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US4GG: Aquino should ask Obama for TPS approval, drone technology

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Picture of missile carrying attack Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aka drone

In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines, the influential US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) group called on President Benigno S. Aquino III to persuade Obama to: Approve the Philippine request to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Philippine nationals in the U.S. and to provide drone technology to the Philippines, which will help against China’s aggression in grabbing Philippine territory and valuable marine and energy resources.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US

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

With the United States assuring Japan and other Asian allies of support in their territorial disputes with China, Manila will seek a “clearer understanding” of its “strategic partnership” with Washington amid Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea when US President Barack Obama visits the country next week.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

On August. 23, 2010, eight Hong Kong people died after dismissed policeman Rolando Mendoza took a busload of Hong Kong tourists hostage in Manila, in a desperate attempt to be reinstated after losing his job over corruption allegations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit

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President Barack Obama meets with  President Benigno Aquino Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama will tackle the US forces’ pivot to Asia when the latter visits the country next week.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Defense accord with US a ‘security cover’ for PH

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

The new defense agreement the Philippines and the United States could sign on or before the visit of US President Barack Obama later this month is designed as a “security cover” for the Philippines amid the changing security landscape in the region.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | 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 »

Aquino, Tan strengthen ties between PH and Singapore

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP

The Philippines has strengthened its defense and cooperation ties with Singapore amid the maritime dispute between the Philippines and other Asian countries with China.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore president in Manila for 4-day visit

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam arrived Monday night in Manila for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda “ (Haiyan) in the Visayas.

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

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