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Palace mum on Duterte’s response to US invitation
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang has kept mum on whether or not President Duterte will accept an invitation from US President Donald Trump to visit America as one of the Southeast Asian leaders scheduled for a summit in March...
2019 second hottest year on record — WMO
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The year 2019 has been the second hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency World Meteorological Organization confirmed.
Philippine embassy ‘extracts’ OFW from Kuwait household
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Kuwait has “extracted” a distressed overseas Filipino worker from a Kuwaiti home.
Philippines to shoulder cost of migration of IPs affected by Kaliwa Dam project
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine government has committed to shoulder the cost of migration of the indigenous people affected by the implementation of the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project, the Chinese Embassy in Manila said yeste...
Outrage follows Iran’s admission of shootdown
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities, including one...
Philippines, Japan exchangenotes on bridge improvement
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Japan yesterday signed and exchanged notes on improving the resilience of two major bridges in the country and providing an additional P2-billion funding.
US Senate OKs resolution vs De Lima jailers
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States Senate has approved a resolution seeking sanctions against Philippine officials involved in the detention of Sen. Leila de Lima and in extrajudicial killings in the conduct of the Duterte administration’s...
OFWs in Iraq repatriated today
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The mandatory evacuation of Filipinos in Iraq starts today after Alert Level 4, the highest crisis alert level, was raised yesterday over Middle Eastern countries due to the escalating tensions following the killing...
5 Pinoys lose homes in Australian bushfires
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Some 300 Filipinos have been evacuated while five lost their homes as bushfires worsened in Australia, an official of the Philippine embassy in Canberra said yesterday.
Slain Iran general one of the best — Locsin
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an airstrike by the United States at Baghdad’s international airport on Friday, was not a terrorist, the Philippines’ top diplomat...
Loss of confidence in vaccines ‘turns back the clock’
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The loss of confidence in vaccination because of misinformation is “turning back the clock” from the gains made so far, and this has created a sense of urgency to restart after several years of establishing...
Remains of OFW killed in Singapore car crash flown home
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The remains of one of two overseas Filipino workers killed in a Singapore car crash last Sunday have arrived in the country.
Number of Filipinos studying in US increases
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of Filipinos studying in the United States increased for the third straight year, according to an annual survey of international exchange activity in the United States.
2 Pinoy seafarers among 8 kidnapped in Cameroon
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Two Filipino seafarers and six other crewmembers of a Greek-flagged oil tanker were kidnapped on New Year’s Eve in Cameroon in sub-Saharan Africa, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday.
Philippine demands justice for slain OFW in Kuwait
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is demanding justice for Jeanelyn Villavende, a Filipino household worker in Kuwait killed by her employer’s wife, citing “an eye for an eye, a life for a...
US senator slams ‘irrational threat’ vs Americans
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
United States Sen. Patrick Leahy slammed yesterday the government’s “irrational threat” to require visas for US citizens who want to enter the Philippines.
Philippines, China to celebrate 45th anniversary of diplomatic relation
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
China’s new ambassador to the country has announced plans of the Philippine and Chinese governments to hold a series of celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in...
Philippines tells US: Respect our laws
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Washington yesterday called on the United States to respect the country’s laws and processes after President Donald Trump signed the 2020 budget with a provision banning Philippine...
UN: Threat from terror groups acute,widespread
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The threat from Islamic State, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups remains acute and widespread, according to the head of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office.
Philippines reaffirms anti-corruption stance to UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines took part in a United Nations conference that will strengthen the effectiveness of anti-corruption bodies worldwide as it strongly reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the principles of the UN Convention...
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