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Q & A on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings vs China

Q & A on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings vs China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea

A few facts about a gunman named John Pope

Isang overstaying alien ang Canadian na si John Pope, ayon sa Bureau of Immigration sa Cebu. Kwento naman ng mga kaibigan ng biktima ng pamamaril, matagal nang inirereklamo ng pamilya Rafols si Pope, na madalas umano na mang-harass sa kanila. TV Patrol, Enero 22, 2012, Martes

Tubbataha incident 'embarrassing,' says ex-US envoy

MANILA – Former President Fidel V. Ramos said he finds it difficult to believe the US Navy's explanation about the USS Guardian running aground in the protected reef of Tubbataha.

Rooting out media corruption during elections

MANILA - In 3 weeks time, the “circus” that is called the campaign period for senatorial and party-list candidates in the 2013 elections officially begins.  But it appears operators of corrupt media practices have had a headstart, according to activist-lawmaker Teddy Casino.

Manila lags behind other cities in environmental governance

In 2010, Manila was one of the eight cities in the National Capital Region that got an overall performance rating below the national average based on Department of Interior and Local Government’s 2010 State of Performance of Cities. 

Manila unprepared for floods

 The city of Manila takes pride as the nation’s heart and soul, one of the oldest and most historic places in the Philippines. The seat of power, it is home to Malacañang Palace and the Supreme Court.

Privilege Speech of Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile moved to vacate his post, but his colleagues rejected the plan.

Chinese ‘occupation’ of Bajo de Masinloc could reduce PH territorial waters by 38 percent

The Philippines is at a loss over China’s declaration its ships will stay permanently in Bajo de Masinloc, a declaration some experts say could lead to the Philippines losing 38 percent of its territorial waters. 

Bajo de Masinloc crucial to China’s claim of whole South China Sea

The permanent stationing of three of its ships in Bajo de Masinloc is part of China’s “creeping invasion” of disputed territories in the South China Sea, a high-ranking Philippine government official said. 

Inaccurate data caused Tubbataha accident

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Initial findings by the United States Navy show that the accident in the Tubbataha Reef was caused by inaccurate navigation data, leading the USS Guardian to run aground and get stuck on the reef.