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US should volunteer to pay damages on Tubbataha Reefs—Santiago

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The United States (US) should voluntarily offer to pay for the damages one of its ships had caused on the Tubbataha Reef National Park in 2013.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to pursue talks with US for payment of damages to Tubbataha Reef

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Even after the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of kalikasan against the United States (US), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it would continue to pursue compensation for the damage on Tubbataha Reef caused by a US Navy ship.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC: No writ of kalikasan but US liable for reefs’ damage

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Though it said it had no jurisdiction over the case, the Supreme Court cited an international treaty and took the United States to task for its liabilities for the grounding last year of a US Navy minesweeper on Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a delicate ecosystem in the Sulu Sea treasured for its rich marine biodiversity.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC: No to US payment for damages in Tubbataha Reef accident

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The Supreme Court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to require the USS Guardian to pay for damages when it ran aground and damaged the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

In a decision penned by Associate Justice Martin Villarama, the high court said damages should be made in a separate civil suit as provided under the writ of kalikasan.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jardeleza didn’t betray PH’s cause for West Philippine Sea — SC

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Justice Francis Jardeleza did not commit disloyalty nor betray the country due to his position on the West Philippine Sea dispute, according to the majority of Supreme Court justices who earlier ordered his re-inclusion in the Judicial and Bar Council’s shortlist of nominees to the vacancy in high tribunal last month.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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