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PH military modernization not for war with China, says defense exec

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The military’s modernization program is not preparation for an armed confrontation with China, but for achieving a “minimum defense capability” that Filipinos will be proud of, according to a defense official.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cultural sensitivity to understand China

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FILIPINO-CHINESE have been active in fostering cooperation and understanding in Baguio City through the annual Spring Festival and other community projects. RICHARD BALONGLONG

Amid the Philippines’ territorial row with China, are there peaceful ways that all parties can explore to avert a full blown conflict? The answer may yet lie in understanding culture, local and foreign educators say.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Quickest balloting in Pag-Asa

Polling in a disputed area in the Kalayaan group of islands went on without any problem, with casting of votes among its registered 288 voters almost completed by noontime in what the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said was the quickest balloting in the country.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate flare-up shows Palace factionalism, say lawmakers

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Last week’s flare-up in the Senate involving the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China was evidence of the worsening strife between rival factions in the Aquino administration, party-list lawmakers said Sunday.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

New PH map with ‘West Philippine Sea’ name to be out soon – Namria

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TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines — The new official government map showing the South China Sea being renamed as the West Philippine Sea could be out in two weeks’ time, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria) said on Tuesday.   John Fabic, Namria Information Management Department director, said the map would also show the extent [...]

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino back from Russia, cites gains

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III and his entourage arrived in Manila on Sunday afternoon from the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok, Russia.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

It’s DFA’s fault, says Trillanes on Asean communiqué debacle

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV blamed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Thursday for “not doing [its] homework” which led to the failure of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to issue a joint statement that would address recent territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Boracay tourist arrivals up despite China cancellations

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Cancellations of tourist bookings from China have failed to make a dent on tourist arrivals on Boracay Island for the first half of the year, data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Navy exec says size of PH warships shouldn’t matter

The American vessels that the government bought and turned into warships may not have impressed a public awed by modern Chinese ships now guarding the contested Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Banana growers, exporters tap local market, schools

Undernourished children being fed by the government through its supplemental food program may soon have bananas in their meals.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC spokesman: No high court ruling stopping impeachment trial

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Court administrator Jose Midas Marquez  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supreme Court Spokesman and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez on Monday denied that the high court has stopped the Impeachment Court from proceeding with its trial.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Chinese tours to Boracay canceled

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Boracay is a favorite destination in the Philippines for foreign tourists. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Resorts and hotels on Boracay Island have been hit by cancellations of tourist bookings from China amid a standoff over Scarborough Shoal, now on its 33rd day, a tourism official said Sunday.

Posted: May 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Security up for Cebu Chinese consulate

Cebu City police will help secure the Chinese consulate along Don Julio Lorente Street in the wake of the ongoing dispute between the government and the Republic of China over Scarborough Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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