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UK to screen Filipino visa applicants for TB

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The United Kingdom (UK) Border Agency on Thursday announced that it would be implementing an additional requirement of pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening for UK visa applicants in the Philippines.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Philippines expects to get 10 Japanese patrol boats

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Tuesday it expects to get 10 new Japanese patrol boats within 18 months, as it tries to strengthen its sea defense capabilities amid a deepening territorial row with China.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Body of Filipino killed in cruise ship mishap to be repatriated, says DFA

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said that the remains of the Filipino seafarer who died in a lifeboat drill of a cruise ship docked in Spain’s Canary Islands would be repatriated back to the country soon and that Philippine authorities in Spain were closely monitoring the investigation of the case.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 OFW survivors, 4 fatalities in Algeria siege to arrive Tuesday–DFA

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The Japanese government plane which carries the bodies of nine Japanese victims and seven Japanese survivors in last week's hostage taking at a remote Algerian gas plant, arrives at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said that four Filipinos who survived the siege of a remote natural gas plant by Islamic militants in Algeria was scheduled to arrive Tuesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH seeks international support for arbitration case against China

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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.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said that it would pursue its move to challenge China’s nine-dash claims to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) before an arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), saying that the next important step in the proceedings is the formation of the five-member arbitral panel to deal with the case.

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

US business execs to arrive in PH for ‘greater’ trade, investment

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High-ranking business officials from companies in the United States (US) will be in Manila this week to discuss “greater trade and investment with the Philippines,” the country’s embassy in the US said on Monday.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US vows to help assess damage to coral reefs

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The United States said it will continue to work with the Philippine government as it apologized for any damage that its minesweeper has caused when it ran aground the Tubbataha Reef off Palawan last week.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines blasts China anew over patrol in West Philippine Sea

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The Philippines on Friday reiterated its calls for respect to its maritime domains in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), saying that it “strongly objects” to Chinese patrol of these areas.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH mourns death of Sen. Inouye, ‘champion’ of Filipino war vets

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Tuesday joined other nations in mourning for the death of US Senator Daniel Inouye and commended how the legislator was “a true friend and an invaluable champion of the Philippines in the United States Congress.”

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, PH to hold strategic talks amid tensions in disputed sea

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This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP PHOTO/ Kayalaan Municipal office / HO

The Philippines and the United States will be holding strategic bilateral talks on defense and the rule of law amid heightened tensions in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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