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‘Modest’ progress in Kuala Lumpur talks

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Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) apparently need more time to craft a “mutually acceptable” draft law that would carve a new, autonomous Bangsamoro homeland in southern Philippines.

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

PH won’t drive Chinese ships away from Spratlys

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Malacañang ruled out Saturday the deployment of Navy vessels to drive away Chinese ships purportedly reclaiming land in at least two disputed reefs in the Spratly Islands, as Vietnam had done weeks ago.

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

New OWWA chief named

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President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Labor Assistant Secretary Rebecca Calzado to head the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the agency that promotes the interest of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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

Nations to adopt Tacloban Declaration

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Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, addresses delegates at the opening of the ASEM Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines’ successes and frustrations in the face of disasters was in the spotlight on Thursday as the country hosted the Asia-Europe Meeting’s (Asem) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management (DRRM), an event that is drawing lessons from Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which is seen to set the stage for the United Nations’ global disaster meeting in Sendai, Japan, next year.

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

Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

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

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