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Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio

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Filipino soldiers will have a chance to see the most powerful man in the world, US President Barack Obama, in the flesh.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme

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Delegates from across the United States for the first time will attend Filipino American leadership conferences that are under one, unified theme – “Your Move.”

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US

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The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines would like to inform the public that there is no truth to what appears to be an online news report that the United States has announced a “no visa’” policy for Filipinos.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it has not issued travel restriction to the Middle East in the wake of the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted

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Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. AP FILE PHOTO

It is only the beginning of the end. Malacañang on Thursday said that while the Hong Kong and Philippine governments have come to an agreement on the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, they are still working on the concerns of the victims and their families.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to get a clearance first before returning to the Philippines.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

With the United States assuring Japan and other Asian allies of support in their territorial disputes with China, Manila will seek a “clearer understanding” of its “strategic partnership” with Washington amid Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea when US President Barack Obama visits the country next week.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions

Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate following a car fire in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

On August. 23, 2010, eight Hong Kong people died after dismissed policeman Rolando Mendoza took a busload of Hong Kong tourists hostage in Manila, in a desperate attempt to be reinstated after losing his job over corruption allegations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour

ASIA TOUR STARTS US President Barack Obama is welcomed by US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday night. Obama is starting a four-nation Asia-Pacific region tour with a three-day state visit to Japan. He will also visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.  AP

US President Barack Obama’s travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed US commitment to the region, with an eye both to China’s rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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