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‘Maraming salamat’
by Daniel Pruce - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
A couple of days ago I was in New Clark City, planting a Narra tree to mark the new Central Park – which will be the biggest public park in the Philippines in over half a century.
Why should we fight against FETO?
by Mevlut Cavusoglu - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The international community frequently expresses its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and is determined to fight terrorism.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
by Michèle Boccoz - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Liberty, equality, fraternity. These were the democratic values that gave rise to the modern French Republic when revolutionaries lit the first sparks of...
75 years of US-Philippine friendship
by John Law - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
On July 4, 1946, President Manuel Roxas and US High Commissioner Paul McNutt signed the Treaty of Manila, establishing the independence of the Republic of the Philippines.
Celebrating Canada: Your trusted partner
by Peter Macarthur - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Why are we celebrating Canada Day on July 1st? Let me take this opportunity to explain.
Exploring Philippine seas today, for the generations of tomorrow
by John Law - June 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In March 2021, a leading Philippine oceanographer and an American explorer, together, reached the deepest point of the Philippine Trench - a historic voyage to one of the least-explored places on Earth.
Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday
by Daniel Pruce - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
I hope you will be able to join me on ANC at 9.30 this evening when we celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We need to close the vaccination gap
by Josep Borrell - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
By the end of May 2021, only 2.1 percent of Africans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Women in international relations
by Saskia De Lang - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Today, it is difficult to imagine international relations without women. In Europe, top women are influencing global affairs: Angela Merkel, the German chancellor; Christine Lagarde, former IMF boss and now European...
UK ‘Carrier Strike Group’ begins global voyage
by Daniel Pruce - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
On 22 May, nine ships, 32 aircraft and 3,700 personnel set sail from Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.
Generation equality: upholding gender rights in the health care sector
by Michèle Boccoz - May 27, 2021 - 12:00am
I was recently moved to hear about a Filipina nurse who was able to evacuate 35 newborn babies to safety when a fire hit parts of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila last week.
International cooperation and solidarity
by Alain Gaschen - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
This past year has reminded me that solidarity exists in various forms. Early on, donation drives organized by all sectors of society helped alleviate the shock lockdowns brought upon the population.
Neighbors united by trust
by Koshikawa Kazuhiko - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and President Rodrigo Duterte held a summit telephone talk last May 19th. Although it was the Prime Minister’s strong wish to come to the Philippines this month, he had to postpone...
Schools — here and abroad
by Anke Reiffenstuel - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk to a Filipino school teacher in Bulacan and even had the chance to take a look at an empty classroom in the barangay school where copies of the learning material were...
When the world comes together, anything is possible
by Peter Macarthur - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
This year’s World Immunization Week recently coincided with the first anniversary of the COVAX ACT-Accelerator vaccine procurement/distribution facility.
What future do you wish to see?
by Alain Gaschen - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
As I continue to find new ways to maintain productivity and a healthy mind and body in the current global situation, I can’t help but to look forward to a future post COVID-19.
Public health in the new normal: Shared learning for pandemic response
by Ambassador Daniel Pruce - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
It is difficult to believe that we have been in this pandemic for over a year. But 2020 has marked a commendable, collective effort across all countries to support health systems in tackling the COVID-19 pandem...
Public health in the new normal: Shared learning for pandemic response
by Dr. Vicente Belizario Jr. - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
It is difficult to believe that we have been in this pandemic for over a year. But 2020 has marked a commendable, collective effort across all countries to support health systems in tackling the COVID-19 pandem...
King’s Day 2021
by Saskia De Lang - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
When the Dutch gather on April 27, our national day, it is to celebrate the birthday of our King, His Majesty Willem Alexander.
Rise and fall of the ambassador
by Giorgio Guglielmino - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Of whatever country they are and in whatever nation they exercise their function, all ambassadors always follow the same ascending and descending parable during their period in a capital.
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