Lorenzana, Pentagon chief discuss massing of Chinese maritime militia in Julian Felipe Reef

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and United States Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin II talked via telephone on April 10. Among the topics discussed was the situation in the South China Sea and the recent massing of People’s Republic of China (PRC) maritime militia vessels at Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) in West Philippine Sea. “Secretary Austin reiterated the U.S. commitment to maintaining a […]

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PHL raises WPS concerns, pushes for equitable access to vaccines in ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting

Acting Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs and Philippine ASEAN SOM Leader Elizabeth P. Buensuceso underscored the Philippines’ commitment towards progress in the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea negotiations between ASEAN Member States and China, urging all parties to adhere to the rule of law and exercise self-restraint […]

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Philippines among considered potential users of next-gen Korean fighter KF-21

Philippines is among the nations considered as potential exporters of next-generation Korean fighter KF-21 “Boramae” (Hawk) by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). During the unveiling event on April 9 for the first prototype of KF-21, the fighter aircraft was lit up with flags of nations believed to be potential users including the Philippine flag. The Philippine […]

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South Korea unveils next-generation fighter ‘KF-21’

South Korea unveiled the first prototype of next-generation Korean fighter KF-21 during a ceremony held on April 9. The ceremony was attended by South Korea President Moon Jae-in, Indonesian Defense Minister Frabower Subianto, South Korea Defense Minister Seo-wook, South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration head Kang Eun-ho, and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) President Ahn Hyun-ho. […]

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