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‘Philippines should engage in joint patrols in WPS’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines should engage in joint patrols to protect its right to explore and utilize energy resources in the West Philippine Sea, former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario said yesterday.
Ex-US diplomat gets 15 years for sexual abuse of Philippine minors
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
A former United States diplomat who sexually abused minors while working in the Philippines was sentenced to 15 years in prison last Friday.
Red-tagging, journalist attacks continue in Philippines – US report
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2023 - 12:00am
“Red-tagging” persists under the Marcos administration, whose position on the practice deemed intended to silence criticism of the government is unclear, according to the US State Department’s latest...
Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate up slightly
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The seven-day positivity rate for COVID in the National Capital Region increased to 3.2 percent as of March 18, independent monitoring group OCTA reported yesterday.
93% hopeful worst of COVID-19 over – SWS
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Ninety-three percent of adult Filipinos are hopeful that the worst of the COVID-19 crisis in the country is over, according to a Social Weather Stations survey.
Pinoy kids eating more sugary, salty, fatty food
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The food environment in the Philippines is failing Filipino children who eat more sugary, salty and fatty food products, driving the high prevalence of overweight kids and obesity, according to findings of the United...
Decades of punitive drug war strategies failed – UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Decades of punitive strategies of many countries – including the Philippines in dealing with the narcotics problem have failed to prevent the consumption and spread of illegal drugs, according to the United...
DFA adopts new GAD agenda
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs has adopted its new Gender and Development agenda for inclusive and gender-responsive programs.
China opposes joint patrols in West Philippine Sea, more EDCA sites
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
China strongly opposed yesterday joint patrols in the West Philippine Sea and expanded United States access to Philippine military bases, calling the moves part of Washington’s efforts to encircle and contain...
‘Philippines must follow UN decision on comfort women’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
With time running out on the surviving “comfort women,” a counsel to World War II Filipina victims of sexual slavery yesterday urged the Philippine government to immediately indemnify and officially apologize...
UN: Philippines violated rights of sexual slavery victims
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
The United Nations women’s rights committee has found that the Philippines violated the rights of victims of sexual slavery known as “comfort women” during World War II.
UN rights chief airs concerns over Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
The United Nations rights chief has outlined concerns on the Philippines, including expectation of rapid progress in prosecuting human rights violators.
Collective deterrence vs Chinese sea aggression pushed
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Experts yesterday urged the government to consider coordinating with allies and engage in a united response against Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea.
Monument to Pinoy World War2 veterans unveiled in Honolulu
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
A monument dedicated to the contributions of Filipino World War II veterans to freedom and peace has been built in Honolulu.
Philippines reaffirms ‘continuing’ commitment to human rights
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines has reaffirmed its “solemn” and “continuing” commitment to human rights for all, but rejects any disturbance to its bureaucratic structures while the government embarks on...
Government crafting guidelines for joint patrols  
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine government is crafting guidelines on joint patrols in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Islamic State-East Asia still deadliest terror threat in Philippines – report
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 2, 2023 - 12:00am
The Islamic State-East Asia remained the deadliest terrorist threat in the Philippines, with the Southeast Asian country a target destination for foreign terrorist fighters from Indonesia and Malaysia, according...
Malaysian Prime Minister arrives today for official visit
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is due to arrive in the Philippines today for a two-day official visit, Malacañang announced yesterday.
Philippines filed 77 diplomatic protests vs China under Marcos
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 28, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines has filed a total of 77 protests against China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea under the administration of President Marcos, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterda...
Sara gets +77 net satisfaction rating in SWS survey
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte obtained a +77 net satisfaction rating based on the Social Weather Stations survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2022.
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