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APEC Fallout: PNP filing charges vs protesters

Hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation by the Philippines is all over now, yet the fallout and bad taste from the event will stay behind. For instance, anti-APEC protesters are the next point of interest of the Philippine National Police after having been done with the dragnet security in […]

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in Metro Manila

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in major Metro Mannila roadways Despite the departure of some leaders in the just concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) announced that its lockdown protocol is still in effect until late Friday afternoon. This was disclosed […]

APEC Declaration: Int’l cooperation urgent in fight against terrorism

Leaders of 21 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) said it strongly condemned all acts of terrorism and stressed that there is urgent need to increase international cooperation to fight it. “Under the shadow cast by the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and against Russian aircraft over the […]

APEC 2015 leaders depart Manila one after another

As the APEC 2015 in Manila closes, attending heads of states and their representatives are driven back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for their departure. Watch here as some of them are given a send-off including the Prime Minister of Australia, the President of Peru, the PrimeMinister of Thailand, […]

Sultan of Brunei departs Manila after successful APEC summit

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah left the Philippines Thursday afternoon after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit on Wednesday. Radio reports said that Bolkiah left at past 3 p.m. Besides Bolkiah, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak left around the same time. To recall, Bolkiah arrived at the […]

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III said a broader cooperation between the country and Mexico could lead to greater prosperity. “It is about time for us to expand our ties beyond the realm of history,” Aquino said of recognizing the enduring friendship of […]

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner What was once an indoor arena typically used in sporting events was transformed into a lush green wonderland on Wednesday night for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Welcome Dinner hosted by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. The welcome dinner, […]

Colombian President leaves PH after APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting concludes

Colombian President Jose Manuel Santos left the Philippines Thursday morning as he completed his participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The president boarded at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 at 9 a.m., but his plane flew past 9:30 a.m. Colombia is the only country […]

DSWD denies hauling of homeless families, points to Manila LGU

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that the transfer of homeless families from Manila to the Boystown in Marikina City was solely an initiative of the local government of Manila. The DSWD statement was in reaction to allegations that Manila street dwellers were removed in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

PH, Russia sign agreements on trade, fight versus illegal drugs cooperation

The Philippines and Russia on Wednesday inked two agreements that aim to bolster cooperation on trade and economic and on combating illegal drugs particularly the new psychoactive substances. The two agreements were signed during the bilateral meetings between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich […]

PH, Australia agree on comprehensive partnership

The Philippines and Australia signed on Wednesday a Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership at the sidelines of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza. President Benigno S. Aquino III said that since 1946, both countries “have cooperated in all aspects of our relations, including that […]

Watch as heads of states arrive for the APEC 2015 in Manila

One by one beginning November 15, 2015, heads of states, President, Prime Minister and alter-ego of the president, all representing their respective countries as attending member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or at the Villamor Airbase. Watch here as their plane touches […]

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrives for APEC Summit

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrived on Monday afternoon for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference Summit in the Philippines. O’Neill’s private plane landed at the NAIA Terminal 1 around 4:46 p.m. He was welcomed by Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose […]

Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos arrives for APEC Summit

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Manila on Monday afternoon to take part in the world Pacific Alliance dialogue during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting from Nov. 18 to 19. The Colombian military aircraft carrying Santos arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in […]

ROC former VP in Manila for APEC summit

Republic of China’s (Taiwan) former vice president Vincent Siew arrives in Manila Monday afternoon for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ summit this week. Siew, who was widely recognized for the “economic miracle” in his nation, will attend the high level meetings in behalf of Chinese Taipei President Ma […]

PH, Chile signs agreement on disaster risk reduction management

The Philippines and Chile on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on disaster risk reduction and management. Following their expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang Palace, President Benigno S. Aquino III and his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, witnessed the signing of the MOU, led by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who also […]

PNP reinforces APEC security with CBRNE vans

The Philippine National Police announced it will be deploying its four-newly acquired CBRNE (chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosives risk) vans to further secure the delegates of the four-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting in Metro Manila. “(Deployment of the four CBRNE vans) are part of our APEC preparation, […]

P-Noy convenes Cabinet security cluster after Paris attacks

President Benigno Aquino III convened the Cabinet security cluster, in the wake of terror attacks in Paris, to ensure that all preparations and contingencies are in place for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit slated Nov. 17-20 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). ”Yes, the President convened the […]

Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins PH state visit

On Monday the ‘formal’ state visit of Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins even as she arrived and was met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Sunday afternoon. Also part of the official welcoming party were Philippine Ambassador to Chile Consuelo Puyat Reyes, Social Welfare and […]

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 […]

