Patricia Lourdes Viray
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Palace calls for vigilance amid new trash shipment from Hong Kong
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 24, 2019 - 5:14pm
Malacañang called on all concerned government agencies to remain vigilant against trash coming from foreign countries.
Philippines insists on sending back trash to Canada first
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 23, 2019 - 3:25pm
The Philippines rejected Canada's latest move of hiring a private company to take back the remaining containers of garbage illegally dumped to the country years ago.
Canada hires company to take back trash from Philippines by end of June
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 23, 2019 - 9:47am
Canada has beaten the Philippines in looking for a shipping firm that would take back the remaining 69 containers of garbage from the Southeast Asian country.
'That's life': Mar Roxas accepts defeat in 2019 polls
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 22, 2019 - 4:09pm
As the Commission on Elections declares the new set of senators after the 2019 midterm elections, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has conceded defeat.
Race is on: Who will be the next House speaker?
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 22, 2019 - 12:29pm
Several names are being floated for the possible replacement of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she ends her term next month.
Palace mum on Beijing's South China Sea fishing ban
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2019 - 4:52pm
Asked if China's fishing ban violates Philippine sovereignty, the Malacañang spokesman refused to give a categorical answer. "Draw your conclusion. That's our position," Panelo said.
Satellite photos show new scarring on Scarborough Shoal from clam harvesting
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2019 - 10:57am
Chinese clam harvesting activities in the South China Sea have left new scars on Manila-claimed Scarborough or Panatag Shoal, according to a report from a Washington-based think tank.
JV twits brother Jinggoy: I'm still the good one
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 17, 2019 - 10:43am
Responding to his half-brother's remarks on the senatorial race, Sen. JV Ejercito stressed that he is still "the good one."
Recall of diplomats a warning to cut ties with Canada — Palace
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
The order of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. to recall Philippine diplomats in Canada shows that the Philippine government is very serious in asking Ottawa to get back their garbage, Malacañang...
Duterte's threat of war on Canada should be taken seriously, Locsin says
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 16, 2019 - 11:47am
Following his order to recall Philippine diplomats, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements against Canada should be taken seriously.
Philippines pulls out envoys in Canada after delay in trash shipment
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 16, 2019 - 8:50am
In an unprecented move, the Philippines' top diplomat ordered the recall of the country's ambassador and consuls to Canada following the delay in the shipment of garbage back to the North American country.
Chinese coast guard ships seen monitoring Philippine, US ships in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 15, 2019 - 5:06pm
Chinese coast guard ships were spotted watching Philippine and United States ships conducting joint search and rescue exercise in the South China Sea.
Quick count stalls for hours as Comelec transparency server faces glitches
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 13, 2019 - 11:51pm
The Commission on Elections admitted that a technical issue slowed down the partial unofficial count on the results of the 2019 national elections.
The fault in our system: How to fix elections in the Philippines
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 13, 2019 - 1:00am
Among Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines has had the longest history of democratic elections but the country still has a long way to go in terms of protecting the integrity of one of the exercises of de...
Teachers serving as poll workers to get tax-free honoraria
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 9, 2019 - 3:19pm
The honoraria for public school teachers serving as members of the Electoral Boards in the upcoming May 13 midterm elections will be exempt from tax, the Commission on Elections announced Thursday.
Canadian lawmakers welcome return of garbage from Philippines
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 9, 2019 - 11:31am
A few members of Canada's House of Commons assured their colleagues that they are working to make sure that the 69 containers of garbage sent to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014 would return to their count...
Edu Manzano insists Filipino citizenship despite serving in US Air Force
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 8, 2019 - 10:53am
Actor Edu Manzano insisted that he is a Filipino citizen and stressed that he never swore an oath of allegiance to the United States despite serving in the US Air Force before.
Philippine Embassy in Libya places flag on rooftop for protection on airstrikes
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 2, 2019 - 10:25am
The Philippine Embassy in Libya, one of the remaining diplomatic missions open in the country's capital, has taken measures to avoid being targeted by airstrikes.
Palace: No impasse on Pag-asa Island situation
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 30, 2019 - 3:49pm
Asked if there is no progress on the Pag-asa Island situation, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it is not the case.
7 in 10 Filipinos agree elected officials care about ordinary people
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 30, 2019 - 11:37am
The poll found that 71% of Filipinos said the statement "elected officials care what ordinary people think" describes their country well.
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