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2 PCG men ordered arrested over Balintang Channel shooting

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The Cagayan Municipal Trial Court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of two members of the Philippine Coast Guard involved in the shooting incident in the Balintang Channel.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG suspends 8 coast guards tagged in killing of Taiwanese fisher

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has placed under indefinite suspension the eight PCG personnel facing homicide charges for the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, 2013 off Balintang island in waters claimed by both the Philippines and Taiwan, the PCG spokesperson has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PCG not taking part in search for missing Malaysian plane

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The Philippine Coast Guard is not deploying any of its search-and-rescue vessels to take part in the massive multinational search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the southern coast of Vietnam.

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

2 Coast Guard ships ready to guard Panatag Shoal on gov’t go-signal

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Not a single Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since PCG ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in the West Philippine Sea rock formation for two weeks in mid-2012.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DAP funding Coast Guard patrols in disputed waters

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The controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program has been paying for Philippine Coast Guard patrols at Bajo de Masinloc off Zambales province, as well as in other disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Thursday.

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

Coast Guard insists it was not liable for death of Taiwanese fisherman

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There is no evidence to hold the Philippine Coast Guard liable for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman, according to a joint affidavit itsubmitted to the Department of Justice stated.

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

DOJ summons foreign witnesses to killing probe

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Taiwanese investigators rides a rubber boat as they inspect a ship involved in the alleged shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman while they continue their probe in Manila on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. They have completed their investigation into the death of the fisherman off Balintang Island in northern Philippines, with the evidence collected by the National Bureau of Investigation, Yang Wan-Li, head of the delegation, said on Thursday night.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Government prosecutors are seeking the appearance in the Philippines on Sept. 9 of two Taiwanese nationals and an Indonesian for the preliminary investigation into a homicide complaint filed against the Philippine Coast Guard for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in May.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ship runs aground in Palawan

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A foreign vessel ran aground in Palawan on Saturday morning, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) report released late Saturday afternoon.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Taiwan open to OFWs again

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Taiwanese investigators rides a rubber boat as they inspect a ship involved in the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman while they continue their probe in Manila on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino workers are again packing their bags for Taiwan, a sign that relations between Manila and Taipei are returning to normal after a three-month diplomatic row.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH apologizes to kin; Taiwan to lift ban

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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. AP FILE PHOTO

A Philippine special envoy visited Taiwan Thursday to offer “official apology” for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards in May as Taipei announced plans to lift 11 retaliatory measures it had imposed on Manila to force legal action.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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