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Preserve the spirit of bayanihan, UN urges Filipinos

A rescuer carry a patient in Daanbantayan in northern Cebu during super typhoon Yolanda. TONEE DESPOJO/CDN FILE PHOTO

Amidst the devastation and ruin wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda’’ (international name Haiyan), the Philippine representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged the Filipino people to stay strong and keep the spirit of “bayanihan” alive.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sultan of Sulu seeks UNCHR protection

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The Sultan of Sulu has asked the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) to help his followers who are running out of provisions after two weeks of holing up in a village in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

UN to ask Kris Aquino to be goodwill envoy in Asia


Here is one job where she can’t afford to let show biz intrigues bog her down. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is inviting President Benigno Aquino III’s celebrity sister, Kris, to be its goodwill ambassador for Asia. If she accepts the offer, Kris will be joining the likes of film actress Angelina […]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »