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Santiago: VFA a ‘failure’ as PH still attached to ‘former colonizer’

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Miriam VFA

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago called the 15-year-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) a “failure” because it merely served to keep the Philippines attached to its “former colonizer” the United States (US).

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Laude case not reason to kill VFA – Belmonte

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday said he is not in favor of abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) despite the killing of a Filipino transgender allegedly by a US Marine.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amid transgender slay, Aquino thumbs down scrapping of VFA

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

“Why should we abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement?” That was the question raised by President Benigno Aquino III on Monday amid discussions on the custody of a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite challenges, US-PH ties will remain strong, says envoy

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Philip Goldberg

Despite calls to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged the murder of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Monday said he was certain that the two countries’ relationship will remain strong.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Probers question 4 US Marines on slay

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HEREBY SERVED  A copy of the murder complaint filed by the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude against a US Marine is stuck on  a barbed wire at the gate leading to the  USS Peleliu, which is docked at Subic Freeport.  RAFFY LERMA

“News not quite right,” US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Sunday, referring to reports that the United States would produce a US Marine suspected of killing a transgender Filipino and four other servicemen wanted as witnesses by investigators.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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