US and counter-terrorism

US and counter-terrorism

Before China became a prominent security concern, the United States used terrorism as a way to continue engaging the Philippines, expanding its presence in the country. In 2002, after the 9/11 attack in New York and in Washington, the United States deployed 1,000...
Afghan refugees

Afghan refugees

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed it was holding talks with the United States to take thousands of Afghanistan refugees escaping from the Taliban regime. Afghans, who had served before under the US military that occupied parts of the violence-prone...
Lessons from September 11

Lessons from September 11

The United States military shocked and awed the Taliban forces in Kabul, swiftly retaliating against radical Islamists for giving Osama bin Laden a safe haven in Afghanistan after the World Trade Center attack in New York in 2001.Twenty years later, it was the...
First batch of stranded OFWs return from Afghanistan

First batch of stranded OFWs return from Afghanistan

The first batch of stranded overseas Filipino workers in Afghanistan have just arrived in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.The said 22 Filipinos arrived from London and are currently undergoing the mandatory quarantine, the DFA...