PH-US joint military exercises kick off in Luzon
The joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States kicked off Monday in Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
While the opening ceremony of the 34th Balikatan was held in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Nolcom said all the exercises would be conducted in different venues in Norther Luzon, particularly in Zambales and Tarlac, until May 18.
Among the activities lined up for the joint exercises include the Command Post Exercise (CPX), Joint Inter-Operability Event (JIOE), Combined Inter-Operability Event (CIOE) and the Humanitarian Civil Assistance (HCA).
But the AFP has banned the media from covering the amphibious landing training in San Antonio in Zambales on May 9 and the combined arms live fire exercise in Tarlac on May 15.
Nolcom assured the safe and successful conduct of the Balikatan as it coordinated with all the stakeholders in different sites in Northern and Central Luzon.
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