DIPLOMATIC POUCH
Panama City turns 500 years
by Rolando A. Guevara Alvarado - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, I join my countrymen in celebrating the 500th founding anniversary of the capital of the Republic of Panama, Panama City, which was established on Aug. 15, 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila – making...
Endo and the Danish solution
by Jan Top Christensen - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Since President Duterte on the 26th of July vetoed the Security of Tenure bill, there has been a variety of different opinions expressed in the media.
When evil-doing comes like falling rain: The long fight for International Justice
by Gordon Kricke - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
"Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem”, this chilling statement is attributed to Josef Stalin, one of the most notorious tyrants in recent history.
The Korean War Memorial Peace Concert – still remembering the PEFTOK’s valuable sacrifice
by Han Dong-Man - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The year 2019 marks the 69th anniversary of the Korean War which broke out in 1950 and lasted until 1953 on the Korean peninsula.
Your fish is your future
by Sung Kim - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.
Multilateralism: Chile’s contribution
by Jose Miguel Capdevila - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Chile will be hosting two major summits by the end of this year: APEC 2019 and COP 25 on Climate Change, which highlights the importance my country attaches to multilateralism as a driver in enhancing commitments...
Philippines and Korea moving closer to FTA
by Han Dong-Man - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Undoubtedly, globalization has affected the way trade is conducted among and between nations.
A nation overcoming hate
by David Strachan - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
New Zealanders are still coming to terms with the savage terrorist attack in Christchurch on 15 March that left 50 New Zealanders dead.
Oceans under threat
by Gordon Kricke - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The oceans are still full of life, but they are also sick and it is getting worse every year.
From the people of Japan to the people of Bangsamoro
by Koji Haneda - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The establishment of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) on February 22 as the most recent development in the Mindanao peace process is indeed a milestone for the people of Bangsamoro. I commend all the stakeholders...
70 years of friendship and beyond
by Han Dong-Man - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I am always delighted and grateful whenever I witness young Filipinos enjoying Korean drama and films, and K-Pop.
Toward stronger development partnership with the Philippines
by Han Dong-Man - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
During President Duterte’s visit to Korea last June, he and Korean President Moon Jae-in declared 2019 – the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-Korea diplomatic relations – as...
China and ASEAN: Together for Vision 2030
by Huang Xilian - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
As China’s Ambassador to ASEAN, it is my great pleasure to visit this lovely country in my tour of duty at the beginning of the year, a country known for its natural beauty and the warmth of its people. It...
On dictatorship, democracy and the level playing field
by Gordon Kricke - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Germany and the Philippines may have a quite different history, but they share the experience of a peaceful overthrow of a dictatorial regime.
ASEAN and Korea set to sail another 30 years ahead
by Kim Young-Chae - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-Korea relations as well as the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-Korea relations.
Charting a course for our shared future
by Sung Kim - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we ensure that our friendship, partnership, and alliance, forged over the past century, evolve to meet our needs a century from now? Last week, the US Embassy brought together top US, Filipino, and regional...
Too much shouting is bad for your health
by Gordon Kricke - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The old year has just ended and the Christmas season was an opportunity to take a deep breath, perhaps to read, relax or simply sleep in late.
Japan brings subway and new railway to Metro Manila
by Koji Haneda - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day with families and loved ones.
US-Philippines friendship rings stronger in 2018
by Sung Kim - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Mabuhay Pilipinas! The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection.
Spain, 40 years moving forward
by Jorge Moragas - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
On Dec. 6 Spain celebrated 40 years of the referendum that approved its current Constitution.
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