US Commerce Secretary Announces Over $1 Billion Investment in Philippines, Signals Strengthened Economic and Strategic Ties

In a landmark move bolstering economic cooperation and strategic partnership, United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo unveiled plans for US companies to invest over $1 billion in the Philippines during her official visit to Manila. Raimondo’s visit marks the initiation of a two-day trade and investment mission, representing the first of its kind for the […]

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Philippines Rejects China’s Maritime Proposals as Contrary to National Interests

  Tensions between the Philippines and China continue to escalate over disputed waters in the South China Sea, with the Philippine foreign ministry announcing on Tuesday that it has received several maritime-related proposals from China. However, the Philippines rejected the proposals, stating that they are contrary to the country’s national interests. Among the proposals from […]

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Philippines Asserts Sovereignty Amidst South China Sea Tensions, Accuses China of Deliberate Provocation

In a stern response to escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines openly accused China of “deliberately stirring up trouble” in the contested region. Jonathan Malaya, spokesperson for a Manila task force on the South China Sea, condemned China’s actions, stating that it is “maliciously inciting hype” while affirming the Philippines’ determination to […]

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Can new law help tackle Philippines’ teen pregnancy emergency?

MANILA – A new bill that could be a game changer in the battle against teen pregnancies in the Philippines is inching through Congress with activists hoping it could galvanize a wider campaign to tackle this “national social emergency.” The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill, which was passed by the House in September and has now […]

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Philippines, US hold joint naval exercise as Manila seeks to boost territorial defense

MANILA: Philippine and US navies on Wednesday launched their joint exercise and were joined by seven partner countries, as Manila seeks to boost its naval warfare capabilities and readiness to confront security challenges in the region. Exercise Sama Sama started off as Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training in 1994 between the Philippines and America but […]

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Philippines to remove barrier placed by China in South China Sea

The Philippines will take “all appropriate actions to cause the removal of barriers” in a disputed area of the South China Sea, the country’s national security advisor said on Monday. The Philippines on Sunday shared images of a floating barrier blocking fishing vessel access in the Scarborough Shoal with Chinese coast guard ships nearby, and […]

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