Category Archives: asean

Indonesia to hold 3-day expo in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – The Consulate General of Indonesia in Davao City will hold a three-day expo that will introduce some of its country’s quality export products. Endah R. Yuliarti Farry, consul for information and sociocultural affairs, told Habi at Kape on Wednesday that 20 Indonesian manufacturers of construction and building materials, housewares, […]

Davao ‘pilot city’ for China-BIMP-EAGA cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 Oct) – Davao will be a “pilot city” for China’s cooperation with Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) as it plans to scale up its partnership with the economic subregion, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang made the statement during the inauguration of the Consulate General of the […]

Barter trade between Tawi-Tawi and Sabah to resume January 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 October) —  The centuries-old practice of cross border trading between Tawi-Tawi and Sabah, Malaysia will resume January 2019 following the pronouncement of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal that it would open its border for barter trading after banning it in 2016, Romeo Montenero, Executive Director of the Mindanao Development Authority […]

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 […]

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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 […]