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163 Pinoy crew of stranded ship in Norway safe
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The 163 Filipino crew members of a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway on Saturday are safe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced yesterday.
‘China's Spratlys baseline plan exceeds nine-dash line’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
China’s plan to draw straight baselines around the Spratly Islands and declare much of South China Sea as part of its internal water closed to foreign planes and ships would further escalate tensions in the...
Duterte to visit Japan anew
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is set to again visit Japan in May to attend a regional conference.
‘World’s poorest harshly affected by anti-drug efforts’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The campaign for a drug-free world has failed and taken a harsh toll on millions of the world’s poorest people, according to the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
Quezon City residents tour USS Blue Ridge
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Residents of Barangay Blue Ridge B in Quezon City have been given the opportunity to tour the visiting United States 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge in Manila.
Former gov't officials bring Xi Jinping to ICC
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Chinese officials led by President Xi Jinping are being accused of committing crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court over Beijing’s dredging activities in the South China Sea.
Teodoro Locsin lauds China for Asian economic progress
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ top diplomat praised yesterday the Chinese Communist Party for steering the Asian giant to economic progress and for initiating regional development “not by stepping on others”...
Withdrawal won't stop International Criminal Court's examination of Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines will continue because the Court retains its jurisdiction over crimes committed in the context of the war on...
Decline in women’s political power seen worldwide
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women around the world in recent years, according to a United Nations agency dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women.
UNODC: Meth shipments from US to Philippines increased
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Methamphetamine hydrochloride, or crystal meth, coming from the United States to the Philippines through parcel post increased in 2018, according to a new report from the United Nations anti-drug agency.
Duterte to US, Canada: Help us catch Mabilog
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is calling on the United States and Canada to help the Philippines track down Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who is in the list of politicians allegedly involved in illegal drug operations...
‘Extrajudicial killings chief concern in Philippines’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Extrajudicial killings have been the chief human rights concern in the Philippines for many years and, after a sharp rise with the onset of the anti-drug campaign in 2016, these continued in 2018 with an average...
USS Blue Ridge in Manila for port visit
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
USS Blue Ridge, flagship of the US Seventh Fleet, arrived in Manila yesterday for a port visit.
‘Chinese tech giant not a security threat to Philippines’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is not inclined to block Chinese technology giant Huawei from its network without scientific or engineering evidence to prove it is engaged in espionage or data exfiltration, the Department of Information...
Comelec to fine poll bets for incomplete SOCE
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will impose fines on candidates and political parties that will submit incomplete statements of contributions and expenditures (SOCEs) in connection with the May 2019 polls...
US, Philippines launch Pacific Partnership disaster response
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States and the Philippines on Monday joined allied forces and partner nations in launching Pacific Partnership 2019 – the largest annual multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted...
Japan, FAO, ILO team up for Bangsamoro water infra
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Japanese government has joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) for water infrastructure and agriculture training in the Bangsamoro region.
Women still struggle to find jobs — ILO
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Women still struggle to find jobs and remain under-represented at the top despite being better educated than their male counterparts, according to a new report of the International Labor Organization (ILO).
UN human rights chief: ‘Philippines drug war no model for any country’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s drug policies in the Philippines and lack of respect for rule of law and international standards “should not be considered a model by any country,” the United Nations human rights...
99 journalists killed, thousands attacked in 2018 — UNESCO
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 99 journalists were killed and thousands more were attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned in 2018 on spurious charges or without due process, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...
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