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UK not condoning Britons who abuse minors

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The British Embassy said Wednesday that it will not give any special treatment to those suspected of child abuse amid reports that a British national was arrested in Cebu for molesting three minors.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spain extends PH aid program, commits P3.12B

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Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Philippines is the only priority country in Asia under the Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2013-2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spain has affirmed its commitment to aid in the Philippines’ development with the extension of a partnership that aims to fund projects promoting the rule of law, good governance and better disaster management systems.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA identifying 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain drug raids

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is working to get the identities of the 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Coming home: Dutch couple back to lend helping hand again

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A young survivor uses a plastic cover to protect him from rain as he passes by a damaged Boy Scout statue at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

They have been coming to the Philippines for years to enjoy the sun and escape the freezing winter in the Netherlands, but this time Truus and Jo Schoorlemmer are returning the hospitality by helping the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” to get back on their feet.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Magellan to reconnect PH and Portugal after almost 500 years

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Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier is looking forward to the signing of a formal sister city agreement between the birthplace of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magallanes and the place where he was killed in Cebu, Philippines. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

After almost 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan landed in the Philippines, the place where he was born Sabrosa municipality, Portugal and the place where he died Cebu, Philippines, are set to be reconnected as sister cities.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

5 Filipino sailors caught in storm rescued off Spain

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The Philippine Embassy in Spain is already in touch with Spanish authorities regarding the rescue of the five Filipino sailors who were caught in a storm off the coast of northwestern Spain.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Del Rosario thanks UK for ‘Yolanda’ aid

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, right, shakes hands with his Philippine counterpart Albert del Rosario following their joint news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Del Rosario conveyed to Hague the Philippines’ appreciation for the $232 million in aid that the United Kingdom extended in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, saying the UK was “the biggest contributor of humanitarian assistance.”  AP

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday conveyed to British Foreign Secretary William Hague the Philippines’ appreciation for the $232 million in aid that the United Kingdom extended in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, saying the UK was “the biggest contributor of humanitarian assistance.”

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Europe,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK foreign secretary to visit PH, meet with Aquino

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom (UK) is set to visit the country Thursday as part of a two-country tour in Southeast Asia and will meet with President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Swedish king wows Tacloban kids

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King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf (C) salutes as he visits the Boy Scout monument in Tacloban City on January 26, 2014. AFP

Ten-year-old Jobez Timatiga was all smiles. He could not help but feel excited and giddy after receiving a set of boy scout uniforms from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and shaking the hand of the monarch.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Swedish king gives $100K for disaster response

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President Benigno S. Aquino III exchanges views with His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during the courtesy call at the Music Room of the Malacañan Palace on Friday (January 24). This is the first visit of a Swedish monarch and Head of State of Sweden to the Philippines. Also in photo are Vice President Jejomar Binay, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Kingdom of Sweden Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Klas Molin and World Scout Foundation executive committee member Lars Kolind. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Central Philippines moved His Majesty, Carl XVI Gustaf, the king of Sweden, to donate $100,000 from the World Scout Foundation for community disaster preparedness training.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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