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We treasure our Sierra Madre

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In the1948 John Houston movie, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” three destitute Americans working as gold prospectors mining the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico are confronted by bandits posing as mounted police (“Federales”).  When they are asked to produce their badges, the chief bandit’s response is classic:   “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”   [...]

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China’s territorial claims in West Philippine Sea mere claims, not rights—DFA exec

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In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) does not give it the right to the hotly contested territory because they are “just mere claims” and do not adhere to international laws.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams urge new US envoy to push for stronger military ties

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US Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg.  PHOTO FROM STATE.GOV

Filipino American leaders are calling on newly appointed US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg to push for stronger military relations between the United States and the Philippines.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Loud protests in US cities hit China’s ‘aggression’

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Filipino WWII veterans chaining themselves to the entrance of China’s consulate in San Francisco.PHOTO/ Vivian Araullo

Some 500 members of the Filipino and Vietnamese American communities staged a protest rally in front of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines | Read More »

Filipinos set July 24 protests vs China ‘bullying’, ‘shoal-grabbing’

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Organizing meeting Loida Nicolas Lewis’ home for July 24 protest at the UN against China’s territorial claims.

The US Pinoys for Good Governance organized community meetings in preparation for “global” demonstrations in front of China’s embassies and consulates on July 24 in protest of China’s “shoal-grabbing” of Philippine territory.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila says UN tribunal meets on South China Sea

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines says a United Nations arbitration tribunal has convened in The Hague to look into a case it lodged to question the legality of China’s massive territorial claims in the South China Sea.   Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez told a news conference Tuesday that the five-member tribunal under [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Global protest set at UN against China ‘expansionism’

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A U.S. group critical of China’s claim on islands off the Philippines will hold a protest rally at the United Nations headquarters here on July 24.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kiram ready to face charges over Sabah incursion

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Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III: Defiant. AP FILE PHOTO

A defiant Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III maintained on Wednesday that he did not violate the country’s laws when his brother Agbimuddin Kiram and 235 of their followers occupied the coastal town of Lahad Datu in Sabah, Malaysia.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino on Sabah issue: It’s complicated and requires careful study

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President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said here Wednesday night he was not rushing the study of the Philippines’ complex claim to Sabah, arguing that any solution should be acceptable to all parties.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US, PH start joint war games amid China tension

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of US and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Friday that the Philippines said were vital to building its defense capabilities to face the rising threat of China.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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