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Mindanao nun tags US military use of drones ‘killer program’

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A Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas in this 2011 file photo. AP

Washington’s drone program was branded “killer program” by a Mindanao-based nuns’ association as it called on the government to reject attempts by the Americans to put up a base in the country.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Notes from a Loyola Heights Nerdfest

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Matthew Cua with the SkyEye team.

Known mainly as a weapon of war, a drone is re-imagined as a disaster-prevention tool.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

DFA continues probe of US drone

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The Department of Foreign Affairs is conducting a further inquiry into the US drone that was found floating off the coast of Masbate even as it ruled out any sovereignty issues arising from the incident.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DFA backs US claim drone fired in Guam 4 months ago

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The United States on Tuesday said a US drone found floating by fishermen off Masbate province was actually fired four months ago during American naval exercises off Guam, even as some legislators and Filipino activists called for an investigation.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Discovery of US drone revives calls to scrap VFA

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The discovery of a downed US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, in the waters off Masbate on Sunday has revived calls for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US drone fished out of Masbate waters

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BQM-74E

A 4-meter-long, US-made unmanned aerial vehicle—or “drone”—has been recovered by fishermen in the waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island in Masbate, the police chief in the island-province said on Monday.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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