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 2017-05-19 17:29 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH, US end shortened, scaled back Balikatan...

Philippine and US officials yesterday formally ended a scaled-back, shortened military exchange that shifted focus on disaster relief following President Duterte's statements seeking an end to the annual exercises called "Balikatan." Defense Secretary...

 2017-05-19 11:01 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Lorenzana, Ao describe US-PH ties by retelling tale of hare and tortoise...

When military allies work together to complement each other's strengths, they will reach their common goals, like global security and stability. This was the message of Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Ao during the closing ceremonies of the Balikatan exe...

 2017-05-19 10:45 

Manila Bulletin

2017 PH-US Balikatan exercises end...

The 33rd iteration of Balikatan exercises between the troops from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and their counterparts from the United States formally ended Friday (May 19)....

 2017-05-17 14:25 

Manila Bulletin

Balikatan improves learning facilities...

Balikatan 2017 has given opportunity for Philippine and US troops to do meaningful work, learn from each other, and build personal ties....

 2017-05-16 16:08 

Manila Bulletin

PH troops impress US commander with warfare training skills during Balikatan...

The commander of the United States Joint Task Force said US forces who took part in counter-terrorism exercises with their Filipino counterparts in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija recently has greatly learned from the experience....

 2017-05-16 13:16 

Sputnik International

Duterte Downsizes US-Philippine Military Exercise in Foreign Policy Makeover...

The United States and the Philippines began on May 9, the 33rd annual bilateral military exercise known as Balikatan. This is the first of the exercises to be held under the presidencies of both Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte....

 2017-05-15 21:56 

Gulf Times

Philippine, US troops train for relief operations...

Filipino and American troops yesterday simulated relief operations in the wake of a supertyphoon scenario, highlighting the focus of this years Balikatan exercises on disaster response as the usual territorial defence manoeuvres took a back seat....

 2017-05-15 16:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH, US troops train for relief operations...

[ventuno id='OTM1MTQzfHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] CASIGURAN, Aurora---Filipino and American troops on Monday simulated relief operations in the wake of a supertyphoon scenario, highlighting the focus of this year's Balikatan exercises on d...

 2017-05-15 15:38 

Philippine Star

Balikatan 2017 smaller, but not 'downsized'...

CASIGURAN, Philippines - The Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and the US are smaller this year but the sizes of forces involved change y...

 2017-05-15 08:42 

Manila Bulletin

Balikatan forces simulate responses to disasters...

Philippine and United States troops conducted Civilian Military Activities from the Sea (CMA-S) and simulated precise responses to a powerful typhoon, similar to Yolanda, that could hit the province and other areas in Luzon....

 2017-05-12 11:57 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

LOOK: Balikatan 2017 counterrorism drills...

Unlike previous Balikatan exercises that highlighted territorial defense and maritime security, this year's drills shifted its focus to disaster response and counterterrorism on the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. The scaled down version of this ...

 2017-05-12 11:24 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH-US troops prioritize disaster response in Balikatan drills...

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija --- Filipino and American troops on Friday demonstrated their urban search-and-rescue capabilities as part of their bilateral service interoperability activities for this year's Balikatan exercises. The annual dril...

 2017-05-09 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

Exercise directors expect a very productive 33rd Balikatan Exercises...

The Balikatan exercise directors of both the Philippines and the United States said this year they are looking forward to a very productive 33rd Balikatan Exercises, which focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations and counte...

 2017-05-08 16:01 

The Standard

[ Philippines ]

PH, US scale down Balikatan war games ...

Manila Standard | Defining The News...

 2017-05-08 14:00 

Manila Bulletin

A different Balikatan starts in Samar town...

Guiuan, Eastern Samar The 33rd Balikatan kicked off here on Monday. But instead of military exercises, the US and Philippines troops busied themselves doing humanitarian and civil work....

 2017-05-08 10:07 

Philippine Star

Australia, Japan forces join Balikatan 2017...

MANILA, Philippines Australian and Japanese military forces will be involved in this years Balikatan Exercise, the Philippine military announced Monday, a...

 2017-05-08 09:03 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Talks for next years PH-US Balikatan start...

Some of the joint drills between the Philippines and United States may have been scrapped, but it looks like the Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) is here to stay. This year's Balikatan exercises have just commencedon Mondaybut talks for the next year'...

 2017-05-08 07:43 

Manila Bulletin

More than 5,000 troops to participate in Balikatan 2017...

A military official Monday said that total of 2,800 Philippine troops and 2,600 US forces will participate in this year's 33rd iteration of Exercise Balikatan between Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) troops and United States forces....

 2017-05-08 04:59 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Australia, Japan troops to participate in PH-US Balikatan drills...

Soldiers from Australia and Japan will participate in this year's PH-US Balikatan exercises that commenced Monday. Lt. Gen. Oscar Lactao, Balikatan exercise director for the Philippine side, told reporters in Camp Aguinaldo that the Australian forces ...

 2017-05-08 04:01 

The Standard

[ Philippines ]

US-PH 'Balikatan' exercises formally open in Camp Aguinaldo ...

Manila Standard | Defining The News...

