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No sea dispute discussion during Aquino’s China trip

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will be in Beijing next month but he won’t be talking about the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row


The Philippine president said Wednesday that the international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and a legally binding “Code of Conduct” are the only ways to settle the long-raging disputes peacefully.

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

‘No ransom authorized for release of 2 Germans’


President Aquino on Wednesday said he had not authorized the payment of ransom to secure the release of two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf as he evaded further questions on the issue.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: Pemberton getting special negative treatment

DETAINED IN CAMP AGUINALDO US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention facility, an air-conditioned container van, after he was airlifted to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City aboard a US military helicopter. AFP Chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Pemberton was flown to the AFP headquarters, easing a looming irritant over his custody. AP PHOTO AND VIDEO GRAB COURTESY OF LT. COL. HAROLD M. CABUNOC/AFP-PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Taking exception to criticism that US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was being treated by the Philippine government with kid gloves, President Aquino said on Wednesday that in fact the suspect in the gruesome killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was getting “special negative treatment.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino on attending Laude wake: ‘I don’t attend wakes of people I don’t know’

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OCTOBER 14, 2014
MARILOU Laude, sister of murder victim Jeffrey Laude, says her brother was generous and did not hesitate to help family members and relatives.  
PHOTO BY ALLAN MACATUNO / Inquirer Central Luzon

Is President Benigno Aquino III too busy? Will he ever show up in the wake of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude?

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »