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China to regulate fishing in sea despite protests

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A Philippine official says China has insisted it will regulate fishing in the disputed South China Sea despite protests by neighboring countries.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean-China groups keep friendship hopes alive

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ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the constant bickering of Southeast Asian and Chinese leaders over territorial issues, China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) friendship organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to promote, deepen and strengthen “mutual exchanges and cooperation.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs help bring in investors

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JILL VARGAS-FIJO, Jollibee Brunei’s first country manager

Over two decades ago, Filipinos introduced the first hamburger, the first fast food restaurant, the first bowling center and the café concept to Brunei.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brunei mobilizes to aid Philippines

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Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Donations in the form of items and financial aid can now be made to Brunei’s humanitarian fund for the victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) and the Bohol earthquake that devastated the Philippines recently.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH calls for rules-based solution to sea disputes

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The Philippines reiterated its call for a “peaceful and rules-based resolution of all international disputes” before the United Nations (UN), warning that allowing border conflicts to drag on could fuel further uncertainties in the Asia Pacific.

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

China seen to take center stage with Obama absent from Asean summit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives his opening remark during the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations - China Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. China was expected to take advantage of the absence of the US President Barack Obama to showcase its rising global clout and promote trade yet still talk tough on regional territorial disputes.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT THIAN

Southeast Asian leaders opened an annual summit with Asia-Pacific counterparts on Wednesday, a gathering where China was expected to take advantage of the absence of the US President Barack Obama to showcase its rising global clout and promote trade yet still talk tough on regional territorial disputes.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Sea known by many names’

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The “sea known by many names” in the region that aspires to be one community by 2015 presents the opportunity for all to follow the rule of law.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kerry presses China, neighbors on maritime issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry AP PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brunei for meetings with top officials from China and its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors, in which he will urge all countries to cool tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Aquino in Brunei for Asean meet

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Benigno Aquino III

President Aquino arrived here on Tuesday for the 23rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, where leaders will tackle reducing tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and maritime and security concerns.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Obama? No problem

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday played down the absence of US President Barack Obama from two key regional meetings—the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Bali, Indonesia on Monday and Tuesday and the East Asia Summit in Brunei on Wednesday and Thursday—to be attended by the region’s leaders, including President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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