America eyes Philippines as investment hub

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippines and the United States have committed to strengthen dialogues for innovation and sharing of best practices in technology to optimize the country’s position “as a preferred destination for American investments in the Asia-Pacific region”. “The two sides decided to further deepen the extensive US-Philippine economic relationship,” said a joint statement released …

Broadband infra project launched to improve Internet speed

MANILA, Philippines —  The government is expected to have the capability to become the third major player in the local telco industry once its newly launched broadband infrastructure, which would help improve Internet speed and accessibility in the country, becomes operational by 2019. The project, dubbed Strategic Engagement and Collaboration to Undertake a Reliable and …

EU, UN chiefs,18 state leaders confirmed for ASEAN meet: DFA  

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday announced the names of 20 leaders confirmed to attend the various summits this week in Manila — an attendance that signify “deep and strong bonds” between the bloc and its dialogue partners, an official said. DFA Acting Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said these leaders would cover …

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 …

Duterte holds bilateral meeting with leaders from Vietnam and Papua New Guinea

Da Nang, Viet Nam — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with Viet Nam President Tran Dai Quang and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) on Thursday November 10 here. President Duterte had a bilateral meeting with the Vietnamese leader, who congratulated President …

Argentina sees good potential in agri cooperation with PH

MANILA, Philipines — The Philippines and Argentina may further strengthen relationship by engaging in a comprehensive agricultural cooperation, said Argentinean Ambassador to Manila Roberto Bosch. He said the two states have agreed to sign a general memorandum of understanding on cooperation where they could enter into all kinds of partnerships including agriculture. Specific agreements have yet …

PAL pays P6-billion unpaid airport obligation

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s flag carrier, the Philippine Airlines Friday settled its P6-billion unpaid obligation representing the air navigational charges. The PAL, issued two checks totalling to P6 billion in favor of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). The Department of Transportation (DOTr) in a …