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ASEAN hopes to expedite code of conduct on South China Sea: Singapore

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 | No Comments
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Association of South East Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the South China Sea but it is...

Southeast Asian foreign ministers convene for regional meeting

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 | No Comments
With Singapore setting resilience and innovation as the main themes for ASEAN this year, the 10 ASEAN foreign ministers started the meeting without the traditional interlocked handshake, opting instead for...

BOC’s computer system upgrade to help increase revenue collection

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – World Bank will fund the $200-million computer system upgrade of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the Bureau’s computer system needs improvement that...

Ma. Isabel Lopez says sorry for violation, appeals to LTO not to cancel her license

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez humbled herself and apologized for the breach of security protocol she committed when she illegally used the lane designated...

Trump brags of his five-nation Asia tour as a “tremendous success”

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 | No Comments
In a televised speech, US President Donald Trump bragged his five-nation Asia tour as a tremendous success claiming America is back as a global leader. “The days of the United...

World leaders praised the Philippines on how it hosted the ASEAN Summit

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — “We also would like to thank the Philippines also for its chairmanship achievements under each of the three ASEAN pillars including the finalization of a framework on...

Environment and security are among the topics in East Asia Summit

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – One of the major event together with the ASEAN summit is the East Asia Summit that composes of 18 countries including Russia and United States. The main...

Duterte meets with EU’s Tusk; emphasizes on the importance of ASEAN-EU partnership

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte warmly welcomes European Council President Donald Tusk during the ASEAN-EU 40th Commemorative Summit. In their opening statements, the two leaders emphasized on the importance...

DFA clarifies President Duterte’s absence in the ASEAN-UN Summit

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was not able to preside the ASEAN-United Nations Summit because of bilateral meetings. The summit was scheduled at 8:15 Monday night but because...

ASEAN calls on first world countries to fulfill commitment on climate change adaptation

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reiterated the role of first world countries in mitigating the impact of climate change and how countries severely affected by...