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PH, US want VFA to work, not amend it

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The Philippines and the United States are not amenable to renegotiating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday amid angry calls for the revision or abrogation of the bilateral deal following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine two weeks ago.

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

Del Rosario: No renegotiation of VFA

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Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario declared Friday that neither the Philippines nor the United States was keen on renegotiating the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement, amid fresh calls for abrogation of the agreement in the wake of the killing of a Filipino transgender woman allegedly by an American soldier.

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

PH, US sign agreement on workers’ education

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. (left) and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin (right) shake hands after signing the MoU between the NLRB and the DFA at a ceremony held at the NLRB Board Hearing Room on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  (Photo by the National Labor Relations Board)

The Philippines and the US have signed an agreement that would ensure Filipino workers there are informed and educated about their rights under US labor laws.

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

Widodo kicks off Asean introduction with PH visit

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To go with INDONESIA-ELECTION-JOKOWI, INTERVIEW by Sam Reeves
In this photograph taken on August 19, 2014, Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo popularly known by his nickname Jokowi  is photograph during AFP interview in his Jakarta governor's office. With the court challenge by his rival ex-general Prabowo Subianto defeated and the last element of doubt over his victory gone, Jokowi is now focusing on how to push his ambitious reform plans when he takes office in October.    AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Indonesia’s new president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to visit the Philippines as part of introductory visits in the Southeast Asian Region, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

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

Pemberton a no-show at preliminary probe into transgender slay

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The USS Peleliu at Subic Bay where US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (inset) is reportedly held until the investigation of the US soldier’s involvement in the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City is done. AP/INSET PHOTO FROM PEMBERTO’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was a no show at the preliminary investigation into his alleged murder of a transgender in Olongapo City because he was “not required to appear”.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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