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UN, Red Cross cite PH progress in reducing risk

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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 »

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