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

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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 »

New pact set for Obama

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PORT CALL The USS Howard, an Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer from the US Pacific Fleet, arrives in Manila on Friday on a “routine” port call. BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

Philippine negotiators are just about ready to submit proposed “key points” for an enhanced defense cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases, as the two countries ended their eighth round of talks on Friday, raising speculation that the deal could be ready in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit on April 28-29.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

PH, US end 8th round of defense talks

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States concluded on Friday the two-day discussions on the proposed Enhanced Defense Cooperation, an agreement that would allow Americans greater access to the Philippines’ military bases.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama to visit PH from April 28 to 29 – Cuisia

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United States President Barack Obama’s date of visit to the Philippines has been confirmed to be on April 28-29.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US: We stand by our allies

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US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel reaffirms his country’ support for the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China. The Philippine flag flies proudly on the deck of the rusting BRP Sierra Madre. AFP and INQUIRER file photos

“There should be no doubt about resolve of the United States. We stand by our allies and we stand by our commitments,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, the top US diplomat for East Asia, told a Senate panel that oversees policy in the region.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama, Aquino to tackle defense, China during state visit

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The world can expect Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama to talk about defense and maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea when the latter visits the country this month, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama legalizes tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s (in photo) visit to the country. AP FILE PHOTO

United States President Barack Obama signed Wednesday a law that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to Obama: Be fair in dealing with maritime disputes

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged United States (US) President Barack Obama to adopt an “objective and fair attitude” in dealing with China’s maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH not rushing accord with US–Palace

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Saturday it would not rush to complete a defense accord with the United States just so it could be sealed by the time President Barack Obama comes to visit next month.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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