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PH tops in gender equality among Asia-Pacific nations

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), fleeing the civil war in Syria, cheer upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via a chartered flight by International Organization for Migration on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines remained the top performer in the Asia-Pacific in terms of gender equality, even as the country fell four notches to rank ninth out of the 142 economies assessed in the Global Gender Gap 2014 report.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA probes diplomats in nanny abuse raps

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Canadian federal police filed charges Friday against two Philippine diplomats for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of the couple’s nanny.

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

Philippine diplomats charged with nanny trafficking‎

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Canadian federal police laid charges Friday against two Philippine diplomats for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of the couple’s nanny.

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

DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster

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Two Filipino seamen were rescued from the doomed South Korean ferry that capsized and sank last Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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

Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.  AP/Al-Manar TV

Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters.

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

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