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Switzerland: Peace deal is ‘momentous milestone’

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, front left, chairperson of Philippine Government Peace Panel, and Mohagher Iqbal, front right, chief negotiator for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), exchange signed documents as Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, front center, witnesses after the 43rd GPH-MILF Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. AP

The Switzerland government on Saturday welcomes the signing of the Annex on Normalization and the Addendum on Bangsamoro Waters between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina ‘Satanist’ poses next to dying pensioners

Blaze Binder poses in one of the photographs she uploaded in her Facebook account.

A self-proclaimed “Satanist” Filipina nurse has been fined $1,300 by a Swiss court after posting photographs on her Facebook account showing her posing with the dead and dying pensioners in a nursing home in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, where she is employed.

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

EU, Swiss aid to teach Filipino overseas workers to save


The European Union said Thursday it would help fund a project to encourage the families of millions of Filipino overseas workers to save money and use it to develop their home towns.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

France blacklists Philippines, 16 other countries for handling foreign aid

Development minister Pascal Canfin: New blacklist  PHOTO FROM DIPLOMATIE.GOUV.FR

France has drawn up a blacklist of 17 countries including Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds, officials said Monday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Davos postscript: Meeting 35 world’s CEOs best day for Aquino

SALESMAN IN CHIEF President Aquino is received by Ayala Corp. chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and president and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala to the round table with CEOs from around the world on Jan. 25 that the brothers hosted at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  The President favored WEF’s smaller sessions as they afforded him a more personal approach. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

For President Benigno Aquino III, the best meeting during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, last week was the CEO meeting hosted by the Zobel de Ayala brothers, Jaime Augusto and Fernando.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »