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PH expresses ‘deepest sympathies’, seeks probe in MH17 crash

Herminio Coloma Jr.: Your life before your job.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday expressed its “deepest sympathies” with the families of the passengers, particularly of the the three Filipinos, of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down by still unidentified attackers as it flew over strife-torn Ukraine on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tells PH off on reef reclamation, says ‘it’s none of your business’

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei  PHOTO FROM CHINA-EMBASSY.ORG

That was China’s response to the Philippines’ report of the discovery of further Chinese land reclamation on reefs in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Defense accord with US a ‘security cover’ for PH

President Aquino and US President Barack Obama. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The new defense agreement the Philippines and the United States could sign on or before the visit of US President Barack Obama later this month is designed as a “security cover” for the Philippines amid the changing security landscape in the region.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Heightened rescue operation on for abducted Filipina—Palace


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has intensified its search and rescue operations in Mindanao after the abduction of a Filipina and a Chinese national in Semporna, Malaysia, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace shrugs off Singaporean’s demand for separate bus for Filipino maids

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang would rather not make an issue over a supposed letter on a website seeking for a separate bus for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore.   “I don’t want to respond to this primarily because that’s one person and we don’t want this to become A-versus-B sort of issue,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte [...]

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »