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US agrees to pay P87M for damage to Tubbataha

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This handout photo taken on January 19, 2013 and released on January 20, 2013 by the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM) shows an aerial shot of US Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, as it remains trapped on the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground on the western Philippine island of Palawan. AFP FILE PHOTO

Almost two years after the incident, the United States finally agreed to pay P87 million for the damage caused by its Navy ship on the Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan province, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH suit vs China on sea row ‘not bad idea’

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The decision by a United Nations tribunal on the case that the Philippines brought before it concerning disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea will serve as a guide for how the Philippines can negotiate with China on the issue, according to a maritime security expert.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN tribunal called a ‘leveling ground’ in rows between small and powerful nations

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This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP FILE PHOTO

A future ruling by a United Nations body on the territorial row in the West Philippine Sea, that part of the South China Sea which Manila claims to be within its exclusive economic zone, would guide the Philippines on how to negotiate with China, according to a maritime security expert.

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

Del Rosario sounds alarm vs China’s ‘dangerous, reckless, forceful activities’

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Albert del rosario

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario sounded the alarm before the United Nations (UN) general assembly Tuesday against China’s “dangerous, reckless and forceful activities” in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawyer Anne Marie Corominas’ old maps help PH case vs China

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MAPPING THE TRUTH Palace lawyer Anne Marie Corominas collects maps, 5 were included in the exhibit of Justice Antonio T. Carpio who  researched on China’s claim. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Palace lawyer Anne Marie Corominas knows exactly where to find every ancient map of the Philippines and Asia that she has collected more than 20 years in her Makati City home.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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