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New China incursion hit

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President Benigno S. Aquino III (Photo by: Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

President Aquino has sounded the alarm over the presence of two new Chinese vessels near the oil-rich Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea.

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

Woman flying to PH caught with cash in girdle

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A 78-year-old Florida woman tried to fly on an international trip to the Philippines from Detroit Metropolitan Airport with almost $41,000 in cash hidden inside her girdle, bra and carry-on bag, federal authorities said.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to rely on ‘Triple-Action Plan’ vs China’s lighthouse plan

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday said that it will focus on the Triple-Action Plan (TAP) amid China’s reported plan to build lighthouses on five islands in the disputed South China Sea.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Only 13 of 900 OFWs repatriated from Iraq, no evacuation since–DFA

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Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra on August 7, 2014. A UN statement said some reports put the number of people forced to flee by the IS takeover at 200,000. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI

Only 13 of the 900 Filipino workers in Iraq have been repatriated despite the ongoing unrest and no OFWs have evacuated since, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday, as US President Barack Obama authorized “targeted air strikes” against the strife-torn country.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs: Jobs in Libya better than coming home

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Wency Ledesma and another worker show the photos taken with their cellphones, of an armed Libyan rebel and the war-torn Benghazi in Libya upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being repatriated Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Pasay City. OFWs in Libya prefer to stay in the strife-torn North African country because they have “better chances of surviving” there than in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya prefer to stay in the strife-torn North African country because they have “better chances of surviving” there than in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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