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DFA releases photo of China’s reclamation on disputed reef

By building an airstrip on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (in photo), China is violating a nonaggression pact it signed with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2002, President Aquino said on Monday. DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released photos Thursday of Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) showing China’s reclamation activities on the disputed area.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asean hails Bangsamoro pact

Burmese President Thein Sein (in photo) hailed the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as a “great achievement” when he opened the 24th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Naypyidaw, Burma.  AP PHOTO/GEMUNU AMARASINGHE

President Aquino on Sunday held up a peace pact with Moro rebels as a model for conflict resolution in the region, but called for rehabilitation of the survivors.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks on increased US presence in PH move forward


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 »