Cebu Pacific, Cebgo issues advisory on flight disruptions due to APEC

More inconvenience and disruptions are hounding airline travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and domestic airports, thanks to the APEC meeting. After Philippine Airlines issued advisory on flight cancellations and disruptions, now its low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific and Cebgo. In an advisory, both airlines sought for passenger understanding as […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]

PH Aviation authority enforces no fly zone during APEC meet

[flexiblemap address=”Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines” region=”ph” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that security measures […]

PAL confirms cancellation of over 300 more flights due to APEC

More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. PAL said that these cancellations were added in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers […]

MIAA tell airline passengers take alternate route during APEC Summit

Airline passengers with flights scheduled during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit were advised by airport authorities to take alternate routes to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to avoid flight inconveniences. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that routes going to NAIA such as Aurora Boulevard coming […]

APEC prep spurs cancellation of over 200 PAL flights

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday announced it has cancelled a total of 211 flights from Nov. 15 to 20 in preparation for the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next month. Of the 211 flights, 115 were domestic flights while 96 were international flights. These cancellations come after the Manila […]

Legazpi city not hosting APEC’s ISOM meet due to typhoon

MANILA, Dec. 3 (PNA) — Blame it on Typhoon Ruby. The city of Legazpi was scrapped as choice venue for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) from December 8-9, 2014, as reported here. Instead, organizers opted to hold the event in Manila considering the risk poised […]

PH holds kick-off ceremony on APEC 2015 hosting

MANILA, Nov. 30 — The Philippine government is in the midst of preparations for the hosting of the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. On Monday, the kick-off ceremnoy will be held in Makati City with President Benigno S. Aquino III leading the event. It will be hosted by […]

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DSWD denies hauling of homeless families, points to Manila LGU

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that the transfer of homeless families from Manila to the Boystown in Marikina City was solely an initiative of the local government of Manila. The DSWD statement was in reaction to allegations that Manila street dwellers were removed in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

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Cebu Pacific, Cebgo issues advisory on flight disruptions due to APEC

More inconvenience and disruptions are hounding airline travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and domestic airports, thanks to the APEC meeting. After Philippine Airlines issued advisory on flight cancellations and disruptions, now its low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific and Cebgo. In an advisory, both airlines sought for passenger understanding as […]

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner What was once an indoor arena typically used in sporting events was transformed into a lush green wonderland on Wednesday night for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Welcome Dinner hosted by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. The welcome dinner, […]

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 […]

PH Aviation authority enforces no fly zone during APEC meet

[flexiblemap address=”Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines” region=”ph” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that security measures […]

Legazpi city not hosting APEC’s ISOM meet due to typhoon

MANILA, Dec. 3 (PNA) — Blame it on Typhoon Ruby. The city of Legazpi was scrapped as choice venue for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) from December 8-9, 2014, as reported here. Instead, organizers opted to hold the event in Manila considering the risk poised […]

PH, Russia sign agreements on trade, fight versus illegal drugs cooperation

The Philippines and Russia on Wednesday inked two agreements that aim to bolster cooperation on trade and economic and on combating illegal drugs particularly the new psychoactive substances. The two agreements were signed during the bilateral meetings between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich […]

PH, Chile signs agreement on disaster risk reduction management

The Philippines and Chile on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on disaster risk reduction and management. Following their expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang Palace, President Benigno S. Aquino III and his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, witnessed the signing of the MOU, led by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who also […]

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ROC former VP in Manila for APEC summit

Republic of China’s (Taiwan) former vice president Vincent Siew arrives in Manila Monday afternoon for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ summit this week. Siew, who was widely recognized for the “economic miracle” in his nation, will attend the high level meetings in behalf of Chinese Taipei President Ma […]

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Sultan of Brunei departs Manila after successful APEC summit

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah left the Philippines Thursday afternoon after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit on Wednesday. Radio reports said that Bolkiah left at past 3 p.m. Besides Bolkiah, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak left around the same time. To recall, Bolkiah arrived at the […]

Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos arrives for APEC Summit

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Manila on Monday afternoon to take part in the world Pacific Alliance dialogue during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting from Nov. 18 to 19. The Colombian military aircraft carrying Santos arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in […]

APEC 2015 leaders depart Manila one after another

As the APEC 2015 in Manila closes, attending heads of states and their representatives are driven back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for their departure. Watch here as some of them are given a send-off including the Prime Minister of Australia, the President of Peru, the PrimeMinister of Thailand, […]

PH Aviation authority enforces no fly zone during APEC meet

[flexiblemap address=”Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines” region=”ph” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that security measures […]

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrives for APEC Summit

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill arrived on Monday afternoon for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference Summit in the Philippines. O’Neill’s private plane landed at the NAIA Terminal 1 around 4:46 p.m. He was welcomed by Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose […]