Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila in January

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to pay a state visit to the Philippines in January, Malacañang said on Friday. In a text message to Palace reporters, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said the state visit would be from...

APEC wary US-led trade pact could become ‘rich-economy club’

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – APEC does not want to see a United States-led free-trade agreement become a “rich-economy club”, a senior forum official said Monday. Speaking ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Philippine capital Manila, Alan...

Chiz: Who’s really in charge of airport security?

With fingers pointing in different directions at the Senate inquiry into the “tanim-bala” extortion racket in airports, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to clarify their exact...

PHL vows ‘higher’ APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan,...

PNoy, Obama to discuss PHL-US security ties — US envoy

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will discuss security issues, possibly including the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, when they sit down for bilateral talks at the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders’...

Palace denies street dwellers ‘hidden from view’ for APEC meet

MANILA (mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday denied the allegation that it plans to hide street dwellers from the view of state leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit from November 16 to 20 . Quoting Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky...

Palace asks public cooperation during APEC leaders’ meeting next month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace asked the residents of Metro Manila to go on vacation and seize the long break of students to decongest the metropolis during the country’s hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next month. Malacanang has declared November 18 and 19,...

Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) has announced that more than thirty business executives from Hawaii are headed for the Philippines for its 25th Trade Mission to the Philippines scheduled for February 7 – 17, 2015. Co-heading the delegation will be Hawaii...

PHL reviews blacklisting of Hong Kong journalists

Officials dub reporters as ‘ threat to public safety’ MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines will review its entry ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino during a summit in Indonesia last year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said...

PM Lee commends Aquino’s recent meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping

SINGAPORE (Mabuhay) – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong commended President Benigno S. Aquino III on his recent meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Tuesday. Lacierda said President Aquino’s pull-aside meeting with the Chinese leader,...
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