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Aquino did not raise Laude slay case, VFA with Obama during Asean

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Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. ALLAN MACATUNO / INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Saying it was not “earth-shattering” enough for top-level talks, President Benigno Aquino III said he saw no need to take up with US President Barack Obama the renewed concern over the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) after a murder case involving a visiting US serviceman.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Group welcomes cancellation of US ships’ Subic port calls

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz

If there is any group here that is elated to know nine American ships have canceled their port calls, it is the organization that works to save bar workers and women in the city from prostitution.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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