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China turning reefs into ‘artificial islands’ for ‘dominance’–expert

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The DFA released photo of the Mabini Reef showing China’s reclamation activities on the disputed area. DFA

China wants to “establish dominance” in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and it is doing so through land reclamation of reef to turn them into artificial islands, a maritime law expert said.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH Navy helps sick Aussie sailor

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An Australian sailor was dropped off here by his submarine on a medical emergency after he was found to be suffering from appendicitis, a Philippine Navy official said Wednesday.

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

US renews commitment to help Yolanda-hit Leyte

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins led the launch of the US-funded reconstruction and recovery activities in Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-affected areas.

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

Arrested Chinese poachers still subject to PH laws—De Lima

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Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima clarified Wednesday that while the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) discouraged imprisonment of poachers, those arrested from China would still be subjected to local laws and therefore would have to be treated as “alleged violators” with “the right to post bail”.

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

‘Trickle-down effect’ of Asean integration for ordinary Filipinos questioned

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ASEAN leaders AFP FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker voiced out his concern on Tuesday on how the Asean integration in 2015 would trickle down to ordinary Filipinos once set in motion.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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