By Christine O. Avendaño
President Aquino met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Monday, but Palace officials said the meeting had nothing to do with Philippines’s current conflict with China over Scarborough Shoal.
China should impose “sanctions” against the Philippines after the latter offered to allow more US troops on its soil, state media said on Sunday, amid growing tensions over disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
By TJ Burgonio
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be greeted with protests by militant groups during her short visit to Manila on Tuesday, as the date coincides with the anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States.
By Norman Bordadora
President Benigno Aquino III has cited the assistant city prosecutor of Zamboanga for her internationally recognized role in fighting trafficking in persons (TIP) that led the US Department of State to remove the Philippines from Tier 2 of its TIP watchlist. In rites at Malacañang on Friday, Mr. Aquino presented a presidential citation to Zamboanga [...]