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ASEAN vows to fast-track SCS CoC

BANGKOK – Ten Southeast Asian leaders have committed to hasten the completion of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea while renewing its call for self-restraint and peaceful and rules-based resolution of disputes in the vital waterway. Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders have recognized the region as an “area of peace, freedom, […]

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Lorenzana lauds Duterte for MUP pension hike

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana thanked President Duterte for supporting the military, the latest show of which was the implementation of the increase in the pension of Military and Uniformed Personnel. Lorenzana, in a letter to the commander-in-chief the other day, recognized the approval and prioritization of the Defense department’s request to implement the provisions of […]

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BANGKOK – Southeast Asian nations have agreed to exercise “maximum flexibility” and step up efforts to complete a “high quality and mutually beneficial” free trade agreement with six Asia-Pacific countries before the end of the year. The 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have asserted that the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership […]

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Nearly 100 intelligence operatives of the Bureau of Immigration deployed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have been reshuffled as part of measures being implemented by the agency to improve services and prevent corruption in the country’s premiere port. BI Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina said 96 immigration intelligence officers, agents, and job order […]

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BANGKOK – The bond between the Philippines and Indonesia stays “strong and tight” following an agreement that sets maritime boundaries in their overlapping areas, a Filipino government official said yesterday. The implementation of the landmark Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the […]

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Why the Eucharist is important

  SOME of you might have seen the movie “Survive,” based on a book entitled “Last Survivors of the Andes Mountains.” The true story relates about how 16 out of 45 passengers, mostly rugby players from Uruguay, survived a plane crash in the freezing Andes Mountains for 70 days. * * * When they ran […]

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