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Gov’t to ensure US will pay for Tubbataha damage

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 and released by the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the bow of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is lifted by a crane during a continuing salvage operation off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. The ship ran aground before dawn on Jan. 17, damaging coral reef. AP/Philippine Coast Guard

The government will make sure the United States makes good on its pledge to compensate the Philippines for the damage inflicted by a US Navy ship on the Tubbataha Reef marine sanctuary, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate considering probe of USS Guardian grounding

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Sen. Francis Escudero: I don’t see the fire. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Francis Escudero, chair of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, said he was considering holding a Senate inquiry into the USS Guardian’s running aground and damaging the Tubbataha Reef.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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