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Human rights group hits UK for ‘slavery’ of migrants

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A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.  PHOTO FROM HRW.ORG

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

British embassy hails peace pact

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President Benigno S. Aquino III greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during the Courtesy Call at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is the solution to end the decade-long secession in Mindanao, which all Filipinos can be proud of, the British Embassy in Manila said Thursday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH extradition treaties with UK, India, Spain approved

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Voting 17 with no objection, the Senate on Tuesday concurred the ratification of separate extradition treaties between the Philippines and the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Spain.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK military aid workers want to revisit Yolanda-hit PH

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Royal Navy personnel from HMS Daring and medics from Save the Children hand out British-donated aid on Binuluanguan Island.  File Photo courtesy of the British Embassy in Manila

Military relief workers from the United Kingdom have expressed their desire to return to the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), saying the country is a “very rewarding” place to work.

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

UK foreign secretary sees PH as Asia Pacific success story

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United Kingdom's Secretary of State William Hague. Photo from gov.uk

United Kingdom’s foreign secretary thinks the Philippines can be “one of Asia Pacific’s great success stories” citing the strong economy and the hard work of Filipinos both in the country and all over the world.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Del Rosario thanks UK for ‘Yolanda’ aid

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, right, shakes hands with his Philippine counterpart Albert del Rosario following their joint news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Del Rosario conveyed to Hague the Philippines’ appreciation for the $232 million in aid that the United Kingdom extended in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, saying the UK was “the biggest contributor of humanitarian assistance.”  AP

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday conveyed to British Foreign Secretary William Hague the Philippines’ appreciation for the $232 million in aid that the United Kingdom extended in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, saying the UK was “the biggest contributor of humanitarian assistance.”

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Europe,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK allocates P1B for PH’s ‘build back better’ program for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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AP FILE PHOTO

Vowing to support the Philippines for the long-haul, the United Kingdom has allocated at least P1 billion in fresh funding for government’s “build back better” program to rebuild typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas, the British Embassy in Manila has said.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK health workers raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

(From  Left)  Nova  Quian, haemodialysis  manager,  Monica  Jacot , HR  program manager,  Regin  Lagaac ,  Senior  Clinical  Nurse   Specialist,  and  Ursula  Grant, programme  director  Addenbrookes  Abroad.

British health care workers and their Filipino colleagues are still responding to the disaster brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kerry: ‘Your spirit is strong’

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Citing the country’s strength and resilience during difficult times, the international community on Saturday conveyed its sympathies to the Philippines and its readiness to extend assistance in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”), one of the planet’s strongest typhoons that hit the country early Friday.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Citizens have power to demand transparency, accountability—COA

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Ordinary people have the power to exact transparency and accountability from their public servants.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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