‘Prove that you are with us,’ Ukraine’s Zelenskiy tells EU

03/02/2022

BRUSSELS  —  “Prove that you are with us,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the European Union on Tuesday, a day after Kyiv officially asked to join the bloc as it battles invading Russian forces. EU lawmakers, many wearing #standwithUkraine…

EU virtual education fair slated on Oct. 1-2

PR 10/01/2021

Planning to take graduate or post-graduate studies in the EU? Let the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2021 guide you to “Go Higher with the EU”. The biggest of its kind in the Philippines, EHEF will give…

US, EU, Germany join PH in mourning death of ex-president Noynoy Aquino

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 06/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The diplomatic community joined the country in mourning the passing of former president Benigno Aquino III, who was remembered for his efforts to deepen the Philippines’ relations with other nations. United States Embassy in…

EU team to investigate EJKs this month, UN to follow

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/03/2016

WITH about 4,700 people killed in the government’s anti-drug war since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have began preparations to come to the Philippines to investigate the spate…

Canada to lift Romania, Bulgaria visa requirement

11/02/2016

OTTAWA – Canada will lift a visa requirement for Romanian and Bulgarian travelers at the end of next year and ease some restrictions before then, the government announced Monday. The two EU nations had made visa-free travel…

Garbage talk

Ricky Poca 10/31/2016

Today, Tuesday, is All Saints’ Day, when the Christian world usually pay their respects for their departed loved ones. Here in Cebu, all roads lead to our cemeteries as we pay our respects to our dearly beloved.…

Saudi gov’t imposes ‘crazy’ hike in visa fees

10/22/2016

RIYADH – A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say. But a senior Saudi business leader has…

THUMBS UP FOR DIGONG

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 10/09/2016

His only problem is his mouth. This pretty much summed up the opinions of local officials in Cebu who continue to hold the foul-mouthed President Rodrigo Duterte in high regard after 100 days in office despite the…

Uncertainty

Editorial 10/05/2016

Cebu’s business leaders may not show it, but amid their public stance that it’s “business as usual” during the Age of Duterte, they have reason to worry about the President’s continuing antagonism towards everyone who dares criticize…

Despite lashings, EU to fund rehab program

10/01/2016

Despite the relentless swearing of President Rodrigo Duterte at the European Union (EU) for its criticism of the rising summary killings, the 28-member bloc says it has a fund assistance program to support the rehabilitation of drug…

Subsidize QMS certifications of small exporters, gov’t urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/26/2016

The Philippine government can help its small to medium-scale exporters by subsidizing expenses for quality management system certifications required by markets such as the European Union (EU). Federico Escalona, executive director of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc.…

Duterte tirades won’t affect PH-EU trade ties

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/21/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent tirades against the European Union (EU) will not affect ongoing trade engagement negotiations between the Philippines and the 28-member bloc, a trade official said. Trade Assistant Secretary Anna Ma. Rosario Diaz-Rebeniol said the…

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