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Talks on increased US presence in PH move forward

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The Philippines and the United States appear to be on the homestretch of negotiations for an agreement that would allow a larger presence of American military forces in the country, which is widely viewed as a deterrent to China’s aggressive assertion of territorial claims in the South China Sea, including a part that the Manila government refers to as the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine climate change envoy leads new protest fast

Naderev Sano.  AP PHOTO

A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama warned China on Thursday against the using force or intimidation in its tense maritime disputes with its neighbors and urged a peaceful resolution.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwan sends ships near PH waters

Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng's boat, the Kuang Ta Hsing No. 28, is checked by Taiwanese officers after arriving at Liuqiu port in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Taiwan dispatched four coast guard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines on Sunday following President Ma Ying-jeou’s ultimatum to Manila to respond to demands regarding the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.  AP PHOTO

Taiwan dispatched four coast guard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines on Sunday following President Ma Ying-jeou’s ultimatum to Manila to respond to demands regarding the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese fishermen on front line of marine dispute

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

The tropical waters of the West Philippine Sea are among the most contested on Earth, but Chinese fishermen who sail in them shrug off the dangers of navigating between multiple competing claimants.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2nd warship’s arrival delayed

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The Philippines may have to wait until April next year to deploy its second warship, even as tensions triggered by conflicting ownership claims over islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) are expected to escalate.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese ships patrol disputed waterway

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WAR GAMES American and Filipino Marines on rubber boats conduct a hostage rescue drill off Maasim in Sarangani on Tuesday. Some 450 members from the Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard and 500 servicemen  from the US Navy and Coast Guard participated in the 2012 naval exercises. JEOFFREY MAITEM / INQUIRER MINDANAO

A combat-ready Chinese patrol reached reefs and islands in the center of the Spratly archipelago on Tuesday and immediately began to assert China’s sovereignty over the disputed area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rights victims blame government for New York loss

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The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lawyers of the Marcos human rights victims are blaming the Aquino government for the dismissal by a New York court of their claim on a $35-million chunk of the ill-gotten assets of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: The $35M claim on alleged Marcos wealth

Ferdinand Marcos was sued in the US federal court in Hawaii, where he fled, on behalf of some 10,000 victims of arrest, torture and execution. The plaintiffs obtained a nearly $2-billion judgment after he died and now seek related assets.

The $35-million claim against the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family stemmed from an original $2 million deposited with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York by Arelma Foundation, a dummy Panamanian corporation formed by the Marcoses in 1972.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US court junks victims’ claim on $35-M Marcos assets

The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

New York courts have dismissed the claim by victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos for more than $35 million from a US brokerage account, citing the competing claim by the Philippine government upheld by its own highest court.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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