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No US troops in PH as SC reviews defense pact

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia.  INQUIRER.net/Matikas Santos

No troops from the United States will be coming to the Philippines yet as the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is being questioned before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What successful Fil-Ams tell young Filipinos to do

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Ten young Filipino-American delegates from the US are in the Philippines for the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro). They shared ten pieces of advice for young Filipinos on how they can also succeed. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Instead of dragging each other down because of crab mentality, we should bring each other up. This was one of the many pieces of advice 10 young Filipino-Americans offered for the Filipino youth when they came to the Philippines for a five-day immersion program as part of the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) of the Philippine Embassy in the United States (US).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No Filipinos on crashed Taiwanese plane

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Taiwan Plane Crash

No Filipinos were onboard the Taiwanese airplane that crashed Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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

Other countries where Crisis Alert Levels are up

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Over the past weeks several countries in the Middle East have been rocked by violence, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to raise Crisis Alert Levels and urge overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to return to the Philippines.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon ‘Henry’

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Typhoon Matmo (locally named Henry in the Philippines) churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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