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Palace answers why FOI, West PH Sea weren’t said in Sona

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Why did President Benigno Aquino III not mention some of the country’s pressing issues during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday?

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JV Ejercito says Enrile backs minority group’s anti-SONA draft speech

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In his visit to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s hospital ward on Wednesday morning, Senator JV Ejercito said they talked about the “anti-SONA (State of the Nation Address)” speech the Senate minority group is drafting and the tension in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China calls for stronger border defenses

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Myanmar President Thein Sein attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, June 27, 2014. Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30. AP

President Xi Jinping said China should strengthen its frontier defenses on land and sea, state media reported Saturday amid territorial disputes with neighbouring nations which have accused Beijing of being increasingly aggressive in pressing its claims.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

32 Batangas fishermen rescued in Pangasinan waters

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Thirty-two fishermen from Batangas province were rescued on Tuesday off Bolinao in Pangasinan province after their boat conked out and drifted for at least eight days in the West Philippine Sea, police said.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Zambales town, China intrusion into PH seas is most felt

FISHING boats await their day at sea in Masinloc, Zambales, a town where Chinese intrusion into Philippine territory is most felt.  ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Fisherman Tingloy Ruiz, 50, showed up early at the covered court of Sitio Balogo in Barangay (village) Inhobol here on Sunday and quietly watched personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary unload their bags at a corner.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »