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Defense chief: VFA abrogation will have adverse effects

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the light of the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude will have a backlash on the minimum credible defense that the military is working on, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Tuesday.

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

PH soon to get P87M from US for damage to Tubbataha Reefs

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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

The P87 million payment of the United States for the damage caused by its Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan is now on its “documentation stage,” a Palace official said.

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

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 »

Del Rosario: No renegotiation of VFA

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albert del rosario

Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario declared Friday that neither the Philippines nor the United States was keen on renegotiating the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement, amid fresh calls for abrogation of the agreement in the wake of the killing of a Filipino transgender woman allegedly by an American soldier.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US sign agreement on workers’ education

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. (left) and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin (right) shake hands after signing the MoU between the NLRB and the DFA at a ceremony held at the NLRB Board Hearing Room on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  (Photo by the National Labor Relations Board)

The Philippines and the US have signed an agreement that would ensure Filipino workers there are informed and educated about their rights under US labor laws.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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