Category: Breaking News

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The Philippines Suspend the Visiting Forces Agreement Termination With U.S

The Philippines announced it had suspended the termination notice of the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announced earlier, saying he sent a diplomatic note to US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim yesterday, and that “it has been received by Washington and well at that.” “The […]

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AFP Aircraft and Ships Could Be Utilized To Bring Home OFWs

The government will use ships and aircraft of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to send the 24,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stuck in quarantine centers to their respective provinces. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the Department of Health […]

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Philippine Troops Rescued the British National in Sulu

AFP troops from the Army’s 2nd Special Forces Battalion have saved the kidnapped British national and his wife. Government troops rescued the businessman Allan Arthur Hyrons and Welma Paglinawan-Hyrons before 9 a.m. after a firefight with Abu Sayyaf troops took around 10 minutes. Bandits fleed away and leave the couple n the town of Parang, […]

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Vietnam Strongly Oppose Fishing Banned Impose by China in the West Philippine Sea

Vietnam strongly opposed and firmly rejected China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the South China Sea where the prohibition of fishing covers the Exclusive Economic Zone of neighboring countries. The ban started on May 1 and will be ended on August 16, 2019. No fishing activities are allowed in parts of the sea under […]

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Two US Navy Warship Challenge Chinese Occupation in Spratly Islands

The United States Navy guided-missile destroyers Preble and Chung Hoon to conduct freedom of navigation operation within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands, a U.S. military spokesperson told Reuters news agency. According to Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the Seventh Fleet, the innocent passage aimed to challenge excessive […]

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Failed Negotiation with US–North Korea Launches Another Type of Missile

North Korea test-fired a new variety of tactical guided weapon as a possible sign of its displeasure with unfinished nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea’s latest weapons test emphasized the sensitivity around confronting North Korea’s vast arsenal of missiles. While Washington is preoccupied with North Korea’s attempt to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs, South Korea, […]

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Lots of Patriot Missiles: Google Maps Found Missile Defence Location of Taiwan

Defense Ministry officials in Taiwan are requesting Google to obscure the country’s missile defense locations, which were exposed in 3D detail in the newest upgrade of Google’s satellite map application. Taiwan Defence Minister, Yen Teh-fa said an agency had been set up to work with Google and seek changes to safeguard national security and to […]

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Another Contender to Patrol the West Philippine Sea: The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom will deploy its Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth with her attached air wing Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth jets and carrier strike group to patrol the disputed South China Sea alongside the U.S. Navy. The 65,000 metric ton HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be fully operational by 2020. Carrier air wing consists […]

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United States Conduct Another Patrols in Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef)

Two United States Navy warships sailed close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday, freedom of navigation where China strongly against it. According to China’s foreign ministry, the country’s navy warned the U.S. warships as they tried to assert free navigation rights in the disputed South China Sea. The ships sailed close […]

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China Officially Build Third Aircraft Carrier

China officially confirmed that it is building its third aircraft carrier which is stated to be bigger and more advanced than the other two current warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its borders. The aircraft carrier, Liaoning was launched in 2012, which was a refit of […]

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Two B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Patrol Over the Vicinity of West Philippine Sea

The two B-52H Stratofortress bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and crossed the vicinity of the West Philippine Sea, according to a statement issued by the US Pacific Air Forces. “This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement added. In […]

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People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Will be in The Philippines Tomorrow

Xi Jinping will visit Manila on November 20. The expected visit of the Chinese President to Manila is expected to position the Philippines-China relations ” as a new model of international relations,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. “We have every reason to believe that this visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the […]

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Argentine Navy Submarine Found After a Year of Disappearance

The Argentine Navy and Defense Ministry confirmed last Friday that the missing ARA San Juan submarine located at a depth of around 800 meters. The discovery of the submarine, a year after it went disappeared in stormy weather, announced that had found close to the ocean floor, officials said on Saturday. Argentine officials lost radio […]

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Chinese Navy Warship Provoking U.S. Destroyer in West Philippine Sea

China accused the United States of mocking its sovereignty after an American warship cruised near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, further disturbing relations between the two countries.  A Chinese destroyer appeared within meters of the U.S. Navy ship Sunday, forcing it to change direction in what American officials called an […]

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China Backout Security Meeting With the United States

China has dropped a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for this October, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday there was […]

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Another US Warship Challenges China’s Expansive Claim in West Philippine Sea

The United States sent a guided-missile destroyer Sunday to challenge China’s expansive claims to the disputed South China Sea and sailing near Chinese-occupied territories. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-held territories in the Spratly Islands. The US Navy’s freedom-of-navigation operations “challenge excessive maritime […]

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Carl Vinson Strike Group Headed Toward North Korea

Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to navigate north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore April, 8. Carl Vinson Strike Group, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers […]

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Philippine Navy Caught 3 Vietnamese Fishing Vessels Poaching

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Friday apprehended three Vietnamese fishing vessels carrying 17 crew members while conducting illegal poaching within the West Philippine Sea located 21 nautical miles southwest of Dile Point in Sta Catalina, Ilocos Sur. Happened when the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau […]

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