By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By TJ A. Burgonio
Malacañang on Sunday vowed to bring to justice labor officers in the Middle East who would be found liable for sexually exploiting distressed female migrant workers.
By Karen Boncocan
The supporters of the sultanate of Sulu must return to the Philippines if they want to pursue talks on their claims to Sabah, a Palace official told Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Monday.
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang was “disturbed’’ by the journey of an armed group from the Sultanate of Sulu to Sabah amid significant developments in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, but it vowed to uphold national interest in the country’s dormant claim to Malaysia’s eastern state.
By Doris C. Dumlao
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.