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No Coast Guard vessels near Panatag Shoal, says spokesman

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This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Not a single Philippine Coast Guard vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since Coast Guard ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in that part of the West Philippine Sea for two weeks in mid-2012.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DAP funding Coast Guard patrols in disputed waters

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The controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program has been paying for Philippine Coast Guard patrols at Bajo de Masinloc off Zambales province, as well as in other disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Thursday.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 flights from Hong Kong diverted to Clark airport

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Two flights from Hong Kong were diverted to Clark International Airport due to bad weather, the Department of Transportation and Communication said Saturday.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DOTC men helped Korean flee–De Lima

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The escape from the Philippines of a Korean fugitive on March 19 was facilitated not only by immigration personnel but also Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) employees assigned to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DOTC personnel involved in escape of Korean investment scam suspect

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Personnel from the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) were also involved in the escape of a fugitive Korean, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No haggling over reef fine–Abaya

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The penalty for the damage caused to the Tubbataha Reefs by a US Navy minesweeper is non-negotiable, Transportation Secretary Joseph E.A. Abaya said Sunday.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino sees upgrade of PH civil aviation industry

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President Benigno Aquino MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino is confident that with the accession of Transport Secretary Joseph Abaya, the country’s aviation industry will be able to fully comply with international air safety standards and expand airline operations in the United States.

Posted: October 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New airport planned for ‘fastest growing tourist destination’ in PH

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Photo taken from en.wikipilipinas.org

A new airport is being planned for Camarines Sur, the “fastest growing tourist destination”, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said Friday.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No work slowdown, airport protesters vow

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Immigration, customs and quarantine officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Friday assured the public that they will not neglect their duties amid their continuing “silent protest” against the decision of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to suspend their overtime pay.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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