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Fisherman hit by US ship seeks damages from US authorities

Grande Island in Subic Bay

One of three fishermen who almost drowned when a warship of the United States hit their boats early this month want American authorities to pay them P500,000 for their destroyed vessels and lost income.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: USS Guardian running aground Tubbataha Reefs


On Jan. 17, 2013, while sailing to Indonesia following a port call on Subic Bay, the minesweeper ship USS Guardian ran aground on the south atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs, a delicate ecosystem in the Sulu Sea treasured for its rich marine biodiversity.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Party is over in ’Gapo

BUSINESS is slow in Olongapo City’s red light district after American soldiers were restricted to their ships following the murder of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude on Oct. 11.  ALLAN MACATUNO

At a glance, the street that hosts a stretch of entertainment clubs and restaurants in Olongapo City has not lost its charm and glimmer but a closer look these days would make one feel something is amiss.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jeffrey ‘Jennifer’ Laude severely beaten; calls to show suspect; subpoena served

USS Peleliu. Jennifer Laude (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was severely beaten before being killed allegedly by a US serviceman in a motel here, according to the police autopsy report released on Friday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US ship arrives in Subic Bay


Amid the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a USS Michigan (SSGN 727), an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, arrived Tuesday in Subic Bay, Zambales for a “routine port call.”

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »