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Pinay found dead in Jeddah hotel
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A 52-year-old Filipina household service worker was found dead in a hotel room in Jeddah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.
US vows Balangiga bells’ issue to be resolved
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States has reassured the Philippines that it would take action and bring the issue of the Balangiga bells to a good resolution.
Philippines, community of nations mourn Annan’s death
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines joined the international community in mourning the death of former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan and in paying tribute to a “champion of humanity.”
China says it is a builder of world peace
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite its militarization of the South China Sea that has raised regional tensions and caused its exclusion from participating in joint military exercise, China on Saturday declared it is “always a builder...
European Union to give P124-million aid to Mindanao
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The European Union will be providing 200 million euros or around P12 billion in humanitarian aid for victims of violence in Mindanao.
UN agri agency ready to support Philippines fisheries sector
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Nations agriculture agency is ready to support governments, including the Philippines, to formulate measures against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and promote management and development...
US donates P807 million gear to Air Force
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States has donated a surveillance and reconnaissance system worth P807 million to help enhance the Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s capabilities.
Cayetano, Aquino word war over South China Sea far from over
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday hit back at former president Benigno Aquino III’s suggestion to Google-search the answers to his questions on the previous administration’s policies...
US indicts Janet Lim-Napoles, kin for money laundering
by Pia Lee-Brago - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
On trial for plunder in connection with the pork barrel fund scam, detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles is facing another criminal case along with some family members – this time in the United States –...
EU, UN hail Rody’s Bangsamoro Law
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The European Union and the United Nations hailed President Duterte’s enactment of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) which, according to the EU, represents an opportunity for the Filipino people to embrace peace...
Cayetano pushes Philippines-China joint oil exploration in South China Sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Joint exploration and development with China in the hotly contested South China Sea will ensure that the Philippines will not be in danger of losing oil and gas, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said...
UN resolution on geospatial information services for disasters adopted
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines led the adoption of a United Nations resolution on the use of geospatial information and services that will help reduce and significantly minimize the social, economic, and environmental risks and...
Albert del Rosario: ‘Duterte should listen to Filipinos, not to Chinese envoy’
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte and his officials should “cast aside their fear of displeasing China” and listen to Filipinos and not to the Chinese ambassador, former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario said...
NASA, Philippines scientists partner for $20-million cloud project
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Preparations for a $20-million partnership to better understand cloud formation in the western part of the Philippines are being worked on by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Manila...
E-governance critical in building resilient societies — UN report
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) highlighted the use of information and communications technology during all phases of disaster risk management as something that presents “substantial...
Philippines chocolate brands among world’s best
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Three Philippine chocolate brands ranked among the best in the world during the 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London, United Kingdom.
Philippines highlights plan for disaster resilience at UN forum
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines highlighted the government’s national development plan for disaster resilience and the shift from disaster response to disaster risk reduction in policies and programs at a UN forum recent...
Philippines to receive $27 million counterterror aid from US
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The assistance will include equipment, training and other support programs aimed at boosting law enforcement capacity.
Russian journalist ’s stay in Philippines inspires novel
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The six-year stay in the Philippines of a Russian journalist and retired diplomatic worker inspired a novel that he wrote with characters and setting here.
Philippines, Colombia mull cooperation vs illegal drugs
by Pia Lee-Brago - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Colombia have discussed potential anti-narcotics cooperation as the Latin American nation outlined areas where it can offer expertise to the Philippine government in its illegal drug campaig...
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