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Duterte: Japan ‘unrivaled’ as Philippines’s valued partner
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 29, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has described as “extraordinary” the Philippines’ ties with Japan and has expressed optimism that the relationship between the two countries would become stronger.
Locsin asks UK to reconsider travel ban on Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called for the United Kingdom’s “overdue” review and reconsideration of its travel ban on the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
US provides over 3.2 million J&J vaccines to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States has delivered a total of 3,240,850 one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19.
‘West Philippine Sea a primary concern in 2022 elections’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urged Filipinos to consider the West Philippine Sea as a primary concern in the 2022 elections, saying President Duterte is “tyrannically forcing Filipinos to be...
SC to rule on anti-terror law petitions beforeyearend
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court is aiming to issue a decision on the 37 petitions contesting the Anti-Terrorism Law before the end of the year.
‘Philippines-US ties remain vibrant’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite pressing issues on the West Philippine Sea and the Visiting Forces Agreement, the relationship between the Philippines and the United States remains vibrant and vital today, according to a top official of...
USAID launches P1.6 billion project promoting clean Philippine energy
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States government launched yesterday a P1.6-billion ($34 million) project to promote clean energy in the Philippines.
Illegal drug trade back to business as usual – UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Around 275 million people used illegal drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 percent from 2010, and it is “business as usual” again for drug...
‘US values Philippines as equal partner in bilateral alliance’
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States values the Philippines as an “equal” and sovereign partner, the US Department of Defense said in welcoming Manila’s decision to postpone termination of the Philippines-US Visiting...
ICC prosecutor wants to probe Philippines ‘crimes against humanity’
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
With “sufficient” and “reasonable” basis, outgoing International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has requested authorization to proceed with the investigation of President Duterte...
US Bill seeks halt to Philippine aid
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
A bill seeking to halt the United States’ assistance to Philippine security forces due to the alleged “mass” human rights violations under the Duterte administration has been reintroduced in the...
Duterte orders review of Jardeleza proposal on Baselines Law
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has asked his legal team to look into the recommendation of former justice Francis Jardeleza for Congress to amend the Baselines Law.
OFW found dead in Saudi hotel room
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
An overseas Filipino was found dead in his hotel room in Haradh, Saudi Arabia, according to an embassy report.
US eases travel advisory for Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States has toned down the “Do Not Travel” advisory for the Philippines due to COVID-19 to “Reconsider Travel” status.
Senator urges Biden to commit 5 million vaccines to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Joe Biden to set aside at least five million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the Philippines a key ally as part of the US commitment to donate excess vaccines...
Philippines elected VP of 76th United Nations General Assembly
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines was elected as one of the vice presidents of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly for 2021-2022.
2 Pinoys showcase tricycle in San Francisco
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Two Filipinos in the United States have brought their motorized tricycle decked with Filipino items including a videoke to the Philippine consulate general in San Francisco.
Pinoys in Japan safe amid rise in COVID-19 cases
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipinos in Japan are largely safe amid an increase in COVID-19 infections and the extension of a state of emergency in Tokyo and other major cities for several weeks now until this month, Philippine Ambassador...
Pet cat Jon Snow White repatriated to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
A domestic short-haired cat named Jon Snow White is the first pet to be repatriated to the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Israel foreign ministry summons Philippine envoy over UNHRC vote
by Pia Lee-Brago - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Philippines’ ambassador to Tel Aviv to clarify the country’s vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council favoring an investigation into alleged Israeli war...
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