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VFA, Edca hot topics over killing

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Sen. Joker Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Can the Philippines still trust the United States to fulfill its commitments under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca)?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago calls Pemberton detention under American watch ‘offensive,’ ‘unacceptable’

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Photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton
PHOTO FROM PEMBERTON FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago described the transfer of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to a detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo but under the guard of American troops as “offensive” and “unacceptable.”

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

Santiago: VFA a ‘failure’ as PH still attached to ‘former colonizer’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago called the 15-year-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) a “failure” because it merely served to keep the Philippines attached to its “former colonizer” the United States (US).

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

Senate seeks synchronized efforts among gov’t agencies to prevent Ebola in PH

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago seeks testimony of Laude’s friend in Senate hearing

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked the friend of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude and a hotel staff to testify at a hearing on her killing allegedly by a US Marine on Wednesday morning.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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