By TJ Burgonio and Christine O. Avendaño
The Philippines and the United States are not amenable to renegotiating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday amid angry calls for the revision or abrogation of the bilateral deal following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine two weeks ago.
By TJ Burgonio and Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Almost two years after the incident, the United States finally agreed to pay P87 million for the damage caused by its Navy ship on the Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan province, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday.
By TJ Burgonio
Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario declared Friday that neither the Philippines nor the United States was keen on renegotiating the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement, amid fresh calls for abrogation of the agreement in the wake of the killing of a Filipino transgender woman allegedly by an American soldier.
By Leila B. Salaverria
All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.
By TJ Burgonio
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked the friend of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude and a hotel staff to testify at a hearing on her killing allegedly by a US Marine on Wednesday morning.