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Aquino thanks Coast Guard for preventing tension in West Philippine Sea

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for defending the country’s territory and preventing incidents that may result in tension in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC asked to junk petitions vs Edca

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FILE PHOTO

Government lawyers on Friday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petitions seeking to nullify the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), which gives the US greater access to military bases in the country.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

War games boost PH territorial defense capability

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Marines chief Major General Romeo Tanalgo and Amphibious Landing Force of 7th Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Hugh Wetharld at the closing ceremonies of Phiblex 2015 at the Marine Headquarters in Taguig. PHILIPPINE NAVY

The just concluded Philippine-US war games honed the maritime defense capability of the Philippine Marines amid a territorial row with China over disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea, a military official said.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH suit vs China on sea row ‘not bad idea’

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The decision by a United Nations tribunal on the case that the Philippines brought before it concerning disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea will serve as a guide for how the Philippines can negotiate with China on the issue, according to a maritime security expert.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN tribunal called a ‘leveling ground’ in rows between small and powerful nations

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This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP FILE PHOTO

A future ruling by a United Nations body on the territorial row in the West Philippine Sea, that part of the South China Sea which Manila claims to be within its exclusive economic zone, would guide the Philippines on how to negotiate with China, according to a maritime security expert.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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