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China warned: Don’t try to tow away BRP Sierra Madre

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China was warned Thursday against trying to tow away the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal, as this could be considered an attack against the Philippines and prompt the United States to defend the country in keeping with their Mutual Defense Treaty. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

China was warned Thursday against trying to tow away the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal, as this could be considered an attack against the Philippines and prompt the United States to defend the country in keeping with their Mutual Defense Treaty.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH expands claim to include Ayungin

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PLAYTIME.  Philippine Marines, who have been staying for almost five months aboard the Philippine Navy ship BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal, pose for a local television news crew. A China Coast Guard ship earlier tried to block a vessel that brought supplies and replacement troops on Saturday.  AP

The Philippines, saying it was “defending what is legitimately ours,” filed Sunday a memorandum in the United Nations arbitration court on its territorial dispute with China, expanding its claim to include Ayungin Shoal, the current scene of confrontation between Manila and Beijing.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Raps filed in Taiwan fisher’s death

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Taiwanese investigators look at a portion of a ship involved in the alleged shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman as they ride a rubber boat with the Philippine Coast Guard while they continue their probe in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday May 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Eight officers and personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be charged with homicide for the May 2013 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel, an incident that strained ties between Manila and Taipei.

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

PH-China joint venture in EEZ ‘illegal’

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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC stops transfer of Korean fugitive

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The Supreme Court has stopped a Manila regional trial court from implementing its order allowing the transfer of custody of a wanted Korean national from the immigration bureau to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI rice probe goes beyond ‘David Tan’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said that the National Bureau of Investigation was expanding its investigation of rice smuggling “beyond the case of David Bangayan aka David Tan.”

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t won’t capitulate to HK demand for apology

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

Manila expressed on Thursday, regret over the move of Hong Kong to end visa-free visits by Filipino officials and stressed it could not give in to the latter’s demand for an apology for the 2010 deaths of Hong Kong Chinese tourists at the Quirino Grandstand bus hostage, a case which the Philippine government insisted had been brought to closure.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH embassy execs in Kuwait face trafficking raps

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A task force of the Department of Justice has recommended a preliminary investigation and the subsequent filing of charges of human trafficking and illegal recruitment against 12 people, including officials at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Speed up PH aid, UN tells donors

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Dec. 22, 2013. Ban called on donor countries to ramp up aid for the reconstruction program for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on donor countries to ramp up aid for the reconstruction program for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon lauds progress of PH gov’t peace talks with MILF

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon   PHOTO by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope on Sunday that the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would be able to sign a final peace agreement soon as it lauded the recent strides of Manila to make this possible.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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