US war games - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US war games


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

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 PM

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

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

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 forces to gain access to more PH bases – Carter

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter who is now in Manila says more military bases will be added to the initial 5 agreed upon

US 'working closely' with PH probers on Filipino soldier's death

Apr 08, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The US embassy conveys its condolences to the family of the Filipino airman who died in a tragic accident during the annual PH US joint military exercises

JOINT EXERCISES. Flag bearers from the Philippine and the US await the entrance of colors at the opening ceremonies the annual RP-US Balikatan in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on April 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

War it is

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Instead of waiting for America to act or whining at their doble cara my friend suggests the Philippines take the initiative and confront the vastly superior Chinese ships in the disputed shoal

Balikatan means teaching US troops how to drink cobra blood

Apr 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Philippine soldiers teach their American counterparts how to survive in a Philippine jungle

MAKING FIRE. US troops try to start a fire using bamboo sticks. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samantha Van Winkle/Released

Philippines braces for bigger war games with US

Apr 19, 2015 - 2:32 PM

The war games come as the Philippines seeks more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China s increasing forcefulness

epa04199302 US army Lieutenant Robert Johnston from Alabama (L) looks on while Filipinos fire their rifles during a mock 'assault' scenario as part of the US-Philippines joint military live fire exercises at Fort Magsaysay army training camp in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, North of Manila, Philippines, 10 May 2014. Thousands of US and Filipino troops began two weeks of military exercises in the Philippines which started 05 May amid increasing regional tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The US has deployed 3,000 troops to join 2,500 Filipino soldiers in the exercises, which will be held in military camps in the northern and western Philippines. The Balikatan (shoulder to shoulder) was being held just a week after the Philippines and the US signed a 10-year defence agreement that allows for an increased American military presence in the South-East Asian country. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the defence agreement and the exercises were part of the Philippines' efforts to build its capacity to secure and defend its territories. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Olongapo slay suspect admitted he ‘did something wrong’ – mayor

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says the suspect made the reported admission upon questioning by Philippine authorities but immediately invoked his right to a lawyer and would not elaborate further

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

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 war games end amid escalating sea tensions

May 16, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Philippine and US officials formally closed the Balikatan 2014 war games on Friday May 13 recognizing the changing security environment in the region

CLOSING CEREMONIES: About 7,500 Filipinos, Americans, and Australians participate in Balikatan 2014