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PH, US want VFA to work, not amend it


The Philippines and the United States are not amenable to renegotiating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday amid angry calls for the revision or abrogation of the bilateral deal following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine two weeks ago.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin: Chinese ships haven’t bothered PH troops at Ayungin Shoal

The BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Has China eased its blockade against the Philippines at Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal)?

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Use science well to curb disaster hazards–Legarda


There is a growing clamor for the practical and more intense use of science to prompt decision-makers to reduce disaster hazards all over the world.

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

Binay, Legarda campaign for Vigan to become ‘New7Wonders’ city

THE HERITAGE VILLAGE in Vigan City remains busy at night
as tourists enjoy walking on its cobblestone streets and ride in calesa (horse-drawn carriages) that ply the city famous for its rich culture and Spanish-era mansions. LEONCIO BALBIN JR.

Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Loren Legarda on Wednesday urged Filipinos to keep voting for Vigan City to make it one of the ‘New7Wonders’ cities of the world.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mandela a ‘humble’ leader–Legarda


A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »