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Obama and other leaders wrap up Asia summit

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrive at a U.S.-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations East Asia) session at the Myanmar International Convention Center, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. AP

United States President Barack Obama and other world leaders wrapping up a series of summits in Myanmar on Thursday are expected to offer tepid expressions of concern about issues ranging from territorial disputes in the South China Sea to the Islamic State group and no firm recommendations.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

De Lima to int’l community: This is how we protect journalists in PH

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima shared with the international community the Philippine government’s approach in addressing the extra-judicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances as well as the importance of protecting journalists.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Marine in transgender slay should be turned over to PH—Santiago

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Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders), hold a lit candle and display messages to demand justice in the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. AP

The US Marine tagged in the slaying of a 26-year-old transgender in Olongapo City should be turned over to Philippine authorities and detained in a local facility, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Wednesday.

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

VFA review pushed in Senate, especially on crime

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Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Two senators pushed anew on Tuesday for a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) as they condemned the killing of a Filipino transgender allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City.

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

Aquino back in PH from Bali forum

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III returned to the country Friday night from Bali, Indonesia where he co-chaired a two-day forum with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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