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Pres. Aquino, nasa Singapore para sa kanyang 2-day working visit

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III habang nakikipagkamay kay Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sa pag-Courtesy Call nito at the West Drawing Room of the Istana Main Building para sa Working Visit nito sa bansang Singapore nitong Martes, November 18, 2014. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

SINGAPORE – Kasalukuyang nasa Singapore ngayon si Pangulong Benigno Aquino III para sa kaniyang dalawang araw na working visit.

Lulan ng Philippine Airlines flight PR001, dumating ang pangulo sa Changi International Airport dakong alas-11:28 nitong Martes ng umaga.

Sinalubong ang pangulo nina Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales, kasama ang ilang opisyal ng embahada ng Pilipinas sa Singapore at ng Singapore Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Agad na tumuloy ang pangulo sa The Istana main building para sa courtesy call kay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, kasunod ang luncheon meeting kasama naman si Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

Tatayong keynote speaker ang pangulo sa gala dinner ng business publication na The Economist na dadaluhan rin ng mga negosyante at ilang lider ng iba’t ibang bansa.

Inaasahang ibabahagi ng pangulo ang kasalukuyang estado ng ekonomiya ng bansa upang makapanghikayat ng mamumuhunan upang mas mapalakas pa ang ugnayang pangkalakalan ng Pilipinas sa iba’t ibang bansa.

Inaasahang babanggitin din ni Pangulong Aquino ang reform agenda ng administrasyon at ang Mindanao Bangsamoro peace process upang makakuha ng suporta.

Bukas, araw ng Miyerkules ay magpapaunlak naman ng panayam ang pangulo sa iba’t ibang foreign media entities gaya ng The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, at BBC News.

Samantala, bago bumalik ng Pilipnas bukas ng gabi ay inaasahang haharapin din ng pangulo ang Filipino community sa Singapore upang kumustahin ang ating mga kababayan doon at ibalita ang kalagayan ng bansa sa ilalim ng kaniyang administrasyon. (Dean Harley / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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Singapore’s Changi Airport gets 7th Skytrax Best Airport title

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019

SINGAPORE – London-based research company, Skytrax, has named Changi Airport as the world best airport for seventh straight year.

Skytrax’ global survey also hailed Changi Airport as the best in Asia and in the world for 2019 in terms of leisure amenities.

The survey asked more than 13 million travelers to rate airports according to certain factors such as check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration services at the airport gates.

The award was given at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London on Wednesday (March 27).

Changi Airport Group chief executive Lee Seow Hiang  thanked their partners and the passengers for their continued support.

Executive Lee also announced the opening of Changi’s Jewel Airport on April 17 where passengers and airport visitors will experience yet another taste of Singapore’s world-class facilities, services, and that ‘unique Changi experience’.

Here are the Top 10 World’s Best Airports (2019) by Skytrax

  1. Singapore Changi
  2. Tokyo International Airport Haneda
  3. Seoul Incheon Airport
  4. Hamad International Airport
  5. Hong Kong International Airport
  6. Central Japan International Airport – Nagoya (Centrair)
  7. Munich Airport
  8. London Heathrow Airport
  9. Tokyo Narita Airport
  10. Zürich Airport

– Marje Pelayo

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PNoy urges vigilance against repeat of martial law’s ‘dark days’

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2019

Former president, Benigno Aquino III

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — In commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of EDSA Revolution, former President Benigno Aquino III encouraged the public to use their right to vote so that the grim history of the country during martial law will never happen again.

He said that the public should remain vigilant because it seems like history is repeating itself.

“Tila nagbabalik iyong mga unang ugali at pamamaraan na ating nilabanan na noong panahon ng kadiliman ng batas military,” Aquino said.

(It seems like the previous actions and tactics we fought against during martial law are happening again),” Aquino said.

The former president even cited the proposal to change the country’s name to ‘Maharlika’ as reminiscent of the Marcos regime.

“Gagawin na naman tayong ‘Maharlika’. Parang last time kong narinig yan parang Apong Ferdie pa ata ang nakaupo eh. Hindi na left turn, U-turn na po ata ito,” he said.

(They want to name the country “Maharlika” again. The last time I
heard that proposal, Apong Ferdie [Ferdinand Marcos] was still in power. This is not a left turn anymore but a u-turn.)

Aquino called on the public to use their votes to prevent the country from falling into a worse situation.

“Kapag bumoto ka sa kaalyado ng administrasyon o ng mga inendorso nila, parang sinabi mo na rin na, ‘Tama po lahat ng ginawa ninyo. Ituloy po ninyo, lalo pa ninyong paigtingin’,”he said.

(If you voted or endorsed the allies of the administration, it is like you’re telling them that their actions are right and they should continue it.)

The former president also endorsed the eight opposition candidates. —Aileen Cerrudo with reports from Grace Casin

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Malacañang urges Ombudsman to ‘resolve with dispatch’ SAF 44 case

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Gallant 44 (SAF44) of the Oplan Exodus or the popularly known as the Mamasapano encounter on January 25, 2015. (PNP-SAF)

Malacañang on Friday (January 25)urged the Office of the Ombudsman to “resolve with dispatch” the case filed against those who recklessly placed the SAF 44 in mortal peril.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Duterte administration is one with the nation in demanding justice for them as well as the prosecution of those responsible for the botched police operation.

The government also said it will not allow a recurrence of such tragic event and those in authority must learn from the mistakes of the past. — Rosalie Coz

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