Landbank, Israel Embassy explore partnership to boost PH development

TO FURTHER strengthen bilateral relations between the Philippines and Israel, the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) and the Israel Embassy explored possible areas of collaboration to advance economic development in the country. Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss and Landbank president and chief executive officer Cecilia Borromeo in a meeting discussed Israel’s modern […]

US backs PHL Senate in China condemnation over sea row

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter THE UNITED States has backed the Philippine Senate’s condemnation of China for what they described as harassment and encroachment in Philippine maritime territories in the highly disputed South China Sea, according to a statement released by the US Department of State. “We join our Philippine allies in calling on […]

Philippine DoJ revokes visas of 1,400 Chinese

THE PHILIPPINES has revoked the visas of more than 1,400 Chinese nationals working in offshore gaming companies whose licenses had been canceled, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Wednesday. “We are giving them 60 days to leave the country,” DoJ spokesman Jose Dominic F. Clavano IV told a televised news briefing in Filipino, adding […]

Germany working to expand PHL environment tech, RE footprint

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter GERMANY is encouraging business delegations to explore Philippine partnerships in renewable energy (RE) and environmental technology, the German Embassy in Manila said. In an e-mail, the embassy said other industries it deems promising for collaboration are consumer-related services and goods, and business process outsourcing. It said its approach is […]

Germany to hire 600 nurses from PHL

THE Department of Migrant Workers said it has started taking applications to fill a German requirement for 600 registered nurses, for deployment to hospitals and elderly care centers, the German Embassy in Manila said in a statement on Monday. Applicants must hold a German language proficiency of B1 or B2, or may undergo language training […]

Filipinos in Ukraine get help from embassy in Warsaw

THE PHILIPPINE Embassy in Warsaw has sent a consular team to Lviv, Ukraine to help Filipinos there amid threats of a Russian invasion, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.  The officials arrived in Lviv on Thursday to coordinate with authorities and set up an emergency contact base, it said in a statement. […]

US, PHL complete five-year animal disease program

THE US and the Philippines have finished the final phase of a five-year biological threat capacity-building program worth around, aimed mainly at addressing the Philippines’ ability to handle animal diseases. The US Embassy in the Philippines said the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency – Biological Threat Reduction Program (DTRA-BTRP) was conducted alongside the Department of […]

US Embassy welcomes deferment of VFA termination 

THE United States Embassy in the Philippines on Tuesday welcomed President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s postponement on the termination of a military agreement between the two countries by another six months.   “Our alliance continues to contribute not only to the security of our two nations, but also strengthens the rules-based order that benefits all nations in the Indo-Pacific,” it said […]

Manila summons Chinese envoy over vessels in disputed waters

MANILA on Monday summoned China’s ambassador to convey its “utmost displeasure” over the continued presence of Chinese militia vessels in a Philippine-claimed reef in the South China Sea. Whitsun Reef, which the Philippines calls Julian Felipe, is within its exclusive economic zone, Foreign Affairs acting Undersecretary Elizabeth P. Buensuceso had told Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, […]

The United States Behind the Political Turmoil in Thailand

On February 21, 2020, the Constitutional Court of Thailand (CCT) announced the dissolution of the Future Forward Party (FFP) and banned the party leader Thanathorn and 16 executives from politics because the party received an “illegal donation” used as the illegal political capital contribution for the 2019 general election, which violated the election law of […]