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DFA demands withdrawal of China vessels from reef
by Pia Lee Brago - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines yesterday demanded that China withdraw its maritime militia vessels from Julian Felipe Reef, saying their continued presence and activities in the area “blatantly infringe upon Philippine sovereignty,...
Spanish ship to visit Philippines
by Pia Lee Brago - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
A Spanish Navy training ship will visit the Philippines to mark the first circumnavigation of the world, considered as one of the most significant achievements in the history of mankind, the Spanish embassy in Manila...
Biden government: South China Sea ruling final, legally binding
by Pia Lee Brago - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The United States and the Philippines discussed opportunities to strengthen their alliance as the administration of President Joe Biden reaffirmed its recognition of the 2016 arbitral ruling on the South China Sea,...
Philippines protests China’s new coast guard law
by Pia Lee Brago - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has filed a diplomatic protest with China over its new law authorizing its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures in the East China Sea and South...
UNICEF: Kids can’t afford another year of school disruption
by Pia Lee Brago - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Children cannot afford another year of school disruption as the cost of closing schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating, the United Nations children’s agency said yesterday.
Philippines highly trusts Russian COVID-19 vaccine – survey
by Pia Lee Brago - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The strongest indicator of trust in Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine was recorded in six countries, including the Philippines, according to results of the first global survey involving 11 countries, inluding...
Philippines chosen for Australia’s P43 million funding for women’s SMEs
by Pia Lee Brago - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines has been selected as the first country in the region to be granted Australia’s $1.25-million to inject capital for women-owned and women-led businesses to help recover from the impact of the...
US security adviser, Locsin meet today
by Pia Lee Brago - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien will discuss regional security cooperation and lead the ceremonial turnover of defense articles to the Philippines today, the Department of Foreign Affairs sai...
Duterte set to sign EO on typhoon task force
by Pia Lee Brago - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte is set to come up this week with an executive order establishing the mega task force that he envisioned would expedite rebuilding and rehabilitation in the wake of destructive weather disturbances,...
Philippines to vote for China’s ICJ nominee
by Pia Lee Brago - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines is voting for China’s candidate to the International Court of Justice, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. declared yesterday.
Recalled envoy to Brazil arrives in Manila
by Pia Lee Brago - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine ambassador to Brazil arrived in Manila Monday night following her recall after being caught on video maltreating her house helper.
DFA vows severe penalty for envoy who abused maid
by Pia Lee Brago - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday vowed to impose “severe” penalty on Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro for maltreating her Filipina housemaid.
China threatens global economy, health – US
by Pia Lee Brago - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
China threatens the global economy and health by unsustainably exploiting natural resources and exporting its willful disregard for the environment through its One Belt One Road initiative, the US State Department...
COVID-19 worsening online sexual abuse cases – Unicef
by Pia Lee Brago - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the incidence of online sexual abuse and exploitation in the Philippines, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Philippines nominates Manalo to UN committee on women
by Pia Lee Brago - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines has presented Ambassador Rosario Manalo, eminent champion of human rights in Southeast Asia and the global community, as the country’s candidate to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination...
Unicef to ensure all countries get COVID-19 vaccines
by Pia Lee Brago - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Nations Children’s Fund will be leading procurement and supply of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccinations to ensure that all countries have access to initial doses when they become available, the agency...
P1.2 billion USAID program for Pinoy youth launched
by Pia Lee Brago - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States Agency for International Development has allocated $37.5 million or an estimated P1.2 billion for a five-year program for out-of-school and unemployed Filipino youth.
Locsin orders DFA to facilitate entry of foreign fiancés
by Pia Lee Brago - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ top diplomat instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs legal office to “find all ways” for fiancés of Filipinos to travel and enter the Philippines as travel restrictions...
Locsin: ABS-CBN takeover trespassing, theft
by Pia Lee Brago - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Trespassers at the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City could be “shot” under the law as the act of taking over the network’s property and equipment is “trespassing” and “theft,”...
‘US to use all tools to protect valid South China Sea claims’
by Pia Lee Brago - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Saying US policy on the South China Sea is now “crystal clear,” Washington announced it will use all tools and legal responses it can provide to protect valid claims of countries across the world which...
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