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PH soldiers’ courage hailed

STANDING THEIR GROUND IN STANDOFF  This handout photo taken in October 2013 shows the officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Golan Heights during their sendoff ceremony at Army headquarters in Manila.  The photo was released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office on Friday, as news broke about heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers defying Syrian rebels in a stand-off at the Golan Heights hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Class suit mulled vs Baguio lawmaker


Citizens’ groups here have begun planning a class suit against Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. for his alleged role in building an illegal road inside a watershed that led to the pollution of a water source of the city.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

‘It is getting worse’: 12 Chinese ships monitored inside PH’s EEZ

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The Philippine Air Force monitored 10 to 12 Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the West Philippine Sea on maritime patrol missions, sensing haste in Chinese activity in disputed waters. This has prompted Manila to seek an expeditious ruling by a United Nations tribunal on its challenge to Beijing’s expansive claim over the South China Sea.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China building airstrip on reef in PH waters

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The Philippines has protested China’s reclamation of land on a reef in the West Philippine Sea that can be used to build an airstrip or an offshore military base, in yet another provocative move by Beijing in the disputed waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tops Asean agenda

Graphic on contested claims in the South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III (inset). AFP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday vowed to press anew for the rule of law in resolving territorial conflicts at the annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders, which opens here Sunday amid a surge of tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »