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PH arbitral win vs. China a ‘win-win solution for all’: Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte at the 76th UN General Assembly (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the importance of the Philippines’ historic arbitral victory against China’s sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea (SCS). During the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Duterte … Continue reading

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UN, PH partner to safeguard Pinoys’ migrant rights

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MIGRANT RIGHTS. Overseas Filipino workers arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in this undated photo. The United Nations (UN) and the Philippine government on Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2020) launched Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance (BRIDGE), a program seeking to promote the rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). … Continue reading

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UN extends call for help to ‘Ulysses’-hit areas in N. Luzon

UN extends call for help to ‘Ulysses’-hit areas in N. Luzon   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Three weeks after launching its response to help address the immediate and early recovery needs of communities worst hit by Super Typhoon Rolly, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners on Friday released a revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities … Continue reading

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UN: Int’l aid for Philippines typhoon response now P182-M

UN: Int’l aid for PH typhoon response now P182-M By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The European Union and the governments of Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand allocated PHP182 million (USD3.8 million) in humanitarian aid, following the appeal issued by the United Nations Philippines to support Manila’s typhoon response. … Continue reading

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Palace to UN rights chief: Filipinos’ rights, freedoms protected

Palace to UN rights chief: Filipinos’ rights, freedoms protected By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Malacañang on Thursday asserted that the Philippines is not suppressing freedom of expression and tightening censorship during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. “There is no truth to the accusation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights … Continue reading

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Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM

Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA – Japan on Monday inked a USD1.35-million project for the reintegration of former women combatants in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will assist former female members … Continue reading

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UN human rights experts laud Philippines’ milestones in crucial fronts

UN human rights experts laud PH’s milestones in crucial fronts MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There is sad irony at the United Nations in Geneva! While a handful of Filipino-led nongovernment organizations have once again taken to vilifying the Philippines at the ongoing 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, … Continue reading

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Palace welcomes UN’s recognition of PH as ‘rising star in FDIs’

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine economic prospects have been fairing significantly based on different economic and trade reports with the United Nations calling the Philippines “a rising star in foreign direct investments”, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, November 6. “The Philippines is expected to have significantly better trade prospects for 2017 according … Continue reading

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Philippines presents ‘real’ state of human rights before United Nations

Philippines presents ‘real’ state of human rights before United Nations By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The government of the Philippines on Monday presented the ‘real’ state of human rights in the country and also defended Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs before the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Sen. … Continue reading