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Aquino’s fumbled message on artists and drug abuse

President Benigno Aquino III  AFP FILE PHOTO

What began as a puzzling decision to snub one of the country’s greatest actresses turned into an unfortunate, fumbled message on drug abuse and rehabilitation.   So now we know: President Aquino doesn’t think much of people who have tried drugs.   “I don’t want to send a message that using illegal drugs is OK [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Asia pivot absent from Obama foreign policy speech

In this May 22, 2010, file photo, addressing the graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama outlined a foreign policy vision using diplomacy and a strong military together, in West Point, N.Y. Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. The president will make the case for that seemingly more limited approach during a commencement address Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  AP

President Barack Obama laid out a sweeping vision for US foreign policy but made no mention of what has been a signature tune of his administration’s diplomacy: the “pivot” to Asia.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama has postponed a review of US deportation policy for undocumented workers, hoping to give legislative reform a better chance, a White House official said Tuesday.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH spent P3.8M for Obama’s visit—Palace

President Benigno S. Aquino III and US President Barack Obama lead a ceremonial toast during the State Dinner held at the Rizal Hall in Malacanang on April 28, 2014. PPA POOL

The Philippine government spent P3.8 million for the state visit of US President Barack Obama last April, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-US ‘war games’ over

US and Philippine marines storm the beach to simulate a raid during the joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and its allies will help each other in upholding peace, territorial integrity and sovereignty as the Asia Pacific faces new security challenges in the 21st century “that no nation’s armed forces can face alone.”

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »