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US general misquoted, says Gazmin

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Friday that US Gen. Herbert Carlisle had claimed he was misquoted in the news when he appeared to have criticized the heightened rhetoric of President Benigno Aquino III against China.

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

KMU defends China against Aquino comment

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Just as militant group said they condemned China for its aggressive stance in claiming parts of the South China Sea, the Kilusang Mayo Uno also slammed President Benigno Aquino III for describing the Philippines’ northern neighbor as the present-day Nazi.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace deplores HK decision on visa sanction

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Two days before Hong Kong is set to end visa-free visits by holders of official Philippine government passports, Malacañang on Monday expressed regret on the sanction, describing it a path away from common understanding.

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

Aquino thanks world for helping disaster-stricken PH

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President Aquino.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III thanked the international community Friday for the “kindness” that the Filipinos will always remember in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

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

Asean-Japan summit gets under way in Tokyo

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ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

The 40th Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Japan Commemorative Summit opened here Saturday morning with President Benigno Aquino III, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other heads of Asean in attendance at the Akasaka State House.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hong Kong lawmakers mull suspension of Filipinos’ visa-free entry

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Putting pressure on the Aquino administration, legislators in Hong Kong called for the suspension of the Filipinos’ visa-free entry to Hong Kong.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No Obama? No problem

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday played down the absence of US President Barack Obama from two key regional meetings—the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Bali, Indonesia on Monday and Tuesday and the East Asia Summit in Brunei on Wednesday and Thursday—to be attended by the region’s leaders, including President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama to visit PH, other Southeast Asian countries amid sea rows

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US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama will visit Manila during his weeklong Southeast Asian trip next month to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions in the region, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino warns foreign-service personnel against exploiting OFWs

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President Aquino AP FILE PHOTO

As the government continued to investigate charges of sexual exploitation of distressed Filipina workers by Philippine foreign service personnel, President Aquino warned Tuesday of dire consequences for officials or other government employees found to have abused their countrymen abroad.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines wants better protection for UN troops

President Aquino AP FILE PHOTO

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday that he wants better protection and a robust mandate for the country’s U.N. contingent in the Golan Heights if he decides to keep them there at the risk of violence coming from Syria.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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