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Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea

In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen.  The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, issued a map of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone that includes a chain of disputed islands also claimed by Japan, triggering a protest from Tokyo. AP

Japan on Friday gave names to five uninhabited islets in an island group at the center of a territorial dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, sparking quick condemnation from Beijing.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am daredevil pleads guilty in One World Trade Center climb

Trade Center Climber

A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday (US time) in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No Limitation

SONA shouldn’t have been only about Aquino’s accomplishments

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For years now, Philippine presidents have been using the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) event primarily to make themselves look good. This is not to say that a president’s claimed accomplishments in his SONA speeches are untrue. In fact, in the case of President Benigno Simeon Aquino, I believe they are true. But with all [...]

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

The Filipino Exclusion Act of 1934

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According to federal immigration authorities, 52,193 “unaccompanied alien children” were apprehended on the Southwest border of the U.S. since October of 2013, nearly twice the number apprehended during the same period in the last year. This surge of children primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are spurring demands from congressional Republicans for Pres. Obama [...]

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palawan Court to issue verdict on Tubbataha intruders on Aug. 5

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MARINE PARADISE LOST A diver fins through a field of pristine soft leather corals at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Unfortunately, only about 3 percent of the Philippine coral reefs are in “excellent condition.” YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

The Palawan Court is set to issue its verdict on the 12 Chinese fishermen arrested last year after their vessel ran aground on Tubbataha Reef, a government prosecutor said Wednesday.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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