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Aquino didn’t have to go to the wake but …


No, President Aquino did not have to attend Jennifer Laude’s wake. He cannot attend every wake of every high-profile crime victim, even someone whose death has sparked an international crisis.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Pemberton must show up Tuesday–De Lima

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The USS Peleliu at Subic Bay where US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (inset) is reportedly held until the investigation of the US soldier’s involvement in the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City is done. AP/INSET PHOTO FROM PEMBERTO’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton has no reason not to appear in Tuesday’s preliminary investigation of the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude at the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: No need to junk VFA


President Aquino on Monday rejected calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City more than a week ago.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, Indonesia foreign ministers tackle maritime row with China

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. PHOTO FROM DFA

The two largest archipelagos in Southeast Asia, Philippines and Indonesia, discussed the continuing maritime disputes with China in the South China Sea which has caused tensions to rise.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Viet PM comes out firing vs China

Benigno Aquino Nguyen Tan Dung

Visiting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam on Wednesday came out firing against China, saying both his country and the Philippines were “determined to oppose” Beijing’s provocative and aggressive actions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »