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Fil-Am student gifts ecstatic Aquino with Harvard T-shirt

NOVEL WELCOME President Aquino gets a heckling—and a
shirt—after delivering his policy speech at John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University in Massachusetts. EDWIN BACASMAS

No sooner had President Benigno Aquino III wished he had something to remember the private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by when he received a cool gift from a young Filipino-American.

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

Aquino home after 12-day EU tour, US nostalgic trip

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE  President Aquino with his former neighbor, Rebecca Vallete, a professor of Boston College. Vallete waited until she finally talks with the President at the facade of Aquino’s former house in Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts on Sept. 22.  EDWIN BACASMAS

President Aquino returned to Manila Thursday night after a 12-day tour of Europe and the United States, bringing home pledges of investment from foreign businesses and possibilities of “making dreams come true.”

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino doubles security due to ‘credible threat’ vs Pope

Pope Francis. AP

President Aquino on Tuesday said he expected stepped up measures by the Presidential Security Group to protect Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year amid a news report in Italy of a possible threat against the Pontiff by Islamic militants.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to UN: End long debates, act now to stop perils of climate change

Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, speaks during the United Nations Climate Summit, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at U.N. headquarters.  AP PHOTO/JOHN MINCHILLO

President Aquino on Tuesday called on nations to end a protracted debate and work together to save the world from the perils of climate change.

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

Fil-Am activists in New York heckle Aquino

Benigno Aquino III (2)

President Benigno Aquino III was heckled by individuals who appeared to belong to US-based Filipino militant organizations during his visit to Columbia University on Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday morning in Manila).

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