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China claims are nonsense – military chief

Philippine Military Chief Emmanuel Bautista gestures during an interview at Camp Aquinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Bautista says Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea are “nonsense” and vowed to defend fishermen if they face intimidation by Chinese naval forces in the waters. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The military chief on Thursday vowed to defend the country’s fishermen against any Chinese “terror or intimidation” in the South China Sea, the latest sign of sharpening tensions in what is a potential global flash point.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2nd PH cutter ‘balisong’ to China’s ‘machine gun’

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guyito

President Aquino has been hot about this week’s arrival of the Philippines’ second Hamilton-class cutter from Hawaii, but an analyst calls the secondhand vessel another “balisong” (fan knife) to China’s “machine gun.”

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan to extend tech assistance for Bangsamoro formation

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. FILE PHOTO

The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has agreed to take on a major role in helping form the Bangsamoro government that is hoped to bring sustainable peace and development in Mindanao and is targeted to be operational by 2016.

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

2 vessels harass Palawan mayor, 200 others at sea

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palawan

The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan, along with around 200 people, were harassed by two unidentified vessels while they were traveling by sea before midnight Thursday, the local official said.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China row on agenda of Bolkiah-Aquino talks

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Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, left, escorted by Filipino Lt. Gen. Lauro Catalino Dela Cruz, salutes during his arrival honors at Manila's International Airport on Monday, April 15, 2013. Bolkiah is in the country for a two-day official visit.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah flew in Monday for a brief 24-hour-long state visit to the Philippines ahead of next week’s 22nd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Brunei.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brunei sultan to visit PH next week

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Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah speaks at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum in Boao, in southern China's Hainan province, Sunday, April 7, 2013. AP

Making his first state visit to the Philippines under the Aquino administration, the Sultan of Brunei will be in Manila next week in a visit seen to boost long-standing ties between the two countries.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH presses for access to Filipino detainees in Sabah

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has asserted its right to have access to Philippine citizens being held by Malaysian authorities in Sabah as government had no confirmed information of their location and condition, relying only on Malaysian news reports on the arrests.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seven of eight Filipinos brought to Sabah court in straightjackets

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Malaysian policemen lead away a suspected intruder from Sulu in Lahad Datu on Wednesday.  MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Eight Filipinos, seven of them forced to wear straightjackets, remained silent and entered no plea when they were arraigned in a court in Sabah on charges of terrorism and rebellion, two Malaysian radio stations reported Thursday.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: PH to provide legal aid to 8 Filipinos facing terror raps in Sabah

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President Aquino AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government will provide lawyers to the eight Filipinos charged with terrorism on Wednesday in Lahad Datu, Sabah in Malaysia.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kirams seek PAO aid for Filipinos held in Sabah

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PAO chief Persida Acosta

Fearing further alleged abuses that might be committed by Malaysian authorities against evacuees from Sabah, a daughter of the Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III has asked the help of the Public Attorney’s Office to assist Filipinos who were prevented from leaving.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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