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China warns PH: No provocations after Ayungin Shoal expulsion

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

China issued a stern warning to the Philippines against “provocations” in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after two Filipino civilian vessels were expelled from the Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) for allegedly transporting construction materials.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH turning into US colony amid Charter change, US presence talks–solons

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant lawmakers claimed that the Philippines was turning into an American colony amid talks of allowing the US access to the country’s military bases and of easing foreign restrictions in the Constitution.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to US: Back off on sea row with PH

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China told off the United States (US), saying it should not be involved in the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) between the Philippines and China.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China was provoked into expelling PH vessels from Ayungin–spokesperson

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

China defended its expulsion of two Filipino civilian ships from the Ayungin shoal, saying it was provoked and accused the Philippines of infringing on China’s rights and interests.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ship expulsion ‘clear threat to PH rights’—DFA

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Philippine Foreign Affairs Department spokesman Raul Hernandez  AP  FILE PHOTO

For the second time in 2014, Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels drove away Filipinos from maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and subsequently rejected the protest filed by the Philippine government.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DND confirms report on expulsion of PH vessels by Chinese ships

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In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of National Defense on Monday confirmed the report that two Philippine ships were expelled by the Chinese Coast Guard from Ayungin Shoal in the Spratly group of islands.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace awaits DND report on expulsion of PH ships

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday declined to comment on news that two Philippine ships were expelled by the Chinese Coast Guard rom Ayungin Shoal in the Spratly group of islands.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 PH ships driven out of Ayungin Shoal–China foreign ministry

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

Two Filipino vessels were expelled from Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) in the Spratly group of islands by the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) Sunday, according to the state news agency Xinhua.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Magellan to reconnect PH and Portugal after almost 500 years

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Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier is looking forward to the signing of a formal sister city agreement between the birthplace of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magallanes and the place where he was killed in Cebu, Philippines. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

After almost 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan landed in the Philippines, the place where he was born Sabrosa municipality, Portugal and the place where he died Cebu, Philippines, are set to be reconnected as sister cities.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to China: Face ‘wrath or displeasure’ over sea row

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China risks facing the “wrath or displeasure of the international legal community” if it refuses to abide by a decision of the United Nations (UN) international tribunal on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) maritime dispute.

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

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