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SC: No to US payment for damages in Tubbataha Reef accident

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to require the USS Guardian to pay for damages when it ran aground and damaged the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

In a decision penned by Associate Justice Martin Villarama, the high court said damages should be made in a separate civil suit as provided under the writ of kalikasan.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 Chinese in P7B drug bust face raps

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Government authorities on Monday filed charges before the Department of Justice against four Chinese nationals arrested in two separate raids in Pampanga last week that led to the seizure of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P7 billion.

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

PH nurse cleared of MERS-CoV

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) announced Friday that the Filipina nurse who initially tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) when she left Saudi Arabia is not infected.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG men in Balintang shooting plead not guilty

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Six of the seven Philippine Coast Guard personnel facing homicide case in connection with the death of a Taiwanese fisherman last year entered a not guilty plea at their arraignment before the Batanes Regional Trial Court.

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

Coast Guard staff in Balintang Channel shooting seek dismissal of homicide raps

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The Philippine Coast Guard personnel charged with the death of a Taiwanese fisherman last year asked the Batanes regional trial court to dismiss the homicide case against them.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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