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Almonte: Best policy to solve sea dispute is ‘people to people’ strategy

Former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte (inset) talks about the best solution to the Philippine territorial disputes with China. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte, a retired Army general, the best strategy for handling the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea is the “people-to-people approach.”

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japanese parliamentarians laud PH’s latest defense pact with US

Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Sharing the Philippines’ concern for stability in the Asia-Pacific, visiting Japanese parliamentarians have expressed support for the country’s arbitration bid against China over disputes in the South China Sea and Manila’s newest defense agreement with Washington D.C.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago slams lack of good faith in signing of defense pact

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

By letting their subalterns sign the defense deal, President Aquino and visiting US President Barack Obama showed lack of good faith, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Monday.

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

Security expert: China after oil-rich Recto Bank too


China is strongly after Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) all because it is after a bigger catch that is Recto Bank (Reed Bank), a security expert said.

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

AFP gradually boosting territorial defense

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is in “gradual transition” of its operations to territorial defense this 2014.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »