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UN notes change year after ‘Yolanda’

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yolanda construction

When the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Asia-Pacific director returned to typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas last weekend, he noticed not just the buildings and homes that have risen again. He also saw the lives rebuilt a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” smashed through the region.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Migratory birds, fish and mammals get new UN protection

Polar bear

Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status Sunday by the UN conservation body, following six days of “intense” talks by leading conservationists.

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

UN: PH disaster response faster

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BOY ON STILTS  Reggie Macalla, 10, takes a giant step on his stilts (known locally as “kadang”) at a temporary shelter in Barangay Kawayan, Tacloban City. The village is one of the beneficiaries of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects funded by Unicef and Action Contre la Faim.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Although battered by one disaster after another, the Philippines does not take too long to rise again.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

De Lima to int’l community: This is how we protect journalists in PH

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima shared with the international community the Philippine government’s approach in addressing the extra-judicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances as well as the importance of protecting journalists.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Discipline of Filipino peacekeepers hailed

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday welcomes home its UN Peacekeepers at Camp Aguinaldo after nearly a year of deployment in Haiti. / AFP PAO

The Philippine military on Wednesday welcomed home its UN Peacekeepers after nearly a year of deployment in Haiti.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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