N Korea ready to launch preemptive nuclear strike against US if threatened

N Korea ready to launch preemptive nuclear strike against US if threatened

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – According to media reports, North Korean authorities would carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States if Washington mobilizes its nuclear forces against the country. The North Korean authorities would carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States if Washington mobilizes its nuclear forces against the country, media […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
New language with many meanings marks Duterte’s 1st 100 days in office

New language with many meanings marks Duterte’s 1st 100 days in office

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s first 100 days in office may have been highlighted by an important breakthrough in the peace process with leftist rebels, but the period also saw a lot of changes in terms of “new laguage” with many meanings. “One hundred days passed very fast, lots of changes, new policies, […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Panelo: EDCA a valid

Panelo: EDCA a valid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official on Wednesday vouched for the validity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a deal President Rodrigo Duterte has put under review in light of his increasingly anti-American stance. Speaking to reporters, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said documents showed former President Benigno Aquino III had authorized then-Defense […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
World Tourism Day 2016 emphasizes accessible tourism for all

World Tourism Day 2016 emphasizes accessible tourism for all

BANGKOK  (PNA/Xinhua) – Participants of the World Tourism Day 2016, which was held in Thai capital Bangkok Tuesday, called for more accessible tourism for everyone, especially those with disabilities and senior citizens. The host country Thailand also promised to improve its tourism accessibility soon. The event this year, under the theme “Tourism for all- Promoting […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·

‘The Economist’ gives PHL highest rate in migration governance study

By Sammy Martin MANILA  (PNA) –  Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance. The results are based on the findings of the publication’s research arm, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). “This recognition by ‘The Economist’ of the excellent migration governance framework of the Philippines […]

27.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

UN Rapporteurs broke protocol in criticizing domestic policies: DFA Chief Yasay

By Michaela del Callar MANILA  (PNA) – Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday accused the two United Nations human rights experts of breaking protocol when they criticized the Duterte administration’s domestic policies, particularly his war on illegal drugs. At the same time, Yasay assured the Philippines will remain a member of the UN, saying the […]

27.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

BRUSSELS  (PNA/Kyodo) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said Wednesday it will hand down its ruling on conflicting claims in the South China Sea on July 12. The United Nations-backed tribunal will decide on the case brought in January 2015 by the Philippines, which asserts that China’s claims to most of the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt and Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, hold a signed agreement announcing Novak Djokovic as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF House. On 26 August 2015, UNICEF announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said bilateral talks with China is “necessary” to resolve the long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “I don’t think that there is another way of resolving this dispute except talking to each other,” Yasay said amid a forthcoming ruling by the The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Angelina Jolie named visiting professor of London university

Angelina Jolie named visiting professor of London university

Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie is to become a visiting professor at Britain’s prestigious London School of Economics, the university announced Monday. Jolie was named as one of four new “visiting professors in practice” who will contribute to a new master’s programme on “women, peace and security”. “I am very encouraged […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles  – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held on 14 May 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

The latest rock-’em-sock-’em “Captain America” film has vaulted past Disney’s “The Jungle Book” at the North American box office with a strong debut weekend take of $181. 8 million, industry data showed Sunday. “Captain America: Civil War,” starring Chris Evans, is built around a seemingly no-lose formula: Marvel comics superheroes — including Iron Man, the […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
War games held as China flexes muscles

War games held as China flexes muscles

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises are expected to show how the Philippines, though severely outgunned, can […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

By Carole Landry United Nations, United States | AFP |   – The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea over its ballistic missile launches and demanded Pyongyang to refrain from further violations of UN resolutions. Backed by China, Pyongyang’s ally, the council said in a unanimous statement that “all these launches were unacceptable” and “constituted a […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Philippines impounds North Korean freighter based on latest resolution of United Nations

Philippines impounds North Korean freighter based on latest resolution of United Nations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The government said it impounded the North Korean freighter Jin Teng being in Subic Bay Freeport based on sanction imposed by the United Nations after it carried out nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Quoting an update reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III said the Philippines has an […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday urged the judiciary to speed up the resolution of cases involving the killing of journalists in light of the call of a United Nations body for the Philippine government to probe the recent killing of a radio reporter in Mindanao. “There have been many instances when we have all […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

United Nations, United States | AFP |  – Nearly 690 million of the world’s 2.3 billion children live in areas most exposed to climate change, facing higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. Almost 530 million children live in countries hardest-hit by high floods and tropical storms, mostly in Asia. […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

By Eric Randolph and Clare Byrne Paris, France | AFP |   – French President Francois Hollande vowed to destroy the Islamic State group on Monday after its atrocities in Paris, promising tough new anti-terror measures at home and intensified bombing of Syria. France and Belgium staged dozens of raids on suspected extremists as the […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
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