military agreement - updates

Rappler's latest stories on military agreement


South Korea salvages military pact with Japan at 11th hour

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Kim You-geun, a national security official at Seoul's presidential Blue House, confirms the accord, known as the General Security of Military Agreement, would not be allowed to lapse at midnight

Russia offers to sell PH submarines and more

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:36 AM

The Philippines is looking forward to signing a military to military agreement with Russia to allow exchanges between its militaries

SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP. Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev (seated, 1st from left) holds a news conference aboard the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs on January 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Was EDCA not signed by Aquino?

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

President Duterte said in Bacolod that EDCA was only signed by an aide and [former defense chief Voltaire] Gazmin Did the President get his facts right?

Philippines, UK to sign new defense agreement

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:32 PM

British Ambassador Asif Ahmad says the South China Sea dispute – plus more – prompted the two countries to expand a previous deal

When Pia Wurztbach meets geopolitics

Dec 26, 2015 - 11:00 AM

This alone could go down as one of the greatest contributions of the new Miss Universe

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines 2015, answers her Top 5 Final Question on stage with Host, Steve Harvey during The 2015 MISS UNIVERSE¨ Telecast airing live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on FOX Sunday, December 20. The 2015 Miss Universe contestants have spent the past three weeks in Las Vegas touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Sending EDCA to Senate will embarrass Aquino - SolGen

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The Solicitor General submits his final arguments to the Supreme Court

ORAL ARGUMENTS ON EDCA: Acting Solicitor General Florin Hilbay and Anti-EDCA petitioner former Senator Rene Saguisag. Rappler photo

EDCA and the West Philippine Sea

Dec 12, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Decision makers have to abandon the notion that the Philippines should persuade the US to carry the burden of securing its sovereignty to the Kalayaan Islands and jurisdictions in the West Philippine Sea

Philippines reviewing unclear provisions in VFA

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima clarifies that while the Philippines is moving to clarify guidelines in implementing the military agreement with the US it isn t necessarily open to amending the treaty

VFA STAYS. President Benigno Aquino III says he will not abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines with the United States. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Why PH must assert sole custody over US Marine

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:49 AM

That the Philippines has to request for custody is an anomaly given that the Philippines has the right to have custody once a criminal case has been filed in court

Old letter of US envoy details US pledge to defend West PH Sea

May 14, 2014 - 9:36 PM

It s the turn of the members of the House of Representatives to ask questions about the PH US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

House hearing: After facing senators, the Philippine panel face the representatives

'EDCA benefits PH more than US'

May 08, 2014 - 6:18 PM

The country s environmental interests will also be protected and promoted under EDCA – a feature unique to the agreement

PHILIPPINE PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino. Rappler file photo

After ‘rushing’ deal, PH got nothing from Obama – Joker

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Instead of a commitment on China all the Philippines got out of Obama s visit was shibboleths says former Senator Joker Arroyo

GETTING 'ZERO.' Former Senator Joker Arroyo says the Philippines got 'zero' from Obama's visit after supposedly rushing a military deal with the US. Photo by Titchie Tongo/EPA

Bases access: PH, US disagree on 'critical provisions'

Oct 03, 2013 - 6:16 PM

The panels have yet to agree on the timeframe The Philippines wants something shorter that the US 20 year agreements with other countries