Category Archives: asean

Revival of Davao-Manado flights pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – The plan to re-establish the Davao City-Manado in North Sulawesi direct air connectivity will strengthen the city’s position as the gateway to the 10-country Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) executive director Romeo Montenegro said on Thursday. “It’s a welcome development as we endeavor to […]

Results of study on ASEAN Economic Community out on Friday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center (SERDAC) of the state-owned University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) here will hold a forum on Friday at the school’s social hall to present the results of the study on the ASEAN Economic Community. USEP-School of Applied Economics acting dean Jennifer E. Hinlo […]

Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection has been pushed to allow the Philippines to take in the cross-border electricity market under the ASEAN Power Grid that envisions to put the region under a single power grid by 2030, Mindanao Development Authority executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said. Montenegro said in an interview […]

Davao bares infra modernization plan worth almost P300B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – The city government unveiled Tuesday its 27-year Infrastructure Modernization Plan (IM4Davao) that lists down short-, medium- and long-term priority projects worth P298.4 billion that may be funded by the national government or private investors. Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, Assistant City Administrator told a press briefing on Tuesday at […]

Major Indian firms to enter PH; $1.25B in business deals closed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) —  Major Indian business players have expressed optimism to pour in investments in the Philippines despite the security threats after they forged $1.25 billion in business deals with their Filipino counterparts during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte on January 24 to 26. The President announced this upon arrival […]

Indonesia Fashion Expo set in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) – A three-day 1st Indonesia Fashion Expo (IFE) 2017 will be staged at the Abreeza Mall of Davao from November 24 to 26 that will highlight some Indonesian products that can be sold in the Philippines. In a letter emailed on Monday, Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu said the staging of the expo […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with ASEAN biz. 13 Nov 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE ASEAN LEADERS’ INTERFACE WITH ASEAN BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL (ABAC)[Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City | 13 November […]

Asean multi-sectoral forum set in Gingoog City

By Elaine O. Ratunil CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) — The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Northern Mindanao in partnership with various government agencies, is set to hold an Asean multi-sectoral forum at the Penthouse, Gingoog City, October 17. In support of the country’s hosting of ASEAN 2017, the activity aimed to generate […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN. 08 August 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk KEYNOTE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE GRAND CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS [Delivered at the PICC […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN at World Economic Forum. 11 May 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk REMARKS OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE OPENING PLENARY: ASEAN AT 50 YEARS YOUNG [Delivered at The Ballroom, Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia | 11 […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Departure for Cambodia, Hong Kong China. 10 May 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk STATEMENT AND PRESS CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE FOR CAMBODIA, HONG KONG, AND CHINA [Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 | 10 […]

First timei

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet wave to the reception party upon their arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on May 10, 2017 for the President’s attendance to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 on May 11. This is the first foreign trip of the President where he is […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route. 30 April 2017

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY FOR THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE ASEAN DAVAO-GENERAL SANTOS-BITUNG (DGB) RORO SHIPPING NETWORK [Delivered at Kudos Port, Davao City | 30 April 2017] His Excellency President Joko Widodo, Madame Iriana Widodo and Ms. Kahiyang Ayu, Distinguished members of the […]

Tugade: safety, volume, transparency key to sustain Davao-GenSan-Bitung route

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 30 April) — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade cited three ingredients to ensure the sustainability of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung roll on roll off (RoRo) route launched Sunday by Presidents Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Joko Widodo of Indonesia: safety and security in the high seas, sustained volume of business; and customer […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Media. 27 April 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOLLOWING THE HIS JOINT STATEMENT WITH BRUNEI’S SULTAN HIS MAJESTY HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH [Malacañan, Palace | 27 April […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Media. Tagbilaran City. 19 April 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOLLOWING THE ASEAN SECURITY BRIEFING [Tagbilaran City, Bohol | 19 April 2017]  Q: Alam naman po namin na relentless ‘yung kampanya natin laban […]

Thank you

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo  sow their appreciation to the rondalla during the welcome rites for the  Indonesian President’s arrival at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017. The two Presidents will be in Davao City Sunday to launch the Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  

‘Mindanao catching up’ with opening of new shipping route to Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Sounding optimistic over the economic opportunities that could be unlocked with the launch on April 30 of a new shipping route between Mindanao and Indonesia, an official declared that the island “is now catching up” with the rest of the country. Mindanao Development Authority Chair Abul Khayr Alonto told “Wednesdays at Habi at […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Filipino Community, Bahrain. 14 April 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH  OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS MEETING WITH THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN BAHRAIN [Delivered at Khalifa Sports City, Manama, Bahrain | 14 April 2017] […]

Hungary seeks stronger EU-ASEAN economic ties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Stronger economic ties between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help the former regain its competitiveness, a Hungarian official said. “Actually, we are absolutely interested in tighter cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN because we understand that this is a very dynamically developing region […]

Hungary seeks stronger EU-ASEAN economic ties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Stronger economic ties between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help the former regain its competitiveness, a Hungarian official said. “Actually, we are absolutely interested in tighter cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN because we understand that this is a very dynamically developing region […]