PHILIPPINES OFFICIALLY TERMINATES VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT (VFA) WITH UNITED STATES

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin, Jr.  today, February 11,  sent to the US government an official  notice  informing that the Philippines is terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with  the United States, said Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo in … Continue reading PHILIPPINES OFFICIALLY TERMINATES VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT (VFA) WITH UNITED STATES

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OBAMA HINTS SUPPORT FOR DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT

    US President Barack Obama has censured an American envoy stationed in the Philippines who gave out a statement that appeared to carry tones of American meddling in the forthcoming 2016 Philippine elections. Obama, reports emanating from Washington say, … Continue reading OBAMA HINTS SUPPORT FOR DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT

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CHINA bangs war drums; warns US, Philippines of armed confrontation

The tension over disputed territories between China and the Philippines continues to boil, with China on Saturday warning the Philippines’ ally United States of “armed confrontation.” This week American and Filipino troops launched a fortnight of annual naval drills amid the stand-off between Beijing and Manila, who have accused each other of encroaching on sovereign seas near the Scarborough Shoal, west of a former U.S. navy base at Subic Bay. China’s official Liberation Army Daily warned that recent jostling with the Philippines over disputed seas where both countries have sent ships could boil over into outright conflict, and laid much … Continue reading CHINA bangs war drums; warns US, Philippines of armed confrontation

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