 2017-05-08 03:59 

Philippine Star

US, Philippines open 'scaled down' Balikatan...

MANILA, Philippines Philippine and American troopson Monday formally opened their annual military exercise which many observers say is a downgrade of it...

 2017-05-08 03:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Philippines, US kick off 'Balikatan' annual joint military exercise,minus live-fire drills...

The Philippines and the United States on Monday began a scaled-back version of their annual large-scale military exercise amid moves in the Southeast Asian nation’s leadership for more independence from its decades-long ally. Exercise spokesman Majo...

 2017-05-08 01:25 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Australian soldiers pour concrete as Philippines military exercises downgraded...

Exercise Balikatan has been downgraded to focus more on humanitarian assistance than live-fire drill...

 2017-05-08 00:47 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH-US Balikatan kicks off, junks invasion scenario...

The Philippines and United States will kick off its biggest Balikatan exercises under President Rodrigo Duterte in Camp Aguinaldo Monday morning. Unlike in previous years where drills near the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) highlighted live fir...

 2017-05-08 00:25 

The Age

Australian soldiers pour concrete as Philippines military exercises downgraded...

Exercise Balikatan has been downgraded to focus more on humanitarian assistance than live-fire drill...

 2017-05-07 16:09 

Manila Bulletin

PH-US Balikatan Exercises start today...

The 33rd Exercise Balikatan between Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) troops and United States (US) forces opens today with ceremonies at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, to be followed by field activities in Panay, L...

 2017-05-02 07:23 

Manila Bulletin

Exercise Balikatan set in Luzon and Visayas...

The Philippines has invited United States forces to train alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the 33rd iteration of Balikatan from May 8 to 19,2017 at multiple locations in Luzon and the Visayas regions....

 2017-05-01 11:00 

Manila Bulletin

Balikatan send-off...
 2017-05-01 08:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

50 US troops to hold next Balikatan with AFP in Visayas...

CEBU CITY -- As the hunt to arrest the three remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol continues, some 50 American troops will participate in the two-month civil-military exercises dubbed Balikatan in some parts of the Visayas. The latest Balikatan started o...

 2017-04-25 00:55 

VOA

US, Philippines Scale Back Next Month's Military Drills...

About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defense alliance. Troops taking pa...

 2017-04-24 17:40 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

American, Filipino soldiers to hold joint exercises...

Filipino and American troops will hold joint training exercises during the 33rd iteration of Balikatan 33-2017 from May 8 to 19 at multiple locations in Luzon and the Visayas region. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the US Embassy in Manila said t...

 2017-04-24 16:09 

Manila Bulletin

PH, US to hold 33rd Balikatan exercises...

Davao City The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States (US) forces will hold the 33rd iteration of Balikatan exercises in several locations in Luzon and Visayas on May 8 to 19, 2017, the US Embassy in Manila announced on Monday....

 2017-04-24 14:18 

Philippine Star

US, Philippines scale down Balikatan exercises...

MANILA, Philippines Philippine and American troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of traditional war games, the American Embassy in Ma...

 2017-04-24 13:02 

Sputnik International

Philippines Invites US Forces to Train at 'Balikatan 33' Exercise, May 8-19...

The government of the Philippines invited US military forces to train with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the 33rd iteration of the Balikatan exercise from May 8-19, the US embassy in Manila said in a press release on Monday....

 2017-04-24 11:58 

Manila Bulletin

US-PH Balikatan exercises set for May 8-19...

The Philippine government has invited U.S. forces to train alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the 33rd iteration of Exercise Balikatan from May 8 to 19, at multiple locations in Luzon and the Visayas....

 2017-04-18 03:20 

Philippine Star

With war games dropped, US-Philippines Balikatan shifts focus...

MANILA, Philippines The first US-Philippines Balikatan military exercises under the Duterte administration will focus on humanitarian assistance and disast...

 2017-04-17 06:16 

Manila Bulletin

No more war games in PH, US Balikatan...

The PH-US Balikatan exercises will open in the second week of May of this year but unlike in the previous years, this year's event will no longer have any war games or live fire exercises....

 2017-04-16 17:18 

Sputnik International

Duterte Agrees to Hold Philippines-US Drills for the First Time During His Rule...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States will hold annual Balikatan drills in May. The drills will be the first of their kind after the inauguration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to AFP....

 2017-04-16 11:27 

Yahoo News

Philippines, US to hold annual 'Balikatan' military drills...

The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held under Duterte,...

 2017-03-30 03:46 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

US-PH war games contradict independent foreign policyBayan...

Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) has slammed the Duterte administration's decision to push through with the Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and the United States this April despite President Rodrigo Duterte's "independent" for...

 2017-03-09 14:01 

Manila Bulletin

Ormoc looks forward to hosting Balikatan in April...

Ormoc City The Balikatan military exercise between the Philippines and the United States will push through in this city next month, Mayor Richard Gomez said....

 2017-02-09 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Pimentel wants Balikatan exercises for PNP...

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III proposed on Thursday Balikatan-type exercises between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and their counterparts in countries with advanced crime-solving and fighting techniques to bolster the police forces capabili...

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