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Aquino going to China

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President Benigno Aquino III LYN RILLON

Amid the backdrop of the currently frosty relations between the Philippines and China, an apparently reluctant President Benigno Aquino III is flying to Nanning, China, on Sept. 3 to attend the 10th China-Asean Expo (Caexpo), during which Malacañang does not expect a meeting to take place between Mr. Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Vietnam hold talks to boost defense amid China tension

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Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh meets his Philippine counterpart Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin at Camp Aguinaldo on Monday afternoon. Photo from DND

Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh met his Philippine counterpart Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin at Camp Aguinaldo on Monday amid China’s aggressiveness on its excessive claims over the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea).

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US spy planes monitoring activities in West PH Sea

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AP FILE PHOTO

There are no drones, but the United States has long been providing intelligence assistance to the Philippines through the deployment of maritime surveillance aircraft over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as part of regular joint military exercises, the country’s top diplomat said Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila vows ‘to steadfastly defend’ disputed sea

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The country will defend the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) which is “legitimately ours,” Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH warship test fires guns off Zambales; BRP Ramon Alcaraz due Friday

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PH’S 2ND WARSHIP  The BRP Ramon Alcaraz.  PHOTO FROM TWITTER ACCOUNT OF PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN US

The country’s warship, BRP Gregorio del Pilar, successfully test fired its guns off Zambales last Monday, a navy official said Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Top US Navy commander to visit Manila to tackle security challenges

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US Pacific Command Chief Admiral Samuel Locklear. U.S. NAVY FILE PHOTO

The Commander of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear III, will be in Manila for a two-day visit to tackle “security challenges,” the United States Embassy said Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Sen. Arroyo on US, China elections: ‘Let’s not hope for anything’

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Sen. Joker Arroyo

Filipinos could chew their knuckles to the bone as they await the outcomes of the elections in the US and China but whoever wins in either contest would have no great bearing on the countries’ foreign policy vis-à-vis the Philippines.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Philippines, China still close friends despite Spratlys’

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday brushed aside media reports about worsening relations with China, stressing that the West Philippine Sea dispute was “not the sum total of Philippines-China relations”. The Philippines and China are “still close friends” despite the territorial dispute over the Spratly group of islets, said DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez. [...]

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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