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SC junks anew ‘comfort women’s’ plea for Japan’s apology

Comfort women. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC denies comfort women’s appeal to reverse 2010 decision

Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II. AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by more than 70 Filipino comfort women who sought a reversal of its 2010 decision.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea

In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen.  The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, issued a map of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone that includes a chain of disputed islands also claimed by Japan, triggering a protest from Tokyo. AP

Japan on Friday gave names to five uninhabited islets in an island group at the center of a territorial dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, sparking quick condemnation from Beijing.

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

PH moves one notch up in UN human dev’t report


The Philippines improved slightly in the 2014 UN Development Report that measures income, education and life expectancy, but managed to stay in the middle bracket of all the countries assessed.

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