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AFP awaits SC decision on Edca fate

Military chief General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. receives his fourth star in a donning of ranks ceremony held at the Department of National Defense on Friday. In the photo with General Catapang is his wife, Vilma Catapang, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.

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

Japan relaxes visa rule for PH

Aquino Shinzo Abe Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced that Filipinos wanting to visit Japan would have an easier time to get their visas following the relaxation of visa requirements for the Philippines.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tops Asean agenda

Graphic on contested claims in the South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III (inset). AFP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday vowed to press anew for the rule of law in resolving territorial conflicts at the annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders, which opens here Sunday amid a surge of tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino off to Burma on Saturday for Asean summit

President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III leaves for Burma (Myanmar) Saturday to attend the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   Mr. Aquino and the other Asean leaders will converge at the Burmese capital of Naypyitaw for the summit Saturday and Sunday to try to move the bloc closer to a European Union-style [...]

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

Obama visit in the PH means no-fly, no-sail zones; red alert up

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President Aquino and US President Barack Obama. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The entire country may as well be in a state of alert for the overnight visit here of US President Barack Obama. Military units assigned to support the Presidential Security Group (PSG), the lead agency providing security for Obama, have been placed on red alert.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »