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US to pay for Tubbataha damage ‘very soon’

This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

The United States will “very soon” have an announcement about the compensation for the damage to Tubbataha Reef when a US Navy ship was grounded there in 2013.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-Spain bilateral relations in a nutshell

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo (left), with his counterpart, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Albert del Rosario (right) during a visit in the Philippines in March 2014. Photo from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) website.

As President Benigno Aquino III begins his trip across four countries in Europe starting with Spain, here is a summary of the current bilateral relations between Philippines and Spain.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan looks forward to strong military ties with PH

Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talk following their joint news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  AP

Japan’s army chief made a two-day visit to the Philippines to further improve military cooperation between the two countries amid tension in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No budget for Edca in 2015 budget—Gazmin

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) will have to be stalled for now as no budget has been allotted for the defense agreement in the proposed 2015 National Budget, defense officials said on Monday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina falls to death from UAE apartment—report

crime scene

A 40-year old female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died after falling from the balcony of her third floor apartment in Al Mureija, Sharjah in United Arab Emirates on Sunday morning, a report said.

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