Monthly Archives: June 2013

Palace defends access plan

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday defended a plan to give the United States, Japan and other allies access to military bases in the Philippines, saying the country was free to do anything

US presence ‘needed against China’

MANILA — The presence of American forces in the country will help deter foreign aggressors while the Philippines builds up its military, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Friday. In explaining the

Palace ready to take up with Senate issue of foreign access to PH bases

MANILA —Malacañang said Saturday it was willing to discuss with senators a proposal to give the United States and other allies access to Philippine military bases after some of the lawmakers raised

Senators open to use of bases by US, allies

MANILA – Some senators on Friday said they are open to the government’s plan to allow the United States and other military allies such as Japan and Australia access to its military bases

US temporary access to PH military bases might violate Constitution

MANILA —Two senators  have raised  an  alarm over  the  Philippines’ plan to  allow the  United States and other allies  “temporary access” to  its military bases, one saying  it might be a violation

PH slams China for retaliation threat

MANILA —The Philippines scored China’s “provocative” threat of retaliation in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on Saturday, urging Beijing to defer instead to peaceful means of resolving maritime disputes under