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US: We stand by our allies

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US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel reaffirms his country’ support for the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China. The Philippine flag flies proudly on the deck of the rusting BRP Sierra Madre. AFP and INQUIRER file photos

“There should be no doubt about resolve of the United States. We stand by our allies and we stand by our commitments,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, the top US diplomat for East Asia, told a Senate panel that oversees policy in the region.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino nun awarded ‘Outstanding Citizen’ in South Korea

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Sister Lucia Olalia may be a Filipino citizen, and a proud one at that, but that didn’t stop Pocheon City in South Korea from giving her an “Outstanding Citizen Award” in recognition of her humanitarian work in the community.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH set to sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals

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The Philippines will sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals next week amid the military’s efforts to attain a minimum credible defense.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean soldiers help rebuild lives ruined by ‘Yolanda’

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A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

With the threat of war ever looming in their homeland, South Korea’s young soldiers here are finding time to relax amid the urgency of the job before them: helping rebuild homes and schools in towns ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 last year.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US urges ‘restraint’ between Japan, S.Korea

New assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Daniel Russel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States on Tuesday urged its allies Japan and South Korea to show restraint in their tense relations as an American senator faulted Tokyo on historical disputes.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan mulls revision of comfort women apology

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Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, in a move likely to draw fury in South Korea and beyond.

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

Obama to tour Japan, S. Korea, Malaysia, Philippines in April

The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s (in photo) visit to the country. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US urges 3 Asia nations to be good neighbors

The United States on Tuesday called for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three countries to overcome historical animosity.

The United States on Tuesday called for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three countries to overcome historical animosity.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope may visit Asia in 2015; South Korea, PH sent invitations

Pope Francis: Possible trip to Asia in 2015. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis may visit South Korea next summer as part of a possible trip to Asia, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

South Korean troops extend stay in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of troops from South Korea have committed to stay in “Yolanda”-battered areas for a year to help in medical and rehabilitation efforts.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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