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Duterte’s Thailand visit yielding agreements

DAVAO CITY, March 2`2, 2017 — High level meetings between government ministers from the Philippines and Thailand yielded several agreements for cooperation in various sectors and industries. Duterte’s delegation included National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Agriculture ...
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PH, Thailand to ink media deals

  DAVAO CITY, March 22, 2017 — The Philippine Presidential Communications Office and their counterpart agency in Thailand will be crafting a bilateral communications memorandum of understanding, PCO secretary Martin Andanar said. “A very productive morning in Bangkok, Thailand,” Andanar said. “My PCOO Team and I are happy ...
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PNP foils Maute Group terror attempt; public advised to stay alert

MANILA, March 21, 2017 (PNA) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has foiled another attempt by the ISIS-inspired Maute Group to launch terrorist attacks in the national capital. “I am glad that alert operatives of the NCRPO (National Capital Region Police Office) discovered and intercepted in time an ...
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Road rage suspect surrenders

DAVAO CITY, March 21, 2017 — Road rage suspect David Lim Jr. is now under the custody of authorities, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go told reporters. Go forwarded a text message by the regional director of the Police Regional Office 7 Noli Taliño, who said he ...
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Duterte now in Thailand

DAVAO CITY, March 20, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Thailand, merely hours after a fruitful visit to Myanmar. Duterte landed at the Royal Thai Air Force Military Air Terminal 2, Bangkok, Thailand. The President and his delegation were received by Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Mary ...
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PH donates $300,000 for Myanmar’s Rakhine

DAVAO CITY, March 20, 2017 — The Philippines has donated $300,000 in humanitarian assistance to Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Presidential Communications Office reported in a release. The aid was given by President Rodrigo Duterte in his meeting with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Call ...
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ASEAN P1 coin in circulation

DAVAO CITY, March 20, 2017 — The coin co-introduced by President Rodrigo Duterte during the launching of the Philippines’ ASEAN chairmanship last January is already in circulation, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.   “The issuance of the ASEAN commemorative coin aims to promote greater public awareness ...
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Food security pact signed between Philippines, Myanmar

DAVAO CITY, March 20, 2017 — The Department of Agriculture of the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with officials from Myanmar. The event was witnessed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The signing between both parties was held at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on March ...
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AKLAN PIÑA FIBER INDUSTRY GETS DAF FUNDING SUPPORT

The Piña Fiber weaving was once upon a time a lucrative industry, especially in the province of Aklan where the Spanish Red variety of pineapple, known for its strong fiber, grows well. Time was when wearing a Barong Tagalog or Terno made out of Piña made people stand ...
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ILOILO RICE FARMERS TO RECEIVE IRRIGATION, POST-HARVEST EQUIPMENT

For a province which produces almost 1-million metric tons of paddy rice every year and holds the national production record of 16-metro tons per hectare, Iloilo rice farmers have not been given the needed support they have been dreaming of over generations. Over 70 years since my grandfather, ...
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