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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 »

‘Mission accomplished’: Aquino ends Europe trip, heads for Boston

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Benigno Aquino III (2)

President Benigno Aquino III ended his weeklong European trip on Saturday convinced that he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino asks Europe for support in South China Sea dispute with Beijing

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, welcomes Benigno Aquino III, President of the Phillippines, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They will discuss the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

President Benigno Aquino III called on Europe to stand behind the Philippines in its campaign for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rules-based approach to sea row

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Amid the worsening row in the South China Sea, the Philippines has called on the European Union and members of the Association of South East Asian Nation (Asean) to support its efforts to promote a rules-based approach in the settlement of maritime disputes in the region.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

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

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