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Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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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

US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   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 »

Crane ship arrives at Tubbataha

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

One of the two lift cranes commissioned by the US Navy has arrived at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park to begin the removal of a grounded US minesweeper, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Abalos free to go on business trip

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Former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Detained former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Benjamin Abalos is free to go to Taiwan to purchase milkfish fingerlings for his aquaculture business, a Pasay court ruled.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nations must give more aid, says Albay governor


Albay Gov. Joey Salceda on Sunday bemoaned the tepid response of the international donor community to the Philippines’ plea for aid for close to a million victims of super Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha), saying that countries whose huge greenhouse emissions caused climate change should bear a bigger responsibility for its victims.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

IMF head meddling—Escudero

Sen. Chiz Escudero: Prioritize Filipinos’ welfare residing in Sabah. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The suggestion by a visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) official that text messages be taxed next is “skewed and unfeeling,” and is actually “foreign meddling,” said Sen. Francis Escudero, who vowed to block any bill on the matter.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino to bat for Moros in Europe


President Benigno Aquino will seek the support of European countries for a Bangsamoro region in Mindanao during the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) in Vientiane, Laos, next month.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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