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Lack of Senate quorum results in ‘walkout’ by envoys


The Senate appeared to have embarrassed itself in front of foreign diplomats on Thursday after it fell short of the one vote required to ratify three extradition treaties being monitored by the envoys.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago bats for PH risk management strategy in Korean Peninsula

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The only thing the Philippines can do in case of an environmental, health and agricultural devastation in the face of North Korean threats to fire nuclear missiles at the United States and Pyongyang’s neighbors is draft a risk management strategy, according to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Money laundering, financial fraud to undermine PH economy—IMF

Senate blue ribbon chairman Teofisto Guingona III said the perception that Filipino banks have been accommodating deposits from illegal transactions “affect investors’ perception on whether or not we have a safe banking system.

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recent warning that money laundering and other illegal finance-related activities could undermine a country’s financial system has made it urgent for Congress to pass the second round of amendments to the Anti-Money Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China testing waters with US with provocative acts – Santiago

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

China is “literally testing the waters” to see how far it can go in provoking America’s tolerance with the plan to board foreign ships as an act of asserting its claim over virtually the entire South China Sea.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kasambahay law lives up to PH commitment under int’l treaty

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Once signed into law, the Kasambahay will solidify Philippines’ adherence to a global agreement that sets labor standards for domestic workers.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »