The US and Philippine annual military exercise formally opened amidst US Senate proposal seeking to limit arms sales to the Philippines due to reports of human rights violations under the Duterte administration.
Two US senators filed a bill seeking restrictions on the export of certain weapons and equipment from the United States to the Philippine National Police (PNP) last Thursday.
The proposed Philippines Human Rights Accountability and Counter-narcotics Act of 2017 was filed by Democratic Senator Benjamin Cardin and Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
“There are many possible sources of firearms for us, not just America. This is not alarming,” Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who chairs the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs was quoted as saying by PhilStar Monday in reference to the bill filed by US Senators.
He said the bills, while widely publicized, would still have to go through the legislative process in the US Senate that could take a long while. And the US Congress is not composed of “just two senators.”
This year’s Balikatan exercise emphases on humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, counterterrorism (HADR/CT) and subject matter expert exchanges, according to Philippine and American security and defense officials—a stark deviation from previous bilateral military engagements that involved live fire exercises and scenarios of invasion on the western seaboard of the archipelago.
Philippines has received two more FA-50PH fighter jets from South Korea. The Philippine Air Force, with the current delivery has received a total of eight fighters
Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) will use its TC-90 aircraft leased from Japan to patrol the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise, where China has been attempting to incur. The Philippines Navy officially received the first two of five TC-90 patrol planes from Japan yesterday,
Leonardo will be delivering the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP or corporate transport in the next few months. The company is expanding its presence in the Philippines following its recent delivery of AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport, the company announced Thursday
Third Japanese made multirole response vessel (MRRV) has been commissioned by the Philippines Coast Guard. The MRRV built by Japan Maritime United Corporation (JMUC) was commissioned into service by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Atty
The Philippines has submitted to China the list of defense equipment it hopes Beijing can supply through a $14-million grant. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed another additional procurement demand for $500 million worth of weapons from China, including precision-guided munitions, boats and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle), reported Rappler Tuesday
Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group has recently acquired a new Towed Acoustic Projector System (TAPS) that will significantly improve how the organisation conducts its underwater acoustic research. For many years, DST has been using its much larger 10 tonne sonar research projector system (SRP) to conduct experiments that require the transmission of sound waves underwater for sonar research, Australian Defense Ministry announced Thursday
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