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Can’t force China to comply–Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even if a United Nations arbitration tribunal were to rule in its favor on the West Philippine Sea dispute, the Philippines cannot compel China to comply with the ruling, Malacañang said on Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino pushes defense dialogue with Singapore

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A TOAST TO SINGAPORE’S GENEROSITY.  President Aquino toasts Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, thanking him in Malacañang on Thursday for  Singapore’s post-“Yolanda” help. Tan, here on a four-day visit, flies to Western Samar on Saturday to deliver medical supplies to Basey District Hospital.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Facing an increasingly aggressive China, President Aquino on Thursday proposed a defense dialogue with Singapore to boost the two countries’ military defense ties, during visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s courtesy call at Malacañang.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Joker Arroyo asks: Did PH give Sabah up?

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Senator Joker Arroyo

If only to allay any public concerns, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) should reveal if the Sabah claim played a part in the Malaysia-brokered peace talks, former Sen. Joker Arroyo said Monday.

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

PH not giving up Sabah over Malaysia’s help in peace talks with MILF — Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Philippines didn’t dangle Sabah as a concession to Malaysia for facilitating talks that culminated in a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Western allies back peace deal with MILF

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird (AP FILE PHOTO), Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (AP FILE PHOTO), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (AP FILE PHOTO), United Kingdom’s Secretary of State William Hague (Photo from gov.uk)

The international community on Friday offered to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed on Thursday by the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Najib: Today belongs to the Philippines

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PALACE GUESTS  The wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak signs the Malacañang guest book against the backdrop of Juan Luna’s Blood Compact as Najib, President Aquino and his sister Kris watch. The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro holds the promise of a “better future,” Najib said on Thursday.  RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro holds the promise of a “better future,” but the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front must not waver in seeing through its completion, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hundreds invited to signing of Bangsamoro accord

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has invited more than 1,000 guests, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, to next Thursday’s signing of the comprehensive peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Senator Santiago seeks probe of imported garbage

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is seeking an inquiry into the importation of waste materials from Canada which were misdeclared as scrap plastic materials.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI rice probe goes beyond ‘David Tan’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said that the National Bureau of Investigation was expanding its investigation of rice smuggling “beyond the case of David Bangayan aka David Tan.”

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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