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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 »

Gov’t inaction blamed for Subic waste dumping

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A Senate committee report concluded that a contractor of the United States Navy was liable for unauthorized dumping of untreated sewage in Philippine waters and scored the inaction of relevant environment protection agencies on the matter.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Reef salvage target: Jan. 30

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POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

Plans to remove the stranded United States Navy minesweeper USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef are expected to be finalized today, with a private Singaporean salvage company instructed to prioritize minimizing further environmental damage in the area.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Save reef not US ship, says PH government

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POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States Navy has sent 10 American divers to assess the situation and brought in two private salvor ships to try to extricate its minesweeper that got stuck on Tubbataha Reef, a world-renowned marine sanctuary in the Sulu Sea, the Philippine Navy said on Sunday.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US hospital ship arriving on humanitarian mission

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The US Naval Ship Mercy, the United States Navy’s premier hospital ship, will arrive in Subic next week to participate in a humanitarian mission in the Pacific, the US Embassy in Manila said.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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