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

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Comfort women. AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

2 women share a wound that never heals, disappears

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TWO OF A KIND Edita Burgos and Ng Shui Meng cross paths in a global conference here against forced disappearances. JOAN BONDOC

They are two hearts missing a part, brought together by the same goal: That someday, no mother, wife, friend or family member would experience the same uncertainty and “torture” they continue to endure for losing a loved one.

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

PH gets Singapore backing in sea dispute

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The Philippines welcomed on Wednesday Singapore’s statement emphasizing the rule of law towards resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, reflecting the neighboring city-state’s support for the country’s call to peacefully settle the issue amid escalating tensions with China.

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

‘It is getting worse’: 12 Chinese ships monitored inside PH’s EEZ

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Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Air Force monitored 10 to 12 Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the West Philippine Sea on maritime patrol missions, sensing haste in Chinese activity in disputed waters. This has prompted Manila to seek an expeditious ruling by a United Nations tribunal on its challenge to Beijing’s expansive claim over the South China Sea.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW ban, evacuation from Iraq on

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Hans Leo Cacdac

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday raised crisis alert level 3 for Philippine citizens in Iraq amid the worsening unrest in that country, initiating a voluntary evacuation for Filipinos except in the autonomous northern region of Kurdistan which has largely been spared from the trouble.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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