Cambodian PM arrives in PH for ASEAN summit

CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines  – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in the Philippines on Saturday afternoon to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits on November 12 -14. Hun Sen arrived at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga at 1:26 p.m., two hours delayed from his original arrival schedule. …

Trump praises PH’s gender equality efforts

MANILA, Philippines —  As the Philippines continues to be a global leader in fostering gender equality, United States President Donald Trump on Friday praised the country for its progressive efforts to promote women empowerment and address gender inequality. The US president lauded the Philippines’ continued top ranking in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in terms of …

Duterte, Trump meeting in APEC warm and cordial 

Danang, Vietnam— President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met US President Donald J Trump on Saturday, November 11, during the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Ha Noi Hall, International Danang Resort. “The meeting was warm and cordial,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque during a press briefing held at the International Media Center. …

Duterte and the APEC Summit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the APEC summit in Da Nang Vietnam. Here are some pictures highlighting his trip. Duterte earlier said Russia helped the Philippines by sending a ship loaded with firearms and it came as a grant to the country.

Bureau of Fire starts Xmas lights and gadgets inspection in Davao stores

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — To ensue that Christmas lights and other light-inspired Christmas decors being sold are  safe, the  The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Thursday started inspecting  business establishments selling Christmas lights here. Supt. Honey Fritz Alagano, the BFP District Fire Marshall led the inspection to ensure that Christmas stuff being sold are safe …

Government workers to get 14th month pay-Diokno

MANILA, Philippines — Rejoice! Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno Friday says government employees will receive a P5,000 representing the 14th month pay. Giving the 14th month pay for the government workers would amount to P32.8 billion while the cash incentive amounts to P6.9 billion, The additional cash incentive, according to Diokno will be received next week. …

Ex-PTV4 manager convicted for failure to render accounts

MANILA, Philippines — A former manager of the government television station was convicted for failure to liquidate his cash advances amounting to P62,200.00. The Sandiganbayan convicted Renato Caluag, former general manager and chief operating officer of People’s Television Network, Incorporated (PTV4). Caluag pleaded guilty before the Sandiganbayan for violation of Article 218 of the Revised Penal …

FDA warns vs. fake Safeguard soaps

MANILA, Philippines —  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public against purchasing and using counterfeit Safeguard Family Germ Protection Pure White 60-g. soap bars that are proliferating in the local market. In its Advisory No. 2017-291, the FDA said the fake Safeguard soaps could be identified through Batch/Lot number 50282043841 170618. The agency …

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang To Pay Official Visit to Philippines  

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that upon the invitation of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Premier Li Keqiang will travel to Manila from November 12 to 16 for the series of leaders’ meetings on East Asia cooperation, including the 20th …