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SC: No writ of kalikasan but US liable for reefs’ damage

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Though it said it had no jurisdiction over the case, the Supreme Court cited an international treaty and took the United States to task for its liabilities for the grounding last year of a US Navy minesweeper on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a delicate ecosystem in the Sulu Sea treasured for its rich marine biodiversity.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Trial of PCG men for fatal shooting of Taiwan fisher starts

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Taiwan government experts along with National Bureau of Investigation personnel are onboard the Philippine Coast Guard's (PCG) patrol boat Maritime Control Surveillance 3001, the patrol boat used by PCG when the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman happened, docked at a pier in Manila on May 28, 2013.   AFP FILE PHOTO

The trial of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) men accused in the shooting death of Taiwanese fisherman Hong Shi Cheng at the Balintang Channel in 2013 has started as the Batanes Regional Trial Court junked their bid to dismiss the charges.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Mad’ plan for educating kids

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They are in the business of giving, where the return on investment cannot be measured by digits in a bank account but by the brightness in the eyes of children given a chance to have a future.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Coast guards’ defense in case of Taiwan fisherman: Who died?

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Lawyers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel accused in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman at the Balintang Channel in May 2013 are contending that their clients have no case to answer as, essentially, no one was killed.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC junks anew ‘comfort women’s’ plea for Japan’s apology

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The Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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