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Chinese hospital ship arrives in Leyte

After a storm of criticism China upped its contribution to $1.8 million and dispatched its Peace Ark hospital ship (in photo), but the response paled in comparison to Japan’s $30 million, the United States’ $20 million—and even some private companies’.  AP FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Taiwan sends ships near PH waters

Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng's boat, the Kuang Ta Hsing No. 28, is checked by Taiwanese officers after arriving at Liuqiu port in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. 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.  AP PHOTO

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.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace confirms stranding of US minesweeper in Tubbataha

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos dead, 3 missing in North Sea ship collision

Ships take part in the rescue operation for sunken cargo ship Baltic Ace late Wednesday night. AP/Royal Dutch Navy

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.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine Navy’s newest warship arrives from US

The BRP Rajah Humabon (photo above), a Cannon-class destroyer-escort built during World War II, will be replaced by the BRP Gregorio del Pilar as the Philippines’ biggest warship. The Del Pilar is expected to arrive in the country from the United States in three weeks. PHOTO COURTESY OF US NAVY

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Navy’s newest and biggest warship, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, arrived in the country Wednesday afternoon after a two-week voyage from the US. The ship, manned by 13 officers and 82 enlisted personnel under the command of Captain Alberto Cruz, entered the Philippine area of responsibility at 1 p.m. Wednesday. “It is [...]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vietnam complains to China as sea tensions rise


HANOI—Vietnam protested to China on Thursday after what it described as a “premeditated” attack on an exploration ship in its waters, raising tensions between the Communist neighbors. The latest incident comes against a backdrop of increased anti-Chinese sentiment in the Southeast Asian nation, where hundreds of people staged a rare protest Sunday over the activities [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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