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World Bank president has good words for Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) speaks with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (L) during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila on July 15, 2014. Kim is in the country to attend a forum called "The Daylight Dialogue: The Good Governance Challenge". AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim praised the achievements of the Aquino administration and even spoke in Filipino to say how so many things have changed including the large number of Korean tourists in the country.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino ex-sex slaves demand justice from Japan

Korean women activists join a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday June 25, 2014. A group of alleged Filipino "comfort women" demanded recognition following the announcement of the affirmation of the Kono statement as a result of the Japanese government investigation on the alleged World War II sexual slavery in Korea. AP

Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II have marched to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize President Benigno Aquino III’s silence on the issue during his recent visit to Japan.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

Aquino asks China to explain ‘water cannon’ incident


President Benigno Aquino demanded an explanation from China Tuesday over a report its coast guard had fired water cannon at Filipino fishermen in the disputed Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Pact on increased US military presence not yet final


President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that Manila’s agreement with Washington on increased rotational presence of US forces in the country has yet to be finalized.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »