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EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

May 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The EU says there 'is no lack of other countries' to help if Europe is 'not welcome to provide money' to the Philippines

EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

May 22, 2017 - 7:57 PM

The two-day summer camp teaches kids from 8 to 17 years old about fire safety, first aid, and firefighting techniques

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

May 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

May 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'If DFA is unaware, then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy,' says a former ambassador

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

May 18, 2017 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants, like humanitarian aid, that will not come with 'objectionable' conditions

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'We're supposed to be an independent nation,' says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration's decision

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

May 17, 2017 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines' decision will affect up to 250 million euros in EU grants

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

May 10, 2017 - 11:45 PM

'Between 100,000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen,' says Shabia Mantoo, Yemen spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 09, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement "de-escalation zones" where the government and opposition will halt hostilities

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M/V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center, cargo transport vessel, and evacuation ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

May 08, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) The annual activity adjusts to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders: Balikatan 2017 exercises will not focus on external defense or maritime security

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The first Balikatan exercises under Duterte will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and counter-terrorism

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The national comptroller, Edgardo Maya, ordered a probe to determine whether authorities in the town of Mocoa correctly enforced building codes and planned adequately for natural disasters

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Ambassador Nikki Haley: 'When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action'

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines. From April 1-15, 2017, help name that vessel

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:25 AM

In the town cemetery, men are busy digging graves in the red soil for dozens of the 273 people so far counted as dead

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine in the world's youngest nation

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

3 volunteers arrested in Italy for giving food to migrants

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:42 AM

Police in Ventimiglia say the 3 had been arrested late Monday for distributing food to the migrants, an offense which could lead to a fine of up 206 euros ($222). There is also a rarely used, 3-month jail sentence available.

3 volunteers arrested in Italy for giving food to migrants

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The government says they are already doing everything they can to overturn a UAE court's death sentence on OFW Jennifer Dalquez

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Trump hits State Department in 'hard power' budget blueprint

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An alarmed United Nations warn against 'abrupt funding cuts' that would undermine its longer-term reform efforts

Trump hits State Department in 'hard power' budget blueprint

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts, the second wave of deadly attacks in the capital in less than a week

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The Syrian government and its ally, Russia, have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:59 PM

UN's humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien calls for an urgent mobilization of funds for northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen to 'avert a catastrophe'

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Turkey halts work of U.S. aid group helping Syrians

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, director of media relations at Mercy Corps, says the group had not been given a reason for having its permit revoked. No comment could immediately be obtained from Turkish government officials.

Turkey halts work of U.S. aid group helping Syrians

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from 'epic jail to epic fail' under Governor Hilario Davide III

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:32 PM

The decision by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice's decision is seen as a test case for EU countries facing a surge in refugees in the past two years

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The grant will be for a maximum period of 6 months to save the lives of about 108,000 people in the violence-wracked Kasai region

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

WATCH: Rihanna accepts Harvard humanitarian award

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:52 PM

'So I made it to Harvard!' Rihanna says as she accepts her Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

WATCH: Rihanna accepts Harvard humanitarian award

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok – IOM

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok – IOM

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Mar 02, 2017 - 9:44 AM

West Mosul is the largest population centre still controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, and its recapture would mark the effective end of the cross-border 'caliphate'

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Trump eyes jump in U.S. defense spending

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) Previewing measures designed to back up campaign promises with dollars and cents, Donald Trump promised a fiscal plan focused on 'public safety and national security'

Trump eyes jump in U.S. defense spending

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Netflix-produced film about rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country's devastating war, called simply 'The White Helmets,' is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Rihanna is recognized for building a center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in a Barbados hospital

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Iraq launches assault on ISIS-held west Mosul

Feb 19, 2017 - 12:56 PM

(UPDATED) Iraqi military forces approach Mosul airport, marking a new phase in their largest operation in years

Iraq launches assault on ISIS-held west Mosul

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan, the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors, fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

3 dead after NPA attacks soldiers in Agusan del Norte

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The incident is a violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, the military says

3 dead after NPA attacks soldiers in Agusan del Norte

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) instead

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students