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Locsin, Carpio agree on South China Sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he agrees with retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that the Philippines’ only conflict in the South China Sea is with China, not with other...
‘Outside interference acceptable at times’
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Outside interference in internal affairs of a state deemed to be committing wrongs that “exceed the bounds of humanity” is acceptable, the country’s top diplomat said yesterday.
Pandemic pushes additional 150 million kids into poverty
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into a multidimensional poverty that is deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition and sanitation, a new United Nations study revealed.
Carpio warns of security risks posed by Chinese telcos
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that the Philippines faces a serious problem in allowing ChinaTel to install telecom equipment in military camps, as all Chinese companies are mandated...
France, Germany, UK challenge legality of China’s South China Sea claim
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
France, Germany and the United Kingdom have challenged before the United Nations the legality of China’s sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea.
Carpio to act as counsel in ICC case vs Xi
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will stand as legal counsel in the case filed before the International Criminal Court by former Philippine officials against Chinese President Xi Jinping...
Japan provides P24 billion post-COVID-19 loan to Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Japan is providing 50 billion yen (approximately P24 billion) in loans to the Philippines to support the country’s quick recovery from natural and health-related disasters.
Locsin decries ‘plot’ to sell Philippine properties in Japan
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. revealed yesterday a “plot” to sell four Philippine properties in Japan.
Pinoys repatriated since COVID-19 outbreak reach 174,039
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
With 9,671 overseas Filipinos returning from different parts of the world last week, the total number of Filipinos repatriated since the COVID-19 outbreak in February is now at 174,039.
US backs open, rules-based ASEAN growth
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States has stressed the importance of open and rules-based economic growth, in contrast to what it describes as opaque and predatory business practices of Chinese state-owned firms such as the China Communications...
Locsin: No ‘exchange’ for Pemberton release
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
There was no “exchange” in the absolute pardon granted by President Duterte to convicted killer US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted ...
Philippines jumps 4 places in latest Global Innovation Index
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines jumped four places in the latest edition of the Global Innovation Index, putting the country in this year’s top 50 list of innovator economies, the Philippine Mission to the United Nations and...
Filipino cuisine featured in DFA online show
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino cuisine makes its way to the screens of Filipinos and foreigners all over the world with the launching of the Department of Foreign Affairs online cooking show “Simply Sarap.”
Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The US serviceman convicted of homicide for killing a transgender in Olongapo six years ago is now a free man.
US: China most flagrant UNCLOS violator
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
A United States official has accused China of being the most “flagrant” violator of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, with an “intensifying” bullying pattern evident in...
Malaysia bars Pinoys over COVID-19 fears
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Starting today, long-term pass holders from the Philippines, India and Indonesia will be barred from entering Malaysia due to “serious concerns over the recent increase in the number of confirmed imported COVID-19...
US sanctions ICC chief prosecutor Bensouda
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States imposed sanctions against International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and another senior official of The Hague-based court for prosecuting US military and intelligence personnel...
UN rights chief hits ‘politicization’ of COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Nations human rights chief expressed serious concern over the “increasing politicization” of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to blame its effects on political opponents and smear campaigns...
Philippines won’t stop projects of blacklisted China firms
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Apart from the Philippines being an independent nation, President Duterte will not follow the United States’ lead in cutting ties with Chinese firms involved in reclamation activities in the South China Sea...
DFA seeks to revive Office of North Borneo Affairs
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ top diplomat is considering resurrecting the Office of North Borneo Affairs in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) after Malaysia filed a diplomatic protest rejecting the Philippines’...
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