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US warns travel to Philippines due to COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The US State Department has urged its citizens not to travel to the Philippines, citing health concerns due to COVID-19.
WTO, WHO: Unequal distribution of vaccines ‘morally unconscionable’
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
World health and trade bodies hit last weekend the sharp disparities in distribution of vaccines in the global fight against the pandemic as “morally unconscionable” and economically and epidemiologically...
Philippines joins global initiative tackling marine litter scourge
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is taking part in the GloLitter Partnerships Project, a major United Nations-backed initiative to tackle marine litter scourge, clean up the oceans and decrease the use of plastics in industries...
Philippines to Myanmar: Adhere to ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has called on Myanmar to adhere to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Human Rights Declaration amid the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Southeast Asian nation.
Richer nations received 87% of vaccines – WHO
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered has gone to wealthy nations, according to the World Health Organization.
UNICEF wants vaccine delivery sped up, simplified
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
With available vaccines not enough to meet demand and the supply concentrated in the hands of “too few,” the United Nations Children’s Fund is calling for “speed” and “simplicity”...
US warns China over moves on ally Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States has warned China over its increasing aggressive acts in the South China Sea, and reminded Beijing that any attack on the Philippines would trigger a military response from the US under its defense...
Philippines files new diplomatic protest vs China over boats
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday filed another diplomatic protest against China the second in two weeks as Chinese maritime militia vessels remained in Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea.
Philippines seen as Asia production hub for Sputnik V vaccine
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines may be on its way to being a production hub for COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in Asia, Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev said in a televised interview the other night.
India hopes for faster talks with Philippines on vaccine
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Indian Ambassador Shambhu Kumaran hopes for faster discussions with the Philippine government for the procurement of the COVID-19 jab Covaxin as more countries have signed supply agreements with Indian vaccine maker...
China denies militias, says fishing vessels in its territory
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite being confirmed by the Philippine Coast Guard, the reported presence of 220 Chinese maritime militia vessels around Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine Sea is just “speculation,”...
220 Chinese vessels swarm Philippines reef in WPSC
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
About 220 Chinese maritime militia vessels were spotted within the West Philippine Sea earlier this month, according to the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea , prompting the Philippines to file a diplomatic...
1.4 million unintended pregnancies recorded amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Some 1.4 million unintended pregnancies have been recorded due to the disruption in contraception services since the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared a year ago, according to the United Nations’ sexual...
Philippines, US sign P4.8 billion educational aid
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States and the Department of Education have signed a new five-year bilateral assistance agreement, valued at more than P4.8 billion or $100 million, to improve basic education outcomes in the Philipp...
Philippines slams UN body’s ‘overreach’ on killings
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine mission to the United Nations in Geneva has defended joint police and military operations against activists in Calabarzon on Sunday, saying it was ”appalled” at the UN human rights office...
Myanmar envoy to ASEAN: Stand where truth is
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The special envoy of the Myanmar Parliament to the United Nations has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to “stand where the truth is” and described the ASEAN’s response to the unrest...
UNEP: Over 930 million tons of food wasted in 2019
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
More than 930 million tons of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to a United Nations research.
DFA: Record spike among Pinoys abroad
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
New COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad increased by 761, a record single-day high for this year, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported yesterday.
UNICEF: 168 million kids missed a year of class learning
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class as schools in some countries remained shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, according to the United Nations...
Envoy in maltreatment case going to court
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro will turn to the courts to obtain an “unbiased judgment” after her dismissal from service, saying her case was “railroaded.”
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