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Philippines renews clemency appeal for Veloso
by Pia Lee Brago - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
With Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Manila on an official visit, the government is renewing its appeal for clemency for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who is on death row in Indonesia for drug ...
Philippines hikes contribution to UN refugee body to UN refugee body
by Pia Lee Brago - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines has increased its contribution of $150,000 to the United Nations refugee agency.
Study shows girls fare better than boys in school
by Pia Lee Brago - October 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Girls fared better and are more likely to be on track with their schooling than boys, according to a study on Filipino children ahead of International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11.
ASEAN chief thanks Philippines for accepting 2026 chairmanship
by Pia Lee Brago - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretary-General Kao Kim Hourn has expressed his gratitude to the Philippines for accepting the ASEAN chairmanship in 2026, a yearbefore actual duty in 2027 by regular ro...
Marcos hails evolving Philippines-UK partnership
by Pia Lee Brago - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Security and defense partnership with the United Kingdom is evolving amid changes in the geopolitical landscape, President Marcos said yesterday, welcoming it as a “new development.”
UN declares first week of July world’s hottest ever
by Pia Lee Brago - July 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The first week of July was the warmest week ever recorded, according to preliminary data from the United Nations weather agency.
Philippines COVID-19 positivity rate down 18.6 percent – OCTA
by Pia Lee Brago - June 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The nationwide COVID positivity rate continued to decrease, the OCTA Research group said on Saturday.
Aussie FM bares PCG aid package
by Pia Lee Brago - May 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong has announced a package of initiatives aimed at enhancing maritime cooperation, as well as bigger official development assistance to the Philippines for this year...
US to participate in Boracay ASEAN digital ministers’ meetings
by Pia Lee Brago - February 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The United States will participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Digital Ministers’ Meeting in Boracay this week as it reaffirms partnership with the regional grouping on a broad range of digital...
Philippines, South Korea sign $3 billion ODA loan package
by Pia Lee Brago - December 23, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines and South Korea have signed a Korean Development Assistance loan package worth $3 billion.
UN: Obstacles in protecting persons from enforced disappearance remain
by Pia Lee Brago - December 22, 2022 - 12:00am
A United Nations declaration on protecting persons from enforced disappearance continues to face obstacles, mostly concerning prevention, domestication of international obligations and search for disappeared persons...
Quezon City, 14 other cities seek to reverse nature loss
by Pia Lee Brago - December 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Quezon City and 14 other cities around the world called for increased investment to halt and reverse nature loss.
Philippines seeks closer, effective partnerships in Asia-Pacific
by Pia Lee Brago - December 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines called for closer and more effective partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure that oceans remain zones of peace and prosperity for the benefit of present and future generations.
Harris: Visit shows US commitment to Philippines
by Pia Lee Brago - November 24, 2022 - 12:00am
United States Vice President Kamala Harris said her visit to the Philippines has been a “good trip” that demonstrated US commitment to its ally, and spoke about the importance of recognizing where Palawan...
‘Arbitral award, UNCLOS key in harnessing Philippines marine resources’
by Pia Lee Brago - November 14, 2022 - 12:00am
A retired Supreme Court associate justice has cited the importance of the arbitral award and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in enabling the country to harness all its rich natural resources for...
Team Philippines rules Online Chess for Prisoners
by Pia Lee Brago - November 4, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines ruled the second Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners, defeating Colombia in the finale of the male category.
Ex-US diplomat pleads guilty to child sexual exploitation
by Pia Lee Brago - October 27, 2022 - 12:00am
A former American diplomat posted at the US embassy in Manila has pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors during his stay in the Philippines, according to the US Department of Justice.
DFA: Joint West Philippine Sea exploration should be guided by Constitution
by Pia Lee Brago - October 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday reiterated that discussions on joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea should fall within the limits of the Philippine Constitution.
Philippine consulate staff in Honolulu killed by husband
by Pia Lee Brago - October 11, 2022 - 12:00am
A staff of the Philippine consulate general in Honolulu was allegedly killed by her estranged husband in her apartment.
US trains Pinoy emergency personnel on chemical, biohazard response
by Pia Lee Brago - September 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The United States government, through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency , has trained Filipino emergency personnel on how to respond to chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear incidents.
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