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EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday (October 24) to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in...

PH earns praises from UN, EU, Japan for the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law

Posted on: July 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ enactment of the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has earned compliments from the international community following its official signing by President Rodrigo Duterte on July...

EU leaders set to discuss transition agreement

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 | No Comments
Leaders of the European Union (EU) will gather on Thursday for a summit at which they are expected to approve the terms of a transition deal with the UK after...

Pres. Duterte urges state parties to quit ICC

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The International Criminal Court (ICC) responded last Friday and expressed concerns over the withdrawal of the Philippines from the Rome Statute. In a statement, the President of the...

Duterte admin targets 100% electrification in 2022

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — In an entire day, electricity is available for only three hours in Barangay Little Baguio in Malita, Davao Occidental. According to Barangay Captain Ferdinand San, they can have...

Malacañang appreciates EU drug rehab aid

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang thanked the European Union (EU) for the European bloc’s proposed financial aid for the country’s drug rehabilitation centers. The EU has offered €3.8-million for the said...

EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 | No Comments
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday on stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing on exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies,...

International network urges PHL government to stop EJKs and human rights violations

Posted on: October 9th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — “Stop the killings” and “Stop silencing dissent.” This has been the call of a mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders who visited the Philippines to...

Speaker Alvarez opposes the restoration of CHR’s proposed budget

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Instead of approving the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is more willing to re-align it, for instance, to fund...

Groups also call for rejection of US grants

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stressed that the Philippines should not receive aid grants from other countries if it is coupled with a condition or if they...