Philippine delegation - updates

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Richard Gomez: PH to 'take chances' in Asiad

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Amid criticisms, the chef de mission defends the national team selection in the 2018 Asian Games

LIMITED. Chef de Mission to Asian Games Richard Gomez spreads out the 272 alloted slots across different sports for exposure purposed. Photo from Facebook (@richardgomez)

What's Mocha Uson doing at UN General Assembly in New York?

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is included in the Philippine delegation to the UN event which is not attended by President Rodrigo Duterte nor PCOO chief Martin Andanar

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to clarify things and get more clarity on what the President wants

NOT YET FINAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says plans for her to join the Philippine delegation in Morroco climate talks are not yet final. Screenshot from Rappler

La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte's 10-point agenda

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM

In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris' climate summit, also known as Cop21. Dominique Faget/AFP

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE Antonio La Viña a veteran of international climate talks also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

Philippine Olympic delegation taking shape

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Other potential athletes who may make the Philippine delegation include swimmers Jessie Lacuna and Jasmine Alkhaldi and weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia

OLYMPICS-BOUND. With boxers Charly Suarez (L) and Rogen Ladon qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Philippine contingent is now up to 5. Suarez file Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, Ladon photo a screenshot from AIBA livestream

PH after Paris Agreement adoption: Tired but victorious

Dec 13, 2015 - 10:36 AM

The decision ends weeks of gruelling negotiations for the Philippine delegation

DEAL FOR PH. Minutes after deciding to adopt the final draft Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Philippine delegation poses for a photo. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH on Paris climate pact: Monumental feat for humanity

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:53 AM

Paris has given us 1 5°C to survive and to thrive says head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman Thank you Paris

'THANK YOU, PARIS.' Philippine head of delegation Emmanuel de Guzman delivers the country's speech adopting the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: PH team hold 'salu-salo' while waiting for UN climate deal

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Move over croissants omelettes and crepes The Philippine delegation prefers good ol Batangas style chicken while waiting for the release of the UN climate deal

PH FEAST. The last meal of the Philippine delegation before deciding on a landmark global agreement is Batangas-style chicken. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH team goes to battle for liability, compensation for climate victims

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:06 AM

In what could be among the last meetings of countries before the final UN climate pact is released the Philippines fights for a stronger loss and damage mechanism

CRUNCHTIME. Philippine team analyzes near-final UN climate deal before 12 am Indaba on December 10, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: 4 crucial things PH wants from the UN climate deal

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED If these 4 things are included in the final UN climate pact the Philippine team will consider their efforts at COP21 a success

PH IN PARIS. Head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman speaks during a major gathering of negotiators at the UN climate talks in Paris. Photo from Tony La Viña

Filipino solidarity on last mile of Paris climate negotiations

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:32 AM

The Philippine delegation opens a crucial meeting of negotiators to media for the first time during the landmark UN climate summit in Paris

Al Gore to Filipinos: Yolanda taught world about climate crisis

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Gore tells Rappler at COP21: We are beginning to win this struggle

INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Project chairman Al Gore talks to Filipinos on the sidelines of the climate conference in Paris on  December 8. Photo from Dean Tony La Viña's Facebook page

#COP21: PH pushes for exact amount in climate funds

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:10 PM

One of the most vulnerable countries in the world the Philippines wants the world s solid commitment to help fund programs to protect its citizens against climate change impacts

CLIMATE DIPLOMACY. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje delivers the Philippine statement during a high-level meeting on December 8, 2015 during COP21. Screenshot from UN webcast

Philippine delegation in COP21: Sleepless in Paris

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:24 AM

Negotiators from the Philippines are living off 3 or 4 hours of sleep as they hunker down so the world can meet the December 11 deadline for a global climate action plan

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Philippine delegation spokeman Tony La Viña briefs media on what the team has achieved at COP21. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Standing up for PH in Paris climate summit: Meet 6 key negotiators

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

They fly to Paris France to ensure that the Philippines interests are represented in a landmark international climate change agreement

PH team 'fully prepared' for Paris climate summit

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

We are an important player here In fact we are considered the face of climate vulnerability the Philippines lead negotiator says

READY FOR PARIS. A picture taken on October 30, 2015 shows stickers of the COP21, in Paris, ahead of the Climate Change Conference 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Filipinos bag 59 medals at 2015 Special Olympics

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:42 AM

All of them with varied intellectual disabilities around 7 000 athletes from 177 countries joined the Special Olympics World Games for 2015 held from July 25 to August 1 in Los Angeles

Q and A: Tony La Viña on PH's new strategy in climate talks

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:16 AM

This strategy positions us well for Paris in that we will be seen as a constructive player finding solutions for moving forward rather than being hardline on positions

Green groups bothered by shift in PH climate talks stance

Dec 18, 2014 - 7:15 PM

At the climate change talks in Lima Peru the Philippine delegation has agreed to a draft that omitted what it had strongly pushed for in previous talks: making industrialized countries reduce emissions and pay damages

MARCH FOR THE EARTH. The People’s Climate March on the sidelines of the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences being held in Lima on December 10, 2014. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

PH delegation lauded for leadership at global summit

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:22 PM

12 Filipino women participated in the 2014 End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit in London from June 10 13 2014

All roads lead to Rio

Jun 18, 2012 - 8:09 AM

If the world can show we are making progress in these areas then we can be confident of a sustainable future for our children and their children