• 04 October 2015
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 -- Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario urged the United Nations and the international community to continue supporting the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.Secretary Del Rosario joined other Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 70th UN General Assembly President Mogen Lykketoft.“With the growing support from the international community in peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, including through arbitration, the Philippines is hopeful that the final outcome of the arbitration process would pave the way for a settlement of maritime disputes,” Secretary del Rosario said.He also reiterated the Philippines’ call on the UN and the community of responsible nations to support the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea in its entirety, and the expeditious conclusion of a binding Code of Conduct.For his part, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said his meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers took place at a “critical time in wo ...Read more

MILF: Before we became Muslims and Christians, we are all brothers and sisters

 CENTRAL  04 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 4 -- Before Islam and Christianity, or any religion originating from the West ever set its precepts in Philippine shores, Filipinos were all indigenous people, according to Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal.“We are all brothers and sisters ...Read more

Palace expresses elation over survey showing country's attractiveness to expats

 CENTRAL  04 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 4 -- The palace welcomes a survey showing the Philippines as one of the most preferred countries of expatriates.The Philippines is rated highly by expats looking outside their homeland for career satisfaction, according to a survey commissioned by British banking giant HSBC.HSBC Expat E ...Read more