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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...
PhilHealth eyeing release of second hospital reimbursement
by Pia Lee Brago - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is considering the release of a second tranche of the Interim Reimbursement Mechanism or emergency cash advance to help hospitals with the needed liquidity to respond to the...
China blasts Locsin statement
by Pia Lee Brago - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
China slammed the Philippines’ declaration of the South China Sea ruling by an international tribunal as “non-negotiable” with no possibility of “compromise” or “change,”...
US won’t tolerate Chinese ‘maritime empire’
by Pia Lee Brago - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States says it will no longer tolerate China’s actions aimed at building a “maritime empire” in the South China Sea.
UN launches campaign vs xenophobia for migrants
by Pia Lee Brago - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The increase in xenophobic language directed toward migrants, including overseas Filipino workers , has prompted a group of jurists, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office...
WHO halts malaria, HIV drugs in COVID trials
by Pia Lee Brago - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir, in hospitalized patients with coronavirus...
US: Philippines remains a destination of foreign terrorists
by Pia Lee Brago - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
While the government may have shown political will in enforcing security measures against terror threats, the country “remained a destination” for foreign terror fighters, according to the US State Department...
France allots P109.4 million for Philippines COVID response system
by Pia Lee Brago - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
France has allocated additional funding of 2 million euros in grants to strengthen the surveillance, diagnosis and response systems of the Philippines and four other Southeast Asian countries to the coronavirus...
Philippines protest China’s latest SCS actions
by Pia Lee Brago - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines “strongly” protested China’s establishment of two new districts in the disputed South China Sea and the illegal designation of Kagitingan Reef within the Kalayaan Island Group as...
Obey rules or face arrest, Pinoys in Italy told
by Pia Lee Brago - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Rome advised Filipinos in Italy to comply with the Italian government regulations on coronavirus disease 2019 as violators may face fines of up to 206 euros or imprisonment of three mo...
Pinoys on cruise ship repatriated Tuesday
by Pia Lee Brago - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino crewmembers and passengers of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess will be repatriated tomorrow, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.
Trump ‘fine’ with VFA termination
by Pia Lee Brago - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
United States President Donald Trump said he does not mind the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and even thanked the Philippines for helping his country “save a lot of money.”
YearEnder: Fallout between old friends; traditional ties reaffirmed
by Pia Lee Brago - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a year of antagonism toward old friends as well as reaffirmation of traditional friendships for Philippine foreign relations.
Partial deployment ban to Kuwait eyed
by Pia Lee Brago - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines may suspend deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait following the death of another Filipina worker in the Middle Eastern country, whose diplomatic ties with the Philippines would be affected...
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