Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and United States of America: What We Should Know

United States President Barack Obama has already concluded his two-day state visit to the Philippines.  One of the highlights of his visit is the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The 10-year agreement allows the US military access to the country’s military bases for the next decade. This agreement was met with protests as militant groups declared it unconstitutional.  They claimed that the agreement was fast-tracked so that it will be signed before […]

Obama concludes Asian tour

[youtube id=”nnUTkLASfac”] United States President Barack Obama departed Manila Tuesday, April 29, ending his two-day Philippine state visit and concluding his four-nation visit in Asia. Prior to the Philippines, Obama visited Japan,South Korea and Malaysia.

Price of bread to skyrocket?

[youtube id =”GCgsThWXhHc”] The price of the famous Pinoy staple tasty bread and pandesal may rise as the Aquino government implements higher taxes against flour imported from Turkey. Click video for more details.

Fire destroys factory in Caloocan

[youtube id=”igqzdmb9FpU”] A fire destroyed an extension cord factory in Caloocan City. The fire started in the second floor and was put out at around 1:00 AM. No injuries were recorded.  Authorities  estimated the damage at around P100,000.  Click video for details.

Protests continue as Obama leaves PH

[youtube id =”mSSLe5XDN8Q”] Protest actions continue as the United States President Barack Obama enters its second visit. The protests focus on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by the United States and the Philippines. Click video for details.

Obama honors Filipino, American veterans; vow to defend PH ‘iron clad’

  (Fort Bonifacio) – Amid shaking hands and taking ‘selfies’ with Filipino and American soldiers, President Barack Obama honored war veterans at a gymnasium in Fort Bonifacio and affirmed that their commitment to defend the Philippines is “iron clad”. In a short speech which lasted a little over five minutes, Obama promised that the U.S. would be there for the Philippines if ever the country was in need of help in terms of calamity or […]

PH weather: Still hot and humid

[youtube id=”HdwP2Z0ofAw”] Due to the easterlies, the Philippines will continue to experience hot and humid weather with isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Click video for more details.

Protesters Rally Against ‘EDCA’

(Reuters) — Nearly 800 Philippine protesters gathered near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Monday to condemn a newly signed defense pact with the United States. The Philippines and the United States signed on Monday a 10-year defense pact that would expand the rotational presence of U.S. forces in the country, making the deal just a few hours before the expected arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama for a state visit. The “Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement” (EDCA) was signed by Philippine Defense […]