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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 »

Regional cooperation to stop smuggling of fuel, says Osmeña

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Senator Sergio Osmeña III

Sen. Serge Osmeña said on Thursday the Philippines should seek regional cooperation to stop the entry of smuggled petroleum products into the country, reportedly mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia.

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

Santiago urges Sulu sultan: Bare true intentions

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says the sultanate of Sulu should first disclose its “true intentions” in its audacious attempt to retake Sabah—either to expand the territory of the Philippines or merely line the pockets of the royal family with money from higher compensation—before President Aquino can commit the country’s “meager” military resources to its territorial claim.

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

Philippines fines US Navy for ‘illegal entry’

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REEFS ON THE ROCKS A diver observes a sleeping shark on a ledge at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Made up of two atolls, Tubbataha’s vertiginous walls are home to 12 species of sharks. Overfished because of the sharks’ valuable fins, Tubbataha offers one of the last guaranteed shark dives in the world. Although protected year-round by armed rangers who are stationed in two-month shifts, the reefs were defenseless against the rude intrusion of a US minesweeper  three days ago when it  ran aground in the Unesco-named World Heritage Site. YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

The Philippines has fined the US Navy for “unauthorized entry” after an American minesweeper went aground on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in the Sulu Sea.

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

China open to joint oil dev’t in Recto Bank

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Chinese Ambassador to Manila, Ma Keqing. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and China may forge ahead with the joint exploration of oil and gas reserves in the West Philippine Sea, which the latter calls the South China Sea, even as their leaders continue to squabble over boundaries.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US officials seize Marcos properties worth P1B

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Former first lady Imelda R. Marcos

US authorities have seized a fresh cache of dollars, prime New York properties and paintings worth as much as P1 billion believed to be part of the hidden wealth plundered by Ferdinand Marcos during his two-decade rule, the Philippine Daily Inquirer learned Tuesday.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Stop gold tax, BIR urged

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AP file photo

Four lawmakers are urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to suspend the tax on gold as it has drastically reduced the volume of the metal sold by small-scale producers to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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