By Jamie Elona
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it has mapped out plans to address the anticipated increase in the number of returning Filipino workers who will process their overseas employment certificate (OEC), or exit clearance, as thousands arrive to spend the holiday season in the country.
Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Philippines this month to reaffirm the US commitment to helping the Southeast Asian nation rebuild after a devastating typhoon.
By Tarra Quismundo
The United Nations refugee agency has launched a fresh appeal for emergency aid for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which smashed into the Philippines last month, leaving nearly 6,000 people dead and close to 2,000 others missing.
By Frances Mangosing
The United States and Israel, two of several countries that helped in the relief operations after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) wreaked havoc in Eastern Visayas, have pulled out their forces in the affected areas.
By Matikas Santos
The United States (US) will not establish new military bases in the Philippines as part of the Increased Rotational Presence (IRP) framework agreement, US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Monday.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday assailed Malacañang for downplaying the killing of journalists in the Philippines, noting that yet another broadcast journalist was shot dead on Friday in Bukidnon.
By Tonette T. Orejas
The police in Pampanga on Friday seized some 36.5 kilograms of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P182 million from a Chinese who lived and conducted his trade in an upscale village in nearby Mexico town.
By Matikas Santos
China’s first aircraft carrier making its way towards the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) for sea trials has passed through the Strait of Taiwan north of the Philippines.
The Philippines expressed concern Thursday that China may seek control of air space over contested areas of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), after Beijing declared an air defense zone above other disputed waters.
Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of a catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms.
The Philippine government thanked the Boeing Company for its generous of $250,000 and to the Boeing Employees Association, which has so far raised $460,000 (the donation period is still ongoing and will be closing on December 12) for the Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation efforts.
Farmers hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan face a “double tragedy” without urgent aid to clear land and irrigation channels and plant their crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday.