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The Philippines has found powerful allies in the West Philippine Sea.
Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and Canada have all slammed China and expressed support for the Philippines after China harassed Philippine vessels by bombarding them with powerful water cannons as they tried to resupply the Philippine outpost in Ayungin Shoal this month In a ...
 
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Water cannons drove away an earlier resupply mission.
Boats carrying supplies for Filipino troops stationed in Ayungin Shoal have delivered goods on Tuesday noon, Malacañang said after the Chinese Coast Guard shooed away an earlier resupply mission with water cannons.The Philippines condemned the latest harassment from China, which sought to prevent food ...
 
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The Philippines was resupplying its dilapidated outpost on Ayungin Shoal.
Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and fired water cannons to drive off two Philippine supply boats that were supposed to transport food to Filipino soldiers in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday, condemning the incident.While ...
 
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Greetings of peace and stability from Mother Russia.
Russian Navy corvette Gremyashchiy and two attack submarines were seen docked at the South Harbor in Manila on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. In a statement, the naval Public Affairs Office of the Philippine Navy said the warships are in the country for a ...
 
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It completes the Air Force's fleet of 16 Black Hawks.
The Philippine Air Force has received the final batch of the U.S.-made S-70i Black Hawk attack helicopters. In February 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the purchase of Black Hawks in order to boost the country’s air force fleet, considered the weakest in ...
 
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The U.S., on the other hand, is struggling to increase its naval force. 
In 2000, China’s navy battle force ships numbered 110, compared to the 318 warships in the U.S. Navy. Today, China possesses at least 360 warships in its People’s Liberation Army Navy, most of which are stationed in the South China Sea. The ...
 
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U.S. forces are training with the Taiwanese military.
As a matter of foreign policy, the U.S. has kept an ambiguous position on coming to the defense of Taiwan in case it is attacked by foreign powers. Case in point: In 2020, the U.S. military deleted a video showing U.S. Army ...
 
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Stop normalizing illegal claims, DFA says.
Philippine authorities ordered Netflix to pull out episodes of the political drama "Pine Gap" that showed the so-called nine-dash map used by China to enforce its vast claims in the South China Sea, the foreign ministry in Manila said Tuesday.The Movie and Television Review and Classification ...
 
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America wants deeper cooperation with Southeast Asian nations.
For the first time in four years, the U.S. is once again part of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit, as President Joe Biden joined his Southeast Asian counterparts in the bi-annual meeting of top leaders. Biden’s presence in the virtual ...
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