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Multilateral, not bilateral, talks with China needed – Palace

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government has said it is banking on multilateral and not bilateral talks to resolve its territorial disputes with China.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian PM Razak to witness signing of PH gov’t-MILF peace pact

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak AP FILE PHOTO

His country going through its own crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to fly to Manila on Thursday (March 27) to witness the historic signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hundreds invited to signing of Bangsamoro accord

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has invited more than 1,000 guests, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, to next Thursday’s signing of the comprehensive peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Gov’t, MILF seal accord

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DEAL SIGNED Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With them are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After four Presidents and 17 years, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) completed an agreement in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to end four decades of fighting in central Mindanao that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino on KL talks: Knock on wood

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTOS

Banking a little on superstition, President Benigno Aquino III knocked on a wooden table when asked if the normalization annex, the last of the four documents making up the blueprint for a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), would be signed in the next few days.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama visit seen to boost security ties mid China row

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

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines early next month will help expand security ties with the United States’ longtime Asian ally and former colony, the government said Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH up 6 places in global competitiveness

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Given significant improvements in governance, innovation and drive against corruption, the Philippines has moved up six notches in the global competitiveness ranking to the 59th place this year, out of 148 economies.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wealth sharing stalls GRP, MILF talks

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President Benigno Aquino III on Friday sent two Palace officials to Kuala Lumpur to boost the morale of peace negotiators, a day after talks to end four decades of Moro insurgency in Mindanao adjourned without an agreement.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Palace rues PH tag as 3rd worst place for journalists

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Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is not elated by reports that the country remains the third worst place for journalists. “We will continue our efforts to stop the impunity against journalists, the extralegal killings,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told a briefing in the Palace.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH asks Saudi Arabia to ease requirements for repatriation of illegal Filipino workers

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government has asked Saudi Arabia to go easy on some 1,000 undocumented Filipino workers stranded in Jeddah who are facing imminent arrest and deportation.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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