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CA voids PH gov’t contract with Japanese consortium

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The Court of Appeals has voided a multimillion-peso deal awarded to a Japanese consortium in 2005 for the development of the 2,489-square-meter Nampeidai property of the Philippine government in Tokyo, Japan.

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

21 OFWs from Libya bring tales of terror

BACK FROM LIBYA  One of the overseas Filipino workers who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila flashes the peace sign following his repatriation from Libya. The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said the arrival of 21 workers on Saturday brought the total number of Filipino repatriates from Libya to 831. About 13,000 Filipinos are working in Libya.  AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

“It was difficult. There were explosions night and day,” oil pipeline welder Michael Antalan, 37, said as he and 20 other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World Bank president has good words for Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) speaks with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (L) during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila on July 15, 2014. Kim is in the country to attend a forum called "The Daylight Dialogue: The Good Governance Challenge". AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim praised the achievements of the Aquino administration and even spoke in Filipino to say how so many things have changed including the large number of Korean tourists in the country.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan’s government approves larger military role

People protest outside the Japanese prime minister's office in anticipation his government will reinterpret the constitution to allow Japan's military a larger international role in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. About two thousand people demonstrated to demand that Abe's Cabinet scrap its plan, intended to allow the Japanese military to help defend other nations. It would be one of the biggest changes in Japan's security policy since World War II. The placards from left to right read: "Do not scratch the article 9," "We oppose," and "No to security treaty." AP

Japan took a step away Tuesday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino, MILF chief hold surprise talks in Japan

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President Benigno Aquino held a surprise meeting in Japan with the country’s top Muslim rebel to address growing concerns over delays in implementing a peace deal, their aides said Thursday.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »