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Basilan boy is now US city mayor

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ANTONIO Cartagena , Basilan born and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,  is now the mayor of Walnut, an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California. AJPRESS PHOTO

Filipinos are slowly making their mark in the political realm in the United States. In California alone, a number of Fil-Ams have secured positions in the corridors of power, where they can create positive change for the Filipino community in the Golden State.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA back to regular passport processing next week

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OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to revert to its normal passport processing schedule on Tuesday following the completion of maintenance work on the e-passport system, which had extended the waiting time for passport applicants from April 1.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s a ‘test of sanity,’ says Ayungin soldier

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Members of the Ayungin Marines pay a courtesy call to Vice President Jejomar Binay at Coconut Palace. FRANCES MANGOSING/INQUIRER.net

“Don’t lose hope,” a soldier previously assigned at BRP Sierra Madre tells future men who will be assigned there.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Can’t force China to comply–Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even if a United Nations arbitration tribunal were to rule in its favor on the West Philippine Sea dispute, the Philippines cannot compel China to comply with the ruling, Malacañang said on Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, US renew defense talks

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States (US) resumed talks Thursday on the enhanced defense cooperation agreement, part of which involves the increased rotational presence of US troops in the country.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, US rush defense talks for Obama visit this month

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The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s (in photo) visit to the country. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH-US defense talks to tackle humanitarian aid

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

Humanitarian assistance and disaster response will be tackled as the Philippines and United States resume on Thursday the eighth round of negotiations for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Canada vows to resolve issue on toxic waste shipment

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Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder. FILE PHOTO

The Canadian Embassy said that it will resolve the importation of 50 container vans filled with toxic waste into the Philippines that came from Canada and intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last February.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Amnesty International hails SC ruling on RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An international human rights group praised the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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