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Japan comfort women sue PH government at U.N. body

Nov 30, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Having exhausted all channels, including a suit at the Supreme Court, Filipino women raped and assaulted by Japanese soldiers in World War II run to the United Nations

New site looks to cover tech ‘for its own sake’

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Protocol is a new US-based media website that promises to focus on the people, power, and politics of tech

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[Right of Way] Is it time to do away with protocol plates?

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:27 AM

No. 8 plate on the road? Is it really necessary?

Macedonia takes major step on road to NATO membership

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:40 PM

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says it is a 'historic day' which will lead to Macedonia becoming the 30th alliance member once the deal has been ratified by all the other capitals

Damascus condemns Turkey presence in north Syria as violation of deal

Jan 26, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Turkey argues the Adana Protocol provides Ankara with the legal ground to intervene in Syria against the PKK and its affiliates

LOOK: Imelda Marcos uses No. 8 plate, violating House orders

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The Land Transportation Office reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress

VIOLATION. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos uses on November 16, 2018, a coaster with a No. 8 plate in violation of two House orders. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers' No. 8 car plates

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:07 PM

A viral video of a road rage incident prompts Speaker Gloria Arroyo to recall the protocol license plates issued to lawmakers in past Congresses

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

Report accuses China firms over ozone-depleting gas

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) campaign group says 18 factories in 10 Chinese provinces they looked into admit to using banned chlorofluorocarbons.

PLDT extends partnership with Cignal TV to business customers

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The new arrangement allows businesses such as hotels and bars to broadcast Cignal TV content via the internet

CONNECTING. ​PLDT's Eric Alberto and Cignal TV President and CEO Jane Basas (4th and 5th from left) lead a group of Cignal and PLDT enterprise executives at a ceremony extending their partnership on December 4. Photo from PLDT Enterprise.

Legarda at COP23: 'We have to do both the difficult and the impossible'

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement

CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. Senator Loren Legarda delivers the Philippine Statement during the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. Photo from Legarda's Twitter account

Security flaw prompts fears on WiFi connections

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Attackers can exploit the flaw in WPA2 – the name for the encryption protocol – 'to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted,' says a blog post by KU Leuven researcher Mathy Vanhoef

WPA2 WiFi security protocol breached, experts warn

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:43 PM

The WPA2 protocol vulnerabilities allow attackers to eavesdrop on WiFi traffic passing between computers and their access points

PH hopes to ratify deal on super greenhouse gases ASAP

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Environment officials say the country is still in the initial stage of the Kigali Amendment s ratification process

Gov't, MILF sign cooperation agreement vs illegal drugs

Jul 01, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities

  Atty. Abdul Dataya (2nd from L), Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) - Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG), and PCSupt. Pierre Bucsit (3rd from R), Chairman of the GPH-AHJAG, exchange copies of the final "Protocol of Cooperation on Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations and Related Activities in MILF Areas/Communities" on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Hotel Elena, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Do's and don'ts for Duterte, first-time ASEAN summit host

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:04 PM

As host of the international summit on April 28 President Duterte can t be late and should stick to speech time limits

HOSTING DEBUT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 at Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Death penalty: No opting out

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law After all when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff free trading with the European Union is the non imposition of the death penalty

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin is one of the lawmakers opposing the return of the capital punishment. Screengrab from

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines

Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The failure of the death penalty as a crime deterrent is globally recognized and the government should maintain the prohibition on its use says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

Paris to Marrakech: 4 key things to watch at COP 22

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:33 PM

While Paris was considered a success in finally creating an agreement among countries on how to solve the climate crisis a lot still needs to be done The Paris Agreement is only the start of a much bigger work that awaits every country

Duterte told of protocol: 'You do it for the country'

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

In diplomacy protocol is very important seasoned diplomat Leticia Ramos Shahani says as President Rodrigo Duterte visits Japan

JAPAN TRIP. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes a breather before meeting overseas Filipinos in Japan at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on October 25, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photos

Nations agree on phase-out of super greenhouse gases

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM

3rd UPDATE Representatives from almost 200 countries reach an agreement on ending the use of hydrofluorocarbons

AGREEMENT. US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in front of people who attend the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, on October 14, 2016. Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

World urged to scrap super greenhouse gases at Rwanda summit

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Envoys from nearly 200 nations are in the Rwandan capital to thrash out an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons HFCs

Delegates attend the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Duterte's undelivered ASEAN speech cites West PH Sea ruling

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Had he not delivered a passionate speech on human rights President Rodrigo Duterte would have called for full respect for the West Philippine Sea ruling

REVIEWING FOR ASEAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews inside the ASEM Villa for the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Panelo comes up to Ban, Obama to defend Duterte

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Diplomatic sources say this was a breach of protocol during the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane Laos

OFFICIAL FAMILY. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo (1st from right) joins President Rodrigo Duterte and other members of the Duterte Cabinet at the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in Vientiane, Laos. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte sits down with 6 leaders in 1st int'l trip

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Vietnam promises a long term supply of rice to the Philippines while Japan vows to uphold the rule of law in the disputed South China Sea

