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‘US, Philiipines alliance promotes regional stability’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A strong United States-Philippines alliance can deter aggression and promote regional stability, the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia said yesterday.
Global hunger, unhealthy diets rise in 2019
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
More than 820 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger, according to the report “United Nations...
US to aid Philippines in ‘evidence-based’ drug war
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States remains committed to working with the Philippines on “evidence-based” approaches to reducing drug demand and sharing information to address the drug problem in ways that will respect...
Locsin: Phiippines won’t withdraw, cut ties
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After officials hinted of leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and cutting ties with Iceland, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday the Philippines has opted to maintain the...
Consequences? No DFA official at French National Day
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Maybe they don’t work on Sundays.
Build bridges, new Philippine diplomats told
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. asked the new diplomats of the country to “build bridges” and decide whether to obey blindly or defend the country when the two are in contradiction.
Teddy Locsin questions list of ocean-polluting countries
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has called the inclusion of the Philippines in the list of eight countries responsible for 63.6 percent of ocean trash as “shameful” but questioned whether...
U.S. says South China Sea ruling legally binding on China, Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States underscored the United Nations arbitral tribunal’s 2016 decision invalidating China’s nine-dash line claim in the South China Sea is “final” and “legally binding,”...
Philippines eyes withdrawal from UN rights body
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ top diplomat hinted at the possible withdrawal of the country from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after the adoption of an Iceland-initiated resolution to investigate President...
Europe won’t coalesce to recognize SCS ruling — Locsin
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
European countries are unlikely to form a coalition to recognize the arbitral ruling invalidating China’s nine-dash line claim in the South China Sea as they are “desperate” for Chinese money.
‘Verbal agreement could be binding if declared at SONA’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The supposed verbal fishing agreement made by President Duterte with China will become binding if he mentions it in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio...
US awards P20-M grants for Manila Bay rehab
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States has awarded two grants totalling P20 million to two local groups to reduce marine plastic pollution and support the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.
‘US European allies dead set on insulting Philippines in UN’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States’ allies in Europe are “dead set” on insulting the Philippines in the United Nations, raising doubts over Western commitment to help defend the country’s sovereignty, according...
Chang won’t replace Kim; US officials to visit Manila
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States embassy has cleared up reports about a new ambassador to the Philippines, while the US State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia and the Pentagon’s top chief for Asia will arrive...
Locsin calls out ICC for prejudging drug war
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called out yesterday the International Criminal Court (ICC) for its “fairy tale” endeavor handing judgment before trial, justifying the Philippines’...
Philippines wins third consecutive term in Unesco’s oceanographic body
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines won a seat on the executive council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) for the period 2019-2021,...
Philippines wins third consecutive term in Unesco’s oceanographic body
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines won a seat on the executive council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) for the period 2019-2021,...
Swedish envoy: Duterte’s rape jokes not funny
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
With Sweden actively pursuing a feminist foreign policy, its ambassador in the Philippines does not find President Duterte’s remarks on women and jokes about the sensitive issue of rape funny.
DFA chief thanks Vietnam for rescue of 22 fishermen
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has thanked Vietnam for having rescued 22 Filipino fishermen abandoned by a Chinese ship after the latter hit and sank their fishing boat near Recto Bank last month.
Chang eyed as next US envoy to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The second female United States ambassador is expected to be named as Washington’s next top diplomat in the Philippines.
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