US support to 2016 arbitral award to continue under Biden: PHL envoy

The United States, under newly sworn-in President Joe Biden, is likely to maintain its position in the South China Sea by continuing to uphold the 2016 arbitral award, Philippine Ambassador to Washington D.C. Jose Manuel Romualdez said Thursday. Under the previous administration of former US President Donald Trump, Washington endorsed the landmark decision that ruled […]

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Navy fully supports SND decision to abrogate DND-UP accord

The Philippine Navy has expressed support for Secretary of National Defense (SND) Delfin Lorenzana’s decision to abrogate the Department of National Defense (DND)-University of the Philippines (UP) Accord. The Philippine Navy said that “as one of the Major Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) fully supports Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana’s […]

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Dela Rosa pushes for AFP modernization after Air Force chopper crash in Bukidnon

Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa underscored the need to fund the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) following the crash of one of the Philippine Air Force’s choppers last weekend. In his manifestation of support for Majority Floor Leader Senator Migz Zubiri’s privilege speech on the same topic during Senate session […]

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Malacañang hopes for ‘close, friendly’ ties with Biden administration

Malacañang on Wednesday expressed optimism that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration would maintain its “close and friendly” ties with the United States (US) under the leadership of President-elect Joe Biden. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement, as he extended the Philippine government’s congratulatory message to Biden who will be formally sworn in as the 46th […]

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