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SC activates site for audio live streaming of oral arguments on PH-US defense pact


The Supreme Court has launched an online service that will allow the public to follow the upcoming oral arguments on the Philippines-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), a highly anticipated event in light of renewed calls for a renegotiation, if not outright abrogation, of military agreements between the two countries.

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

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

Julita Laude

Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China, Vietnam patch ties after territory disputes

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and better manage their maritime disputes in the first signs that tensions over territorial claims could be easing.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino thanks Coast Guard for preventing tension in West Philippine Sea

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for defending the country’s territory and preventing incidents that may result in tension in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC asked to junk petitions vs Edca


Government lawyers on Friday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petitions seeking to nullify the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), which gives the US greater access to military bases in the country.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »