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Trillanes says senators briefed about new military accord with US

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senators were briefed almost at every turn on how the new PH-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement was taking shape, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senator hopes PH will also get same vow

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano hopes US President Barack Obama will categorically state that the United States will defend the Philippines if it is attacked by China over disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea.

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

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 »

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