Only 11 of 47 UNHRC members back criticism vs. PH human rights record

MANILA— The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said it was not the entire United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that criticized the human rights situation in the country…

PH urged to supply more goods, services to UN

MANILA — Philippine exporters are urged to increase their activities of supplying goods and services to the United Nations (UN). The UN Development Program (UNDP) will be on a roadshow in…

Filipina assumes top UN post in Cambodia

MANILA– The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced that Filipina Pauline Tamesis, has assumed the highest ranking post in the United Nations system in Cambodia. As UN Resident Coordinator,…

UN high commissioner remarks vs. PRRD irresponsible, uncalled for: DFA

MANILA — The Philippines takes grave exception to the “irresponsible and disrespectful” comments of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights against President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of…

Fisheries expert blasts malpractices, regulations snagging aquaculture

DAGUPAN CITY — One of the country’s experts in aquaculture and fisheries describes the current state of aquaculture industry in the country as “dismal” on account of the continuously declining…

Duterte to invite UN rights body to set up office in PH

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will invite the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) to set up an office in Manila to observe police anti-drug war…

UNSC unanimously backs new sanctions vs. N. Korea

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea over the country’s recent missile tests. The sanctions were unanimously backed by the council’s 15 members,…

Country that supports terrorism will pay high price — UN chief

UNITED NATIONS — UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that any country supporting terrorism will ultimately have to pay a “high price” and offered his good offices to promote cooperation…

DFA to VP Leni: Freedom of expression comes with responsibility

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reminded Vice President Leni Robredo that freedom of expression is a right that comes with the responsibility to ensure that facts…

Robredo’s video to UN shows democracy in PHL — LP senators

MANILA — Liberal Party senators on Monday came to the defense of Vice Pres. Leni Robredo who was slammed for sending a video message to the United Nations Commission on…

VP Robredo should correct figures in video to UN narcotics body — Lacson

MANILA — Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday took to social media his disappointment over the video which Vice President Leni Robredo sent to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs…

Search for Miss Teen Philippines America beauty contest for 2017 is on

MANILA — The search is on for the 2017 Miss Teen Philippines-America beauty contest, the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) announced on Saturday. Grace Valera, MHC co-director, told PNA that this…

Russian ambassador to UN dies in New York

MOSCOW — The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin suddenly died on Monday in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Russian Foreign…

36 civilians shot dead by militants in W. Afghanistan

FIROZ KOAH, Afghanistan — At least 36 civilians were shot dead by militants in Afghanistan’s western province of Ghor Tuesday night, the provincial governor confirmed on Wednesday. “The victims were…

UN General Assembly to appoint Antonio Guterres as new UN chief on Thursday

UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According…