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Fugitive Parojinog nabbed in Taiwan
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Fugitive Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was arrested in Taiwan on Wednesday after 10 months in hiding.
2 OFWs killed in Saudi fire
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Two overseas Filipino workers perished in a fire that struck their construction site in Saudi Arabia early Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Filipino student kidnapped, slain in Ireland
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipina college student in Ireland earlier reported kidnapped was found dead near Dublin on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia stabbed while on duty
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia was stabbed several times by an Arab patient while on duty, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday.
Palace ‘seriously concerned’ over China bombers
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday expressed “serious concern” over the landing of long-range Chinese bombers on one of the man-made islands in the South China Sea but clarified it does not see the deployment...
US: More troops needed vs China
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
With China now effectively able to control the South China Sea, the incoming chief of the US Pacific Command has called for an increase in military presence in the Indo-Pacific region to deter Chinese aggressio...
US hopes rule of law followed in Philippine drug war
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Patrick Murphy, acting principal deputy assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific of the US Department of State, said that the struggle with illicit narcotics is a shared problem between the Philippines and...
3 Philippine diplomats held in Kuwait return to Manila
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The three Philippine diplomatic personnel charged with kidnapping in the rescue of distressed Filipino workers from a Kuwaiti household last month arrived yesterday afternoon, after they were issued travel clea...
US: Washington remains committed to South China Sea issue
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Following a warning by the head of the US Pacific Command that China had reached the tipping point in its control over the West Philippine Sea, the United States on Wednesday declared that it is committed and remains...
‘Legal drug war’ in Philippines elates US exec
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States is “encouraged” by reports about drug operations in the country conducted within the rule of law, a visiting State Department official said Wednesday.
Philippines in Tier 1 of US anti-human traffic index
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The US State Department has ranked the Philippines in Tier 1 of its Trafficking in Persons Report not only because of its accession to the Palermo Protocol, but also due to its domestic laws and rules on anti-human...
Philippines, Japan agree to repatriate WWII soldiers’ remains
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Japan have signed an agreement to cooperate in the recovery and humanitarian repatriation of the remains of World War II Japanese soldiers in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs...
USAID completes five-year, P1.9 B Basa Pilipinas project
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has completed its five-year, P1.9 billion Basa Pilipinas project, which improved literacy and reading comprehension among more than 1.8 million students...
UK ambassador performs gay marriage
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom’s top diplomat yesterday officiated a same-sex marriage ceremony at the British embassy in Taguig.
DFA: Power disruption, not disconnection, in Kuwait
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
There was no deliberate disconnection of water and electricity supply to the residence of expelled Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa in Kuwait, contrary to a newspaper report, the Department of Foreign Affairs said...
Cayetano will ‘happily’ quit if told by Duterte
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Only President Duterte can make him resign, foreign affairs chief Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday as he parried calls for him to step down in the face of the country’s raging diplomatic row with Kuwait...
Kuwait cuts off power, water to Philippine envoy’s home
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 3, 2018 - 1:00am
Kuwait has cut off water and electricity at the official residence of Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa after he was expelled and declared persona non grata for allowing the rescue of distressed Filipino workers...
Palace: Duterte still trusts Cayetano
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Duterte despite a call by career officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs for his resignation due to what they...
Career diplomats want Cayetano, aides to resign
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Career officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs are calling for the resignation of Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his appointees for gross incompetence that led to the diplomatic standoff with Kuwait.
Cayetano, Bello in shouting match?
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano shouted at each other and argued over who was to blame for the Kuwaiti fiasco, sources said yesterday.
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