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Unesco wants environment education curriculum by 2025
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has urged countries to make environmental education a core curriculum component by 2025.
Locsin orders filing of protest over Chinese vessels in West Philippine Sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
With the recent sighting of at least 287 Chinese maritime militia vessels and warships in Philippine waters, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ordered yesterday the filing of another diplomatic protest...
Philippine embassy staff in India dies of COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
A Filipino staff member of the Philippine embassy in India died of COVID-19 yesterday as the South Asian country continues to struggle against the surge of the deadly disease.
‘Legal issues bar Israel from sharing excess vaccines with Philippines’
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Legal issues prevent Israel from sharing its excess COVID-19 vaccines with the Philippines and 19 other countries that made a similar request, Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz said over the weekend.
Philippines, ASEAN speak out against Asian-American hate in San Francisco
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Consuls general from the Philippines and other member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met with the San Francisco Police Department to voice concern over hate crimes against people of Asian ...
Del Rosario hits back at Duterte for jetski promise
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario hit back at President Duterte over his remarks that he did not promise to retake the West Philippine Sea and pressure China.
Hard, long quarantine vowed for travelers from India
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines will require a “hard, long and strict” quarantine for travelers who will arrive in the country from India once the travel restriction is lifted to prevent the spread of a worrying COVID-19...
Hong Kong plan for compulsory vaccination ‘smacks of discrimination’
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Hong Kong’s plan to make COVID-19 vaccines compulsory for around 370,00 foreign domestic workers before their contracts can be renewed should “not single out any nationality,” Foreign Affairs Secretary...
Philippines to repatriate Pinoys from India
by Pia Lee-Brago - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines will repatriate Filipinos in India who want to go home when commercial flights resume, Philippine Ambassador to New Delhi Ramon Bagatsing Jr. said yesterday.
5 Philippine universities awarded P12 million in grants from US
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Five Philippine universities have been awarded approximately P12 million ($244,000) to support research and innovation aimed at addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
Biden names Fil-Am as Air Force undersecretary
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
US President Joe Biden has nominated Filipino-American veteran Gina Ortiz Jones to be his undersecretary of the US Air Force, the White House announced yesterday.
Duterte skipping ASEAN summit on Myanmar
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte won’t be able to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Jakarta, Indonesia this weekend, Malacañang said yesterday.
US warns travel to Philippines due to COVID-19
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The US State Department has urged its citizens not to travel to the Philippines, citing health concerns due to COVID-19.
WTO, WHO: Unequal distribution of vaccines ‘morally unconscionable’
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
World health and trade bodies hit last weekend the sharp disparities in distribution of vaccines in the global fight against the pandemic as “morally unconscionable” and economically and epidemiologically...
Philippines joins global initiative tackling marine litter scourge
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is taking part in the GloLitter Partnerships Project, a major United Nations-backed initiative to tackle marine litter scourge, clean up the oceans and decrease the use of plastics in industries...
Philippines to Myanmar: Adhere to ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has called on Myanmar to adhere to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Human Rights Declaration amid the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Southeast Asian nation.
Richer nations received 87% of vaccines – WHO
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered has gone to wealthy nations, according to the World Health Organization.
UNICEF wants vaccine delivery sped up, simplified
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
With available vaccines not enough to meet demand and the supply concentrated in the hands of “too few,” the United Nations Children’s Fund is calling for “speed” and “simplicity”...
US warns China over moves on ally Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States has warned China over its increasing aggressive acts in the South China Sea, and reminded Beijing that any attack on the Philippines would trigger a military response from the US under its defense...
Philippines files new diplomatic protest vs China over boats
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday filed another diplomatic protest against China the second in two weeks as Chinese maritime militia vessels remained in Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea.
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