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Maritime affairs expert separates facts from fiction on Scarborough Shoal

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Satellite image of the disputed Scarborough Shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal, which located 124 nautical miles west of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon.

Despite China’s assertions that it has “indisputable sovereignty” over the entire South China Sea, a maritime affairs expert maintained that historical facts tell otherwise.

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

Aquino to Spain PM: China too aggressive

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President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Slinas and Juan Sunye Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. Photo By: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III brought to Spain’s attention Monday (Sept. 15) the “increasing pattern of aggressive Chinese behavior” in the South China Sea, calling on Europe to back a Philippine proposal to settle the dispute.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: It’s more fun to do business in the Philippines

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President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Slinas and Juan Sunye Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. Photo By: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Aquino began his European roadshow showcasing the country’s fast-rising economy.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Europe,Global Pinoy,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-Spain bilateral relations in a nutshell

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The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo (left), with his counterpart, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Albert del Rosario (right) during a visit in the Philippines in March 2014. Photo from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) website.

As President Benigno Aquino III begins his trip across four countries in Europe starting with Spain, here is a summary of the current bilateral relations between Philippines and Spain.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino arrives at Spanish capital

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President Benigno Simeon Aquino III welcome by embassy staff upon aarival at intercon hotel in Madrid Spain.  Photo By: Ryan Lim/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Aquino arrived here on Sunday to kick off his trip to Europe and the United States, presenting himself as a bearer of “good news” about the Philippines and promising a “long list” of benefits when he returns home in two weeks.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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