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We treasure our Sierra Madre

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In the1948 John Houston movie, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” three destitute Americans working as gold prospectors mining the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico are confronted by bandits posing as mounted police (“Federales”).  When they are asked to produce their badges, the chief bandit’s response is classic:   “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”   [...]

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Security expert: China after oil-rich Recto Bank too

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China is strongly after Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) all because it is after a bigger catch that is Recto Bank (Reed Bank), a security expert said.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH has strong case vs China in territorial dispute, says Palace spokesman

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Strategic Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang: We have convinced Malaysia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is confident it has a strong case to win the international arbitration case challenging China’s claim to most of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino open to joint oil dev’t of Recto Bank, but …

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President Aquino is open to the idea of a Chinese company joining an oil and gas exploration in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but says it has to comply with Philippine laws.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

PH cautious on China oil offer

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is taking with caution Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing’s declaration of Beijing’s openness to a joint exploration for oil and gas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a position more recently reiterated by China’s foreign ministry to show its commitment to a peaceful resolution of the maritime dispute embroiling both countries.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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