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‘Integrity issue’ vs SolGen: Legal strategy or disloyalty to country?

A handout picture received from Taiwan’s National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. AFP file photo

Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino police UN peacekeepers in Ebola-hit Liberia safe—PNP


The thirty United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ebola-stricken Liberia are “relatively safe and uninfected” by the disease, a police official confirmed on Tuesday.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ranks with strife-torn Syria, Iraq in human development


The Philippines moved up one rank in the United Nation’s (UN) Human Development Index (HDI) 2014 report but still remains among the countries with “medium human development” which include strife-torn Syria and Iraq in the Middle East.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH moves one notch up in UN human dev’t report


The Philippines improved slightly in the 2014 UN Development Report that measures income, education and life expectancy, but managed to stay in the middle bracket of all the countries assessed.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »