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

by UNTV News   |   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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Embassies in SG, Egypt offer certification to returning OFWs after NAIA mishap  

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Stranded passengers affected by the NAIA runway mishap make do with benches amid lack of proper accommodation from their respective airlines.

 

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassies in Singapore and in Cairo, Egypt are calling on overseas Filipino workers (OFW) affected by the runway incident at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to communicate with them in case they needed a certification for their employers upon their return to their host countries.

A stranded OFW bound for Egypt is encouraged to send his or her name as well as the name and address of his or her employer or company of work to the embassy’s e-mail address atn@philembassycairo.org.

Meanwhile, Filipino workers bound for Singapore are encouraged to send a copy of their travel itinerary as proof that they were affected by the incident along with the foreign employer’s name, company and contact details so that certifications may be issued, if necessary, to the embassy e-mail address sgpeatn@gmail.com. – Marje Pelayo

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ASEAN to enhance initiatives on economic integration, digital connectivity – PM Lee

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

 

Courtesy Call on Singapore Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong by the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, 2 August 2018, Singapore. From left: ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar International Cooperation Minister Kyaw Tin, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre), Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Brunei Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Erywan bin Pehin Yusof, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith
(Photo credit: Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore)

 

SINGAPORE – The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and related meetings have officially started in Singapore.

This year’s Chairman, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, emphasized the need to further strengthen regional architecture amid the ongoing success of the ASEAN economic community.

Prime Minister Lee noted the growing uncertainties in the region’s geopolitics and how each member nation is affected by the pressures of bigger powers. He added that the only way for the bloc to “remain relevant” is to stay united. He also emphasized economic integration and technology adoption as two areas where ASEAN can do more.

Currently, ASEAN is working on the establishment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the realization of the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Arrangement. These two, according to Lee, will “highlight ASEAN’s commitment to trade liberalization and economic integration.”

Through Singapore’s chairmanship, Lee said the regional bloc is working to build up the regional bloc’s digital connectivity through the formation of the Smart Cities Network.

“Singapore hopes that these cities will come together to establish a common framework for smart city development and to develop city-specific action plans and innovative projects that will improve the lives of our peoples,” he said.

Prior to the opening ceremony, the bloc’s foreign ministers paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Lee at Singapore Expo with the Philippines represented by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. – Maila Guevarra / Marje Pelayo

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ASEAN Foreign Ministers to begin talks in Singapore

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan speaks at the Meeting of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission, 1 August 2018, Singapore (Photo credit: ASEAN2018 Organising Committee)

 

SINGAPORE – The annual ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) and other related meetings have begun in Singapore. Officials from 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their strategic partners are expected to discuss vital issues within the region.

Among the important topics on the discussion table includes the importance of rules-based order, the denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and the South China Sea.

During his opening remarks, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan expressed support to the victims of the tragedy in Laos and the recent earthquake in Indonesia. Both are members of the 10-member regional bloc.

“We all stand ready to help Laos from the Singapore side. Singapore government also put down some seed funding as we try to raise funds to stand the solidarity with the victims. The ASEAN Humanitarian assistance center was also activated. I think all of us have participated in that. And we also know about the earthquake in Lombo,” said Balakrishnan.

The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and related meetings, chaired by Singapore, started on July 31 and will run until August 4.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ delegation led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, has already arrived in Singapore in time for the official opening of the meeting tomorrow and for the courtesy call with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. – Maila Guevarra / Marje Pelayo

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