Pia Lee-Brago
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Locsin: Use free apps in contact tracing
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. yesterday urged the Department of Health not to spend public funds on gadgets for contact tracing but instead use phones with free applications.
Philippines probes OFW suicide in Lebanon
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
A Filipina household service worker, who was waiting to return to the Philippines, committed suicide in Lebanon on Saturday and she was the responsibility of the Philippine embassy when the incident happened, the...
Shabu trade thrives amid pandemic — report
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
While the world has shifted its attention to the coronavirus pandemic, a new United Nations report shows continued growth in the supply of methamphetamine in East and Southeast Asia.
Repatriated OFWs surpass 29,000
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers has breached the 29,000 mark.
US envoy: Terrorists may use pandemic to strike
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
In a callout for vigilance, US Ambassador Sung Kim has warned that terrorists use global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to strike.
137 Pinoys in US die of COVID
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 137 Filipinos in the United States, including 18 medical frontliners, have died of the coronavirus disease 2019, the Philippine embassy in Washington reported yesterday.
Carpio: China’s naming of sea features doesn’t mean sovereignty
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
China’s naming of features in the South China Sea, including islands in the Philippine-held Kalayaan Island Group, does not matter since names of the geologic features do not determine sovereignty, retired...
‘Just pass a law to save ABS-CBN’
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio advised Congress to pass legislation to renew the franchise of broadcast giant ABS-CBN, saying a joint resolution is not a law.
Pinoys join blood drive for Italy
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos joined the blood drive to help Italy’s coronavirus disease 2019 response.
3 Filipinas in Netherlands awarded royal honors
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Three Filipino women in the Netherlands received royal honors for their contributions to Dutch society, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Locsin hits PhilHealth premium payment hike for OFWs
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. yesterday hit the increase in the contribution of premium payments of overseas Filipino workers to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.
‘China not using COVID aid to deflect sea issue’
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has defended China from accusations it is using its COVID-19 assistance to silence criticism of its aggression in the South China Sea.
Guidelines on returning OFWs sought
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The government task force on the coronavirus disease 2019 has ordered concerned agencies to come up with guidelines on returning Filipino migrant workers.
400,000 OFWs seen to lose jobs to COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
A research paper by Ateneo de Manila University projected recently that about 300,000 to 400,000 overseas Filipino workers could be affected by layoffs and salary cuts due to the expected shutdown of offices abroad...
Philippines files 2 diplomatic protests vs China
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
With the military being asked to join the police in enforcing enhanced community quarantine regulations, an official of the Department of Justice yesterday reiterated that there is basis to apprehend violators during...
Trump offers Philippines more aid to fight COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
United States President Donald Trump, in a phone call with President Duterte on Sunday, offered additional assistance to the Philippines as the country deals with the coronavirus disease 2019.
Philippines should protest China’s new moves in South China Sea – Del Rosario
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The government should protest China’s establishment of two new districts to govern the Paracels and Spratlys in the South China Sea, former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario said yesterday.
Philippines envoy in Sweden dies of COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ honorary consul general in Stockholm, Sweden died on Saturday after contracting the coronavirus disease 2019.
Philippines ready to join clinical trials for COVID-19 drug
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has expressed the Philippines’ interest to join clinical trials for possible treatment for coronavirus disease 2019, during his exchange with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a video...
ASEAN leaders hold tele-summit on COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Southeast Asian leaders – in a videoconference – reaffirmed yesterday their commitment to remain united in the effort to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and ease its adverse impact...
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