Japanese envoy visits Mayor Isko

Maris Federez   •   July 22, 2019   •   1028

Photo from Manila Public Information Office

Japanese ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda paid a courtesy call to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso at the Manila City Hall on Monday.

Ambassador Haneda expressed his approval of Moreno’s accomplishments in Manila in just a short a time since his assumption of office as the city’s chief executive.

“I am impressed with your achievements for the City in so short a time,” Haneda said.

The Japanese official also vowed to promote the historical trail of Intramuros as Japan recognizes its footprints in the city.

“I am going to promote the historical trail of Intramuros because it has a Japanese footprint too. It is a magnet for Japanese tourists,” Haneda told Moreno during their meeting.

With this, the Japanese envoy also extended his invitation to Moreno to visit Tokyo and Yokohama.

After the meeting, Haneda gave Moreno a white plate with the image of a phoenix as a token to remember his visit.

Photo from Manila Public Information Office

In return, Moreno gave the Japanese ambassador the symbolic key to the city of Manila.

Photo from Manila Public Information Office

Haneda is the fourth ambassador to meet Moreno following his election as Manila mayor.  (with details from April Cenedoza) /mbmf

Duterte counters Sison’s threat: Kill 5 NPA rebels for every soldier killed

UNTV News   •   February 9, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is unshaken by the threat of Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair, Jose Maria Sison that New People’s Army (NPA) rebels can kill one soldier every day.

In his meeting over snacks with 215 former NPA rebels in Malacañang on Wednesday night, the President said he would have five NPA rebels killed for every soldier slain.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Sison should not belittle what the government can do against the communist rebels.

“I think the message is: you don’t threaten us, Joma Sison. We are the state, if we haven’t eradicated you, it’s because we opted not to eradicate you as Filipinos. But if you want war, we are ready to go to war,” said Roque.

Meanwhile, President Duterte wants the 48 former female rebels to tour Hong Kong and China and be exposed to capitalism.

He will bring them with him on his next visit in China where he will discuss with the Chinese government the Philippines’ concerns about the Philippine Rise.

Meanwhile, 683 former NPA rebels from various parts of Eastern Mindanao have returned to the fold of the law and the first batch of them has toured Rizal Park, Intramuros and Malacañang.

President Duterte promised them security, shelter, jobs and education for their children. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

Miss Universe 2017 and other candidates visit tourist spots in Manila

UNTV News   •   December 7, 2017

IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_120617_Miss Universe in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A week after the Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, newly-crowned Queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa flew to the Philippines.

She was joined by Miss Universe 2017 candidates from different countries including India, Singapore, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Malaysia and China.

Alongside them was Miss Philippines Rachel Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France.

They were in the country to explore the beauty of the Philippines.

Earlier Wednesday, they visited some popular destinations in Manila.

They first went to the famous Rizal Park then toured the historical site of Intramuros.

Nel-Peters said she enjoyed their first day of tour in the country and the warm welcome of Pinoys.

“I think Manila has been everything I heard it would be. All the love that I’ve been receiving on social media has just come to life over here so it’s so exciting to be here,” Nel-Peters said.

Meanwhile, Filipino fans are really delighted to see the lovely ladies.

“We were really surprised that Miss Universe together with the other contestants are here! They are all beautiful po,” said Andrei Roque, a fan.

“I just saw them on the TV, on the screen but in person, they are really beautiful. They are really fantastic people,” said another fan, Lourdes Bosito.

The beauty queens who were tapped as ambassadors of Philippine tourism are set to visit other places in the country including Batanes, Bohol and Camiguin. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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