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PH government, private sector launch joint campaign against online child sexual abuse

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) With 80% of Filipino children at risk of being exploited online, national governments, social welfare agencies, and private telecommunications companies team up to protect against the online sexual exploitation of children

Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Lorenzana wants Australia exempted from Duterte's foreign loan ban

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The defense department plans to enter a loan agreement with the Australian government to procure 6 offshore patrol vessels to be built in Cebu

LOAN FOR SHIPS. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants Australia exempted from a loan ban to make way for a financing agreement for new Navy ships. Photo of Lorenzana at the Senate on September 30, 2019 by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New trash shipment from Australia, Hong Kong found in Mindanao port

May 24, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin

CAUGHT RED-HANDED. The government found 9 40-foot containers in Cagayan de Oro carrying municipal waste from Australia, meant to be used by Holcim as fuel to make cement. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Australian firm eyes Philippine Navy contract for patrol vessels

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Austal Philippines president and general manager Wayne Murray says that aside from providing modern vessels to the Philippine Navy, they can offer lifetime support as well

Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard personnel embarks to rubber boat to check the illegal pipe line and inspection as part of the rehabilitation program of Manila Bay in Manila on 19 February 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Australia, Philippines see progress on banana trade

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson tells reporters he also wants more Australian companies to enter the Philippines

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

After summit rebuff, Duterte-Turnbull phone call being arranged

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine leader and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to speak ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit which Malacañang just confirmed Duterte intends to skip

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Commonwealth of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Australia says world can learn from Duterte victory

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:19 AM

In an exclusive Rappler Talk interview Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the lesson for politicians around the world: tap into the concerns of those left behind by globalization

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in an exclusive Rappler Talk interview on March 16, 2017. Screen grab from Rappler video

Duterte, Bishop discuss South China Sea dispute, terrorism

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:06 PM

During the meeting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia pledges 40 million over 6 years to support the peace process in Mindanao

AUSTRALIA'S TOP DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Davao City on March 17. Presidential Photo

Australia gives P10M-assistance to #GlendaPH victims

Jul 17, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The non food assistance includes family survival kits for 1 400 families in Albay and health and dignity kits for 2 000 women