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Santiago to PH gov’t: take caution in recognizing Crimea

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago cautioned the Philippines on Friday from taking a position whether or not to recognize Crimea but said the country may have a “working relationship” with the newly independent state.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay seeks probe into release of foreigner accused of molesting minor

Senator Nancy Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay is seeking an inquiry into the release of a British national, who has been accused of molesting a minor in Tarlac four years ago.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH extradition treaties with UK, India, Spain approved

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Voting 17 with no objection, the Senate on Tuesday concurred the ratification of separate extradition treaties between the Philippines and the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Spain.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Validate water cannon incident first, says Trillanes

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net/Noy Morcoso III

President Benigno Aquino III should convene the Cabinet Security Cluster to validate the reported firing of water cannon last month at Filipino fishermen in the disputed Panatag Shoal in Western Philippine Sea before taking appropriate actions, Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 senators support Aquino’s refusal to apologize to Hong Kong

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

At least three senators, including an opposition member, are behind President Benigno Aquino’s decision not to apologize for the 2010 hostage-taking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead with one legislator saying the government should not “succumb to threats.”

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Body of foreign journalist still in PH after kin waive right to claim


More than a month after he died, the body of veteran correspondent for Manila-based Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Barry Riddell has yet to be buried.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Recto wants use of travel tax, other fees to improve NAIA

Ninoy Aquino International Airport   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is proposing the use of travel tax and other fees collected from passengers to improve the security and condition of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Mom puts up bounty for missing daughter in Tacloban

Photo of missing 9-year-old Kassandra Mae Villanueva posted on her mother's Facebook account on November 14. Her mother, Jella Yu, is putting up a P20,000 bounty for Kassandra, who went missing after Supertyphoon Yolanda struck their house in Tacloban City last November 8.

“I know how to make bubble. I can swim a little.” This was nine-year-old Kassandra Mae Yu-Villanueva’s last message to her mother on Facebook a day before she disappeared when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) struck Leyte on November 8.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mandela a ‘humble’ leader–Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Drilon pays tribute to Mandela

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

The Senate joined the world on Friday in mourning the passing of South African leader Nelson Mandela whom Senate President Franklin Drilon described as a “potent for honor, courage and magnanimity.”

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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