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Women lawmakers off to China

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Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, which remains among the top tourist destinations in China. AP

Despite heightened tensions with China, the House of Representatives has sent a 12-member, all-woman delegation to meet senior communist leaders in the Mainland.

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

Superior berates ‘crying’ climate exec Saño

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Naderev Saño. AP FILE PHOTO

While the rest of the world was rooting for Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño when he made a tearful plea at the United Nations conference to stave off global warming, his boss was reprimanding him for crying in public and staging a hunger strike in the Warsaw forum, saying that such actions “had (their) proper place.”

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militant solons fear ‘unli’ access to PH bases

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Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant lawmakers on Friday expressed fears of “unli” (unlimited) access of American and Japanese forces to military bases in the Philippines.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, Taiwan on way to mending relations

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Chen Wen-chi (left), from Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice of the Department of International and Cross-Strait Legal Affairs, listens as Chen Ming-tang, deputy minister of Taiwan’s Justice Ministry, speaks while holding a picture showing a bullet found in the fishing vessel after it was attacked by Philippine coastguards, killing a Taiwanese fisherman, during a press conference in Taipei on May 19, 2013.  AFP /MANDY CHENG

The Philippines and Taiwan are on the way to restoring their good relations after Friday’s breakthrough fishery meeting aimed at preventing the recurrence of violent confrontations in overlapping waters, Manila’s representative to Taipei said Monday.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US must pay more, say 2 Senate candidates

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 and released by the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the bow of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is lifted by a crane during a continuing salvage operation off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. The ship ran aground before dawn on Jan. 17, damaging coral reef. AP/Philippine Coast Guard

The US Navy is not yet off the hook in the Tubbataha Reef, as Sen. Loren Legarda will not allow it to sail away even after it pays $1.4 million for the damage the grounding of the USS Guardian has caused to the protected marine park in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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