By Matikas Santos
Board the chartered ship for repatriation out of Libya now because it’s the only one there is, Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario told Filipinos in Libya on Thursday amid reports that hundreds of them had backed out from repatriation.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
A Chinese ship with 100 doctors and hospital capabilities arrived at Leyte Gulf Sunday afternoon to offer medical treatment and other assistance to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
Taiwan dispatched four coast guard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines on Sunday following President Ma Ying-jeou’s ultimatum to Manila to respond to demands regarding the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.
By Michael Lim Ubac
Malacañang on Friday confirmed that the US Navy warship, USS Guardian, that ran aground on Tubattaha Reef had come from Subic Bay for a “regular port call,” but the Palace was shunning any discussion this early on seeking indemnity from Washington for coral damage.
By Fat Reyes
Two Filipinos died while three others were missing after a cargo ship sank in the frigid North Sea off the Dutch coast, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.