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EU plans to double aid to PH

DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario (left) and European Commission Vice-President Catherine Ashton (right) announce the EU's intention to double its development assistance to the Philippines over the next six years citing strong economic growth. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

The European Union (EU) intends to double its development assistance to the country to 325 million Euros over the next six years amid the Philippines’ strong economic growth and credit rating upgrades.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rules-based approach to sea row

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Amid the worsening row in the South China Sea, the Philippines has called on the European Union and members of the Association of South East Asian Nation (Asean) to support its efforts to promote a rules-based approach in the settlement of maritime disputes in the region.

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

2 women share a wound that never heals, disappears

TWO OF A KIND Edita Burgos and Ng Shui Meng cross paths in a global conference here against forced disappearances. JOAN BONDOC

They are two hearts missing a part, brought together by the same goal: That someday, no mother, wife, friend or family member would experience the same uncertainty and “torture” they continue to endure for losing a loved one.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

European Union assures PH help amid ‘Glenda’ onslaught

EU Ambassador to Manila Guy Ledoux. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) expressed readiness Wednesday in assisting the Philippines from the destruction caused by Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU lauds PH for banning toxic school materials


The European Union praised the Philippines Tuesday for its steps to ban toxic chemicals that have serious consequences on a child’s mental development if exposed to it.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »