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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was among five nations that rejected a resolution by the United Nations' human rights body on the human rights ... In its explanation of its vote, the Philippines said it had been following the developments of the "complex" inter-communal issue in northern Rakhine ...
But the Philippines had the vision to see that an oral insulin product offers immense medical and financial benefits. I've told ... But the results of what is happening in the Philippines will soon spread to this part of the world as the treatment of Type 2 diabetes has become a worldwide problem. In fact, this ...

Ms. Visbal, 52, a Philippine citizen who works as a teaching assistant in Thailand, has gone back to using her maiden name socially, but on all official .... a law professor at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, noting that in most marriages the problems arise during the marriage, not before it. “If it were ...
Ms Sereno also ridicules the idea that her sporadic filings constituted a deliberate effort to conceal ill-gotten riches. “You cannot accumulate wealth at the University of the Philippines. Your problem is unexplained poverty, not hidden wealth!” she jokes. Given the uncertain prospects of both the impeachment ...
The Philippines' Department of Justice (DOJ) has alerted law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the possible arrival or departure of ... Unlike the hold departure order that the Philippine courts usually issue, the ILBO is used for monitoring purposes and will not direct immigration officers at ...
MANILA, Philippines — The country's first Panda bond issuance has opened the doors for private companies to tap the Chinese market, British banking giant Standard Chartered Bank said. Stanchart CEO Lynette Ortiz said the landmark transaction, which raised 1.46 billion renminbi or nearly P12 billion for ...

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will withdraw his country's ratification of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Rome Statute, due to what he said were attacks by United Nations officials and violations of due process by the ICC, according to a draft statement. The statement, which had yet to ...
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein demanded that the Human Rights Council, which counts the Philippines among its 47 member countries, ''must take a strong position'' on the issue, and insisted ''these attacks cannot go unanswered.'' Speaking to reporters in Geneva, the rights chief referred to a court petition filed ...
China's aid and support to the Philippines have no strings attached," Geng said. According to the spokesperson, China strongly supports Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure campaign and has provided financing support. Properly handling the South China Sea issue is ...
The impeachment proceedings against her could have been caused by the positions she has taken in certain issues that confronted the Supreme ... just not comfortable with the fact that the stand I have taken," Sereno said at a forum organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines.
Few events in the Philippines have been more anticipated than Pope Francis's 2015 visit to the home of the world's third-largest Catholic population. Six million people attended a parade on the final day of the pope's trip, a meeting he decided to make following one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare a “state of calamity” over sewage and pollution problems in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Mr Duterte has given local authorities six months to clean up the small island of Boracay, almost 200 miles south of the capital ...
Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to issue on Monday a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. "A formal order on total deployment ban will be issued by Secretary (Silvestre) Bello on Monday," said DOLE Spokesperson ...
The Philippines said it will issue an inaugural 1.46 billion yuan ($230 million) three-year “panda“ bond in the onshore Chinese market on Tuesday. IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, reported that the Philippines, set to be the first Southeast Asian country to issue panda bonds, has announced indicative ...
The Philippines has identified two areas in the crowded waterway suitable for joint exploration and the two countries are seeking ways to tackle the diplomatic and legal headaches of jointly exploring in the waters, but without addressing the issue of sovereignty. Reed Bank is claimed by both sides, but ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) — Rappler's foreign investor Omidyar Network announces it is donating its $1.5-million investment to the media agency's 14 Filipino managers, in a move to resolve foreign ownership issues. "This completely eliminates the basis of the unwarranted SEC ...
After settling the issue on the most suitable system of government for the country, members of President Duterte's consultative committee (Con-com) will ... The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines, the Makati Business Club (MBC), the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) and the ...

