Filipino community in Texas sends gifts to wounded troops

MANILA — Troops wounded-in-action in the ongoing operations against Maute Group terrorists in Marawi City got a pleasant surprise from a Filipino community in Texas, United States last Tuesday. In a…

Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis warned on Monday that if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fires at the United States, the situation could quickly escalate into…

US transfers 12 Ford F-550 trucks to AFP – NAVSOG

MANILA — The United States has transferred 12 Ford F-550 trucks to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) during a ceremony at Naval Base…

US maintains broad range of military options in Syria after Thursday missile strike

WASHINGTON — The United States is considering a wide range of military action in Syria in the future, following the Thursday US missile strike against an airfield in Syria, US…

Trump tells Abe US to boost military capabilities to counter North Korea

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump told Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by phone on Wednesday that the United States will strengthen its military capabilities to defend its allies against…

Unproven stem cell “therapy” blinds 3 patients in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — An ophthalmologist in the United States calls for increased patient education and regulation after three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical…

US Army to spend millions on bonuses, ads to recruit 6k more soldiers

MOSCOW — The United States commonly boast about having the strongest military in the world, yet they still seek to recruit additional 6,000 people to the Army. The United States…

US sanctions Venezuelan vice president over drug trafficking

WASHINGTON — The United States sanctioned on Monday Venezuelan Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami, citing his alleged involvement in international drug trafficking. The US Office of Foreign Assets Control…

DFA: Filipinos not among arrested by US immigration officials

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said it has not received any information that there were Filipinos rounded up by immigration authorities in the United States.…

Pres. Duterte vows to give coup plotters a good fight

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday promised to give his coup plotters a good fight, including former United States ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg whom he accused of…

Duterte sees better ties with US under Trump Presidency

MANILA — A Malacañan official on Saturday expressed confidence that the Philippine – US relations will improve under the presidency of US president-elect Donald Trump. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in…

US government not cancelling rifle deal with PHL — Andanar

MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to Reuters report, the United States is not cancelling a plan to sell 26,000 rifles to the Philippine National Police (PNP), a Palace official said on…

DFA: Revitalizing PHL-China trade does not mean weakening ties with US

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday that revitalizing trade between the Philippines and China does not mean the weakening of ties between the Philippines and the…