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Bill filed reviving ROTC for college students

Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

A bill has been filed at the House of Representatives seeking the revival of the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to instill patriotism among college students in the face of disputes with China in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea


Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filipinos aiding Chinese poachers in West Philippine Sea, says solon

Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A party-list lawmaker is seeking a congressional probe into what he claims to be “unabated poaching activities” by Chinese fishermen in connivance with Filipinos in waters off Palawan.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kerry aims to calm South China Sea tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry . AP

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is in Myanmar seeking to calm tensions in the South China Sea between China and its smaller neighbors.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino praises Navy ardor despite limited resources

President Benigno Aquino at the Naval Forces West in Puerto Princesa Palawan during the 116th founding Anniversary of the Phil. Navy, tuesday , fronting the Ulugan bay, Ulugan Bay in Puerto Princesa City, which is fronting disputed areas in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday paid tribute to members of the Philippine Navy, thanking them for never giving up despite the government’s limited resources.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »