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Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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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 FILE PHOTO

The mayor of Kalayaan town, in the Spratlys, on Friday said he would encourage Filipino fishermen to ignore China’s new rules that require foreign fishermen to seek permission from Chinese regional authorities before venturing out into the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Legislators seek answers on US eavesdropping

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ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio: Is the US snooping on government communications? Photo from congress.gov.ph

“Did the United States eavesdrop on President Aquino just like it did on other world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel?”

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No escaping China for Aquino, Obama

President Aquino and US President Barack Obama. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

Defense cooperation, including China’s incursions into Philippine territory, will top the agenda of President Aquino’s meeting with US President Barack Obama during the latter’s two-day visit to the country next month.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to seek investments, tourists in Burma

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino and some members of his Cabinet will fly to Burma (Myanmar) on Friday to seek foreign capital and tourism dollars at the annual gathering of global leaders from business and politics–the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia–which convenes in Naypyitaw, the new Burmese capital city and administrative center.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace: US bases to return only in cases of ‘war,’ ‘emergency’

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Sunday the possible return of United States military bases to the country as stated by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin was a “mere scenario in case of an extreme emergency” arising from the Korean crisis.

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