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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 »

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 »

Dealing with the Chinese pushback

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PEACE, MAN  A Philippine Marine soldier flashes the peace sign to a Chinese Coast Guard ship after it tried to block a resupply vessel from restocking the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal on March 29.  INQUIRER PHOTO

The Inquirer is running a series of articles on issues facing President Aquino in his fifth State of the Nation Address on July 28. For more on the Sona, go to http://inq.ph/sona2014.   MANILA, Philippines–After deciding to stand up to China in defending the national interest, President Aquino and his administration now face a daunting [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH urges nations to unite to determine those responsible for ‘brutal act’ on MH17

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A woman lays flowers near a sign reading "Putin kills children" in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 18, 2014 to pay tribute to the 298 people who died after flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine. The Boeing 777 came down in cornfields in the separatist-held region yesterday, spraying debris and body parts for kilometres around, with the United States claiming it was shot down in a missile attack. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

The Philippines on Saturday condemned the “brutal act” of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine that claimed the lives of 298 people, including three Filipinos.

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

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