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Int’l group backs PH in sea dispute with China

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This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A global association of political parties has condemned China’s aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), in a move the Philippines hailed as an “international expression of support” for its claim on isles in the disputed territory.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Talks for US troops’ presence in PH still ongoing

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President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barrack Obama. INQUIRER and AP file photo

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said details were being worked out for a framework agreement that would allow the increased rotational presence of US troops in the Philippines—but it was not being rushed for completion in time for the visit of US President Barack Obama in April.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino welcomes winter ‘escapees’

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

They traded the bitterly cold winter for a relatively mild chilly weather.

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

Abuse of Filipino ‘illegals’ in Sabah probed

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday summoned Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya over reports of alleged abuses against Filipinos in Sabah, Malaysia, following a nationwide crackdown on illegal migrants by the Malaysian authorities.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fishery deal a chance to solve sea row–Angara

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Sen. Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pursuing joint fishery agreements with China is a “window of opportunity” for peacefully resolving the Philippines’ dispute with its increasingly powerful neighbor over territories in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace aide says no permit needed to fish in high seas

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Filipinos do not need to ask China’s permission to fish in the West Philippine Sea.

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

Del Rosario staying put

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Amid rumors that he was about ready to quit the Cabinet, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario made his presence felt in Malacañang on Wednesday when President Aquino received the credentials of eight new nonresident ambassadors-designate to the country.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PNB gets Marcos loot in Singapore

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Ferdinand Marcos. AP FILE PHOTO

The decision of Singapore’s top court to recognize the right of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) to hold in trust the $23 million seized from the estate of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos does not jeopardize the legal position of the Philippine government, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino hails John Kerry assurance of US support

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

The renewed US commitment to the security of the Philippines made by US Secretary of State John Kerry is music to President Aquino’s ears.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino proposes 2-track approach to sea disputes

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President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday called for a peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in Asia by pursuing action in accordance with international law.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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