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China claims are nonsense – military chief

Philippine Military Chief Emmanuel Bautista. AP FILE PHOTO

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’


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

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


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

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 »