Kaycee Valmonte
Kaycee Valmonte

Kaycee Valmonte has been a reporter for Philstar.com since March 2022. She covers foreign affairs/geopolitics, migration, human rights, and elections.

Before joining Philstar, Kaycee covered the Philippine stock market, listed companies, and the property sector for Southeast Asia's oldest business daily, BusinessWorld. She also wrote for the ABS-CBN News Channel and served as editor for The LaSallian, the official student publication of De La Salle University-Manila.

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Biggest Balikatan to highlight 'whole-of-alliance' defense approach — analysts
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 27, 2023 - 12:01pm
This year’s exercises will see the participation of 17,680 soldiers, which include 12,000 American troops, 5,000 Filipino soldiers, and 111 Australian troops. This is nearly twice as many as last year’s...
News from home: Hong Kong OFWs protest possible regulation, Qatar building collapse
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 26, 2023 - 5:51pm
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad.
Philippines, China touch base on opportunities for maritime cooperation
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 26, 2023 - 12:09pm
Lazaro said the Philippines “looks forward to a time that the news would no longer report on Philippines-China maritime incidents, but instead focus on mutually beneficial endeavors.”
Coast Guard, French Navy hold drill in waters off Pangasinan
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 24, 2023 - 2:35pm
The PCG’s BRP Capones (MRRV-4404) and French Navy frigate FS Prairial (F731) participated in the PASSEX, conducting flashing light drills, semaphore drills, and flag hoist drills
Philippines, China again stress 'friendly dialogue' on South China Sea issues
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 24, 2023 - 2:02pm
The Philippines and China stress the need to address maritime issues “diplomatically” as Chinese diplomats are in Manila for a series of talks with their Philippine counterparts.
China: Philippines among ‘first to benefit’ from Chinese modernization
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 23, 2023 - 3:11pm
A delegation led by Chinese Vice Foreign Minsiter Sun Weidong is currently is Manila for the 23rd Philippines-China Foreign Ministry Consultations, the last reiteration of which was held in 2019.
HK OFWs protest proposed policy to keep them from leaving bad employers
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 22, 2023 - 6:18pm
UNIFIL-Migrante HK said they will be joining other groups for a big protest action on May 1, while a petition will be launched on Sunday to get more support from the public.
Comelec to release transmission logs of 2022 polls 'to erase doubts'
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 21, 2023 - 5:18pm
Comelec Chairman George Erwin Garcia in a letter dated March 20 said they will be releasing transmission logs “to erase doubts as to the transmission of the votes in the first hour after the close of polls”...
Philippines, US defense chiefs condemn China’s ‘gray-zone activities’
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 21, 2023 - 10:06am
The Philippines and the United States once again stand together to condemn China’s illegal activities in the South China Sea that go against a 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, flexing...
As officials break ground for Basa airbase rehab, specific EDCA sites dangled again
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 20, 2023 - 6:17pm
The rehabilitation of the 2,800-meter runway will cost USD 25 million (P1.373 billion), while improvements for the airbase are pegged USD 2.8 million (P153.776 million) and creating the wing operations center will...
Coast Guard ready for probes into MT Princess Empress permit issues
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 20, 2023 - 3:52pm
"We are not shying away from responsibility, we are open to investigations. In fact, we appreciate the investigations because that will be a good avenue also for people to come forward and share what happened when...
Coast Guard looks to US, Japan to help contain Oriental Mindoro spill
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 20, 2023 - 2:58pm
"Getting the sunken ship is not part of the plan," Coast Guard Rear Adm. Armand Balilo told reporters. "What we’re initially planning is to patch up a hole in the ship, if there’s any, and then...
News from home: Growing remittances, lengthy airport immigration interviews
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 19, 2023 - 5:41pm
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad.
Philippines express support for AUKUS as it promotes ‘regional peace, stability’
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 16, 2023 - 5:12pm
The statement comes just days after Australia announced plans to purchase up to five US nuclear-powered submarines in the next years and work with the UK and the US to build its own vessels.
Civic space in Philippines 'repressed', global civil society study says
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 16, 2023 - 11:44am
The latest edition notes a concerning development around the world, with 117 out of the 197 countries monitored facing "severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms."
News from home: P10,000 aid for Saudi claimants, ‘anti-seafarer’ provisions in bill
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 13, 2023 - 10:53am
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad.
News from home: Looming transport strike, another death by hazing
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 5, 2023 - 5:43pm
From transport groups planning announcing a strike to protest the government’s push to replace the traditional jeepney phaseout to news of another student dying in fraternity hazing rites — these were...
Malaysia PM Anwar: ASEAN should not remain silent over Myanmar
by Kaycee Valmonte - March 2, 2023 - 6:22pm
"In all honesty, I believe that non-interference is not a license for indifference," Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said in a public lecture on Thursday.
Kalayaan LGU turns to tourism, game fishing in tense West Philippine Sea
by Kaycee Valmonte - February 28, 2023 - 7:00pm
Kalayaan aims to be a “special zone for tourism and marine fisheries” by 2040 despite the ongoing geopolitical tensions within the West Philippine Sea.
News from home: OFWs vs racist Hong Kong lawmakers, EDSA commemoration
by Kaycee Valmonte - February 26, 2023 - 5:56pm
From updates on kababayans affected in the Türkiye quake to an employees’ union’s successful bid for an increase in wages amid soaring inflation rates — these were among our headlines and news...
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