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Spain extends PH aid program, commits P3.12B

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

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

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

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 »

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