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Biazon wants pay for UN duty clarified

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon has asked the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to clarify reports that Filipino peacekeepers on the Golan Heights are not fairly paid because their superiors get the bigger slice of the monthly United Nations compensation package.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Women lawmakers off to China

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

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

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 »