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Philippines Rules Out Hero’s Burial for Marcos

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino has decided not to allow the body of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in a cemetery for national heroes in Manila. The president’s office said Saturday that a hero’s burial was out of the question, but Mr. Aquino had yet to decide whether Mr. Marcos’ body should be given […]

Philippines on Alert for Possible Manila Bomb Plot

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine security forces are on alert for possible attacks in Manila after reports one of Asia’s top terrorist suspects may have deployed bombing teams to the capital. Intelligence reports seen by Western journalists did not specify possible targets Islamist militants might have, and the government has not commented on Western news accounts . One document […]

Philippines Bolsters China Sea Claim With Change of Name

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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While Vietnam stages artillery exercises in the midst of a territorial dispute with China, the Philippines is adopting a different approach to its own spat with Beijing. A spokesman for President Benigno Aquino said Monday that henceforth, his government will refer to the area of the South China Sea surrounding the disputed Spratly Islands as […]

Guinness Names Filipino as World’s Shortest Man

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Guinness Book of World Records has declared a Filipino as the world’s shortest man. Guinness says Junrey Balawing, who turned 18 Sunday, measures just under 60 centimeters. He edges out Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who is a “towering” 67 centimeters tall. The announcement was made in Zamboanga del Norte’s remote Sindagan township in […]

China Warns Philippines in South China Sea Dispute

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is telling the Philippines to stop harming its rights and interests by complaining about Chinese activities in the South China Sea. In a statement published on its foreign ministry website late Tuesday, spokesman Hong Lei said the Philippine government should stop publishing “irresponsible statements” that do not match the facts. He added that Chinese […]

China Warns Philippines in South China Sea Dispute

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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China is telling the Philippines to stop harming its rights and interests by complaining about Chinese activities in the South China Sea. At a foreign ministry briefing Tuesday, spokesman Hong Lei said the Philippine government should stop publishing “irresponsible statements” that do not match the facts. He added that Chinese vessels were carrying out scientific […]

Fresh Charges Roil Two South China Sea Disputes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario says China has “aggressively violated” a 2002 agreement with its Southeast Asian neighbors by recently unloading building materials on a set of reefs near his country. Del Rosario said in a commentary published Tuesday that China’s action is the most serious challenge to Philippine sovereignty in the South […]

China Rebuffs Philippines Complaint, Claiming South China Sea Reefs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China is claiming sovereignty over a series of reefs also claimed by the Philippines in the latest in a series of territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A foreign ministry spokesman said in Beijing Thursday it is “entirely normal” for a Chinese enterprise to have unloaded building materials and erected marker posts in the […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy about reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up markers on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or Amy […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy over reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up military posts on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or […]

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