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‘Tacloban Declaration’ on disaster preparedness drawn up

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. FILE PHOTO

In the end, the message was clear: Everyone has a stake in building more resilient communities, and the world must act now so that lives would be spared from the “new normal” of mega-disasters.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to act on China’s new incursions next week after getting more info

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to announce in the coming week its decided course of action on reported activities by Chinese vessels in the reefs within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the disputed Spratly Islands, even as authorities continued to confirm the nature of the reported incursions.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gains convince Denmark to reopen embassy

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PHOTO from denmark.dk

The “impressive growth” the Philippines has achieved in recent years convinced Denmark to reopen its embassy in Manila after 12 years of managing its affairs here through Kuala Lumpur, Danish diplomats said.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nations to adopt Tacloban Declaration

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Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, addresses delegates at the opening of the ASEM Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines’ successes and frustrations in the face of disasters was in the spotlight on Thursday as the country hosted the Asia-Europe Meeting’s (Asem) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management (DRRM), an event that is drawing lessons from Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which is seen to set the stage for the United Nations’ global disaster meeting in Sendai, Japan, next year.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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