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CSC voids suspension of worker behind Pilipinas-to-Filipinas exposé

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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared “void” the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) twin directives placing under preventive suspension the agency’s human resource officer who earlier blew the whistle on the KWF head for his unauthorized alteration of the country’s name from Pilipinas to Filipinas.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China and Taiwan to hold historic talks

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China and Taiwan will hold their first government-to-government talks Tuesday since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war – a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Panama Canal contractors warn may halt work

In this Aug. 22. 2013 file photo, a section of the new rolling gates for the Panama Canal's third set of locks towers over workers during a press tour in Gatun, Panama. The consortium carrying out a historic expansion of the Panama Canal says it may have to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun. The group issued a statement Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, giving the Panama Canal Authority 21 days to settle the dispute, but says it will continue working in the meantime. AP

The consortium at the heart of a historic Panama Canal expansion project threatened on Wednesday to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Reclamation agency keeps off Pasay execs’ dispute

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The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) distanced itself from the brewing dispute between Pasay City lawmakers and executives under the mayor’s office over a proposed P54.5-billion development project on Manila Bay.   On December 4, the council issued Resolution No. 3059 recalling all previous measures it passed in support of a joint venture agreement (JVA) between [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Villagers flee for fear of violence in land dispute

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About 140 persons fled their homes when unidentified men believed to be followers of a clan involved in a land dispute with another clan arrived in the outlying village of Patadon with high-powered firearms.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Japanese airlines stop obeying China’s air zone rules

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Japanese airlines said Wednesday they had stopped following rules set by China when it unilaterally declared the right to manage the skies over the East China Sea.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia summons Singapore envoy over spying claim

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Anifah Aman AFP FILE PHOTO

Malaysia’s foreign ministry summoned a senior Singaporean diplomat Tuesday over allegations that the city-state has helped the United States and Australia tap telecommunications links in Asia for espionage.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan, China in war of words over airspace

In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea  called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen. The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, issued a map of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone that includes a chain of disputed islands also claimed by Japan, triggering a protest from Tokyo. AP

Japan and China are exchanging angry words over a territorial dispute, with each country summoning the other’s ambassador and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a newly declared Chinese maritime air defense zone dangerous and unenforceable.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-gov accuses NBI agents of trespassing and theft

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A former Agusan del Sur politician who is now a mining company executive asked the Department of Justice on Friday to prosecute two National Bureau of Investigation agents for resorting to illegal means to obtain evidence for a case filed by another mining company.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China will defend its maritime rights – defense minister

Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Chang Wanquan AP

Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country’s defense minister said Monday during a US visit.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Shooting erupts in Boracay over land row

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Violence has erupted anew on Boracay Island over a property dispute between two private owners in the world-famous destination.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Japan summons China envoy in island row

In this  Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. AP FILE PHOTO

TOKYO—Tokyo summoned China’s envoy Tuesday in protest after what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China’s army told to prepare to fight state — media

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China’s armed forces have been instructed to raise their fighting ability in 2013, state media reported Tuesday, amid heightened tensions with Japan over disputed islands.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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