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PH ‘Dream Ensemble’ a ‘big hit’ in Paris show

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With a 30-minute performance that featured classic Filipino folk dances like the tinikling, sayaw sa bangko and maglalatik, as well as a Christmas musical number, a 10-member group of physically and mentally challenged dancers, including marginalized artists, from the Philippines, emerged as a “big hit” during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities rites held in Paris on Dec. 3.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unesco raps Manila over media killings

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MARITIME SECURITY  US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Tuesday for a two-day visit to the Philippines. Kerry says strengthening maritime security in Southeast Asia is a normal process and is part of US efforts to help allies defend themselves better.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The United Nations agency tasked to defend press freedom has condemned a spate of journalist murders in Mindanao, taking the government to task for failing to solve the killings.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Unesco urges gov’t to bring killers of journalists to bar of justice

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Radio journalist Rogelio Butalid lies dead outside the Radyo Natin station in Tagum City after being shot by a lone gunman on Wednesday. Butalid (inset) was also a village councilor. FRINSTON LIM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The United Nations agency tasked to defend press freedom has condemned the spate of murders of journalists in Mindanao, urging the government to ensure justice is served in these cases.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palawan’s UN status as eco reserve in peril

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BARANGAY captain Grace Dantic of San Juan, Aborlan, where DMCI plans to relocate its coal plant project, is “anticoal” but admits she is taking strong pressure from Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez to support the controversial project. REDEMPTO D. ANDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The country’s last ecological frontier, Palawan, may lose its status as a “Man and Biosphere Reserve” under the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) if a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in one of its towns pushes through, an environmentalist organization warned.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Mt. Hamiguitan being considered as Unesco world heritage site

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Known as a nesting place of the endangered Philippine Eagle and home to a forest of century-old pygmy trees or bonsai, Davao Oriental’s Mt. Hamiguitan mountain range may well take its place among the world’s natural heritage sites soon.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Unesco sending marine experts to Tubbataha to assess damage

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The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is sending a team of experts to Tubbataha Reef to assess the damage wrought by the grounding of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, in January.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unesco asked to help assess damage to reef

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

An official of the Climate Change Commission on Saturday asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to assess the damage wrought on the Tubbataha Reefs by the USS Guardian which ran aground on the World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Continued preservation of Ifugao Rice Terraces pushed

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Senator Eduardo Angara is pushing for the continued preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces even after it was removed from the United Nation’s list of endangered world treasures.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PETA Mekong, UNESCO unveil guide on theater and social advocacy

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BANGKOK, Thailand—Turning creative spaces in the Greater Mekong Sub-region into a social advocacy arena has been the work of the PETA Mekong Partnership Program since its formation in 2004. The Mekong Performing Arts Laboratory, as the program’s key strategy, has been launched throughout the Southeast Asian sub-region and in the Philippines as a way to [...]

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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