The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military -newsinfo.inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines–What will it take for the “lightweight” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become a “heavyweight” and stand up to nations that are bullying the Philippines? Money. Lots of it. General Gregorio Catapang, AFP Chief of Staff, said Friday following a Senate hearing of the Department of National Defense’s (DND) budget that nearlyContinue reading “The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military -newsinfo.inquirer.net”

PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef

PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef SAN ANTONIO – Over 6,000 Philippine and US marines carried out a military exercise on a Philippine beach Sunday near a disputed reef occupied by Chinese ships which has become a potential regional flashpoint. The American and Filipino troops, aboard five US amphibious, armoured assault vehicles landedContinue reading “PH, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef”