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German Chancellor Merkel backs PH stance on China row

LAST STOP IN EUROPE  President Aquino converses with Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel upon arrival at the Federal Chancellery on Friday. The President flies to the United States on Sunday for a sentimental journey to Boston and to address the United Nations. RYAN LIM/ MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Add another world power among those calling for international arbitration to resolve disputes in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA lowers alert levels for Israel, Palestine

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the U.N. observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future — and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East — in doubt.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Citing that the security situation in Israel and Palestine has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered its alert levels.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino asks Europe for support in South China Sea dispute with Beijing

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, welcomes Benigno Aquino III, President of the Phillippines, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They will discuss the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

President Benigno Aquino III called on Europe to stand behind the Philippines in its campaign for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Teach for the Philippines: Teacher training through an exchange mentoring program

teach for the PH

“One who dares to teach must never cease to learn,” American librarian John Cotton Dana, once said. In order to learn, one must continuously expose himself to various things and experiences. Trying out new things not only entails learning, but also broadens one’s perspective.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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The month that changed Filipino-American history


From the time Filipinos first landed in Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587 to the present, no other month has held more significance for Filipinos in America than September 1965, when three major historic events occurred.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »