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Kerry backs PH position to solve sea disputes under int’l law

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

The top foreign affairs official of the United States (US) had expressed his support for the Philippine position to solve its sea disputes with China under international law, as he noted that the Philippines and the US would continue to boost ties, particularly in security in defense.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

National Bookstore pulls out Chinese-made globes

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The Philippines’ largest bookstore chain has withdrawn Chinese-made globes showing Beijing’s claims to most of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) from its shelves, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH condemns North Korea nuke test

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The Philippine government on Tuesday condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s third nuclear test, and urged North Korea to desist from acts of provocation.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

DFA hopes China responds soon on arbitration case before UNCLOS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said that it hoped that China would make an official response to the arbitration case it filed before a tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), maintaining that the case would move forward should China refuse to do so.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA verifying reports of Filipino killed in cruise ship accident

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said that it was still verifying reports that a Filipino was among the five people reported killed after a lifeboat they were in fell into the sea from a cruise ship docked at the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands Sunday.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU to arrive in PH, boost support for Mindanao peace process

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A delegation from the European parliament will be in the Philippines this week to explore business opportunities in the country and boost the European Union’s (EU) support for the Mindanao peace process, the EU’s office in Manila said in a statement Monday.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH eyes stronger economic ties with Cambodia—Binay

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday reiterated the Philippines resolve to strengthen economic ties with Cambodia, noting that officials from the country expressed great interest in signing agreements for cooperation.

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

PH draws German backing on sea disputes with China

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Guido Westerwelle AP

A German foreign minister on Thursday expressed his country’s support for the Philippine position to solve its sea disputes with China under international law, saying that peaceful resolution was best for the two countries.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, US reaffirm probe on Tubbataha grounding incident

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Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The Philippines and the United States (US) on Tuesday reiterated their pledge to cooperate in investigating the cause of the grounding incident at the protected Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, saying that both countries agreed that preventing further damage to the reef remained a top priority.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

German foreign minister to visit PH, will discuss bilateral, trade ties

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Guido Westerwelle AP

A German foreign minister will be in Manila to discuss bilateral, trade and regional ties with Philippine officials, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Monday.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Europe,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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