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PH not giving up Sabah over Malaysia’s help in peace talks with MILF — Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Philippines didn’t dangle Sabah as a concession to Malaysia for facilitating talks that culminated in a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace: No need for Senate to ratify new US defense deal

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The Senate’s approval won’t be needed for the pending “enhanced defense” agreement with the United States, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senators concerned about operations of Mexican drug cartel in PH

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A couple of senators expressed concern Friday about the alleged entry into the country of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, which is reputed to be the most powerful drug organization in the world today.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New US envoy pays courtesy call to Drilon

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Mutually agreeable.  AFP FILE PHOTO

New US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg paid a courtesy call to Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos in US picks up bipartisan backing

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As Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipinos picked up bipartisan congressional support, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) urged the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant the status.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

John Kerry to come to PH in December—Legarda

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From left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III join hands as they pose for a group photo at East Asia Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State John Kerry will push through with his trip to the Philippines in December, Senator Loren Legarda said on Wednesday, quoting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NaFFAA slams GOP senator for Death March comparison

Bataan Death March. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations through its chair Ed Navarra, criticized as “revolting” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz comparison of his less than 24 hours of filibustering against the Affordable Care Act to the Bataan Death March.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Immigration confirms Enrile’s former aide left PH

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) confirmed Friday that the former chief of staff of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile linked to the pork scam has left the Philippines late last month.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 OFWs face labor exec in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

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Three OFWs testify before the Senate investigating allegations of sexual harassment against labor and foreign affairs officials in the Middle East. INQUIRER.net File Photo

Three overseas Filipino workers came face-to-face at a Senate hearing on Thursday with a labor official in Riyadh, whom they accused of alleged sexual harassment.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate orders search for accused driver in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

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Sec. Del Rosario and Sec. Baldoz during Senate Hearing. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has directed authorities to locate the driver and employee at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Saudi Arabia, accused of attempted rape by an overseas Filipino worker there.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

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