DUTERTE on Asean, Covid-19 and foreign relations

Gradual reopening of Asean borders pushed

Duterte seeks deeper ASEAN-India ties vs terrorism, transnational crimes

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is batting for the gradual reopening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) borders to trade and tourism as rising vaccination levels give their governments more confidence in easing restrictions.“It is also time that we open our borders… Read More

Ensure no one’s left behind amid pandemic, Duterte tells Asean+3

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Plus Three (APT) member-states to make sure that no one is left behind in the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response and recovery efforts.Duterte made the call, as he acknowledged that APT has… Read More

Appreciates Japan’s support for Asean’s Covid-19 fight

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appreciated Japan’s unending support for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response efforts of the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).”We deeply appreciate Japan’s continued support for the… Read More

Sees need to make EAGA ‘catalyst for transformative change’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged the Philippines’ partners in the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) to turn their cooperation initiative into a “major catalyst for transformative change.”Duterte issued the statement, as the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia,… Read More

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