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U.S. Dismisses Duterte's EDCA statement

By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated October 4, 2016 – 12:27pm

FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses with a fist bump during the anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. 423 more words

DFA Foreign Minister: Philippines committed to implementing EDCA with U.S.

By Pia Lee Brago (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 2, 2016 – 12:00am

The Duterte administration is committed to the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States and is not planning to have it reviewed, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. 566 more words

Japan Pushing Military South To Keep Patrols in East China Sea, South China Sea



FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Japan Shikishima-class Coast Guard Cutter

A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force plane patrols the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. 863 more words

Militant LGBT group: EDCA ruling dampens Pemberton conviction

A militant LGBT group condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

In a statement, Bahaghari LGBT Organization said the military agreement between the Philippines and the United States only serves to affirm the rape of the country’s sovereignty. 576 more words


US Marine Convicted of Homicide in the Philippines

Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine, was convicted by a lower court of homicide and sentenced to do six to 12 years in prison. 94 more words