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Palace defends VFA: It’s vital part of PH defense

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herminio-coloma

Malacañang on Tuesday dismissed calls in Congress to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of a transgender Filipino woman allegedly by a member of the US Marine Corps, describing the pact an “integral part of our national defense strategy.”

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

Why Palace did not condemn killing

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“It has been nearly two weeks since Laude was killed, why has the Palace not issued a statement condemning the killing?” Malacañang was asked on Thursday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

VFA critics told: Look at ‘bigger picture’

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herminio-coloma

Malacañang wants critics to look at the “bigger picture” amid calls to either revisit or abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude allegedly by a US serviceman.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace insists no ransom paid for release of Germans

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German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek (center) and Henrike Dielen (right) rest at  a military base in Zamboanga City early Saturday hours after their release from Abu Sayyaf captivity on Friday night. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang insisted on Sunday that no ransom was paid to secure the release of two German hostages from the Abu Sayyaf Friday night.

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

Transgender’s murder gives PH more reason to review VFA with US—Palace

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herminio-coloma

The killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City has given the Philippine government more reason to revisit the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, a Malacañang spokesperson said on Thursday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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