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China to PH, Japan: Accept ‘historical’ claim

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

The Philippines and Japan should accept China’s “historical” claim in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) instead of complicating the ongoing maritime dispute, an official said Thursday.

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

Hiroo Onoda: Hero or villain?

WAY TO THE CAVES Onoda Trail guide Gerry Villaflores shows the way to the caves inhabited by Lt. Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese straggler who hid in the jungles of Lubang Island for 30 years after World War II. LYN RILLON

In the book “No Surrender” that Hiroo Onoda wrote after surrendering in 1974 to then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, the Japanese officer detailed how he succeeded in convincing himself and his fellow soldiers Kinshichi Kozuka, Shoichi Shimada and Yuichi Akatsu that World War II wasn’t over, and that attempts to make them surface were enemy ploys to make them surrender.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A sad tale of conquest and betrayal

Isabel Rosario Cooper. Studio portrait by the Jose Reyes Studio, Hollywood, CA 1940 Courtesy of Miljohn Ruperto and Koenig & Clinton Gallery

Armies of occupation seek their pleasures from the populations under their control, their gaze at once intrusive, inquisitive and possessive.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The whistle-blower in the Harry Stonehill case


Now that a lot of whistle-blowers are hogging the headlines, a good question is: Whatever happened to the first big whistle-blower in the Philippines?

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

Magellan to reconnect PH and Portugal after almost 500 years

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 »