U.S. intervention useless ‘as long as China can finish construction’ in disputed areas: Washington Post

U.S. intervention useless ‘as long as China can finish construction’ in disputed areas: Washington Post

AN EDITORIAL on Tuesday at The Washington Post has warned that the United States intervention “will end up futile” once the construction by China in the South China Sea is completed.
Construction at Calderon (Cuarteron) Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. [Photo supplied by USP4GG]
The editorial was referring to last Wednesday’s U.S surveillance aircraft over the […]

Malacañang to continue to push for peaceful resolution despite tension in disputed islands

Malacañang to continue to push for peaceful resolution despite tension in disputed islands

MANILA — Malacañang has reiterated its determination to push for a peaceful resolution to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) issue despite tension brewing between the United States and China, after the Chinese Navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane as it flew over the contested waters last Wednesday.
Malacañang’s position was relayed by Communications […]

Filipinos in diaspora urge Aquino not to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China’s maritime grab an issue

Filipinos in diaspora urge Aquino not to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China’s maritime grab an issue

MANILA — Thirty-three Filipino community leaders and their respective groups based outside the Philippines recently wrote President Benigno Aquino III urging him not to join China in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Calderon (Cuarteron) Reef – one of China’s construction inside the Philippines’ 200 mile EEZ. [Image contributed by USP4GG]
The leaders of the various […]

PH Social Welfare head receives World Bank’s award for social accountability leadership

PH Social Welfare head receives World Bank’s award for social accountability leadership

MANILA — The First Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), an initiative of the World Bank, recently recognised seven individuals in government and civil society organizations for their outstanding contributions, influence and impact in the field of social accountability as a means to eradicate poverty and foster shared prosperity.
Philippine Secretary of Social Welfare and Development […]

Opinion: Chinese military bases under construction on Philippine reefs must be destroyed now!

Opinion: Chinese military bases under construction on Philippine reefs must be destroyed now!

GUEST EDITORIAL – By Ted Laguatan
This is the reality: China’s military leaders are rushing the construction of military bases in six different reef areas inside the Philippines’ exclusive 200 mile economic zone. The Philippines is doing nothing to immediately stop it.
In a year’s time, these bases will practically be completed. Once they are completed fighter […]

Bautista appointed as Commission on Elections chair

Bautista appointed as Commission on Elections chair

Malacañang on Monday announced the appointment of Atty. J. Andres D. Bautista as the new chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
New Comelec chair Atty Andres Bautista
In a statement, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the appointment papers of Bautista and two others were signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on April 28.
Bautista, who […]

Philippine government thanks Indonesian President for granting Veloso a reprieve

Philippine government thanks Indonesian President for granting Veloso a reprieve

The Philippine government has expressed its gratitude to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for delaying the execution of convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso.
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) President Benigno S. Aquino gets a chance to confer with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the 26th ASEAN Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Monday, April 27. (Photo […]

SPECIAL REPORT: BalikBayanihan, The Global Filipino’s Journey From Diaspora to Philippine Development

SPECIAL REPORT: BalikBayanihan, The Global Filipino’s Journey From Diaspora to Philippine Development

MANILA – In 2014, around 10.5 million Overseas Filipinos (OF) working or residing in more than 200 countries had remitted an astounding $28 billion or P1.2 trillion to the country, according to the World Bank. And yet, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the primary government agency tasked to protect and uphold the rights and […]

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