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Napgate: President Duterte is neither Sleeping Beauty nor Snow White

Why President Duterte is neither Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty? But of course, there could never be another Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty except the originals from the rich imagery of Disney. In the case of the Philippine president, it is funny how local media made full take, nay a […]

PAL soon to offer tri-class service on ASEAN flights

Driven by the ASEAN Open Skies framework, airlines in the region, are up to stiff competition between and among its operators. The new regime on the regional airline industry allows an ASEAN-based carrier unlimited fifth freedom rights to fly from one member country to any city in the region. A […]

US Zika travel advisory includes Philippines, 10 other SE Asian countries

The Philippines was included in the Zika virus-related travel advisory by the United States. The U.S. government on Thursday issued the advisory, recommending pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to identified countries in the region. Ten other countries majority in the Southeast Asian region are also in the list, […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

Cosmetic products with these parabens are now illegal for selling in the country

Are you still using cosmetic products containing the ingredients of isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben? That is because after December 31, 2015, beauty enhancement and maintenance cosmetic products containing such ingredients are banned, prohibited from being sold or distributed in the country. Reports said that while the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration […]

Philippines hosting the 35th ASEAN Tourism forum for P169 million

The good news here is that the Philippine Department of Tourism is hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum from Jannuary 18th up to the 22nd of this year. The other half of the news is way different. After the government foot the bill of P10 billion APEC summit last November 2015, […]

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration mark birth of ASEAN Community

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 (PNA/Kyodo/Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here Sunday at the 27th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the establishment of ASEAN Community on Dec. 31, 2015. Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries on Sunday formally declared the establishment of a single […]

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu President Benigno Aquino III expressed his deepest regret and sympathy over the beheading of a Malaysian national in Jolo, Sulu last November 17. In reaction to the opening address of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 27th Association of […]

Malaysian PM urges ASEAN leaders to combat terrrorism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on the Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday to confront extremist groups after a string of terror attacks killed 130 people in Paris, as well as 224 aboard a downed Russian plane. In his opening speech at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Razak said, […]

Pres. Aquino leaves for ASEAN summit in Malaysia

After the APEC summit, President Benigno S. Aquino, III is off to Malaysia for the 27th ASEAN leaders meeting which begins Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. In his departure speech Friday, Aquino said he will bid farewell to his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as […]

Putin, Widodo skips APEC meet, will attend G20 summit in Turkey

The Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the G20 summit in Anatalya, Turkey on November 15 to 16 but both will skip the APEC event in Manila slated for November 18 TO 19. At the G20 summit Putin will meet with International Monetary Fund […]

President Aquino off to Malaysia for busy 26th ASEAN summit

MANILA, April 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be busy together with other leaders in the gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Along with the official Philippine delegation, the president is due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday […]

P-Noy spends P11.2-M for 2-day Korea trip

The Philippines is spending P11.2 million for the 2-day visit of President Benigno S. Aquino III to South Korea. The amount will cover transportation, accommodation, food, and equipment expenses. The president is attending the 25th Association of South East Asian Nations and Republic of Korea commemorative summit in the city […]

President Aquino pursues trip to Korea, leaves this morning

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Whoever thought that the president will miss the opportunity of going out of the country for that tempting ASEAN-SK commemorative summit? Many got it wrong, thinking that President Benigno S. Aquino III would rather be in the country and look after the pressing needs or issues […]

P-Noy no-show in 25th ASEAN-ROK summit

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be no-show in the 25th ASEAN-ROK commemorative summit in Busan, South Korea. Earlier, reported here that the president will be off to South Korea on December 11-12, 2014 for the symbolic commemorative meet. Palace assistant spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters […]

Export growth of PH up by 15.7 per cent – NEDA

PASIG CITY, Nov 13 — Philippine merchandise exports grew by 15.7 percent in September 2014, topping trade-oriented economies in East and Southeast Asia since June, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippines outperformed China (15.3%), Vietnam (14.4%), Republic of Korea (6.9%), Taiwan (4.7%), Indonesia (3.9%), Thailand […]

PNoy’s APEC, ASEAN trips cost PH government P24-M

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Philippine government is spending P24 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s newest trips abroad to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-Economic Leaders’ meeting and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to attend the 25th Association of Southeast Asian […]

Philippines Trade with ASEAN Countries Result in Deficit

A glimpse on how much trade and commerce is obtained by the Philippines among the member countries of the ASEAN was released recently by the national statistical coordination board (NCSB). The report highlighted the grim fact “for every 100 dolars that we (PH) export to ASEAN, we (Philippines) import back […]

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Philippines Trade with ASEAN Countries Result in Deficit

