Category Archive: News

Catalan Government to return 100,000 documents from Salamanca Papers amid tension

Approximately 100,000 documents from the Salamanca Papers are scheduled to be distributed to their owners in June. Of the more than one million documents returned to Barcelona, the Ministry of Culture says that… Continue reading

Barcelona hosts world-famous LEGO exhibition

  The Art of The Brick LEGO Exhibition by American lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya has stopped off at Barcelona on its tour around the world. The exhibition, which is held at the roofdeck of… Continue reading

FC Barcelona stadium to expand and modernize

The Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, will be undergoing expansion and modernization. Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu hopes the stadium will also become “the future of the city”. He said that thanks… Continue reading

Brussels applauds Catalonia decision to accept 4500 refugees, asks Madrid to follow

European Commission Spokesman Margaritis Schinas has asked the Catalan and Spanish government to go further and work together in accepting refugees after Catalonia opened its doors to 4,500 of them in March 2016.… Continue reading

The ones who stay

THERE ARE two kinds of employees in the government: careers and non-careers. As mandated by Presidential Decree No. 807, career workers are those who enter the government only after passing the civil service… Continue reading

Breaking barriers, bridging economies

With the Philippine economy on a record-breaking rise and the Asia-Pacific international relations stable, 2015 is an opportune year for the Philippines to host the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting… Continue reading

Defending the displaced

The impact of migration, whether voluntary or forced, has affected billions on a national and global scale. Internationally, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are forced to leave and prevented from coming home. Locally, violent… Continue reading

Crafting happy endings

Travelling on foot, crutches, and wheels, the elderly of Luwalhati ng Maynila (Glory of Manila), a home for the aged, proceed to their multi-purpose hall, ready to face their visitors for the day.… Continue reading

When mines are ours

FOR AN enterprise that contributes so much to the country and to the world, the Philippine mining industry is understood so little. The Philippines is fifth in the world in highest mineral reserves.… Continue reading

Word(s) of a nation

LANGUAGE IS seen as a unifying factor, particularly for people who share a common identity. This unifying quality is celebrated in the country’s Buwan ng Wika theme for the year, “Filipino: Wika ng… Continue reading