By Nestor Corrales
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday considered as a “milestone agreement” the signing of a maritime boundary deal that resolves the overlapping territorial claims of the Philippines and Indonesia.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived in the country Thursday for a state visit, during which he is expected to sign an agreement settling a 20-year-old maritime boundary dispute with the Philippines.
By Norman Bordadora
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.
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.
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.