Basa Air Base rehab gets EDCA boost — US envoy

US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson said that one of the country's Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sites will get an airstrip extension.

US envoy assures PH on SCS row: ‘We have your back’

United States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson maintained that Washington is ready to help the Philippines amid its maritime row with China over the hotly contested waters of the West Philippine Sea, but also stressed that the goal is to “deter conflict.”

Freedom of navigation in SCS not a problem, says China

After calling the United States (US) a “bully” that has driven a wedge between the Philippines and China and heightened tensions in the South China Sea region, the Chinese Embassy in Manila claimed on Sunday, March 12, that there is freedom of navigation in the disputed region despite concerns raised by the international community.

US commitment to PH defense 'ironclad', says US embassy

After China called the United States (US) a “bully” for strengthening its military alliance with the Philippines and interfering in regional matters, its embassy in Manila on Sunday, March 12, reiterated that its “commitment to the defense of the Philippines is ironclad.”

China warns PH, Indo-Pacific countries of US' 'coercive actions' in region

China has warned the Philippines and other countries in the Indo-Pacific to be wary of US' supposed coercive actions as its Western rival allegedly advances its own interest in the region.

Palace reveals 4 proposed additional EDCA sites

Malacañang has announced four locations considered "suitable and mutually beneficial" as additional Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sites that are seen to boost the country's disaster response.

New EDCA sites to allow 'seamless' cooperation between US, PH troops vs Indo-Pacific challenges — Pentagon

The four new bases in the Philippines where US troops will have access to under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) will allow forces of both countries to "seamlessly" address various challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.