US, Japanese, Philippine Coast Guard Ships Stage Law Enforcement Drills Near South China Sea
By Aaron Favila and Joeal Calupitan
Philippine officials say such joint exercises with U.S. forces do not target any country. But Beijing says increased U.S. security deployments in Asia target China and undermine regional stability.
US, Philippine Air Forces Conduct Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange Amid Uncertainties
By Christian Vicedo
The exercise highlights how the US-Philippines alliance soldiers on, even amid major tensions.
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
By Shannon Tiezzi
Duterte once again rolls back the U.S. alliance, even while eagerly expressing hopes for ties with China.