM

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg wants to push PH US ties to the next level