Posts Tagged US

US gov’t welcomes Duterte decision to recall termination of VFA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2021

The government of the United States on Friday welcomed the Philippines’ decision to retract the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, earlier in the...

USAID launches P1.6 billion project to promote clean energy in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   June 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The United States (US) government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a P1.6-billion ($34 million) project to support a more competitive, secure, and resilient...

PH, US defense chiefs tackle West Philippine Sea situation, regional security issues

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III on Sunday (April 11) discussed the situation in the West Philippine Sea and some...

Iran admits to having downed UIA passenger plane, says it was by mistake

UNTV News   •   January 11, 2020

TEHRAN — Iran admitted on Saturday that its armed forces had downed a Ukraine International Airlines passenger jet with 176 civilians on board and said it had been an involuntary...

Trump imposes new sanctions after Iran attacks US bases in Iraq

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — The president of the United States Donald Trump said Wednesday his country would be imposing fresh sanctions on Iran which would remain in place until the country “changes...

PH implements forced repatriation in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 8, 2020

The Philippines has implemented forced or mandatory repatriation in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon amid the rising tension between the United States and Iran. There are currently 36,799 Filipinos in the...

At least 25 killed in US attack on Iranian-backed militia in Iraq

UNTV News   •   December 30, 2019

Baghdad – At least 25 people have been killed after the United States attacked an Iranian-backed militia group in Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said Monday....

Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey over military offensive in Syria

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an order authorizing sanctions against Turkey and raised tariffs on steel imports from the country in response to its military operations in Syria....

US launches P92.3-M literacy program for blind, deaf children in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2019

The United States (US) government has launched a literacy program for the blind and deaf children in the Philippines. Gabay is the program launched by the US through the United...

Walmart to stop selling ammunition for handguns, assault-style weapons

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 4, 2019

 Walmart Inc said on Tuesday (September 3) it would discontinue sales of ammunition for handguns and some assault-style rifles in stores across the United States, in response to the recent...

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