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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude—DFA

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charles-jose

Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country.

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

OFW groups seek TRO on integration of NAIA terminal fee into airfare

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OFWs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Several groups of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) asked the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, on Tuesday, to issue a temporary restraining order, stopping the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from implementing the integration of the airport terminal fee in the cost of international airline tickets starting Nov. 1.

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

PH, US want VFA to work, not amend it

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delrosario-goldberg

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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albert del rosario

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 »

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