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Itu Aba: On this rock stands PH suit against China

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A handout picture received from Taiwan’s National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. AFP file photo

Itu Aba, the “rock” that is the biggest land feature in the disputed Spratlys archipelago is really essential to the country’s arbitration case before the United Nations tribunal, according to Filipino experts on international maritime law.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Integrity issue’ vs SolGen: Legal strategy or disloyalty to country?

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A handout picture received from Taiwan’s National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. AFP file photo

Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs in Libya urged: Choose lives over jobs

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Herminio Coloma Jr.: Your life before your job.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lives first before jobs. Malacañang on Tuesday made this appeal to Filipinos in Libya as fighting between rival militias in the north African country intensified.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No mention of sea row with China good–DFA

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albert del rosario

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario does not feel slighted by President Aquino’s not mentioning the great strides his department has made in finding a peaceful resolution to the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian observer here to help gov’t, MILF thresh out differences

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Bangsamoro supporters. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Malaysian facilitator in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) arrived Saturday afternoon to observe the meeting between the two peace panels aimed at threshing out their differences over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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