LAO PM. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

'Malacañang imagination?' Palace gets ASEAN seat plan wrong

Sep 09, 2016 - 11:05 AM

‘We are again a victim of imagination speculation and possibilities ’ Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Philippines accepts ASEAN chairmanship for 2017

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formalizes this in handing over ceremonies at the National Convention Center in Vientiane Laos

ASEAN CHAIR. The Philippines will chair  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017. File photo from King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte pushes for 'drug-free ASEAN'

Sep 08, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also stresses the need to fight the regional and global menace of terrorism and violent extremism

DRUG-FREE ASEAN. ASEAN leaders pose for a photo opportunity at the ASEAN Summit in Laos, Vientiane, on September 7, 2016. Photo from Malacañang

Duterte skips ASEAN-US Summit in Laos

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr attends the ASEAN US Summit in Duterte s place

(L to R) Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak pose for group photos during the 4th ASEAN - US Summit in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

ASEAN delegates scrambling for Duterte selfies – spokesman

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:08 PM

President Duterte ‘is a rockstar’ even in other countries Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says

UNITY. President Rodrigo R. Duterte joins other ASEAN heads of state, holding hands as a symbol of unity, during the second day of the ASEAN Summit at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos on September 7. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte sits between Medvedev, Widodo during ASEAN dinner

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED President Duterte and US President Obama however briefly spoke at a holding room before the dinner

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte in Laos: 'We shall not be cowed' by terror

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:47 PM

In a speech before businessmen Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams terrorism and violent extremism rearing their ugly heads

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit at the Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Filipinos in Laos: 'Duterte! Duterte! Duterte!'

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first speech as President before Filipinos overseas

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the Filipino community in Laos at Feungfar Convention Hall in Ban Phonsinuane on September 5. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Diplomatic issues mar Duterte int'l debut

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The diplomatic snub clearly shows growing tensions in bilateral relations an expert says after US President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

JUST ARRIVED. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on September 5, 2016 for the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related summit to be held September 6-8. Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte: I don't want to quarrel with Obama

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blames Washington officials for criticizing his government over extrajudicial killings

HITTING WASHINGTON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to quarrel with US President Barack Obama but hits Washington officials over human rights. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Expect 'statesmanlike' Duterte in ASEAN Summit – expert

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:55 PM

A Philippine foreign affairs official also says President Rodrigo Duterte has been briefed on the protocol required of a world leader at the ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at the airport in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao prior to his departure for Laos to attend the Asean summit on September 5, 2016. Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 5 vowed he would not let himself be lectured to on human rights by US President Barack Obama when they meet at a coming summit in Lao / AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

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LOOK: Lawmakers ordered to return protocol plates

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes the order after some cars were seen in indecent places or figured in crime related activities

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

What's the au pair cultural exchange program all about?

Jul 30, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Philippines is the top sending country of au pairs to Denmark; more than 80 of all au pairs are Filipinos The Filipino au pair continues to be in high demand

TITA OF COPENHAGEN. Jennifer Stilling, seated left, gets hugs during a rehearsal of a group performing Filipino dances at St. Anne's Catholic church in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 20, 2016. The group was started by Stilling, chairman of the Philippine Cultural Guild of Denmark, as a way to support the many Filipino au pairs in the area. Photo by Allison Shelley

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

May 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group says the proposals of President elect Rodrigo Duterte are illegal and unconstitutional and would render our legal system impotent and meaningless

'ILLEGAL'. The Free Legal Assistance Group calls on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to abandon his plans to restore death penalty and to impose a 'shoot-to-kill' policy.

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Mar 04, 2016 - 6:40 PM

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Credit scheme backfired, hiking greenhouse gases – study

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Researchers say a loophole in the Kyoto Protocol s Joint Implementation JI mechanism allowed countries to earn and sell credits for emissions cuts which were not real

This file picture taken on August 13, 2009 shows the Hazelwood power station as it billows smoke from its exhaust stacks in the Latrobe Valley, 150 kms east of Melbourne. Paul Crock/File/AFP

Deretan aksi berbahaya Tom Cruise dalam Mission: Impossible

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Kalau Anda adalah Tom Cruise Anda bisa memilih untuk melakukan sendiri adegan berbahaya dan memberikan masukan bagaimana adegan dibuat lebih menantang

Tom Cruise mempromosikan film terbarunya “Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation” di Korea Selatan, 31 Juli 2015. Foto EPA

Iran rejects site inspections in a nuclear deal

May 30, 2015 - 8:32 PM

The comments of a senior Iranian negotiator come as Iran and the US were holding crucial talks in Geneva to try and hammer out a nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline

A file photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, on 20 August 2010. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Looking back: First anti-trafficking law in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

On May 26 2003 the Philippines enacts the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia What has happened since then?

Aquino 'broke protocol' to save Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine government narrates last minute behind the scenes moves to save 30 year old Mary Jane Veloso from Indonesia s death row

STRONG TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gets a chance to confer with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 27, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea

The race to save Mary Jane Veloso from death

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through