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PH protests China water cannon attack

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Philippine Foreign Affairs Department spokesman Raul Hernandez  AP  FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Tuesday strongly protested China’s water cannon attack on Filipino fishermen in a disputed shoal nearly a month ago, citing how such acts “escalate tensions” and “threaten the peace” in the region.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese ships fire water cannon at PH fishers

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Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from a disputed shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs join ‘Walk 4 Freedom’ in US

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LA rally exposes “modern day slaves” in US PHOTO by Benny Uy

Former caregiver Angela Guanzon, 36, recalled her two-year nightmare at an elderly care facility in Long Beach, California, where she worked in slave-like conditions.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World offers more aid to Philippines

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Japanese Self Defense Force personnel arrive to coordinate relief efforts on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Tacloban City.   AP FILE PHOTO

World leaders have offered to help in the reconstruction of communities in the central Philippines destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”), Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

UN: Millions in the Visayas still hungry

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

There may still be millions of people in the Visayas who have yet to receive any assistance 10 days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across nine regions of the Philippines, the United Nations said on Monday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Our feet were chained’

Filipina domestic helper Amor Roxas (C), 46, weeps upon arriving at the Philippines' main international airport on Nov 4, 2013 as she recounts her ordeal after being expelled from Saudi Arabia, where an amnesty for illegal workers expired at the weekend. She is among 30 Filipinos who were deported from Riyadh a day after the amnesty ended, while thousands more without proper working permits remained trapped there, officials say. AFP FILE PHOTO

Thirty Filipino workers deported from Saudi Arabia arrived home on Monday and alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

UN seeks int’l aid for Bohol

Volunteers for and members of the Philippine Red Cross team carry goods that were transported through a boat after a bridge collapsed from a massive quake that hit Bohol. ALANAH TORRALBA/ IFRC

The United Nations on Friday appealed for $46.8 million (P2.01 billion) in international aid for more than 380,000 people in Bohol province now living in tents after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Central Visayas last week.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH buying SK fighter jets

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Move over. The big boys are coming. President Benigno Aquino III said the Philippines was close to finalizing a deal with a state-owned Korean aerospace firm to buy a squadron of FA-50 fighter jets worth P18.9 billion—a move seen to bolster the country’s aerial power and defend its territory in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No Obama? No problem

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday played down the absence of US President Barack Obama from two key regional meetings—the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Bali, Indonesia on Monday and Tuesday and the East Asia Summit in Brunei on Wednesday and Thursday—to be attended by the region’s leaders, including President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino defends use of bases by US, Japan

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President Aquino: Should he go or not? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino said for the first time on Tuesday that the United States and Japan would have access to the former US bases in the Philippines to be able to forge a “credible alliance” but dismissed Chinese claims that Manila was provoking Beijing.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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