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Japan visa process eased for Filipinos

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Japan has begun the “substantial relaxation” of visa requirements for Filipinos as well as citizens of Indonesia and Vietnam, the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines announced Tuesday.

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

Gov’t spends P14.8 million for Aquino’s US trip

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Malacañang on Monday said the government has allotted P14.8 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s four-day visit to the United States.

Posted: September 22nd, 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 »

DFA downplays ‘quasi-rogue’ tag on PH, focuses on lifting China travel ban

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Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Row over ‘provocative’ acts looms ahead of Asean talks

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in “provocative” acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at a regional security summit, analysts said.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »