APEC leaders condemn terrorism

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation condemned all acts of terrorism and urged for closer global cooperation in the fight against extremist violence. The latest draft communiqué to be issued by APEC heads of state at the...

At least 378 PAL and Cebu Pacific flights are canceled for APEC security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cancelling at least 378 domestic and international flights as part of security measures for the APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila during the third week of November. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

Thai PM to visit Philippines

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Prime Minister of Thailand will arrive in the Philippines on Thursday for a two-day official visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The DFA said General Prayut Chan-o-cha will be in the Philippines from August 27 to 28 upon the invitation of...

Aquino calls for improved PHL-Chinese relations based on mutual respect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III told Chinese-Filipino businessmen on Monday that the relationship between the Philippines and China could improve, so long as it is anchored on mutual respect and a firm commitment to the rule of the law. “In trade and...

President Aquino’s state visit to Canada begins

OTTAWA, Canada (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Ottawa, the first stop of his three-day state visit to Canada, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after completing a successful one-day working visit to Chicago. Shortly after his arrival in Ottawa, President...

PNoy vows closer PH-Canada ties

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III vowed closer ties, especially in terms of trade and investment, between the Philippines and Canada as he left for North America on Wednesday. In his departure speech, Aquino said among his chief missions in his working visit in the...

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and...

Foreign investments up over 30% in Nov. – Bangko Sentral

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jobs-creating foreign direct investments (FDIs) grew by over a third in November, reflecting confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Wednesday. The Philippines registered a net inflow of $399 million in FDIs last...

Aquino vows continuing support to families of 44 slain SAF commandos

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino spent more than 12 hours Friday talking with the families of the 44 slain Special Action Force commandos discussing how the government could assist them after the deaths of their loved ones, a Palace official said. In a radio interview...

Businessmen welcome fourth-quarter economic rebound, press for inclusive growth

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) – The business community is elated over the performance of the Philippine economy in 2014, even as inclusive growth remains a work in progress. “MBC is pleased with our GDP growth of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter, pushing 2014 GDP to 6.1 percent,...