By Nikko Dizon
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.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
By Riza T. Olchondra
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.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
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.