US, PH forces conduct live-fire exercises in Tarlac

MANILA — Personnel from the Philippine and US Army, Marine Corps and Air Force on Wednesday participated in so-called “Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise” (CALFEX) at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base,…

US imposes ban on new Filipino workers

MANILA — New workers from the Philippines are no longer allowed to seek employment under H2 status in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced. The notice, published…

S. Korea, U.S. resume marine drills

SEOUL — South Korea and the United States resumed their combined marine drills Monday for the first time since they were suspended in June to support diplomacy with North Korea over…

PH, US resolve trade issues, eye stronger economic ties

MANILA — The Philippine and United States governments jointly announced that huge strides have been made towards resolving bilateral trade issues under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), saying that…

No CIA destab effort vs. Duterte: US envoy

MANILA — There is no effort by the United States to undermine the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, a diplomat of the United States said on Friday. In a media roundtable…

PH gets bulk of US security funding to Southeast Asia

MANILA — The Philippines will be getting the largest chunk from the USD300-million security funding of the United States to Southeast Asia, a senior official from the State Department revealed Wednesday.…

Man arrested for plotting attack on July 4 holiday

WASHINGTON — A US man was arrested and charged with supporting a foreign terrorist organization, according to court papers released Monday. The 48-year-old man, named Demetrius Pitts, was taken into custody…

US provides PH marines with new personal protective equipment

MANILA — The United States military has provided new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group (MARSOG) and Inshore Boat Battalion valued at about PHP178 million, the…

Trump agrees to meet Kim Jong-Un: Seoul envoy

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), by May at the invitation of Kim,…

US sanctions NoKor over use of nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam

WASHINGTON — The United States imposed new sanctions on the government of North Korea for using a chemical agent to kill Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, US State Department spokesperson Healther Nauert said…

Over 70% of Americans see drugs as serious problem

WASHINGTON — People who believe drugs pose a serious problem in the United States rose for the first time in a decade to 71 percent, a Gallup study released on Wednesday…

PH-US Agreement on Narcotics and Law Enforcement

9 dead, 1 missing in Arizona flash floods

LOS ANGELES — Nine people were killed in the weekend’s flash flooding in the western US state of Arizona, local media reported Monday. The victims were of three generations from…

U.S. launches 50 missiles at Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States has launched 50 missiles at Syria to neutralize its chemical weapon arsenal, local media reported Thursday. The Tomahawk missiles were fired from two vessels in…

White House says U.S. will defend int’l territories in S. China Sea

WASHINGTON – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it would “defend international waters” in the South China Sea to counter Beijing’s island construction and military buildup…

Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella’s Statement on Pres. Donald Trump’s Inaugural

MANILA — We congratulate the people of the United States for a successful 58th presidential inauguration. In keeping with the two-century American democratic tradition, Donald Trump was sworn in as…

China ‘unlawfully’ seizes US underwater drone in S. China Sea

WASHINGTON– A Chinese naval warship has “unlawfully” seized an American underwater drone in the South China Sea, and the United States is demanding its immediate return, the US Defense Department…

PHL Embassy in Washington DC: PHL ensures equality of rights and opportunities for PWDs

MANILA — The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said the government has policies that ensure the full participation of and equality of rights and opportunities for people with disabilities (PWDs),…

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…