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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.”
Philippines files note verbale over hate crimes in US
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has sent a note verbale to the US State Department after a 61-year-old Filipino-American was slashed in the face in the New York City subway.
Local firm eyes first COVID-19 vaccine plant in Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
A Philippine pharmaceutical firm that provides low-cost vaccines announced a plan to establish the first COVID-19 vaccine plant in the country.
DFA raises alert level for Pinoys in Myanmar
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the alert to Level 2 for Filipinos in Myanmar as a precautionary measure.
Locsin: No one asked for ‘nurse for vaccines’ trade
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. clarified yesterday that the Philippines was not bartering Filipino health care workers for COVID-19 vaccines with the United Kingdom or Germany.
Sinovac jabs arriving Sunday
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Some 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac of China will arrive on Sunday, the Chinese embassy announced yesterday.
Envoy: UK won’t accept ‘nurse for vaccine’ proposal
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom has no plans to link the Philippines’ procurement of COVID vaccines to the deployment of Filipino nurses and other health care workers to the UK.
La Niña passes peak, but effects continue – UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The 2020-2021 La Niña event has passed its peak, but impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue, according to the United Nations weather agency.
Global vaccinations uneven, unfair – UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The progress of vaccinations across the globe has been wildly “uneven” and “unfair,” with only 10 countries cornering 75 percent of all COVID-19 vaccines and more than 130 not receiving a...
Resuming face-to-face classes right choice — Locsin
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Education Secretary Leonor Briones was right to reopen face-to-face classes as online learning has not addressed all the needs of students, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday.
UN: Gender inequalities still increasing
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Women represent 70 percent of all healthcare workers leading in the response to COVID-19, the United Nations said.
Children’s world shrinking to homes, computers – UNICEF
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children have seen their worlds shrink to just their homes and the screens of their computers, laptops, mobile phones or other devices, according to the United Nations children’s...
Locsin calls UN ‘hypocrites’ on Myanmar
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
After the Philippines disassociated from the United Nations Human Rights Council’s call for Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. yesterday accused the rights body of...
US takes alliances ‘very seriously’ – Pentagon
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States takes its responsibilities to its treaty alliances including that with the Philippines “very seriously,” a Pentagon official said over the weekend.
UK, EU to help Philippines get COVID-19 vaccines
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom remains committed to help the Philippines access a vaccine, developed under transparent mechanisms and delivered safely and effectively, British Ambassador Daniel Pruce said.
DFA finalizing repatriation of Filipinos in Myanmar
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs is preparing for the repatriation of Filipinos in Myanmar on Feb. 15, an official said yesterday.
Philippines, US meet this month on VFA differences
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines and the United States will meet this month to iron out differences over the Visiting Forces Agreement, amid renewed regional concerns over China’s assertive maritime agenda.
‘Banning face-to-face instruction may be against human rights’
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Forbidding face-to-face instruction may be a violation of human rights, according to a United Nations representative.
EU calls on Philippines to address EJKs
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The European Union has called on the Philippines to address extrajudicial killings and improve governance in the context of promoting human rights and holding violators accountable as part of their new Partnership...
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