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RP, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters


Thousands of Philippine and US marines on Monday began military exercises close to flashpoints in the West Philippine Sea, where Beijing is engaged in a bitter territorial with its neighbors.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Poe calls for Senate probe on ISIS recruitment in Mindanao

Senator Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe wants the Senate to investigate the reported recruitment of Filipinos into the Islamic State to thwart any plans of the group to take root in the Philippines.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino doubles security due to ‘credible threat’ vs Pope

Pope Francis. AP

President Aquino on Tuesday said he expected stepped up measures by the Presidential Security Group to protect Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year amid a news report in Italy of a possible threat against the Pontiff by Islamic militants.

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

PH acting on China’s security concerns


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it was coordinating with other government agencies to address the security concerns expressed by China, which had issued a travel advisory against the Philippines due to the spate of kidnappings and threats to its nationals here.

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

DFA lowers alert levels for Israel, Palestine

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the U.N. observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future — and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East — in doubt.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Citing that the security situation in Israel and Palestine has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered its alert levels.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »