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US Ospreys show worth in Philippines aid effort

U.S. Marines provide safe drinking water to typhoon survivors Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), and perhaps its own future.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No new deadline for removal of US minesweeper, says Coast Guard

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard-led Task Force Tubbataha is not setting a new deadline for the removal of the USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

400 Filipino evacuees from Sabah stranded on Turtle Islands–PH Navy exec

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More than 400 individuals from Sabah have been stranded on Taganak Island (Turtle Island) in Tawi-Tawi province since Saturday night, waiting to be rescued by the government, a Philippine Navy official said on Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Navy intercepts 2 boats from Sabah

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The Philippine Navy intercepted two motorboats carrying 80 people from strife-torn Sabah on Friday.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 Royal Thai navy ships in the country for goodwill visit

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Three Royal Thai navy ships arrived at 8 a.m. Friday in South Harbor in Manila for a goodwill visit, the Philippine Navy said.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Visiting American lawmakers reiterate US apologies for minesweeper grounding

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

Visiting members of the United States House of Representatives reiterated their country’s regrets for the grounding of the USS Guardian on the protected Tubbataha Reef, an official of the US Embassy in Manila said Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Navy sends assessment team for extraction of marooned minesweeper

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

The United States Navy has sent an assessment team that would plan and execute the delicate extraction of an American minesweeper from the Tubbataha Reef with the least damage on the marine sanctuary where it has been trapped since Thursday, the unit’s Japan-based fleet has said.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace confirms stranding of US minesweeper in Tubbataha

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday confirmed that the US Navy warship, USS Guardian, that ran aground on Tubattaha Reef had come from Subic Bay for a “regular port call,” but the Palace was shunning any discussion this early on seeking indemnity from Washington for coral damage.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China poachers raid Palawan waters

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Chinese poachers have become bolder and entered the waters of a town in the southernmost tip of Palawan to harvest coral and catch sea turtles, according to a report by the Philippine Navy on Saturday.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US hosts world’s largest naval exercises in Hawaii

The Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleyev (BPK 548) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. US Navy photo

Some 25,000 sailors and other military personnel from 22 nations are converging on Hawaii starting Friday to practice hunting for submarines and catching pirates in the world’s largest naval exercises.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Americas,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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