Bong Go expresses support for wider regional cooperation to fight COVID-19 and climate change

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for his pronouncements during the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits on Thursday, November 12 that showed the country’s integral role in fostering stronger collaboration in the development of the region. During the virtual ASEAN Summit, Duterte also defended the country’s arbitral […]

Israeli flag carrier plane lands in the Philippines for the first time in seven years

The El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. with Flight No. LY 063 landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this morning, 14 October 2020, at 6:25 AM. Ambassador Rafael Harpaz said that this historic flight symbolizes the good relations between Israel and the Philippines.   It was in November 2013 when two Israeli planes carrying […]

Sara Duterte in the US for month-long US-sponsored exchange program

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is now in the United States of America for a month-long tour as part of an exchange program sponsored by the US State Department for selected young leaders all over the world. In a post on her official Linkedin account, Mayor Duterte said that she is with Zamboanga City Mayor […]

Philippines to bar 2 US lawmakers

On the provision on entry in the US 2020 Budget The United States (US) 2020 Budget contains a provision which authorizes the US Secretary of State to ban government officials in the Philippines from entering their territory about whom he “has credible information have been involved in the wrongful imprisonment of […] Senator Leila de […]

Arrival Statement on PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE’S Participation in the  2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

MANILA, 26 NOVEMBER 2019 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte returned to Manila from Busan, Republic of Korea on Tuesday evening after a productive participationin the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit.    The President and his fellow ASEAN leaders welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s “New Southern Policy,” which aims to elevate ASEAN-ROK dialoguepartnership through enhanced bilateral relations with ASEAN countries and stronger ROK involvement in ASEAN-led regional mechanisms.   President Duterte supported new initiatives on increasing trade and […]