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PH moves one notch up in UN human dev’t report


The Philippines improved slightly in the 2014 UN Development Report that measures income, education and life expectancy, but managed to stay in the middle bracket of all the countries assessed.

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

US Senate reaffirms commitment to defend PH, Japan

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The US State Department proposed Friday that Asian nations not build new outposts or expand existing ones in the South China Sea to help lower the risk of a conflict as tensions mount in its resource-rich waters.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A look at China’s territorial claims

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China’s efforts to counter the United States’ “pivot to Asia” and raise its own influence on the continent are complicated by territorial disputes, mostly at sea but also along its land border. Many of the disputes have been simmering for decades, although some have heated up in recent years.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan turns over quake, tsunami monitors to DPWH

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Some one billion yen (about P518 million) worth of earthquake and tsunami monitoring systems, as well as mobile flood control equipment, were turned over on Tuesday by the Japanese government to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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

Filipinos in Japan told to take extra caution as ‘Neoguri’ rages

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday advised Filipinos in Japan to brace for typhoon “Neoguri” as it roars towards the country’s southern-prefecture of Okinawa.

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