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Aquino home after 12-day EU tour, US nostalgic trip

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE  President Aquino with his former neighbor, Rebecca Vallete, a professor of Boston College. Vallete waited until she finally talks with the President at the facade of Aquino’s former house in Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts on Sept. 22.  EDWIN BACASMAS

President Aquino returned to Manila Thursday night after a 12-day tour of Europe and the United States, bringing home pledges of investment from foreign businesses and possibilities of “making dreams come true.”

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

Aquino: EU leaders back UN arbitration in sea row

President Benigno S. Aquino arrives at the Berlin Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany for his official visit. During the welcome ceremony, President Aquino was accorded military honors. Photo from Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

President Benigno Aquino is convinced he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU, PH back peaceful resolution of sea row

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III address the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They discussed the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues.  AP PHOTO/YVES LOGGHE

The Philippines and the European Union (EU) agree that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved through international arbitration.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU commissioner for humanitarian aid here to visit Tacloban for 2nd time

Kristalina Georgieva

European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Manila Wednesday and is visiting typhoon-hit Tacloban for the second time.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH seafarers get reprieve from EU transport body


Europe’s transportation body has deferred its verdict on the Philippines’ compliance with international maritime standards, giving the country more time to upgrade its seafarers’ education, training and certification systems in the face of a possible ban on Filipino seafarers serving on European ships.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »