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UN to ASEAN: Lead fight vs climate change
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Nations has called for governments across Southeast Asia to take the lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change.
DFA: Mary Jane Veloso lone Filipino in Indonesia death row
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
No Filipino is on death row in Semarang, Indonesia and Mary Jane Veloso is the only Filipina meted a death sentence, the Department of Foreign Affairs clarified yesterday.
USAID P250M project extension to advance innovation, growth in Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The US Embassy in Manila, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a P250 million, three-year extension of USAID’s Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development...
130 million kids worldwide experience bullying
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Around 130 million, or one in three children worldwide, experience some form of bullying, the United Nations stated in its latest report on how children can be better protected.
3 Filipino detainees safe after latest Indonesia earthquake
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Three Filipino detainees in Indonesia are safe following the eruption of Mount Gamalama on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
China not likely to eclipse US power soon — analyst
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States’ leverage is becoming “nebulous,” but an easy transition of power from Washington to China in the near future is unlikely, according to a professor of International Relations at...
Philippine vows to champion human rights
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has vowed to champion human rights as Manila bids to serve in the United Nations rights body for another term from 2019 to 2021.
OFW killed by fellow Filipino in Jeddah
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipino worker was stabbed dead by another Filipino in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Passports released within 12 working days – DFA
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Applicants will no longer have to wait for at least a month to obtain their passports, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Filipino detainee joins jailbreak during Indonesia quake
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipino drug convict serving a prison term in Indonesia was reported to be among the hundreds of prisoners who escaped from several jails during the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi...
Unpaid OFWs in Jeddah ejected from company quarters
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Twenty overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Jeddah were ejected from their company-provided accommodations for refusing to work because of unpaid salaries and food allowance for the past two months.
DFA vows justice for Filipino slain in Sweden
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs has vowed to bring justice to the family of a Filipina who was allegedly killed by her Swedish actor-husband last week in Kista, Sweden.
Palace finalizing aid to quake-stricken Indonesia
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration is still determining the assistance it would give to Indonesia, which was rocked by a deadly earthquake and a devastating tsunami over the weekend, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr....
Duterte looks forward to Xi Jinping’s visit
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte looks forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in his coming state visit, the exact date of which is still being finalized by Beijing.
‘Fake news charges vs journalists increasing worldwide’
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Governments around the world are increasingly charging journalists who contradict official statements as purveyors of “fake news,” the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday.
DFA to UN: Citizens’ rights over criminals
by Pia Lee-Brago - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines, under the leadership of President Duterte, is successfully “salvaging” itself from becoming a “narco-state.”
US discourages Philippines from acquiring Russian weapons
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States has discouraged the Philippines from buying military weapons and equipment from Russia as this contravenes US sanctions against Moscow, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Thursday.
Japanese investors anxious on TRAIN 2 impact
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law gives “anxieties” to Japanese companies in the country, particularly the rationalization of the tax incentives in Philippine...
OFW stabs boss, co-workers in Saudi Arabia
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 28, 2018 - 12:00am
An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was shot dead after stabbing his manager and co-workers on Wednesday afternoon.
Nigeria kidnapping: DFA working on release of 7 Fillipinos
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine government is coordinating with Nigeria and Switzerland for the release of seven Filipino seafarers kidnapped off Nigeria last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
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