A glimpse on how much trade and commerce is obtained by the Philippines among the member countries of the ASEAN was released recently by the national statistical coordination board (NCSB). The report highlighted the grim fact “for every 100 dolars that we (PH) export to ASEAN, we (Philippines) import back […]

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu President Benigno Aquino III expressed his deepest regret and sympathy over the beheading of a Malaysian national in Jolo, Sulu last November 17. In reaction to the opening address of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 27th Association of […]

Malaysian PM urges ASEAN leaders to combat terrrorism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on the Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday to confront extremist groups after a string of terror attacks killed 130 people in Paris, as well as 224 aboard a downed Russian plane. In his opening speech at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Razak said, […]

President Aquino pursues trip to Korea, leaves this morning

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Whoever thought that the president will miss the opportunity of going out of the country for that tempting ASEAN-SK commemorative summit? Many got it wrong, thinking that President Benigno S. Aquino III would rather be in the country and look after the pressing needs or issues […]

Putin, Widodo skips APEC meet, will attend G20 summit in Turkey

The Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the G20 summit in Anatalya, Turkey on November 15 to 16 but both will skip the APEC event in Manila slated for November 18 TO 19. At the G20 summit Putin will meet with International Monetary Fund […]

President Aquino off to Malaysia for busy 26th ASEAN summit

MANILA, April 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be busy together with other leaders in the gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Along with the official Philippine delegation, the president is due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday […]

Philippines hosting the 35th ASEAN Tourism forum for P169 million

The good news here is that the Philippine Department of Tourism is hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum from Jannuary 18th up to the 22nd of this year. The other half of the news is way different. After the government foot the bill of P10 billion APEC summit last November 2015, […]

Napgate: President Duterte is neither Sleeping Beauty nor Snow White

Why President Duterte is neither Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty? But of course, there could never be another Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty except the originals from the rich imagery of Disney. In the case of the Philippine president, it is funny how local media made full take, nay a […]

The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration mark birth of ASEAN Community

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 (PNA/Kyodo/Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here Sunday at the 27th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the establishment of ASEAN Community on Dec. 31, 2015. Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries on Sunday formally declared the establishment of a single […]

Cosmetic products with these parabens are now illegal for selling in the country

Are you still using cosmetic products containing the ingredients of isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben? That is because after December 31, 2015, beauty enhancement and maintenance cosmetic products containing such ingredients are banned, prohibited from being sold or distributed in the country. Reports said that while the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration […]

Pres. Aquino leaves for ASEAN summit in Malaysia

After the APEC summit, President Benigno S. Aquino, III is off to Malaysia for the 27th ASEAN leaders meeting which begins Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. In his departure speech Friday, Aquino said he will bid farewell to his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as […]

PAL soon to offer tri-class service on ASEAN flights

Driven by the ASEAN Open Skies framework, airlines in the region, are up to stiff competition between and among its operators. The new regime on the regional airline industry allows an ASEAN-based carrier unlimited fifth freedom rights to fly from one member country to any city in the region. A […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

Export growth of PH up by 15.7 per cent – NEDA

PASIG CITY, Nov 13 — Philippine merchandise exports grew by 15.7 percent in September 2014, topping trade-oriented economies in East and Southeast Asia since June, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippines outperformed China (15.3%), Vietnam (14.4%), Republic of Korea (6.9%), Taiwan (4.7%), Indonesia (3.9%), Thailand […]

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Philippines Trade with ASEAN Countries Result in Deficit

A glimpse on how much trade and commerce is obtained by the Philippines among the member countries of the ASEAN was released recently by the national statistical coordination board (NCSB). The report highlighted the grim fact “for every 100 dolars that we (PH) export to ASEAN, we (Philippines) import back […]

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Cosmetic products with these parabens are now illegal for selling in the country

Are you still using cosmetic products containing the ingredients of isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben? That is because after December 31, 2015, beauty enhancement and maintenance cosmetic products containing such ingredients are banned, prohibited from being sold or distributed in the country. Reports said that while the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

PNoy’s APEC, ASEAN trips cost PH government P24-M

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Philippine government is spending P24 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s newest trips abroad to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-Economic Leaders’ meeting and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to attend the 25th Association of Southeast Asian […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

P-Noy no-show in 25th ASEAN-ROK summit

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be no-show in the 25th ASEAN-ROK commemorative summit in Busan, South Korea. Earlier, reported here that the president will be off to South Korea on December 11-12, 2014 for the symbolic commemorative meet. Palace assistant spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

President Aquino pursues trip to Korea, leaves this morning

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Whoever thought that the president will miss the opportunity of going out of the country for that tempting ASEAN-SK commemorative summit? Many got it wrong, thinking that President Benigno S. Aquino III would rather be in the country and look after the pressing needs or issues […]

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing […]