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No foreign help in securing APEC – AFP

MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) — Despite the arrival of the USS Fitzgerald, an American guided-missile destroyer in Manila South Harbor, all security measures related to the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Conference…

President Aquino says Philippines welcomes defense agreement with open arms

MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines welcomes the mutual benefits under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States,…

Senator Guingona backs continuity of 4Ps

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov. 19 (PNA)- Reelectionist Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III vowed his support to the continuity of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the national government despite criticism…

Filipina tells Obama, APEC CEOs: ‘climate change is like cancer — and the world is at stage 2’

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — Climate change is like cancer and the world is at Stage 2, young Filipina entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno told United States President Barack Obama and participants…

President Aquino calls on fellow APEC leaders to work closer to face increasingly globalized scene

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday called on his fellow leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to unite and…

PNP logistics holding well for APEC security participants

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — Logistics for feeding and sheltering police officers tasked to secure the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Metro Manila seems to be holding quite…

Japanese PM Abe arrives in Manila for APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) – Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe arrived in Manila Wednesday morning for the high-level Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The PM’s plane landed…

Protesters urged not to do actions that can embarrassed country

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — While stressing that maximum tolerance policy will be observed against rallyists marching against the four-day Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders Summit in Metro Manila, Philippine…

DOJ junks criminal complaints vs. INC for lack of evidence

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the two criminal complaints filed against the officialdom of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC)…

Philippines, Mexico inks economic, tourism, anti-narcotics cooperation

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — The Philippines and the United Mexican States on Tuesday signed agreements in the areas of economy, tourism and anti-narcotics cooperation to…

South China Sea off APEC agenda – PHL exec

By Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — Despite the South China Sea dispute reaching new highs, the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday stressed anew that the…

Obama reiterates commitment to Asia Pacific security, pledges 2 more ships to PHL

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — After touring the Filipino frigate, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (formerly the US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) Tuesday, American President Barack Obama…

Japan confirms deal with PHL on transfer of military equipment

By Michaela Del Callar MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — Japan on Tuesday confirmed that Manila and Tokyo are finalizing a deal allowing the transfer of military equipment to the Philippines….

PHL, Australia launch program to protect children vs online sexual abuse

By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA, Nov 17 (PNA) — The Philippines and Australia launched on Tuesday a social protection program aimed to combat online sexual exploitation of Filipino children. “This…

US President Obama arrives in PHL for APEC 2015 Economic Leaders’ Meeting

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — US President Barack Obama arrived in the Philippines Tuesday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ meeting. Obama was…