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A better VFA? A look at the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with Australia
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 27, 2020 - 12:10pm
The US VFA was signed in 1998 and was entered into force in 1999 while the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with Australia was signed in 2007 and ratified in 2012.
Philippines starts process of terminating VFA with US, officials say
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 24, 2020 - 3:30pm
The Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces has started the process of terminating the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States following the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Timeline: Constant US troop presence amid Duterte's changing moods
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 24, 2020 - 1:20pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has once again threatened to end the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, this time in response to the cancellation of Sen. Bato dela Rosa's US visa.
Philippine Eagle found in Mt. Apo
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 23, 2020 - 4:59pm
A Philippine Eagle was recently found at Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the country that covers the provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato.
Philippines down one spot in democracy index
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 22, 2020 - 10:49am
The Philippines slid down one spot to the 54th place in the world on the Ecomomist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index for 2019.
Chinese tourist dies as boat capsizes in Boracay
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
A Chinese tourist died after an island-hopping boat capsized in the waters off Boracay Island on Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Search on for 7 fishermen who went missing in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 21, 2020 - 10:06am
Search and rescue operations for seven fishermen who went missing in the West Philippine Sea are still ongoing.
Vilma Santos proposes creation of Taal Commission
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 20, 2020 - 5:39pm
Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto proposed the creation of a commission that would assist victims of Taal Volcano's eruption.
Chinese firm in Sangley airport project helped build South China Sea artificial islands
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 17, 2020 - 12:08pm
The Chinese state-owned firm that will handle the development of Sangley airport in Cavite is the same company that helped build Beijing's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Existing cracks near Taal Volcano widen as it continues to emit steam
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 17, 2020 - 9:09am
Existing fissures in areas near Taal Volcano widened by a few centimeters, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Friday.
Robredo hits Mocha for exploiting Taal tragedy to spread lies
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 16, 2020 - 3:50pm
Vice President Leni Robredo hit back at OWWA Deputy Executive Director Mocha Uson for spreading misinformation.
US think tank wary of China-funded training for Filipino journalists
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 16, 2020 - 12:13pm
China has been providing training to some 75 countries, including the Philippines, which are not based on traditional democratic principles on press freedom, according to a report from rights advocacy group Freedom...
Taal Volcano activity has 'generally waned' but explosive eruption still possible
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 16, 2020 - 9:14am
Alert Level 4, which is in effect over the volcano, indicates that a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.
Map shows Taal Volcano spewing sulfur into atmosphere
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 15, 2020 - 12:07pm
NASA Earth Observatory has observed the amount of sulfur dioxide that Taal Volcano has released into the air since its phreatic or steam-driven eruption last Sunday.
While Philippines welcomes China Coast Guard, another ship loiters near Ayungin Shoal
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 15, 2020 - 11:14am
As the Philippine Coast Guard officially welcomed its Chinese counterpart Tuesday, another China Coast Guard ship has been located monitoring Ayungin or Second Thomas Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.
First batch of OFWs repatriated from Iraq to arrive in Manila
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 15, 2020 - 10:49am
The first batch of Filipinos coming from Iraq after the government ordered mandatory repatriation will be arriving in Manila Wednesday afternoon.
WATCH: Philippines welcomes China Coast Guard in Manila
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 14, 2020 - 5:47pm
The Philippine Coast Guard, led by Adm. Joel Garcia, welcomed China Coast Guard Vessel 5204 in Manila Tuesday morning.
Coast Guard says it's best to move forward from 'isolated cases' of Chinese harassment in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 14, 2020 - 3:52pm
For the Philippine Coast Guard, sitting down with its Chinese counterpart is the best solution to resolve the maritime dispute.
Philippines asks China Coast Guard to stop harassing fishermen in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 14, 2020 - 2:56pm
The Philippine Coast Guard will push for a mechanism that will protect the safety of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea as they hold bilateral talks with their Chinese counterparts.
Philippines, China discuss possible joint maritime drill
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - January 14, 2020 - 10:47am
The Philippine and Chinese coast guards will be discussing the possibility of conducting joint exercises on maritime security.
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