6 months 35th PH-US Balikatan exercise opens Monday MB
By Francis Wakefield About 4,000 Philippine troops, 3,500 American soldiers, and 50 Austra­lian Defence Force (ADF) members will participate in the biggest annual military exercise between the United States and the Philippines known as “Balikatan” which opens Monday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Filipino Soldiers launch a joint amphibious landing with US Soldiers on the shores of Casiguran, Aurora as part of the Civil Military activities from the sea of the 17th US-Philippines Balikatan exercises. (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim will be the guest of honor and speaker in ... more