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Japanese warships dock in Manila

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JS Shirane (DDH 143). Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Shirane and JS Asayuki arrive at Manila South Harbor for four-day goodwill visit. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

Two Japanese destroyers arrived at Manila’s South Harbor Wednesday morning for a four-day goodwill visit to be capped by a joint exercise with the Philippine Navy.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore president makes first state visit to PH Wednesday

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam will arrive in Manila on Wednesday (Apr. 2) for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama, Aquino to tackle defense, China during state visit

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The world can expect Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama to talk about defense and maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea when the latter visits the country this month, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN case not a challenge to China—Aquino

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Chinese Coast Guard ships closely monitor a small Philippine vessel during resupply and troop rotation in the rusting BRP Sierra Madre.  FILE PHOTO

President Aquino on Monday said the government’s decision to pursue the arbitration case in a United Nations tribunal was not intended to provoke China but to defend Philippine territory peacefully.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Singapore president to visit PH for ‘Yolanda’ aid, trade

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Let’s talk business…and humanitarian aid. Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam will embark on his first state visit to the Philippines from April 2 to 5, upon the invitation of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH not giving up Sabah over Malaysia’s help in peace talks with MILF — Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Philippines didn’t dangle Sabah as a concession to Malaysia for facilitating talks that culminated in a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH votes to reject Crimea referendum at UN General Assembly

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AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has voted to reject Crimea’s referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

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

PH, Germany strengthen ties

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German Minister of State Maria Böhmer  (R): First trip to Philippines. AFP FILE PHOTO

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.

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

Malaysian PM in PH for peace pact signing

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in the Philippines Thursday noon to witness the signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) at Malacanang.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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