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Senate inquiry sought on govt’s foreign policy direction

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry on the foreign policy direction of the government amid conflicting statements from President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet officials. Aquino, in Senate Resolution 158 filed on...
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Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our...
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US involvement in Mamasapano incident did not violate PHL laws – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – American forces did not engage in combat or violate any Philippine law when they provided help to the PNP Special Action Force commandos during the Jan. 25 Mamasapano operations, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. In its report, the Philippine...
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Francis thrills in ‘jeepney’ popemobile

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Sunday 1/18/2015 – Pope Francis made a triumphant entrance for a mass with millions in the Philippines on Sunday aboard a “popemobile” styled after the nation’s iconic, flamboyant and much-loved “jeepney” minibus. The pontiff, standing in the elevated...
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US Marine says no basis for murder charge: lawyer

OLONGAPO CITY (AFP) – A US Marine accused of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines said there was no basis to charge him with murder, his lawyer told state prosecutors on Monday, in the latest development in the politically charged case. Private First Class Joseph Scott...
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PHIBLEX a precursor of EDCA, solon claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A new round of joint military exercises by Philippine and American forces in Palawan and Luzon is a “soft launch” for the activities planned under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a progressive lawmaker claimed. Kabataan party-list Terry Ridon...
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8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN June 14

New route, new challenge By Arturo P. Garcia Los Angeles – The 8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN June 14, 2014 will take a different route after taking the Temple-Hoover Route for eight years. This time, the 8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN will take the Bonnie Brae, Beverly to...
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PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. The chief Philippine negotiator,...