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Lopez: Philippines assured of preferential market access to UK post-Brexit

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Philippines received the assurance from UK officials in several high-level dialogues over the last two months

A European Union flag and a UK flag are pictured during a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations on November 25, 2018 in Brussels. The European Union's top official urged British lawmakers to ratify the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated with European leaders, warning it will not be modified. "This is the best deal possible for Britain, this is the best deal possible for Europe. This is the only deal possible," Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said after a Brussels summit.  EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child exploitation

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.

NEW CENTER. The Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Center is inaugurated at the Philippine National Police national headquarters Camp Crame. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Duterte says he refused '$18-20 million' from UK

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:36 PM

'Mabubuhay rin tayo. Anyway, I control the foreign affairs of this government,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the relaunching of the Malacañang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) at the New Executive Building (NEB) on October 12, 2017, urges the members of the media to remain committed to the truth. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Have faith in your own product, outgoing UK envoy tells PH

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a Rappler Talk interview British Ambassador Asif Ahmad says he hopes Filipinos will realize what jewel they re sitting on rather than spoiling it

OUTGOING ENVOY. British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad, who is ending his tour of duty in the Philippines, urges Filipinos to 'have faith in their own product.' Screen grab from Rappler Talk

PH turns over convicted drug smuggler to British cops

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:11 PM

John Halliday has been hiding in the PH even before a British court sentenced him for smuggling £13M worth of illegal body building supplements from China and India into UK

CAUGHT. The National Bureau of Investigation has turned over to British authorities John Halliday, who was arrested in Taguig City by NBI agents on January 27, 2015. He has been hiding in the Philippines since his conviction for drug smuggling in the United Kingdom. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA