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Now, it’s Chinese boat stuck in Tubbataha

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As salvage operations on the grounded US minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea came to a close, a Chinese fishing vessel was reported to have struck the north reef close to midnight Monday.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

USS Guardian removed from Tubbataha Reef; damage assessment next

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The removal of the minesweeper USS Guardian that got stuck in Tubbataha Reefs some two months ago was completed Saturday, two weeks ahead of date estimates initially made by both Philippine and US authorities.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Apologies, compensation not enough for Tubbataha damage—Legarda

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

Saying apologies and guarantees of “just compensation” were not enough, at least two Philippine senators are keen to hold the United States accountable for the destruction of the Tubbataha Reef following the grounding a US Navy minesweeper on the marine sanctuary nearly a month ago.

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

US liable for ship accident in Tubbataha reef—Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Rising from her sick bed, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago slammed on Tuesday, the United States’ “magnanimity” over its warship’s destruction of the Tubbataha Reef, saying it should be held accountable for violations of both local and international laws instead of calling it an accident and promising compensation for the priceless marine park.

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

Salvaging of US ship from Tubbataha reef suspended due to turbulent waves

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The salvage operation to remove the USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef was put on hold Sunday because of turbulent sea conditions, which prevented the giant crane ship SMIT Borneo from anchoring close to the moribund US minesweeper.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace won’t rush into action on US Navy ship grounding in Tubbataha

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

Malacañang is in no hurry to hold the US Navy accountable for its minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs, even as a militant group has called for an inspection of the ship.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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