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New senators, bishop voice concern over bases access plan

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Sen. Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang must first secure a commitment from the United States and other allies that they are prepared to defend the Philippines from external threats before the Senate considers an agreement that would allow foreign troops access to military bases in the country, junior senators said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senators seek probe of scandal

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Sen. Pia Cayetano and Sen. Vicente Sotto III FILE PHOTO

Outraged senators are calling for an inquiry into reports of the sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino migrant workers by Philippine Embassy officials in the Middle East.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago: Harassment of Filipinos in Taiwan may warrant MECO abolition

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago warned on Sunday that injuries sustained by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Taiwanese attackers could be considered “an act of aggression” that could serve as basis for the fold-up of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Angara honored by Japan

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Sen. Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Outgoing Sen. Edgardo J. Angara was conferred the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on Thursday, making him the third Filipino to be given what is said to be the highest distinction given by the Japanese government to an individual.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia may be violating freedom of Filipino media, says Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Sunday warned that Malaysia might be violating certain freedoms of Filipino journalists covering the Sabah crisis with its continued refusal to allow them access to persons they want to interview.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World Bank estimates losses due to corrupt acts at $1.3 trillion

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World Bank

An anticorruption crusader on Thursday cited a World Bank financial study that quantified the “devastating effect” of illicit financial flows through corruption at $1.3 trillion a year.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH hosts 5th int’l conference vs corruption

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BACKCHANNELS Delegates to the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (Gopac) exchange pleasantries with President Aquino during the opening of conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on Thursday. With the President are (from left) Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Sen. Edgardo Angara. LYN RILLON

President Aquino on Thursday rallied lawmakers from 80 countries attending a global conference against corruption to step up efforts to eliminate this modern-day evil.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate to host int’l antigraft conference

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guyito

Realizing the irony, some senators on Monday called for a ceasefire on the bitter exchange of words over their chamber’s realigned funds as the Philippines prepares to host a global anticorruption conference that begins Tuesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Sotto finds when it rains, it pours

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guyito

The issue, sir, is intellectual dishonesty, and no longer the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

3 senators seek probe of toxic waste dumping

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Photo taken form denr.gov.ph

Three senators on Monday filed separate resolutions calling for an investigation of the supposed dumping of toxic waste from a US Navy ship off the coast of Zambales province by a vessel owned by a Singapore-based multinational firm that allegedly did not have the required registration and permits to do so.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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