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China claiming another reef; PH files new protest

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FLAG FLIES HIGH on Philippine territory as troops proudly salute at flag-raising rites on Pagasa Island during the country’s 116th Independence Day celebration on Thursday. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PHILIPPINE NAVY

The Philippines has filed a new diplomatic protest against China over its land reclamation on McKennan (Hughes) Reef in the Spratly group of islands, which is indisputably within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tells PH off on reef reclamation, says ‘it’s none of your business’

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei  PHOTO FROM CHINA-EMBASSY.ORG

That was China’s response to the Philippines’ report of the discovery of further Chinese land reclamation on reefs in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Tacloban Declaration’ on disaster preparedness drawn up

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. FILE PHOTO

In the end, the message was clear: Everyone has a stake in building more resilient communities, and the world must act now so that lives would be spared from the “new normal” of mega-disasters.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Pressing for legal, peaceful and diplomatic solutions. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to act on China’s new incursions next week after getting more info

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to announce in the coming week its decided course of action on reported activities by Chinese vessels in the reefs within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the disputed Spratly Islands, even as authorities continued to confirm the nature of the reported incursions.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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