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EU commissioner for humanitarian aid here to visit Tacloban for 2nd time

Kristalina Georgieva

European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Manila Wednesday and is visiting typhoon-hit Tacloban for the second time.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH seafarers get reprieve from EU transport body


Europe’s transportation body has deferred its verdict on the Philippines’ compliance with international maritime standards, giving the country more time to upgrade its seafarers’ education, training and certification systems in the face of a possible ban on Filipino seafarers serving on European ships.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ateneo honors German advocate of Euro integration

ATENEO president Father Jose Ramon Villarin congratulates Hans-Gert Poettering after conferring on him his honorary doctorate. EM PONG AND MARL CASTRO/CONTRIBUTORS

The Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday conferred an honorary degree on Hans-Gert Poettering, former president of the European parliament and now chair of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), for his advocacy on European integration and human rights.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU lauds PH, MILF for signing last annex

Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) has lauded the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for inking the normalization annex, the last document needed to seal a comprehensive peace agreement between the two parties.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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


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 »