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Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am teen who climbed to top of 1 World Trade Center faces judge

Justin Casquejo arrives for his court date in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The 16-year-old boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said. AP

A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am teen breaches security, climbs atop World Trade Center

Pedestrians walk in front of the 1 World Trade Center building  in New York. AP

A 16-year-old Filipino-American teenager described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am teen breaches security, climbs atop World Trade Center

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A 16-year-old Filipino-American teenager described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Alberto del Rosario

Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to ‘defend every inch’ of territory—foreign minister

This May 2012 file photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning cruising for a test on the sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

China’s foreign minister on Saturday said his country will vigorously defend its sovereignty, declaring there was “no room for compromise” with Japan over territory or history.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia on lookout for ‘leader from Sulu’

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Malaysia’s security forces are closely monitoring information that another leader from Sulu in the Philippines plans to enter Sabah in order to meet with local political figures.

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

Kerry to press China on isles, North Korea on Asia trip

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry will press China this week to dispel ambiguity over its territorial claims and to exert greater pressure on North Korea to rein in its nuclear program.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs with labor contracts may now return to Yemen — DFA

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) downgraded on Wednesday its crisis alert for Filipinos in Yemen from Level 3, signaling voluntary repatriation, to the restriction phase under Level 2 as it cited the “improving security and political situation” there.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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