Deepening the Security and Strategic Partnership
Promoting Economic Cooperation
Advancing People-to-People Ties
Enshrining Principles of Good Governance and Rule of Law
Through training programs, the U.S. State Department's Anti-Terrorism Assistance program has strengthened the counterterrorism capacity of the Philippine National Police. This includes establishing facilities for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training and a Forensics Laboratory used by police for post-blast investigations. This summer, the U.S. and Philippine Governments jointly will host an APEC workshop on measures to combat bus terrorism.