US Military Donates to COVID-19 Response in Palawan

On October 19, U.S. military service members in Palawan delivered intensive care unit (ICU) beds and COVID-19 vaccine cold storage units, valued at over Php758,750 ($15,175), to the Palawan provincial government to assist local partners battling COVID-19. The donation, provided by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, was facilitated through a partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard to transport the equipment aboard…

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US Delivers New OPV to El Salvador

July 22, 2021 – Today, the United States delivered a coastal patrol vessel to El Salvador, another example of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by the Commander of the United States Southern Command Admiral Craig S. Faller; the Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes; and the Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral René Francis Merino Monroy. The vessel…

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US Embassy Statement Regarding the Visiting Forces Agreement

June 2, 2020 – On June 1, the Government of the Philippines notified the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines of its decision to suspend termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. The United States welcomes the Philippine government’s decision. Our long-standing alliance has benefited both countries, and we look forward to continued close security and defense cooperation with the Philippines.

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