Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers bill certified urgent by Marcos

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has certified as urgent a measure that will ensure that Filipino seafarers will continue to have an edge over their foreign counterparts through training and accreditations. ‘Pursuant to the provisions of the Article …


Davao Region logs over 8K dengue cases, 28 deaths since January

The Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-11) recorded 8,681 dengue cases with 28 deaths from January to July this year, an official said Friday. Dr. Annabelle Yumang, the DOH-11 director, said nine of the deaths were recorded in Davao City, follo…

Typhoon victims in Northern Luzon to get more meds, hygiene kits

More cough and cold medications, pain relievers, vitamins, and salbutamol inhalers, among other medicines, will be distributed to typhoon-hit areas in the Ilocos Region. In response to the call of Senator Imee R. Marcos, Regional Director Paula Paz Sy…

Foreign Affairs

PH tells UN: Preserve rules-based global order

The Philippines vowed to continue to promote a rules-based international order to help attain the global Social Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking on behalf of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) general deb…

Top Cuban legislator starts Vietnam visit

President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez arrived in Hanoi on September 24, beginning a five-day visit to Vietnam to attend a ceremony to mark 50 years of leader Fidel Castro’s trip to the liberated zone in So…

China-ASEAN civil aviation center launched

The China-ASEAN Civil Aviation Cooperation and Exchange Center was officially launched at a recent forum on industry cooperation in Nanning city, China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the Xinhua news agency.Pan Yixin, executive vice c…

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Vietnam takes part in solidarity festival in Belgium

Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium participated in the annual Manifiesta (Solidarity) Festival of the Workers’ Party of Belgium held in Ostende city from September 9-10.

Deputy Ambassador Vu Thu Thuy said that the embassy brough…

Internet Society backs TikTok ban in gov’t security sector

The National Security Council’s (NSC) proposal to ban the use of TikTok among state security services personnel has gained the support of Virginia-headquartered Internet Society (IS). In an interview on Monday, Winthrop Yu, chairman emeritus and acti…

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