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Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US, Philippines vow freedom of navigation amid Asia sea rows

US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

The United States and the Philippines have vowed to maintain freedom of navigation in a Southeast Asia increasingly beset by maritime territorial rows, the two military allies said.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Saudi, PH ink pact on workers

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (left) and Saudi Arabian Labor Minister Adel Bin Mohammed Fakeih  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/PHOTO OF MINISTER FAKEIH FROM GCF.ORG.SA

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and Saudi Arabian Labor Minister Adel Bin Mohammed Fakeih signed in Jeddah on Sunday an agreement on the recruitment of Filipino domestic workers and the duties and responsibilities of their Saudi employers.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

PH gains support for bid to extend Kyoto Protocol—DFA


The Philippine call for a five-year extension of the international treaty that binds countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions gained support from representatives of over 20 countries as the next round of global climate treaty talks opened in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, China boost cooperation against crimes


Philippine and Chinese officials on Friday exchanged instruments of ratification of a mutual assistance accord expected to allow authorities effectively enforce laws against criminals from both countries.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, EU to sign deal to enhance bilateral ties


The Philippines and the European Union (EU) are set to sign the landmark Partnership Cooperation Agreement (PCA), which the EU has described as an agreement that would serve as the framework and foundation of the countries’ bilateral relations.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, Korea sign 5 deals

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, second from right, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, second from left, look on during the signing of the Philippine-Korea Framework On Economic Development Cooperation Fund Loans agreement by South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan and Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Rosario at the Malacanang palace in Manila, Philippines on Monday November 21, 2011. The two countries signed a total of five agreements during their meeting. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Philippines and South Korea signed five agreements on Monday that will see more Korean investments into the country, including the building of a power plant in the Subic Bay economic zone in Zambales.

Posted: November 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines puts 1,600 international treaties online

Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario (right) listens to the briefing on how to access the Philippine Treaties Online. DFA Photo

The Philippines has entered into 1,600 international agreements since 1946 and the Department of Foreign Affairs is now putting them online.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

China wants Spratlys pact ‘in black and white’


BEIJING—China wants an implementing agreement for the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), President Aquino told reporters on Wednesday night. Mr. Aquino raised territorial issues over the group of islets in the West Philippine Sea with Chinese President Hu Jintao during their bilateral meeting at the Great [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, China to hold talks on prisoners’ accord


A bilateral agreement on transfer of prisoners is on the agenda of President Benigno Aquino when he visits Beijing this month, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday.

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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