Pia Lee-Brago
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EU lauds Catriona Gray for HIV/AIDS awareness advocacy
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The European Union delegation to the Philippines praised newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray for advocating children’s welfare and HIV/AIDS awareness.
UN cites migration as powerful driver of economic growth
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” the United Nations said yesterday in commemoration of International Migrants Day.
3.9 billion people using internet worldwide
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
More than half of the world’s population of nearly eight billion will be using the internet by the end of 2018, reaching a milestone in the digital revolution, according to the United Nations telecommunications...
Japan promises continuous support for Mindanao
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Mindanao peace process is now at a critical juncture with the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in full swing for implementation, with the campaign period for the plebiscite on Jan. 21 next year and the decommissioning...
Politically exposed persons illegally enriching themselves
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Experts investigating and prosecuting corruption have raised concerns about politically exposed persons or PEPs who allegedly use public funds for their own benefit.
Chinese embassy: ‘Beijing has no hidden geopolitical agenda’
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
With regional apprehensions surrounding its global infrastructure program and assistance, China on Thursday said it has “no hidden geopolitical agenda” in the Philippines and would never set any trap...
Philippines adopts UN Global Compact for Migration
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines joined 163 countries in adopting the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, now known as the Marrakech Compact, to set in place a voluntary international framework that will manage migration...
US Ambassador Sung Kim: ‘Balangiga bells are now home’
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
One hundred seventeen years after they were pulled down from the belfry of a Samar church by US troops as war booty, the bells of Balangiga “are home now, in the Philippines, where they belong,” US Ambassador...
WHO: Road mishaps leading cause of death among young
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Road mishaps are now the leading cause of death among the young, with 1.35 million people dying on the roads each year, while 90 percent of the total number of traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,...
Human rights violated daily – UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
A number of violations of international law and human dignity are perpetrated on a daily basis in many countries, according to a team of independent experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council...
‘Trillions lost each year to bribes, corruption’
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Every year, trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than five percent of global gross domestic production, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption worldwide.
UN: World ‘not on track’ to slow climate change
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The world is heading in the wrong direction as it is “not on track” to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, the United Nations weather agency said.
Philippines shows increase in school attendance, reduced child labor
by Pia Lee-Brago - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines showed an increase in school attendance and reduced child labor due to the rise in international remittances from migrant workers, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
Greenhouse gas levels reach record high
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another record high, according to a new report issued by the United Nations weather agency.
Filipino murdered in Stockholm laid to rest
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Filipina who was allegedly killed by her Swedish actor-director husband two months ago was finally laid to rest yesterday in Stockholm, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
Philippines-backed migration deal makes U-turn as countries pull out
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The first migration deal, strongly supported by the Philippines given the needs of the estimated 10 million Filipinos residing or working in almost all countries of the world, has made a “U-turn” before...
Illegal drug production, trafficking at alarming levels in Asia-Pacific
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Methamphetamine production and trafficking in Asia-Pacific have reached alarming levels in recent years, with current seizures already exceeding records set in 2017 and the oversupply leading to a decrease in street...
US: Improved China ties can’t replace Philippines-US alliance
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ improving relations with China will not replace its long-standing alliance with Washington, according to US Ambassador Sung Kim.
Philippines not falling into debt trap, Chinese envoy says
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
he Philippines is in no danger of falling into a debt trap with China’s funding of the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program, an...
Home most dangerous place for women in 2017 — UN agency
by Pia Lee-Brago - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The home is the most dangerous place for women, with a majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by their partners or family, according to new research published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and...
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