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Asian Superstar Anggun sings latest single onboard Wish 107.5 bus

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Anggun admits being captivated anew by the talent of Filipinos with the concept of the Wish 107.5 bus, the only FM Radio on wheels in the country.

“I love the concept. I really love it. It’s really something refreshing,” she said.

“You know the fact that we sing live here. It’s one of those things that are precious because sometimes there are not many places that you can showcase your songs. It’s really a nice concept. I want to do this again,” Anggun added.

Aside from being a singer, Anggun Cipta-Sasmi is also known for thoroughly assessing the talents of Asians as one of the judges of the ‘Asia’s Got Talent’.

And upon her return to the Philippines, the Asian Superstar shared her talent to her Filipino fans.

“When I sing in front of a crowd who love music, you sort of have that kind of you know… it’s like your fuel. So being here it’s like reminding me how much music is important in my life and in their life. And that is just wonderful feeling to have,” said Anggun.

On board the Wish 107.5 bus, Anggun sang some of her singles in her new album entitled ‘8’.

“It’s really close to my heart. I’m very honest when I was writing this album and I think though it does come from the woman’s perspective but I guess a lot of people can relate to it,” Anggun added.

Anggun is a famous singer-songwriter in Indonesia. Her song ‘Snow on the Sahara’ was among her worldwide hit singles in the 90’s.

She visited the Philippines for the promotion of her new album. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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PH Embassy clarifies only 1 Filipino in death row in Indonesia

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Ambassador Lee Hiong Wee | Screengrab via PTV

 

MANILA, Philippines – “There is no Filipino who has been sentenced to death in Semarang, Indonesia.”

This was the clarification of the Philippine Embassy in Indonesia after Ambassador Lee Hiong Wee mentioned to the members the press on Wednesday (October 9) that another Filipino was sentenced to death in the said country.

On Thursday (October 10), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) citing the Philippine Embassy in Indonesia, said “the only Filipino sentenced to death in Indonesia is Mary Jane Veloso, who is presently detained in Yogyakarta, and not in Semarang.”

The DFA added that just last month, Embassy officials assisted Veloso’s family to visit her in detention at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta.

The DFA further noted that “through the Embassy and its legal counsel, (the government) will continue to assist Veloso and her family in accordance with Philippine and Indonesian law.”

The embassy also clarified in a separate statement that there is indeed another Filipina detained in Indonesia, perhaps she was the one referred to by Ambassador Wee.

She is detained in Semarang, north of Java, but sentence only to life imprisonment and not death.

“The Filipino in Semarang was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2011. The embassy has been assisting to reduce her sentence to fixed-term imprisonment,” the embassy’s previous statement said. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from JL Asayo)

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President Duterte arrives in Bali for ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from a Philippine Airlines chartered flight. (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Bali, Indonesia Wednesday (October 10) night to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering upon the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

The ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering is a special meeting of ASEAN member states including multilateral and international organizations.

President Duterte was accompanied by some of his Cabinet members namely, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go.

The President is set to deliver a speech at the said event to underscore the importance of strong regional and global cooperation and maintaining security and stability in order to achieve sustainable development goals.

He will be meeting with other ASEAN leaders on the sidelines of the event to discuss bilateral issues.

Duterte is also expected meet with President Widodo to talk about strengthening trade and investment and fighting terrorism through maritime defense and security.

Meanwhile, the Philippines has extended humanitarian assistance to Indonesia after the region’s Sulawesi Island was hit by an earthquake and Tsunami.

“I learned that our C-130 plane has flown out of the Philippines to bring all assistance to Palu. We are also placed to give USD300,000 for humanitarian assistance; and part of what we are donating are generators, waters and medical kits as the need arises,” said Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee.

The President is due to return home on Thursday (October 11) night after the conclusion of the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering. – Rosalie Coz

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PH sends humanitarian assistance to disaster-stricken Indonesia

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Philippine Humanitarian Team loads a C-130 cargo plane with non-food items in preparation for their deployment to Indonesia to provide assistance to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region’s Sulawesi Island in September.

PASAY CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Humanitarian Team has flown to Indonesia to deliver non-food items and provide medical assistance to an estimated 2,000 victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region’s Sulawesi Island in September.

Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana led the sendoff ceremony at Villamor Airbase on Wednesday (October 10) which was attended by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Philippines is expected to send another batch of humanitarian team to the battered archipelago to support its recovery from the double catastrophe.  — Asher Cadapan Jr.

 

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