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Lack of Senate quorum results in ‘walkout’ by envoys

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Santiago, Bello to file joint resolution seeking end to visiting forces agreement

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

A senator and a congressman are set to file on Monday a joint resolution calling for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Colorum’ planes flying PH skies

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Secretary Panfilo Lacson, the presidential assistant for recovery and rehabilitation, is one of the speakers at the ongoing 2nd Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

We’ve heard of colorum jeepneys and buses, but colorum airplanes?

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sen. Arroyo on US, China elections: ‘Let’s not hope for anything’

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Sen. Joker Arroyo

Filipinos could chew their knuckles to the bone as they await the outcomes of the elections in the US and China but whoever wins in either contest would have no great bearing on the countries’ foreign policy vis-à-vis the Philippines.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Sotto: Let’s learn China lessons

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Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER file photo

Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto on Thursday said suggestions to lift China’s one-child policy because of its adverse effects to Chinese society should serve as a warning to proponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Santiago: Enrile may have revealed state secrets

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile may have compromised state secrets when he read on the Senate floor the notes supposedly written by Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady after a heated confrontation with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV last week.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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