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Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA


Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

What will it take for the “lightweight” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become a “heavyweight” and stand up to nations that are bullying the Philippines? Money. Lots of it.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over Edca


A solon grilled the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) exempting American soldiers from paying taxes while they are in the country, but a Cabinet official said this is standard practice in mutual defense pacts.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

10 young Fil-Am leaders here to reconnect, explore ties

Ten young Filipino-American leaders from across the United States are in town for a weeklong “immersion” hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, under a program that seeks to reconnect them to their roots while exploring partnerships with local professionals or organizations.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino reshuffles DFA, other gov’t agencies

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

– President Benigno S. Aquino III has either reappointed or named new government personnel in the Department of Foreign Affairs and some government agencies.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »