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Ad hoc panel, envoys hold executive session on Bangsamoro bill

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The House of Representatives ad hoc Bangsamoro committee held an executive session on Tuesday with representatives of various embassies to talk about the Bangsamoro basic bill that seeks to implement the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago, Bello file resolution to end VFA

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello have filed a joint resolution seeking to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) three weeks after the killing of a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City allegedly by a US Marine.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean Community seen as ‘formidable force’

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The emerging Asean Economic Community (AEC) can be a “formidable force in the global economy,” according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., as he reassured policy-makers of initiatives in Congress to ensure maximum gains for the Philippines.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senate seeks synchronized efforts among gov’t agencies to prevent Ebola in PH

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.

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

Spot promotion, movie of peacekeepers urged

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Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Aug. 29, 2014. A Filipino lawmaker on Wednesday, Sept. 3, broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights that started Aug. 28.  AP PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

Awed by their daring feat, a lawmaker on Wednesday broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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