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CA stops Veloso testimony vs recruiters
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The Court of Appeals has prevented death convict Mary Jane Veloso from testifying in the criminal cases filed against her Philippine recruiters.
EU denies suggesting substitute drugs to treat addiction
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The European Union (EU) delegation clarified yesterday that they did not propose the use of substitution drugs in treating drug addiction in the Philippines.
NY Times editorial: Duterte should be held accountable
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The New York Times has called on the international community to revoke Philippine trade privileges in a bid to hold President Duterte accountable for his alleged support of the killings under his war on drugs.
UN rapporteur: Don’t blame media
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Don’t blame the messenger.
No report of Pinoy injuries in UK attack
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in London has not received any report of Filipinos injured or killed in the terrorist attack outside the British Parliament last Wednesday.
‘Impeachment move an unwelcome distraction’
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
A distraction from government work and highly divisive.
DFA: Leni UN video message needs verification
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The video message of Vice President Leni Robredo on alleged drug-related extrajudicial killings in the Philippines requires verification and was only a “side event” and not part of the official proceedings...
No contradiction in Rody-Bishop meet, Palace says
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 22, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not discuss human rights issues during their recent meeting in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday.
Phl envoy sends intel on 5 militants
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur has sent an intelligence packet regarding the five suspected militants arrested recently in Mindanao.
DFA: Phl may ink deal with China on Benham
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 18, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines does not have a policy allowing China to conduct research in Benham Rise, but President Duterte may enter into binding agreements with China to explore the gas-rich underwater plateau, the Department...
European Parliament members call for Leila’s release
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Members of the European Parliament called for the immediate release of Sen. Leila de Lima and for the European Union (EU) to support an independent international investigation on President Duterte’s bloody...
More info on 5 Pinoys linked to IS sought
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 15, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur has requested further information from the Royal Malaysian Police on the alleged link of five arrested individuals with militants in Mindanao, the Department of Foreign Affairs...
Rody: Benham is ours; no it isn’t, says China
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Benham Rise is part of Philippine territory, President Duterte made clear yesterday even as he ordered the military to assert the country’s rights over the area in a friendly way.
PSG gets Moscow training
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2017 - 12:00am
A 20-man delegation from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) recently received Training in VIP protection from the Federal Protective Service (FSO) of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
UN: Don’t spread disinfo, propaganda
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Amid the rise of “fake news” and propaganda on social media, the United Nations and regional human rights experts have called on nations to ensure that truthful information reaches the public.
UN: Don’t spread disinfo, propaganda
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Amid the rise of “fake news” and propaganda on social media, the United Nations and regional human rights experts have called on nations to ensure that truthful information reaches the public.
Career diplomat takes over at DFA
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Career diplomat Enrique Manalo, whose stint in the foreign service spans nearly four decades, has been named acting foreign affairs chief, replacing Perfecto Yasay Jr., who had to vacate his post after being rejected...
Leni laments creeping culture of hate
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 10, 2017 - 12:00am
There is a creeping culture of hate among the people, demonstrated through lies and fake news with the aim of destroying an individual, Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday.
Yasay admits he was granted US citizenship
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 7, 2017 - 12:22am
“I’m a Filipino citizen in thought, word and deed.”
Yasay defends Phl drug war before UN
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ top diplomat has defended before the United Nations Human Rights Council the Duterte administration’s anti-drug war, saying the human rights issue must be viewed from the perspective...
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