The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies, after the Guardian exposed the illegal and clandestine methods used to market ... Some were living without running water and electricity, causing problems when trying to sterilise bottles.
“It has become a great cause of concern, so much so that one of the unintended consequences of the whole issue is there's been a drop in people availing themselves of the vaccination program, because there's like fear that all kinds of vaccine, not just the dengue vaccination, will have adverse effects on ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) — On "wellness leave" or forced to go on leave by her own colleagues? This is what the House Justice Committee wants to find out when it issued on Tuesday a show cause order for lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson.
GENEVA: The Philippines' top diplomat warned the United Nations on Tuesday (Feb 27) not to "weaponise" human rights and urged it to send an impartial ... some non-government civil rights monitors he did not name had unjustly portrayed the Philippines and "politicised and weaponised the issue for their ...
A bill legalizing divorce in the Philippines has been approved at the committee level in the House of Representatives and is set to be heard at a plenary ... The country's powerful Catholic Church, which was once a major opponent of the divorce bill, has also softened its stance on the issue, according to ...
Late Sunday, Axios reported that Trump “loves” the notion of imposing capital punishment on drug dealers—an approach taken by the Philippines, Singapore, and China. Trump reportedly references the approach frequently, saying, “When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem, ...
MANILA: The body of a Philippine maid found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait arrived home to a tearful welcome on Friday, just days after Philippines ... He said only about three to five percent of Filipino labourers in Kuwait were having problems but acknowledged the government needed to do more.
Both the Philippines and China remain silent on the issue of island-building. In a joint press release on Tuesday, February 13, the two countries said they have “discussed ways to manage and prevent incidents at sea, promote dialogue and cooperation on maritime issues, and enhance mutual trust and ...
Romana said, as he admitted that a joint exploration in the disputed waters was a “complex issue” that required thoroughly looking into ways to ... Cayetano said the Philippine side raised its territorial claims and sovereignty rights issues, and discussed how to manage and prevent incidents on the ground.
As expected, the convening of the second iteration of a China-Philippines dialogue to manage the South China Sea issue this week has led to some ... on the South China Sea issue, as well as controversy around specific issues in Sino-Philippine ties such as research and naming of Benham Rise.
WITH its white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it's little wonder Boracay has become Australia's favourite destination in the Philippines. ... The island is struggling with a sewerage problem so bad, Philippines president Rodrigo “The Punisher” Duterte — a man not known to mince words — is furious.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — Fifty-one Boracay establishments may face closure after the Department Environment and Natural Resources ... Teo had made a cabinet presentation on Boracay's problems last week, before Duterte publicly directed Cimatu to solve the island's issues.
Although pursued during the reign of Ferdinand Marcos, the Sabah claim was dropped in the 1987 constitution, under the presidency of Corazon Aquino. Aquino viewed the issue as a risk to Asean unity. In 2009, Sabah was written out of the Philippine's legal Archipelagic Baselines, maritime jurisdiction, ...
ILOILO CITY (THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tourists have begun cancelling trips to the Philippine resort island of Boracay, days ... The President said he would close the 1,032ha island after six months if the sewage and garbage problems of the island remained unsolved.
MANILA, Philippines -- Human rights groups condemned the Philippine president on Tuesday for saying that troops should shoot female communist ... recent public surveys showing satisfaction with Duterte's administration, the president's opponents may do better if they focus on issues such as traffic jams ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) - Workers on vacation in the country, rehired workers, and passing seafarers are exempted from the deployment ban to Kuwait, the government said on Wednesday. The Department of Labor and Employment, through Administrative Order No. 54-A, issued ...
Manila, Philippines (CNN) As many as 10,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait are expected to take up the Philippines government's offer of a free flight home ... Azizi told CNN he has met with Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa to discuss issues pertaining to the Philippine community living in Kuwait, but ...
The Philippine government has officially put a stop to the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday. The move is in response to a series of incidents that led to the deaths and injuries of a number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. The head of the country's Department of ...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the resort island "a cesspool", adding that the sewage and garbage problem was destroying the island's ... or his supporters, said calling the island a cesspool showed that the President was "probably misinformed of the nature and magnitude of the problems".
DAVAO, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (Feb 9) declared himself beyond the jurisdiction of an International Criminal Court ... The outspoken Philippine leader, who is accused of stoking the killings with inflammatory statements, took issue over the Philippines becoming the first ...
While the 2012 Reproductive Health law mandates the teaching of sex education and HIV-related issues in schools, a national curriculum to do so has not yet been implemented. Neither is there a nationwide awareness and education campaign about HIV and condoms as a proven effective intervention ...
8 February 2018 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Thursday that she will open preliminary examinations into the so-called “war on drugs” campaign launched by the Government of the Philippines and, separately analyze alleged crimes committed by Venezuela related to the ...
In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has reportedly taken his antagonism towards gambling a step further by instructing the nation's regulator to institute a moratorium on the building of any new casinos outside of Manila's 1,977-acre Entertainment City gaming zone. According to a report ...
Filipino officials have said the country would buy the aircraft from another source if Canada did not follow through on the deal. In November, Mr Trudeau raised the issue of human rights - and the ire of Mr Duterte - while in the Philippines for the Asean summit. Mr Trudeau told journalists that he spoke with the Mr Duterte ...
Philippines president boasted he threw a man from a helicopter — now Canada may sell him 16 of them ... And when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue with him in November, Duterte said it was "a personal and official insult." ... The problem is that we know that the fight goes well beyond that.
Picardal was one of many Filipinos kidnapped or murdered under former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos' administration. ... (ABNJ), a youth and student organization working to educate the Filipino community and to address important issues that affect Filipinos both in the U.S. and the Philippines.
MANILA - The Philippines ranked third among countries "most ignorant" on their nation's key issues, according to a report by news website Indy100. The report was based on a survey conducted by market research firm Ipsos MORI, wherein South Africa and Brazil ranked first and second in having the least ...
MANILA, Philippines – A study revealed that Filipinos are the 3rd most ignorant people in the world in terms of their knowledge of key issues. In other words, when it came to important topics, Filipinos are either ignorant of the facts or misinformed. The revelation came from a study by Ipsos MORI, the second ...
That includes the Philippine Air Force (PAF), as was evidenced with the heavy use of helicopters and other equipment as well as much-needed assistance from ... These include the extent to which the government will prioritize internal vs. external security threats as well as the degree to which old problems ...
CEO Olivier Brandicourt called concerns about the vaccine "very worrisome" but said no problems were reported outside the Philippines. He said "we have absolutely no evidence that the vaccine has been linked to any deaths." Sanofi said in November that the vaccine could put people at risk of severe ...
Gigo Alampay was a student at the University of the Philippines in the 1980s when he came across “The Man Who Planted Trees,” an animated film that was based on French author Jean Giono's short story. It tells the tale of a man who plants trees over the course of 50 years. In the process, this fictional ...
According to the Perils of Perception 2017, the Philippines ranked the third most inaccurate among the 38 countries surveyed in their perceptions of issues on subjects that ranged from murder rates, terrorist deaths, teenage pregnancy, diabetes and how healthy people felt. The Philippines is behind only ...
The Philippines has had a bit of a problem with people smuggling cars into the country without paying taxes. So to make a point, it just crushed a whole bunch of confiscated cars by driving over them with a bulldozer. After seeing the tax-free dreams laid waste before him, Philippine President Rodrigo ...


 

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