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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 »

3 Polish lawmakers in Manila to boost political, trade ties between PH, Poland


Three Polish legislators are in town for a three-day official visit to push for stronger political and economic relations with the Philippines and trade experiences in crafting laws beneficial to each country.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canada establishes Asean mission

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. AFP FILE PHOTO

Canada has moved closer to the Philippines and its neighbor countries as it establishes a diplomatic mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Canadian Embassy announced Tuesday.

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

Philippines evacuates embassy staff in war-torn Libya

This frame grab shows an airplane on the tarmac of the airport belching black smoke into the air during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has evacuated some staff of the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya as fighting intensified between rival militias.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »