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Is Indian Ocean next for China reclamation?

Now it’s the Indians’ turn to worry about Chinese island reclamation activities. A recent move by Maldives on foreign ownership has raised concern among some Indians that China may soon launch an island reclamation project…

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Good governance seen as Aquino legacy

ADDRESSING corruption and instituting good governance reforms were seen as the Aquino administration’s most crucial achievements during the past five years that could provide a “firmer foundation” for the next Cabinet, the local and foreign…



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PHL vs CHN: And then what?

Analysts divided over how the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China will progress. Source: PHL vs CHN: And then what?



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Aquino hosts make-or-break dinner meeting

President Aquino hosted a dinner, as reported by the Inquirer, for Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero on Wednesday night. Source: Aquino hosts make-or-break dinner meeting


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Nadia Lim honouring her father’s wish

A year after her father died, celebrity chef Nadia Lim is honouring his legacy fulfilling his plans to help the underprivileged in Cambodia. Her father Ken had visited Cambodia twice with wife Julie… Source: Nadia…


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Speaker: Poe unstoppable

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has to prove he can win next year’s presidential election or President Aquino has no choice but to endorse the “unstoppable” Sen. Grace Poe as the administration’s standard-bearer, House Speaker Feliciano…



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Pope: Corruption is gangrene of people

ASUNCION, Paraguay—Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the “gangrene of a people” on Saturday in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is rampant.   The 78-year-old Pope—in…