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Filipino fishers returning to Scarborough Shoal

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A FISHING boat is docked near the shore of Masinloc town, Zambales province. Two vessels with fishermen set out to sea on Thursday and Saturday for Scarborough Shoal, which Chinese aggressors are starting to occupy. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Despite the trauma, fishermen have sailed back to Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, braving harassment from Chinese coast guard vessels in order to eke out a living.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

South Korean tourist shot dead in Angeles City

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A South Korean tourist died after he was shot by one of two men on a motorcycle in Barangay Anunas in this city on Tuesday night, police said.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Alien rigging ATM nabbed by Angeles City police

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Police arrested an Italian man who was caught installing a card-skimming device in an automated teller machine (ATM) in a bank in Barangay (village) Balibago here on Friday night.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Subic wants US to pay for use of naval base

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The United States government should compensate the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for access to its facilities and not hinder the freeport’s business operations once the US Navy is allowed access to its former naval base, according to a ranking SBMA official.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mayor seeks more info on China intrusion

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The mayor of Masinloc town in Zambales province on Thursday voiced the need for official information on the situation at Scarborough Shoal so that she could properly caution local fisherfolk and ensure their safety.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UP prof doubts Hagel’s no-bases line

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A university professor, whose input helped the Senate reject the extension of a bases treaty on Sept. 16, 1991, doubts the assurances made by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the United States would not revive permanent bases in the Philippines.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pals raising fund to repatriate Pampanga nurse slain in US

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The friends of a Filipino nurse who was shot and killed Saturday as he rode his car to work in Memphis, Tennessee, began raising money to bring his remains back to the Philippines, his aunt in Angeles City said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fiancée of slain Dutch NGO worker asks Aquino for justice

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Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman. FILE PHOTO

The fiancée of slain Dutch activist and nongovernment worker Wilhelmus Geertman on Wednesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to make true his promise to give attention to the case and punish the perpetrators.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

War games tied to US pivot strategy in Asia

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RAISING THE FLAG In a scene old-timers say brings to mind the raising of the US flag during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, American sailors hoist their flag on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald as it docks in Subic Bay on Thursday. The ship is taking part in Philippine-US naval exercises. The United States captured Iwo Jima after a bloody battle with Japan in the Pacific.  RAFFY LERMA

The joint naval exercises between the Philippines and the United States have nothing to do with the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), but these have to do with US President Barack Obama’s “pivot strategy” in Asia, a US Navy official said.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

8 Int’l poll observers pick Pampanga

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Eight of 30 international election observers have picked Pampanga as the place to monitor Monday’s elections, seeing the province as a ground for “iconic electoral battles” such as that between Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and lawyer Vivian Dabu, and Gov. Lilia Pineda and former Gov. Ed Panlilio, a former Catholic priest.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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