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‘Mission accomplished’: Aquino ends Europe trip, heads for Boston

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President Benigno S. Aquino III at a forum in Berlin with members of the Philippine media before he left for Boston. Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III ended his weeklong European trip on Saturday convinced that he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Justice Carpio debunks China’s historical claim

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According to Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Panatag Shoal (inset) has always been part of the Philippines that from the 1960s to the 1980s, Philippine and American planes used it as an impact range during joint military exercises. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) has always been part of the Philippines that from the 1960s to the 1980s, Philippine and American planes used it as an impact range during joint military exercises.

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

Senator hopes PH will also get same vow

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano hopes US President Barack Obama will categorically state that the United States will defend the Philippines if it is attacked by China over disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH’s rejected protests vs China can be used as evidence before UN court

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

The diplomatic protests that the Philippines has filed against China, despite being flatly rejected, can still be used as documentary evidence in the arbitration case before the United Nations (UN) court, an international law expert said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-China joint venture in EEZ ‘illegal’

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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

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

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