EU Parliament wants to strike down Philippines’ zero-tariff export status

MANILA, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) —  Dute to “deteriorating” human rights situation in the Philippines, the European Parliament is pushing for the revocation of the country’s exports tariff exemption. Under the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) –...

Carpio joins Del Rosario, Morales in ICC case vs. China

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Tuesday said the case filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials before the International Criminal Court will proceed after submitting new evidence that could compel the...

Italy supports PHL arbitration case vs China

ROME (Mabuhay) – Italy threw its support behind the Philippines’ move to hail China to court over the maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed support for the Philippine move to seek arbitration under the United Nations Convention on...

EcoWaste lauds university action vs toxic lead, mercury

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group promoting safe chemicals policies and practices, commended De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) for its newest effort to further “green” the school environment. DLSU-D through its Environmental Resources...

PHL cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines on Sunday hailed  what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The comments from a presidential spokesman came as the US Pacific Fleet released photographs of its...

Door for one-on-one talks with PHL open ‘forever,’ Chinese envoy says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A day before a United Nations tribunal hears the Philippines’ case against China, Beijing’s ambassador again asked Manila on Monday to consider direct negotiations to resolve their long-running territorial row over the South China Sea. Chinese Ambassador...

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic...

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 6/7/2015 – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake...

The countdown to cleaner cars has begun

(Relaxnews) – The toughest ever standards for vehicle exhaust emissions are just 100 days away from coming into force Europe-wide. From September 1, all new petrol and diesel-powered cars sold within the European Union will have to produce significantly less carbon dioxide,...

European Commission praises Philippines for remarkable economic performance

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mabuhay) — European Commission President José Manuel Barroso congratulated President Benigno Aquino III for the remarkable economic performance of the Philippine economy under his leadership. President Barroso conveyed his congratulations to President...