Expanded deal, which allows US access to at least nine military bases, was made following a meeting between Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Philippines sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic as well as volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
Washington is reportedly seeking access to more bases in the Southeast Asian nation’s western coast facing the South China Sea and in northern Luzon across the sea from the Taiwan Strait.
The ICC said it had granted its prosecutor's request to reopen an investigation into drug war killings and other suspected rights abuses.
The SF-260 plane was on a training flight on Wednesday from Sangley airport in Cavite province, south of Manila, when it plummeted into a rice field in Bataan province.
The tax court says in its ruling it acquitted 2021 Nobel laureate because of the prosecution's failure to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
At least 27 people have died in storms across the country since the start of the year, with more than 83,000 currently sheltering in evacuation centres,
An estimated two billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year, which corresponds to the first new moon of the lunar calendar that occurs between late January to early February.
The appointment of military chiefs is a touchy decision in a military that has a history of restiveness, failed coup attempts, past corruption scandals and accusations of human rights violations.
Amid lingering dispute on overlapping claims in the South China Sea, Chinese leader welcomes his Philippine counterpart, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who is visiting Beijing for the first time as president.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos' visit "will focus on an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern", China's foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin says.
Rescuers search for 19 people still missing more than a week after heavy rains hit central and southern regions of the country as the death toll climbs to 51.
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