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China: Barriers necessary to block Philippine vessel
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
China has defended its installation of floating barrier in Panatag Shoal, saying it was a “professional, restrained” action “necessary” to block and drive away a Philippine vessel.
EU says barriers disregard UNCLOS
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
China’s laying of a floating barrier in Panatag Shoal is “deeply concerning” and “dangerous,” European Union Ambassador Luc Véron said yesterday.
Australia works with Philippines in coral reef restoration
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Australia continues to work with the Philippines on protecting the marine environment through coral reef restoration, Australian Ambassador HK Yu said yesterday.
Philippines signs historic UN high seas treaty
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines signed on Wednesday the landmark United Nations High Seas Treaty that seeks to deliver stronger protection for oceans under the framework of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,
US alarmed by coral destruction in West Philippine Sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The United States – through its top diplomat in the Philippines – has expressed alarm over the destruction of corals in the Rozul Shoal near Palawan, widely believed to have been perpetrated by the ...
Philippines, Israel discuss increasing tourist arrivals, direct flights
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Israel met to discuss bilateral cooperation in tourism, joint efforts to further increase tourist arrivals and the possibility of Manila-Tel Aviv direct flights.
Philippines, India discuss maritime cooperation
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Filipino and Indian maritime experts have discussed prospects for maritime security cooperation between their countries.
All Philippine eagles face threat of habitat destruction – UNODC
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The UNODC cited an undercover operation in Pampanga in July last year, led by the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG), that resulted in the confiscation of a Philippine serpent eagle and the arrest...
‘States must guarantee fundamental freedoms online’
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
States must guarantee fundamental freedoms online and during use of digital technologies, United Nations and regional human rights experts said.
Philippines assumes co-facilitator role in Pandemic Treaty negotiations
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines has assumed a key role as one of the co-facilitators in the ongoing negotiations on the Pandemic Treaty, according to the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
DFA chief to visit Buenos Aires
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo will undertake an official visit to Buenos Aires this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Argentina,...
Philippine trade office opens in Tel Aviv
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Israel announced the opening of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Tel Aviv and the arrival of Vichael Angelo Roaring, who will serve as its commercial counselor...
Climate change may hamper Philippines income goals
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Climate change is exacting a heavy toll on Filipino lives, properties and livelihoods, the United Nations said, warning that it could hamper the Philippines’ ambition of becoming an upper middle-income country...
Envoy: Philippines vulnerable to cyber warfare
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Almost all Philippine institutions have been “severely compromised” and are vulnerable to cyber warfare, according to Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez.
Philippine policy toward US ‘the right thing’ – Romualdez
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ stepped-up relationship with the United States is the “right thing” and part of the former colony’s defense strategy against perceived bully states, according to Philippine...
Philippines rejects China’s expanded 10-dash line in SCS
by Pia Lee-Brago - September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Manila has lodged a protest against China’s release of its supposed new standard map, which shows an even bigger coverage of waters and land features within Philippine territory.
Japan envoy hits malicious fake news on Fukushima discharge
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Harmful rumors and malicious fake news about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s discharge of treated radioactive wastewater is “unforgivable,” according to Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko...
On 72nd year of MDT, Philippines, US reaffirm alliance
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
The United States is firm in its commitment to the alliance and partnership with the Philippines as the two countries celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty.
British foreign secretary visiting Manila
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 29, 2023 - 12:00am
British Foreign Secretary James Spencer Cleverly is in Manila for a day-long engagement with key officials, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday, saying the visit “is anticipated to reaffirm...
Fourth Pinoy fatality in Maui wildfires identified
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Rogelio Mabalot, 68, a resident of Lahaina, Maui and native of Laoag City, is the fourth Filipino casualty in the devastating wildfires that blazed in Maui, Hawaii, according to the Philippine consulate general in...
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