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Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian PM Razak to witness signing of PH gov’t-MILF peace pact

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak AP FILE PHOTO

His country going through its own crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to fly to Manila on Thursday (March 27) to witness the historic signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Yolanda reconstruction priority; continued foreign aid a must

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hammered Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appealed for continued foreign assistance, saying helping victims get back on their feet has remained his top priority.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon lauds progress of PH gov’t peace talks with MILF

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon   PHOTO by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope on Sunday that the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would be able to sign a final peace agreement soon as it lauded the recent strides of Manila to make this possible.

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

Aquino: Philippines to rise from ‘Yolanda’ destruction

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.

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

Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino support for undocumented Filipinos in US sought

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino-American groups and immigrant rights advocates have urged President Aquino to apply for a temporary protected status (TPS) for undocumented Filipino citizens in the United States in the wake of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

S. Korea leader welcomes Aquino, extends condolences over Bohol quake

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye greet children waving the two countries' national flags during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea. AP

South Korean President Park Gyeun-hye expressed on Thursday, her condolences and “deepest regret” over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the powerful earthquake that struck parts of Visayas and Bohol last Tuesday as she welcomed President Aquino who arrived here for a two-day state visit.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines now preparing for Kerry visit — DFA

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Preparations are underway for the Manila visit of United States Secretary of State John Kerry, expected to arrive Friday in Manila as he replaces US President Barack Obama for the latter’s supposed Southeast Asian swing.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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