Posts Tagged militarization

Lawmaker calls on gov’t to scrap contracts with Chinese firms involved in militarization of WPS

Marje Pelayo   •   August 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the government to scrap all contracts with Chinese companies that are involved in constructions of military structures and other establishments in the West...

US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese nationals involved in militarization of South China Sea

Marje Pelayo   •   August 27, 2020

The United States announced on Wednesday (August 26) that it is imposing visa restrictions on Chinese nationals involved in militarization activities in the South China Sea. “The United States supports...

Professors fear ‘militarization’ may invite abuse vs students, teachers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Teachers and professors in Metro Manila are opposing the proposed police and military presence in campuses across the country. According to University of the Philippines (UP) Chancellor...

PNP denies alleged militarization of campuses

Marje Pelayo   •   August 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ronald dela Rosa is suggesting that universities and colleges should welcome the military and police and allow them to conduct their respective indoctrination. The proposal is...

PNP denies militarization with new police rank classification

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 23, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured that the new police rank classification does not signal the militarization of its forces. PNP Spokesperson Pssupt. Bernardo Banac said only the names of...

Police officers dismissed over violent dispersal of anti-US rally

admin   •   October 20, 2016

  MANILA, Philippines — Around 1,000 militants marched toward the US Embassy on Wednesday to demand the pull out of American soldiers from the country. At first, authorities used water...

U.S. says sees signs of continued Chinese militarization of South China Sea

admin   •   July 13, 2016

The United States said on Tuesday it has seen signs in recent weeks of continued militarization by China in the South China Sea. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby also...

China says U.S.-Philippines base deal raises questions

admin   •   March 22, 2016

China said on Monday agreements like the one reached last week by the United States and the Philippines allowing for a U.S. military presence at five Philippine bases raised questions...

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