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Norwegian FM calls for more int’l aid to PH

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende on Thursday called on the international community to sustain support for typhoon-stricken villages, saying a bigger investment was needed to rebuild homes, facilities and livelihood.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

4,000 houses funded by EU for ‘Pablo’ victims ready

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More than a year since Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) swept across Mindanao, some 4,000 families in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will finally move back to safe shelters.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK embassy denies report on ‘Yolanda’ aid not reaching victims

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The British Embassy in Manila denied a news report that relief aid from the United Kingdom (UK) was not reaching the victims of Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ (international name Haiyan.)

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

European Commission sends sympathies, help to typhoon-hit PH

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European Union Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso(L).  AFP

The European Commission, in a message sent to President Benigno Aquino III, has pledged its assistance and expressed sympathy to victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU official on possible ban of Filipino seafarers : Clock is ticking

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A prospective applicant view job opportunities at a recruiting booth at the seafarer's park in Manila. The Philippines supplies a third of the worlds merchant mariners. AFP

Filipino seafarers could soon lose their jobs in the European Union ships if Manila still fails to correct maritime education flaws, a European Commission official said Wednesday.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Swiss grants await Filipino grads, doctors

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The Swiss government is offering scholarships to those currently taking up doctorate studies in the Philippines and to medical doctors wishing to undertake specializations in select universities in Switzerland, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU, Swiss aid to teach Filipino overseas workers to save

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The European Union said Thursday it would help fund a project to encourage the families of millions of Filipino overseas workers to save money and use it to develop their home towns.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK: Agent 007 has nothing to do with our travel advisories

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It’s not as if “James Bond” or any other agent from MI6—the British foreign intelligence service—is watching from concealed corners or on the lookout for an imminent threat.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Headlines | Read More »

From Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Filipinos protest pork barrel, too

Filipino migrant workers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia express solidarity with their compatriots in the Philippines who are set to hold a simultaneous nationwide march Monday to protest the graft-tainted pork barrel fund. Photo courtesy of Junar Elmedo

From one of the world’s major centers of international diplomacy, Geneva to the deserts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, migrant Filipinos are making their voices heard.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dutch activist in Sona protest leaves Philippines

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The Philippines on Wednesday deported a Dutch activist who attended an international conference on human rights and peace in Quezon City and participated in a protest demonstration marking President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address last month.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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