Category Archives: FOREIGN TRADE

Duterte to join virtual APEC in November

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins his fellow leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries in the virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on November 20, 2020. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ File

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to attend New Zealand’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week on Nov. 12.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this announcement in a regular Palace press briefing on Tuesday.“Inaasahan dadalo… Read More

Duterte eyes US visit to thank gov’t for vaccines

Philippines has received more than 71 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to visit the United States to personally thank their government for their donation of vaccines against Covid-19.In a prerecorded public address on Thursday night, Duterte bared that the Philippines will be receiving an additional 5 million doses of… Read More

US sending 5.3M more Pfizer vax doses

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday said the United States will be sending an additional 5.3 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine to the Philippines through the COVAX Facility.”As I exchanged views w/ Rep. Steve Chabot, Babe… Read More

AUSTIN: Enhanced communication and greater cooperation can further boost Manila and Washington’s alliance

Duterte, Austin renew PH-US alliance

 July 30, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte and United States (US) Defense Secretary Defense Lloyd Austin III believed Thursday that “enhanced communication and greater cooperation” can further boost Manila and Washington’s alliance.During Austin’s courtesy call on Duterte at… Read More

PH-US alliance makes Duterte reconsider VFA: Palace

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 July 30, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to recall the termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) on the ground of the two nations’ respect for their partnership being “sovereign equals,” Malacañang said on Friday.Presidential… Read More

iday.In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Marie Rose Escalada said Japan is looking to hire foreign… Read More

Recall of VFA abrogation reinforces PH-US ties: solons

 July 30, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to recall the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States will be beneficial to all parties, given the current “uncertain and challenging” international political environment that is aggravated by the coronavirus… Read More

DUTERTE’s strong int’l policies help sustain PH amid pandemic

 May 27, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong international relations helped keep the Philippines afloat during the pandemic, the top official of a think tank group said.George Siy, head of the Integrated Development Studies Institute (IDSI), said the contributions of nations engaged by… Read More


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Sara invites BIMP-EAGA-Japan to explore Mindanao, Davao

 March 25, 2021

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has invited Japanese investors to have a closer look at this city and the entire Mindanao as possible investment destinations.In a video message during the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)-Japan Investment… Read More