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Edca: Treaty or executive agreement?


What is the main legal question regarding the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca)?

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

Edca challenged in Supreme Court

EDCA CHALLENGED  (From left) Lawyers Edre Olalia and Steve Salonga and former Rep. Teddy Casino, all petitioners; and lawyers Romel Bagares and Ethel Avisado, both supporters of the petition, hold copies of the petition to declare as unconstitutional the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement in front of the Supreme Court building in Manila.  INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Two former senators who 24 years ago fought for the removal of US military bases from the Philippines on Monday challenged in the Supreme Court the legality of a new security agreement between the Philippines and the United States that would expand American military presence in the country.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama reiterates pledge to secure PH ironclad

OBAMA AT THE FORT  US President Obama speaks to US and Filipino troops at the Army Gym in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City where he reiterates the US ironclad commitment to defend Philippine security and sovereignty. Behind him are members of the Philippine and US armed forces.  RAFFY LERMA

“Our commitment to defend the Philippines is ironclad and the United States will keep that commitment, because allies never stand alone,” US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, repeating a statement he made at the state dinner on Monday night.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama says America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gains support for bid to extend Kyoto Protocol—DFA


The Philippine call for a five-year extension of the international treaty that binds countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions gained support from representatives of over 20 countries as the next round of global climate treaty talks opened in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »