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Ex-US president Jimmy Carter, PH activists to be honored on Ninoy Aquino Day

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with former President Jimmy Carter before President Barack Obama offers a toast at a dinner for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on the South Lawn of the White House,Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Eight distinguished “freedom fighters,” including former US President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, will be honored on Aug. 21 by the Ninoy Aquino Movement (NAM) during the group’s commemoration of the 31st death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New China incursion hit

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President Benigno S. Aquino III (Photo by: Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

President Aquino has sounded the alarm over the presence of two new Chinese vessels near the oil-rich Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers: Should they stay or go?

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said President Benigno Aquino III had yet to decide whether or not to pull out the Filipino peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights and Liberia, even as the Department of National Defense (DND) had recommended it.

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

No mention of sea row with China good–DFA

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albert del rosario

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario does not feel slighted by President Aquino’s not mentioning the great strides his department has made in finding a peaceful resolution to the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA priority: Peace in disputed sea

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Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday its priority in the remaining two years of the Aquino administration would be “to ensure the peace in the West Philippine Sea” amid rising territorial conflicts with regional giant China.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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