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Pinay hikers reprimanded for baring buttocks atop Hong Kong mountain
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The act of Filipino hikers, who were photographed baring their buttocks after climbing a mountain in Hong Kong, was indecent and illegal, an official of the Philippine consulate general said.
One-third of world’s food wasted each year — UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
One-third, or 30 percent, of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year even as more than 820 million people in the world to go hungry every day, according to the United Nations agriculture...
Pinoy fishermen held in Indonesia assured of due process
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The government has assured the families of 53 Filipino fishermen detained for illegal fishing in Indonesia that their rights would be protected.
US backs BFAR efforts to promote Philippines alimasag
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The US government is stepping up its support to the Department of Agriculture’s push for sustainable management of the Philippine alimasag (blue swimming crab).
US to citizens in SEA: Get anti-polio shots
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
With the outbreak of polio in the Philippines, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised all its citizens based in or traveling to Southeast Asian countries to be fully vaccinated against the...
Over 4,800 OFWs from UAE repatriated to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Over 4,800 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated to the Philippines from the United Arab Emirates since January 2019, costing the government over P135.34 million, according to the Department of Foreign...
Fil-Brit pedals from UK to China to raise funds
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipino-British cyclist Sunil Kandola completed his successful journey by bicycle from the United Kingdom to China for nearly four months to raise funds for Save the Children.
Phl seeks oil exploration partners in UAE
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is seeking oil exploration partners in the United Arab Emirates with offers of attractive terms, incentives and viable service contracts with the government.
Pinoy kid among winners in aircraft design competition
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
A seven-year-old Filipina was selected as one of the regional winners in a future aircraft design contest launched by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its 75th anniversary celebration.
A chef for the earth
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
A Filipina chef won a prestigious United Nations award for boosting farmers’ income through climate-resilient cocoa.
No DFA snub of German national day
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite a ban on attending national day celebrations of countries that approved the Iceland-initiated resolution that called for a probe on drug-related killings in the Philippines, there was a Department of Foreign...
Philippines highlights options to respond to cybersecurity threats
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Considered a major hub for social networking and its vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, the Philippines highlighted at the United Nations a “multitude of options” to respond to cybersecurity threats as...
DFA chief tweets order to protest China harassment
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines fired off another diplomatic protest against China after a Chinese Coast Guard vessel again attempted to block a Philippine civilian vessel delivering provisions to a contingent of sailors and marines...
Philippines, Indonesia submit joint agreement on EEZ
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Indonesia have jointly submitted to the United Nations certified copies of their 2014 agreement establishing the boundary between their overlapping exclusive economic zones.
DFA hits back at states backing Iceland resolution
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has prohibited representatives of his department from attending the national day celebrations of countries that favored an Iceland-initiated resolution seeking...
Philippines ambassador to US: Interference a bane to ties
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has branded as “unacceptable” and a form of interference in the country’s domestic affairs a proposed US travel ban on officials deemed responsible for the detention of Sen. Leila...
Philippines asks UN for female candidates for secretary-general
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has asked the United Nations Security Council for more women candidates for the UN secretary-general position for gender balance and regional rotation as part of reform in the world body.
Pinay chef receives UN Young Champion of Earth award
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has officially honored Filipina chef Louise Mabulo and other environmental changemakers from around the world with the 2019 UN Champions of the Earth Award.
Saudi: Oil production soon back to normal
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Citing security developments, Saudi Arabia has given assurance that government operations in areas affected by the recent attacks on its oil fields would return to normal sooner than expected.
Philippines in UN list of anti-civil society, activist countries
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines, whose relations with international bodies have turned sour, has been listed among 48 countries that registered a rising retaliation against civil society groups and human rights defenders who have...
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