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DFA priority: Peace in disputed sea

Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday its priority in the remaining two years of the Aquino administration would be “to ensure the peace in the West Philippine Sea” amid rising territorial conflicts with regional giant China.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Israel to help Filipinos flee Gaza Strip

Palestinians stand along corridors at a United Nations school where hundreds of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following heavy Israeli forces' strikes, in Jebaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. Over 140,000 Palestinians are seeking shelter in 83 UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

As Filipinos in the Gaza strip have started to be evacuated to safety from Israeli missiles pounding the area, outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Menashe Bar-On said his government would assist Filipinos who wanted to leave the Gaza Strip.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipinos taking up offer to flee from Libya turmoil


Despite the beheading of a Filipino worker in Libya by Sunni extremists, there are so far no takers to the government’s offer to repatriate 13,000 Filipinos there for free.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA airs concern over Pulitzer-winning Fil-Am’s arrest


The on Thursday expressed concern over the recent arrest and detention of Pulitzer Prize-winning Fil-Am journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has become an activist for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Soon aboard cruise lines: San Miguel beer, coco sugar


San Miguel beer and coconut sugar, among other Philippine products, may soon be available in some of the world’s leading cruise lines.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »