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POEA opposes PH-Russia labor pact

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday confirmed that a bilateral labor agreementiwas being finalized between the Philippines and Russia.

Palace awaits DND, NSA, DOE word on Saudi oil attacks

Malacañang on Monday said it will await the report of the Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Security Adviser on the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.

US Navy sails ship close to islands claimed by China

The US Navy said that one of its destroyers had sailed close to the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday, asserting international freedom of navigation rights in the contested waters.

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new…

Singapore President Yacob to meet Duterte Sept. 8

Singapore President Halimah Yacob is traveling to Manila on Sunday form her first state visit to the Philippines on the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Wednesday.

Russia installs first defense envoy in Manila

Russia has introduced its first Defense Attaché to the Philippines in over 40 years on Tuesday (Sept. 3), signaling the continued commitment to attaining peace and stability in Asia through enhanced military cooperation with the…

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