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This time, US warship treads PH waters carefully

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USS Pinckney/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/US Navy Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. So

On this its first visit to the Philippines, the US warship made sure to navigate the waters very carefully.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks on payment for Tubbataha Reefs damage suspended

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This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

Negotiations on the compensation for the damage wrought by a United States Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs have been suspended as a case is pending before the Supreme Court (SC), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to pursue damage claims vs US on Tubbataha

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The government remains committed to continue pursuing its claims for compensation on the damages made by a US Navy Ship on the Tubbataha reef in 2013, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US urged to comply with SC order to comment on Tubbataha case

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In this photo taken on March 30, 2013, and released by the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, April 1, 2013, the stern of the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, is transferred to another ship after being lifted out of the water at the Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage site, in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, southwest of the Philippines. Tubbataha park superintendent Angelique Songco said the fine for damaging the protected coral reef would be about 24,000 pesos ($600) per square meter, so the U.S. could be facing a fine of more than $2 million. AP FILE PHOTO

Left leaning fisherfolk group called on the US government to comply with the Philippine Supreme Court’s order to comment on a petition calling for a filing of criminal, administrative and civil cases against those responsible for the grounding of the USS Guardian last January 17 in Tubbataha Reef.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

USS Guardian grounding blamed on officers, gear

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Lack of leadership and faulty navigational equipment led to the grounding of the former USS Guardian on the Tubbataha Reef last January, which could have been prevented, according to the official report of the United States Navy.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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