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PH, Germany ink tech-voc pact

Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva. tesda.gov.ph photo

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has hooked up with its counterpart in Germany to boost technical-vocational education and training (TVET) in the Philippines.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

President Benigno S. Aquino III AP

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

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

Aquino: EU leaders back UN arbitration in sea row

President Benigno S. Aquino arrives at the Berlin Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany for his official visit. During the welcome ceremony, President Aquino was accorded military honors. Photo from Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

President Benigno Aquino is convinced he had gathered enough support behind the Philippines’ call for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea, particularly through international arbitration.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to rally EU heads to PH side

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

In what will be his second trip to Europe since assuming office in 2010, President Aquino embarks on a grueling four-nation visit to Spain, Belgium, France and Germany with the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China high on the agenda.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 missing Germans abducted by Abu Sayyaf, says military

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »