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PH, Germany strengthen ties

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer  (R): First trip to Philippines. AFP FILE PHOTO

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spain extends PH aid program, commits P3.12B

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Philippines is the only priority country in Asia under the Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2013-2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spain has affirmed its commitment to aid in the Philippines’ development with the extension of a partnership that aims to fund projects promoting the rule of law, good governance and better disaster management systems.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Myanmar’s president asks Philippines for more aid

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, shakes the hands of Myanmar President Thein Sein during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila,POOL)

Myanmar’s president called Thursday for more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia after emerging from nearly two decades of economic sanctions.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Biden: China air zone raises risk of accidents

US Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smile together during a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Biden voiced strong opposition Tuesday to China's new air defense zone above a set of disputed islands, showing a united front with an anxious Japan as tension in the region simmered.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

US Vice President Joe Biden voiced strong opposition on Tuesday to China’s new air defense zone above a set of disputed islands, showing a united front with an anxious Japan as tensions in the region simmered.

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

US envoy Goldberg vows ‘Yolanda’ aid to continue

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Mutually agreeable.  AFP FILE PHOTO

New US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Monday met with President Aquino, expressing condolences for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and vowing that his country would continue to help the Philippines in its rehabilitation efforts.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New US envoy arrives

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg PHOTO FROM STATE.GOV

The US Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg, arrived in Manila Monday night with the promise to remain by the country’s side as it begins rebuilding typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New US envoy posts ‘unselfie’ for typhoon victims

New US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg poses for an
‘unselfie’ to call attention to the relief operations  in the
typhoon-devastated Eastern Visayas. US EMBASSY PHOTO

One of the first official acts of the new United States ambassador to the Philippines was to pose for an “unselfie.”

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese soldier’s son gives money as reparations

A mountain in Leyte with toppled coconut trees after the Nov. 8 Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lashed Leyte and other provinces in central Philippines.   AP FILE PHOTO

For one Japanese man, extending help to a grieving nation may well be the long-awaited closure to his own loss.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino urges Koreans to invest in PH; blames most problems on Arroyo

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Whether in the Philippines or overseas, President Aquino never misses an opportunity to blame the country’s economic problems on the alleged corruption of the previous administration.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Coast Guard insists it was not liable for death of Taiwanese fisherman


There is no evidence to hold the Philippine Coast Guard liable for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman, according to a joint affidavit itsubmitted to the Department of Justice stated.

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



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