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World Bank president has good words for Aquino

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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 »

51 Filipinos sign up for repatriation from Libya

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, smoke rises over the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and officials at the parliament in Tripoli, Libya, on May 18, 2014. A total of 51 Filipinos have so far signed up for voluntary repatriation from Libya. AP PHOTO/LIBYAN NATIONAL ARMY

A total of 51 Filipinos have so far signed up for voluntary repatriation from conflict-stricken Libya while the Philippine government readied possible exit points for Philippine citizens in case air travel would no longer be viable.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino says anti-corruption drive freed up resources for Filipinos

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President Benigno S. Aquino III . GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday that anti-corruption efforts by his government freed up resources that were now being used to “invest” on the Filipinos.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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