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


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

John Kerry

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


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 »

PH to send help, but not health workers to Ebola-hit nations

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Araminta McIntosh, of Providence, R.I., hands only at right, holds informational flyers on Ebola during a meeting of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, in Providence, R.I. AP FILE PHOTO

With reports of the Ebola virus reaching Spain and the United States, the Philippine government on Monday said it is willing to send material assistance but not health workers to West Africa.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino co-chairs Bali forum

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President Aquino: No government money  AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino arrived here on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening of the 7th Bali Democracy Forum, to deliver a speech before high-level representatives from 51 participant countries as well as 68 international observers.

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