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P3.74 Billion rehabilitation of EDSA starts summer

The PhP3.74 billion rehabilitation of the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, commonly known as EDSA, will finally start this summer 2015, Inquirer.net reports. As part of the rehab, special high-grade asphalt from Singapore will be overlaid. “Unlike concrete, which takes a curing period of at least three days, the application of high-grade asphalt needs […]

PHL relations with the United States have never been better

“Our relations with the United States have never been better,” Philippine Ambassador to United States Cuisia states in an event for Washington-based journalists. The top diplomat mentioned Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement as one of the main highlight of PHL-US relations in 2014. However, EDCA is currently facing scrutiny in Philippine Supreme Court. Cuisia also noted […]

Arbitration won’t let big and militarily strong nation dominate the smaller

“We have always been asked why we resorted to arbitration. Our answer is simple. International law is the great equalizer,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia told Washington-based journalists in an event he hosted. “By taking the legal route, we are showing the world that States have other viable options to resolving […]

Ampatuan family member granted bail

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines expresses dismay over the decision of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 granting Sajid Islam Ampatuan, son of Andal Ampatuan Sr., to post bail. “While we may understand last year’s grant of bail to 41 policemen accused of the slaughter that claimed the lives of 58 […]