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Ateneo honors German advocate of Euro integration

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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

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DEAL SIGNED 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. With them are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed. 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

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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 »

Blacklist of Filipino seafarers in European ships feared

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

The possibility of Filipino seafarers being blacklisted in European ships because of their unsatisfactory compliance with international standards has prompted a senator to push for a bill that will centralize all training and certification requirements under the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

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

EU aid commissioner in PH to assess ‘Yolanda’ relief needs

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EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. AFP

The European Union top official for humanitarian assistance will arrive Friday night in Cebu City to assess the relief needs in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) caused, a statement said.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU donates 8M euros for recovery of conflict areas in Mindanao

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European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. AFP PHOTO

The European Union (EU) has donated an additional 8 million euros for the recovery of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Kerry: ‘Your spirit is strong’

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Citing the country’s strength and resilience during difficult times, the international community on Saturday conveyed its sympathies to the Philippines and its readiness to extend assistance in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”), one of the planet’s strongest typhoons that hit the country early Friday.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU has ‘vital interest’ in open, secure West Philippine Sea, says official

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The European Union has a “vital interest” in a secure and open maritime trade routes even as it expressed alarm at the escalating tension in the South China Sea.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bounty of good news elates Aquino

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President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III kept a happy face when he met visiting dignitaries in Malacañang on Thursday, buoyed up by a bounty of “good news” from newspapers.

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

Philippines, Venezuela carriers allowed back into EU skies

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The European Union on Wednesday allowed carriers Philippines Airlines and Venezuela’s Conviasa back into European airspace on the grounds of improved safety and compliance with EU regulations.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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