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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, 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 »

New UK envoy knows his Filipino

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When one of the British Embassy’s staffers struggled to find the Filipino word for “meeting,” the new ambassador chimed in and said, “pulong.” Then, at a recent reception, someone whispered after shaking the ambassador’s hand, “Sino siya?” The diplomat answered, leaving the female guest in shock: “Nakalimutan mo ako.”

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Irate envoy who berated Filipinos in Canada back in Manila for probe

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Jose Ampeso, the Philippine consul general to Vancouver, as shown in the video posted on YouTube. Screen grab from www.youtube.com

The career diplomat caught on video in an irate mood during a consular outreach in Canada has returned to Manila to face an investigation at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the office’s spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope worries about gap between the rich and poor

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his speech during an audience with foreign ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The pontiff urged diplomats to supply urgent aid to Syria to relieve civilian suffering, while expressing hope that Jerusalem would become "a city of peace and not of division."  AP PHOTO/GIAMPIERO SPOSITO, POOL

VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict XVI urged world leaders on Monday to try to reduce the growing gap between the rich and the poor in regions such as Europe as they reform their economies.   The pontiff also used his annual New Year’s speech at the Vatican to diplomats to press concerns he had raised in his [...]

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

77 Pinoys on death row abroad

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday its diplomats had increased their efforts to save 77 Filipinos on death row overseas after four Filipinos were executed in China last year for drug trafficking.

Posted: March 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ex-ambassador to Nigeria challenges malversation rap filed with anti-graft court

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Former ambassador to Nigeria Masaranga Umpa has challenged the filing of malversation charges against him for the alleged misuse of funds for overseas Filipino workers, saying that the case was politically motivated and that he had been too busy attending to the issue of kidnapped Filipinos to disburse funds.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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