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Suspected fake UN representative arrested


A suspected fake United Nations representative was arrested Tuesday in Cagayan de Oro City.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Marines reinforce disputed shoal

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has deployed a fresh batch of Marines and supplies to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea where a Chinese warship appeared last month, triggering a new standoff in the strategic waters.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI wraps up probe on Sabah standoff

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation has wrapped up its investigation into a failed bid by over 200 armed followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to reclaim Sabah in February.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines | Read More »

Sabah extension up to Malaysian foreign ministry


The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be the government agency to decide on an appeal by the Philippines to extend the deadline for the Sulu royal followers to leave Sabah, the Home Ministry said Saturday.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US steers clear of Sabah issue

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Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III  AP FILE PHOTO

Despite the potential threat to the peace process in Mindanao that it supports, the United States is staying away from the Sabah crisis, as it is a problem that only the leaders of the Philippines and Malaysia can deal with.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features | Read More »

Palace urges Sulu sultan to recall followers as deadline ends

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III  AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday appealed to Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his family to reconsider its decision not to recall his armed followers from Sabah, warning of further “deterioration” of the two-week standoff if the followers refuse to leave Lahad Datu town on Friday, the deadline set by Malaysia.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace keeps distance from Sabah standoff

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday expressed reluctance to meddle in the reported incursion in Sabah of an armed group of 100 Filipinos who identified themselves as the “royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu in southern Mindanao.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia in Borneo standoff with armed intruders


Malaysian security forces have surrounded armed intruders on Borneo who are believed to be from the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DND not sure if new Chinese vessel headed for shoal


The Department of National Defense (DND) sees no problem with a Chinese fisheries ship as long as it stays in international waters, its spokesman said Friday.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, China work to ease Shoal standoff

In this April 10, 2012 photo released by the Philippine Navy,  Filipino naval personnel inspect giant clam shells on board a Chinese fishing vessel at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea in this April 10, 2012 photo released by the Philippine Navy. AP/Philippine Navy

The Philippines and China agreed Friday to set aside their diplomatic protests to end a tense standoff in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) but each side was still refusing to remove its ships from the disputed area, the top Filipino diplomat said.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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