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Duterte won’t lift ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers “suffer brutal treatment and human degradation,” President Duterte reiterated...
Kuwait’s amnesty program ends Feb. 22
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Kuwaiti government’s amnesty program allowing undocumented overseas Filipino workers to process the necessary documents to legally work in Kuwait without incurring any penalties is good only until Feb....
Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 20, 2018 - 12:01am
The risks of a “miscalculation” and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power...
Philippines, China eye joint exploration in South China Sea
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
The Philippines and China are discussing joint exploration in the South China Sea and working on ways to make it legally acceptable, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday.
Philippines won’t recognize Chinese names for Benham Rise features
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
The Philippines will not recognize foreign names for undersea features in the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise) regardless of what the International Hydrographic Organization would say, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan...
Kuwait asks Philippines to reconsider deployment ban
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
The Kuwaiti government yesterday asked the Philippine government to reconsider the ban on the deployment of Filipino workers, according to sources.
Philippines continues to raise awareness on disaster displacement
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines expressed its commitment to continue raising awareness on disaster displacement during the first meeting of the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), a state-led platform that works toward better...
Philippines, China commit to start talks on sea code
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and China reiterated yesterday their commitment to start negotiations for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea early next month.
Kuwait condemns Duterte statements on OFWs
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Kuwait has condemned President Duterte’s statement calling for the evacuation of Filipinos from the oil-rich country, saying this could affect the relations between the two nations.
Body of Filipino in Taiwan quake found
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The body of a Filipino woman who was reported missing after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Hualien County in Taiwan on Tuesday night has been found.
Philippines, Netherlands link up for Manila Bay sustainable development
by Pia Lee-Brago - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and the Netherlands will work toward the formation of a Manila Bay master plan to provide a comprehensive framework for the sustainable development and management of the bay.
EU invites Duterte to Brussels
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The European Union has formally invited President Duterte to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM12) in Brussels, Belgium in October, EU Ambassador Franz Jessen said yesterday.
AFP gets ammo, explosives from US
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Representatives of the Joint United States Military Assistance Group have delivered ammunition and explosives to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enhance its counterterrorism capabilities.
La Niña expected to impact worldwide weather patterns
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Nations relief agency said La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018 as it urged governments to take early action to prevent crises related to this potentially destructive weather...
US not giving space to China, ready to defend Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States is not “retreating” and giving space to China to dominate the Asia-Pacific region, US Ambassador Sung Kim said yesterday.
Taiwan offers scholarship programs for Filipinos
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines is offering scholarship programs for qualified Filipino students.
‘Cocaine did not come from Taiwan’
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Taiwan denied yesterday that the sunken ship being investigated for alleged involvement in the P125 million worth of cocaine found off Matnog, Sorsogon came from Taiwan and was a Taiwanese vessel.
Overseas passport applications for 10-year validity surge
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 8, 2018 - 12:01am
Philippine embassies and consulates abroad have reported a surge in the number of applicants for new passports valid for 10 years on its first day of implementation last week.
1.8 billion tourists could be traveling around the globe by 2030
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
There could be 1.8 billion tourists or just over one in five persons in the world traveling around the globe by 2030, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Philippine embassy in Tel Aviv disowns ‘strip show’
by Pia Lee-Brago - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy in Tel Aviv yesterday disclaimed any involvement in a Christmas party of Filipino groups in Israel that showed one of the guests with a male stripper.
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