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Biden call to Marcos reflects US regard for alliance: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  Presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and US President Joe Biden  MANILA – President Joe Biden’s phone call with presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. shows that the United States holds in “high regard” its alliance with the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The US president, who called … Continue reading

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Duterte, Austin renew PH-US alliance

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte and US Defense chief Lloyd Austin III (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte and United States (US) Defense Secretary Defense Lloyd Austin III believed Thursday that “enhanced communication and greater cooperation” can further boost Manila and Washington’s alliance. During Austin’s courtesy call on Duterte at Malacañan Palace … Continue reading

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Biden sworn-in to office as Trump leaves for Florida

  President Joseph Biden Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden (Anadolu photo) WASHINGTON (Anadolu/PNA) – President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were officially sworn into office Wednesday in a heavily-guarded but sparsely attended ceremony at the US Capitol. Security for the ceremony was markedly increased with 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. to secure … Continue reading

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US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH

US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Aerial photo of super typhoon Rolly aftermath in Catandanues. (Photo from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Facebook page) MANILA – The United States and Australia have mobilized humanitarian assistance to support the Philippines recover from the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly last … Continue reading

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US donates PPE, hygiene kits to Davao City

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The United States government donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene kits to support Davao City’s efforts to address the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim turned over the items to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during an online event on Wednesday. US Agency for International Development (USAID), … Continue reading

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US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government pandemic assistance to the Philippines to PHP989 million or more than US$20 million. “This latest … Continue reading