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Cha cha train to follow Obama visit?

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will be among the topics tackled during the visit of United States President Barack Obama to the country.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact during Obama visit

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph

Amid the perception that the defense pact between the Philippines and the United States was being rushed, Malacañang denied any knowledge if the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) will be ready in time for United States President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend

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Alexander Richardson and Josephine Austria. Photo from http://www.wfla.com

A 51-year-old Filipina nurse was shot dead by her American live-in partner in the middle of a party at their Clearwater City, Florida residence.

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

Visa-free US trip? Do not believe it, says consulate

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Screengrab from http://adobochronicles.com

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, United States of America, advised the public Wednesday against a satirical news article announcing the US’s “no visa” policy for Filipinos.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH must be ‘truly independent’ to stand up to China—Bayan

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER file photo

In order to stand up to China, the Philippines must strengthen its industries, build up the economy, and shun dependence on the United States (US), a militant group said Tuesday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos in US poised for success

Filipinos are among the top Asian migrants in the United States poised for success. A new report titled “Race for Results” released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation tackles the topic of racial and ethnic indicators of success.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Visas for priests and other faith leaders

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PHILIPPINE Catholic leaders are urged to send out more  Filipino priests to minister to the increasing number of Filipinos overseas. FILE PHOTO

Roman Catholic priests are declining in number in the United States. This is based on the study that was conducted in 2013 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Defense accord with US a ‘security cover’ for PH

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The new defense agreement the Philippines and the United States could sign on or before the visit of US President Barack Obama later this month is designed as a “security cover” for the Philippines amid the changing security landscape in the region.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

New pact set for Obama

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PORT CALL The USS Howard, an Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer from the US Pacific Fleet, arrives in Manila on Friday on a “routine” port call. BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

Philippine negotiators are just about ready to submit proposed “key points” for an enhanced defense cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases, as the two countries ended their eighth round of talks on Friday, raising speculation that the deal could be ready in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit on April 28-29.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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