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DFA chief Del Rosario admits VFA not perfect

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Albert Del Rosario, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US) was “an imperfect agreement.”

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No sea dispute discussion during Aquino’s China trip

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will be in Beijing next month but he won’t be talking about the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoy: Ties with US stronger 70 years after MacArthur’s landing

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The alliance between the Philippines and the United States continues to get stronger 70 years after General Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in Leyte to fulfill his promise to the Filipino people, according to Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

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

Kerry seeks Asia’s help in anti-Islamic State push

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace not keen on junking VFA

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Despite protests spurred by a US Marine’s alleged involvement in the murder of a Filipino transgender woman, Malacañang remains lukewarm at the prospects of scrapping the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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