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Cebuano who coordinated ‘Yolanda’ aid is UK honorary consul in Cebu

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Ambassador Asif Ahmad INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Cebu native who served a key role in coordinating British aid response in the wake of supertyphoon Yolanda’s devastation in the Visayas has been appointed the United Kingdom’s new honorary consul in Cebu, the UK Embassy said on Tuesday.

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

EU envoys visit construction of 2nd Malampaya gas project in Olongapo

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European Ambassadors visited on Thursday a shipyard here where the second platform of the Malampaya Gas project has been under construction.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Philippines to rise from ‘Yolanda’ destruction

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Obama ‘looking forward’ to trip to PH, says US envoy

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US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama is “very much looking forward” to his first trip to the Philippines, an opportunity to discuss the wide-ranging relationship between the United States and the Philippines with President Benigno Aquino III, according to the US ambassador in Manila.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Engineer heads list of confirmed ambassadors

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who somehow ended up representing the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

CA confirms 16 ambassadors, including engineer to diplomatic post in Iraq

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Appointments confirmed, on Wednesday, the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who has been tapped to represent the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH asks Bahamas to let 1,000 Filipino workers to keep jobs

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The Philippines has requested the Bahamas to allow Filipinos to retain their jobs as the independent British commonwealth starts implementing a new labor policy seeking to cut unemployment rates on the islands by replacing foreign workers with locals.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino urged to use ‘influence’ to help illegal OFWs in Saudi Arabia

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If he is really one of 100 most influential people in the world as Time magazine says, then President Aquino should not hesitate to use diplomacy and mobilize the government’s resources to help the thousands of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) facing arrest and deportation in Saudi Arabia, according to a former ambassador.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Malaysian envoy echoes PH wish for peaceful end to Sabah conflict

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Dato Mohd Zamri Mohd Kasim reciprocated on Monday, the Philippines’ wishes for a peaceful resolution to the fighting between Malaysian forces and the Sulu Royal Army in Sabah, Vice President Jejomar Binay said.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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