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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 »

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