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Aquino reaffirms vow to become partners of growth with international community

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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to the international community of the Philippines’ continued support towards strengthening cooperation and promoting dialogue.

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Summitry or gimmickry?

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When U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in the desert city of Rancho Mirage in California last June 7 and 8, it was one of the most heralded summits in recent history. It measured in importance to the Cold War –era Washington Summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union’s Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The highlight of the Washington Summit was the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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Demilitarize West Philippine Sea, analyst says

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MANILA -- Countries contesting ownership of parts of the West Philippine Sea should demilitarize disputed areas to avoid a shooting war, an analyst said Monday.

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Driven away by China’s de facto occupation, PH fishers starve

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MASINLOC, Zambales – Life has never been the same again for the couple,  Mario and Luz Porones, after China’s intrusion in (and virtual occupation of) Scarborough shoal in April 2012.

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CA affirms Aquino’s EO on GMA midnight appointment

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MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the legality and constitutionality of Pres. Aquino's Executive Order (EO) No. 2 which led to the sacking of one of the alleged “midnight appointees” of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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US senators blast China’s use of force in sea disputes

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MANILA – US senators have filed a resolution condemning China’s use of threats and force in territorial disputes with other countries.

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World Bank keeps PHL growth forecast, lowers global projection

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MANILA -- Washington-based World Bank maintained its Philippine economic forecast, while it lowered  the projection for East Asia and the Pacific and the rest of the world. 

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Bishops give PNoy failing grade in 3 years of gov't

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MANILA -- Leaders of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) gave President Benigno Aquino III a failing grade for failing to curb poverty in the country amid claims of better-than-expected economic growth.

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Noy calls for unity amid threats to Phl

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MANILA - With the country embroiled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, President Aquino called on Filipinos to unite and defend the nation’s freedom and sovereignty, saying “we have no other desire than to take care of what is rightfully ours.”

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Gringo cautions Palace about suing Coast Guard

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MANILA -- Re-elected Sen. Gregorio Honasan on Wednesday said the Aquino administration should be very careful in dealing with the alleged recommendation of the National Bureau of Investigation to charge members of the Coast Guard for the killing of a Taiwanese fishermen.

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