By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Philippines, along with Vietnam and New Zealand, has been cited as “positive examples of progress” in disaster risk reduction and management by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the UN Development Program.
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
By Nestor Corrales
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) .