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Defense accord with US a ‘security cover’ for PH

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   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

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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 »

No Filipinos hurt or involved in Venezuela crisis—Palace

Motorcyclists watch Bolivarian National Guards arrive after the motorcyclists tried to remove street barricades placed anti-government protesters, which broke out in clashes between them and the residents of Los Ruices neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The car in the foreground was burned during the clashes that officials say killed a National Guard member and a civilian. AP

Malacañang said it has not yet received reports of Filipinos hurt or involved in the political unrest in Venezuela.

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

Aquino bares gains from Apec, Asean summits

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Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, looks at the sky as he arrives to attend the Association of Southeast Asia Nations Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Leaders of the 10 ASEAN members as well as China, Japan and South Korea, will be joined by leaders of Russia, the United Sates and India for the summit meeting in Brunei on Oct. 9 and 10. AP Photo

The has finally found a firm footing in the international arena, with big players now listening to the voice of the fastest growing economy in the region, President Aquino said in his arrival statement issued late Thursday.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace defends use of US drones in PH

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While a mayor rejected the basing of United States drones in his city, Malacañang on Friday defended the use in the country of the unmanned aerial vehicle in “special cases.”

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US access not yet a done deal

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The agreement on the increased “rotational presence” of United States troops in the country has yet to be worked out and is not a “done deal,” Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH’s newest acquired warship from US arrives

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It sailed into the country “like a storm,” raved Malacañang on Friday, referring to a recently acquired warship from the United States that finally arrived amid a sea dispute with China.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH gov’t, MILF hope to sign annex on wealth sharing agreement

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MILF political affairs chief Ghadzali Jaafar. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Monday resumed talks in Kuala Lumpur on wealth-sharing in the envisioned Bangsamoro autonomy, amid concerns that clashes with Moro insurgents would spill over into the holy month of Ramadan.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace vows justice for victims of sex abuse

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday vowed to bring to justice labor officers in the Middle East who would be found liable for sexually exploiting distressed female migrant workers.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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