By Ey Acasio
Manila Standard Today, Saturday, April 2, 2011
Philippine Marines march towards the Philippine Navy headquarters in Manila for their deployment in the annual Balikatan joint military exercise this year in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog regions. t least 6,000 US troops are expected to be in the country this month for the war exercises to join the 2,000 Filipino troops for the 10-day exercise. This year's exercise include a "unilateral planning exercise" at the Armed Forces' Western Command headquarters in Puerto Princesa City.