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ICC junks ex-Philippines execs’ complaint vs China’s Xi
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Citing lack of jurisdiction, the International Criminal Court has junked the case filed by two former Philippine government officials against China’s leader.
Plants under constant threat from pests, diseases
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Plants, the “core basis for life on Earth,” are under constant and increasing threat from pests and diseases, leaving millions facing hunger, the United Nations food agency warned Tuesday.
New envoy optimistic on Philippines-China ties
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
New Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian arrived past midnight in Manila yesterday to take up one of China’s most important diplomatic posts. “The best is yet to come” for Philippines-China relations,...
Philippine 4th top beneficiary of remittances in 2018
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is the fourth top beneficiary of international remittances at $34 billion in 2018, according to the Global Migration report of the United Nations’ migration agency.
Shabu market value in Southeast Asia expands fourfold
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The value of the illicit methamphetamine or shabu in market in Southeast Asia has expanded by four times in the last six years and is now estimated to be worth up to $61.4 billion annually, according to the latest...
Senators push laws to promote good manners, PE
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators are pushing for legislation to promote physical activity as well as good manners and right conduct amid excessive use of social media, inactivity and rising obesity among young Filipinos.
FAO reports dangerous trend in fishing industry
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Sustainable fishing is staying afloat in developed regions but sinking in poorer regions, the United Nations agriculture agency has warned.
Philippine spirits, wine and beer launched in Russia
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Moscow showcased some of the country’s best beverages during the Philippine Spirits, Wine and Beer Tasting Reception recently held at the embassy.
2 more Pinoy seamen snatched by African pirates
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Two more Filipino seafarers have been kidnapped by pirates in West Africa, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported yesterday.
US, Philippine troops again partner to install artificial reefs
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
United States and Philippine military personnel have partnered for a second time to install artificial habitat reefs in Maragondon, Cavite.
3 OFWs raped by employers in Jeddah
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Three female Overseas Filipino workers in Jeddah were allegedly sexually assaulted by their employer and passed to different employers to do odd jobs for a fee.
2 more Pinoy seamen snatched by African pirates
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Two more Filipino seafarers have been kidnapped by pirates in West Africa, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported yesterday.
Philippines supported 3 United Nation resolutions on journalists’ safety
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration has supported three out of the last four United Nations resolutions to ensure the safety of journalists amid heightened risks members of the media are facing globally, including the P...
ASF causes drop in world meat production
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
African swine fever has caused world meat production to slump for the first time in 20 years, the United Nations agriculture agency said.
Probe ship harassment, Government urged
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Retired senior associate justice Antonio Carpio has urged the government to lodge a protest against China’s harassment of oil tanker Green Aura with an all-Filipino crew as he warned that failure to do so would...
9 Pinoy seafarers kidnapped off Benin coast
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Nine Filipino seafarers of the Norwegian shipping vessel MV Bonita were kidnapped by suspected pirates off the coast of Benin in West Africa last Saturday.
Truckful of garbage dumped per minute in oceans
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Each year, an estimated eight million tons of plastic end up in the ocean or equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped every minute, the United Nations environmental agency said yesterday.
Palace on harassment near shoal: Not Philippine’s problem
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has nothing to do with the reported harassment by a Chinese naval vessel of the Liberian commercial oil tanker Green Aura near Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal last week, Presidential spokesman Salvador...
‘Philippines remains destination for foreign terrorist fighters’
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
With Islamic State affiliates active in the country, the Philippines remained a refuge for foreign terrorist fighters from Indonesia and Malaysia and a potential destination for those fleeing Syria and Iraq, according...
No convictions in 90% of 1,109 journalists’ murders – Unesco
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Almost 90 percent of those responsible for the killing of 1,109 journalists around the world from 2006 to 2018 have not been convicted, according to a new report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
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