By Fat Reyes
The Philippines and the United States (US) on Tuesday reiterated their pledge to cooperate in investigating the cause of the grounding incident at the protected Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, saying that both countries agreed that preventing further damage to the reef remained a top priority.
Military veterans are stirred up and speaking out against the possibility that the United States might return three church bells seized as spoils of war from the Philippines more than a century ago.
The Philippines must do more to stop human rights abuses, especially extrajudicial killings if it wants to receive more US aid, the US ambassador to the country said on Friday. Speaking at a round table of human rights advocates, Ambassador Harry Thomas said the US Congress still withholds a portion of US aid to this [...]