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Makati mayor wants city to have police jurisdiction over ‘inner Fort Bonifacio’

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Jun-Jun" Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now he wants the police to be on his side. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay has asked Chief Supt. Jose Erwin Villacorte, director, head of the Southern Police District, to formalize the turnover of the police jurisdiction over the inner Fort from Taguig police to the Makati police.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New president Xi tells China military to improve battle ability

Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) delivers his maiden speech at the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2013. AFP

BEIJING — China’s new president Xi Jinping told the country’s military to improve its ability to “win battles” in his first speech as head of state, as Beijing is embroiled in a bitter territorial row with Japan.   The People’s Liberation Army is the world’s largest standing military and Xi told China’s parliament that all [...]

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | 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 »

Military takes lead in securing assembly of Moro leaders

Moro rebels while inside their camp in remote village of Mamasapano town in Maguindanao Abaya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is taking the lead role in securing an assembly of Moro rebel leaders and their followers that a Moro rebel leader said would be attended by up to 500,000 people.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino welcomes China’s fishing ban at disputed shoal

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO

Saying the Scarborough Shoal has already suffered some ecological damage, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday welcomed China’s declaration of a fishing ban in most of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and indicated that Filipino fishermen would be also asked to refrain from fishing in the contentious territory.

Posted: May 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China’s first aircraft carrier starts sea trials

BEIJING, China — China’s first aircraft carrier started sea trials Wednesday, a step that will likely boost concerns about the country’s naval ambitions amid ongoing disputes with its neighbors over territorial waters. The carrier left Dalian port in northeast Liaoning province early Wednesday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The test run had been expected. [...]

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top US, Chinese officers hold talks

America’s top military officer held talks with his Chinese counterpart Monday amid rising tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) that Washington fears could spiral dangerously out of control.

Posted: July 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Salceda told to rethink call to boycott Chinese products

“…Gov. Salceda won't be giving up the China-made laptop or cellphone he used to send that statement anytime soon." (senate.gov.ph)

MANILA, Philippines—A militant group believes Albay Gov. Joey Salceda needs a “major, major reality check” for calling on Filipinos to boycott Chinese products to protest Beijing’s “bullying” in connection with the Spratlys dispute. For his part, a senior Philippine diplomat said they were not endorsing Salceda’s proposal. “Neither do we object to it as it [...]

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace adopts Recto Bank for disputed area


Just days after officially adopting the tag “West Philippine Sea,” instead of South China Sea, to refer to the waters west of the country where the Philippines has overlapping territorial claims with five other nations, the Philippine government particularly Malacañang has started to refer to the Reed Bank as Recto Bank, named after Claro M. Recto, a Filipino nationalist.

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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