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EU, ASEAN hold environment, climate change confab global agreement on plastics
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The European Union informed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations of its intention to work toward a global agreement on plastics.
US delivers unmanned aerial system to Philippine Navy
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States turned over yesterday a P710-million ($14.79 million) ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System or UAS to the Philippine Navy to augment the Armed Forces of the Philippines maritime domain awareness and...
Chinese embassy slams US security adviser
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
China has blasted United States National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien for his “unreasonable” remarks on the South China Sea as it accused the US of using electronic codes of civilian aircraft...
ASEAN memo preventing supplies disruption during pandemic takes effect
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A memorandum of understanding signed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to ensure the smooth flow of essential goods and prevent supplies disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic took effect on Friday....
US welcomes longer suspension of VFA termination
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States welcomed yesterday the suspension of the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement for the second time as it assured its oldest ally in Southeast Asia of its commitment to strengthen mutual security...
VFA abrogation deferred for another 6 months
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has decided to extend the suspension of the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement by another six months, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced yesterday.
UN seeks $45.5 million aid for Rolly victims
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have launched an appeal for $45.5 million in immediate relief for victims of Super Typhoon Rolly.
Former envoy to Brazil charged for maltreatment
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro was formally charged yesterday for alleged maltreatment of her Filipino house helper, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.
Pinay nurses key to Irish health system – Minister
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Irish Foreign and Defense Minister Simon Coveney lauded Filipinos nurses, saying their role in Ireland’s health system is “hugely valued.”
European Union to provide P63 million in aid for Rolly victims
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The European Union has announced a rapid emergency humanitarian aid of €1.3 million or roughly P63 million for families affected by Typhoon Rolly that devastated many parts of Luzon.
Regardless of winner, US-Philippines ties to remain strong – embassy
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The strength, vitality and endurance of the United States-Philippine alliance will not change regardless of the outcome of the US elections, the US embassy in Manila said yesterday.
Career officers, retired ambassadors back Mauro
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Career Officer Corps and the Retired Ambassadors Association yesterday expressed full support for recalled Philippine ambassador Marichu Mauro as they called for due process...
54 countries lift inbound border restrictions on Pinoys
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Fifty-four countries have lifted inbound border restrictions on Filipino travelers as of yesterday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
Above-average rainfall seen to last until 2021
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
After nearly a decade’s absence, La Niña is back in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean as weather models have forecast above-average rainfall for Southeast Asia, according to the World...
DFA recalls Philippines ambassador to Brazil
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs has recalled the Philippines’ top diplomat in Brazil to explain the reported maltreatment of her service staff.
‘Still a long way for women’s equality’
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
While more of them are holding positions of power, women are far from having a voice equal to men as they are still subjected to various forms of violence and harmful practices in every region of the world, a new...
UN records warmest September
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Last month was the warmest September on record for the globe, the United Nations’ weather agency said.
EU cites Philippines for IPR improvements
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The European Union is ready to support the Philippines in continuing to secure and protect the intellectual property rights of innovators, creatives and investors as it acknowledged improvements in the country’s...
USAID gives P170 million assistance to Metro Manila communities
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States Agency for International Development will assist communities in Metro Manila, Northern Samar and Maguindanao in protecting their communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters with the US...
Laos, Afghanistan lift border restrictions on Filipino travelers
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Two countries in Asia Laos and Afghanistan have lifted inbound restrictions on Filipino travelers, subject to flight availability and medical protocols, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
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