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Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unity of 3 branches of gov’t needed

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

The government needs the powers of all its three branches, not just the executive, to successfully deal with the persistent problem of smuggling in the country, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday.

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

80,000 seamen may lose jobs, warns Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

More than 80,000 Filipino seafarers stand to lose their jobs if a bill meant to improve the current system of overseeing maritime workers isn’t passed into law soon, Senate President Franklin Drilon warned over the weekend.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senators concerned about operations of Mexican drug cartel in PH

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A couple of senators expressed concern Friday about the alleged entry into the country of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, which is reputed to be the most powerful drug organization in the world today.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Engineer heads list of confirmed ambassadors

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who somehow ended up representing the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

CA confirms 16 ambassadors, including engineer to diplomatic post in Iraq

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Appointments confirmed, on Wednesday, the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who has been tapped to represent the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-US deal needs Senate OK–Senator Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An executive agreement covering the proposed increased rotational presence of American troops in the country will also need the Senate’s approval to be valid under Philippine laws, international law expert and constitutionalist Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

OFW to labor exec: Remember me?

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Three OFWs testify before the Senate investigating allegations of sexual harassment against labor and foreign affairs officials in the Middle East. INQUIRER.net File Photo

A labor official came face to face with three of his alleged victims who confronted him at the Senate on Thursday at a hearing into the sex-for-flight scandal in overseas labor offices.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Labor attaché under fire for coddling accused rapist

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Labor Attache Adam Musa of the Department of Foreign Affairs answers questions from the Senators during a public hearing on alleged sexual exploitation of Overseas Filipino Workers by certain embassy employees and officials posted in the Middle East.  PHOTO/JOSEPH VIDAL/PRIB

A labor attaché came under intense questioning at the Senate on Thursday over his alleged coddling of a Filipino driver accused of raping a 28-year-old runaway overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Court won’t honor US ruling vs Marcoses

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The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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