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Disease threatens world’s bananas—UN

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential “massive destruction” of the world’s $5.0-billion (3.6-billion euro) a year banana crop as a plant disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Can’t force China to comply–Palace

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even if a United Nations arbitration tribunal were to rule in its favor on the West Philippine Sea dispute, the Philippines cannot compel China to comply with the ruling, Malacañang said on Thursday.

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

Trusted NGOs should handle relief goods distribution – int’l group

Philippine soldiers stand near relief supplies for victims of Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Airbase.  AP FILE PHOTO

Relief goods are likely to end up in the hands of people who will only take advantage of it unless coursed through trusted non-government organizations (NGOs) that adhere to international standards.

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

China rejects PH argument on territorial row

Screengrab from https://www.itlos.org/index.php?id=2&L=0

China on Monday said it would not accept and participate in the written argument submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations (UN) International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos) .

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN case not a challenge to China—Aquino

Chinese Coast Guard ships closely monitor a small Philippine vessel during resupply and troop rotation in the rusting BRP Sierra Madre.  FILE PHOTO

President Aquino on Monday said the government’s decision to pursue the arbitration case in a United Nations tribunal was not intended to provoke China but to defend Philippine territory peacefully.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Super Typhoon Yolanda-hit farmers to reap bountiful harvest—UN

A farmer sprays pesticide on a rice field as the sun sets in the Super Typhoon Yolanda-stricken town of Santa Fe, in Leyte province, on Feb. 17, 2014, as the Philippines marks 100 days since the devastating storm. Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following the devastating Yolanda that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday, March 10.  AFP

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday.

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

How football is helping ‘Yolanda’ victims recover

Young local footballer John Wayne Regis, 19, hopes that the short film about the plight of local football players in Tacloban will encourage people all over the world to continue supporting the recovery efforts and not forget them. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net.

The fame and influence of the world’s most popular sport, Football, is being used as leverage by the United Nations to highlight recovery efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH to China: Face ‘wrath or displeasure’ over sea row


China risks facing the “wrath or displeasure of the international legal community” if it refuses to abide by a decision of the United Nations (UN) international tribunal on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) maritime dispute.

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

‘Yolanda’ victims’ gratitude impresses UN exec


For one UN official winding up his emergency tour of duty in the Super Typhoon Yolanda-devastated regions, what is especially striking about the typhoon survivors is how profuse they are to thank everyone who came to help.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos back PH decision to confront China

Mahar Mangahas, SWS president with DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez during presentation of survey results. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

A vast majority of Filipinos agree with the Philippine’s decision to stand up to China over the issue of the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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