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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 »

Aquino asks China to explain ‘water cannon’ incident

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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

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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 »

China slams comparison with Nazi

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China blasted President Benigno Aquino for drawing parallels between the current maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and Nazi Germany’s occupation of Czechoslovakia before World War II, expressing shock over the remarks while calling for Manila to “correct its mistakes” so the territorial dispute could be resolved.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace: Mention of Hitler in sea row not meant to offend China

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Palace on Wednesday insisted that President Benigno Aquino III’s mention of Adolf Hitler in a New York Times interview was not meant to offend China.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino thanks world for helping disaster-stricken PH

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President Aquino.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III thanked the international community Friday for the “kindness” that the Filipinos will always remember in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Philippines to rise from ‘Yolanda’ destruction

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Hong Kong chief meets Aquino, but no apologies over hostage crisis

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chunying finally got to meet President Benigno Aquino, more than three years after eight of his compatriots were killed during a bungled hostage rescue operation in Manila.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Waiting for Aquino in Brunei

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FILIPINO BRUNEIAN HOSTSStanding from left:  Bukidnon Congressman Jose F. Zubiri III, Mary Jane C. Ortega, La Union Congressman Victor F. Ortega, Haji Abdul Aziz Abdul Latif,  Hajah Siti Noraziah (Andy Latif), Maria Tomasa “Mayie” Ochoa (spouse of Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Nestor Z. Ochoa, not in photo),  Melanie del Mar and daughter, former Cebu Congresswoman Rachel Marguerite del Mar, and journalist Antonio Q. Alabastro.  Photo by Raul P. Padernal

Longtime Filipino-Bruneians are looking forward to seeing President Benigno Aquino for the fifth time when he comes to attend the East Asia Summit this week.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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