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Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

President Benigno S. Aquino III AP

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Mission accomplished’: Aquino ends Europe trip, heads for Boston

President Benigno S. Aquino III at a forum in Berlin with members of the Philippine media before he left for Boston. Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III ended his weeklong European trip on Saturday convinced that he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Voilà! Filipino-speaking monsieur surprises Aquino

Cartoon, September 20, 2014

He stands 6-foot-4 (1.9 meters) and is a dead ringer for NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Not only that, he speaks fluent Filipino.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino rules out China attack

In this March 30, 2014, file photo, Philippine Marines raise the Philippine flag on the first day of their deployment on the dilapidated navy ship LT57 BRP Sierra Madre at the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, off the West Philippine Sea. The Philippines on Monday, Aug. 18, slammed what it called China’s “illegitimate sovereignty patrols” of Philippine waters, following President Aquino’s revelation that two Chinese research vessels had been spotted on oil-rich Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

President Benigno Aquino III is not convinced that China would go to the extent of attacking the Philippines despite what he considered its “emerging pattern of aggression” in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Paris welcomes Aquino

Aquino arrives at the Orly Airport in France to begin his two-day official visit                 MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Twenty-five years after the historic visit of the late President Corazon Aquino, her only son got his own taste of a Parisian welcome.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »