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Santiago, Bello file resolution to end VFA

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello have filed a joint resolution seeking to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) three weeks after the killing of a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City allegedly by a US Marine.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US agrees to pay P87M for damage to Tubbataha

This handout photo taken on January 19, 2013 and released on January 20, 2013 by the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM) shows an aerial shot of US Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, as it remains trapped on the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground on the western Philippine island of Palawan. AFP FILE PHOTO

Almost two years after the incident, the United States finally agreed to pay P87 million for the damage caused by its Navy ship on the Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan province, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday.

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

VFA, Edca hot topics over killing

Sen. Joker Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Can the Philippines still trust the United States to fulfill its commitments under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca)?

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

Santiago: Where is VFA review report?

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The review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) should be released by the Executive, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago told Radyo Inquirer 990AM Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago calls Pemberton detention under American watch ‘offensive,’ ‘unacceptable’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago described the transfer of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to a detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo but under the guard of American troops as “offensive” and “unacceptable.”

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »