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US military presence in Mindanao tackled in a series of fora in MSU
Written by MindaNews   
Monday, 23 November 2009 04:18
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Nov) --  A series of fora on the US military presence in Mindanao will be held at the Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus here and MSU Iligan Institute of Technology on November 23 and 24.
 
2 US troops, Filipino Marine killed in Sulu blast
Written by Anthony Vargas/Dateline Philippines   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 08:46
MANILA (Dateline Philippines/29 Sept) --Two American Marines and a Filipino Marine were killed when an improvised explosive device went off  in Sulu province Tuesday morning, the military said.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Romeo Branwner, Jr., confirmed the incident past noon, about an hour after ranking military officer first informed Dateline Philippines of the attack.

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Biazon wants US troops out of confict areas
Written by MindaNews   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:23
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Senate Defense Committee Rodolfo Biazon wants US troops out of “conflict or combat-prone areas” like Sulu, Basilan and  Central Mindanao (what is now Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao).
 
18 years after the Senate said no to US bases, American troops are nationwide
Written by Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 01:48

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16  September) --  Eighteen years after the Philippine Senate
rejected the RP-US Military Bases treaty that would have allowed the continued stay of US military bases and their personnel in the country, American troops are back in the country, this time no longer just in Luzon's Clark or Subic but in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

 
Biazon on Rules of Engagement of US troops: "a lot of non-transparency"
Written by Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews   
Saturday, 29 August 2009 11:57
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 August) -- Senator Rodolfo Biazon, chair of the Senate Defense  Committee and co-chair of the Legislative Oversight on the Visiting Forces Agreement (LOVFA), has acknowledged there is "a lot of non-transparency" on the US military's presence in Mindanao but said the former Navy official tuned whistleblower Nancy Gadian's claims on the involment of US troops in combat operations could not be substantiated.


 
Anti-US group hopes Gadian’s testimony will compel Congress to act on US troops
Written by MindaNews   
Friday, 28 August 2009 08:35
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 August) –  A group that has been pushing for the ouster of the US military in the country now hopes the testimony of a former Navy officer on the alleged involvement of  the US military in combat operations in Mindanao “will compel the congressional committee to further probe the violations of the US military to our Constitution and push the Senate to effect the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement.”

 

 
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