• 28 October 2016
Issued in Tokyo, 26 October 2016 On the invitation of the Government of Japan, His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines, undertook an Official Visit to Japan from 25 to 27 October 2016. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a productive Summit Meeting in a friendly, forward-looking and constructive atmosphere. With a view to further promoting the "Strategic Partnership” of the Philippines and Japan as two maritime countries bound by shared basic values, the two leaders state the following: The two leaders recognized the visit of President Duterte as a significant visit, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries. The visit is an important milestone in the bilateral relationship which highlights the depth of bilateral relations and further enhances exchanges and cooperation. With the aim of sustaining a peaceful and active relationship between the East Asian and Southeast Asian regions, the two leaders reaffirmed that the two countries fully commit to further strengthening the Strategic Partnership based on such commo ...Read more

Philippines launches social security partnership with Denmark

 CENTRAL  28 October 2016
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 28 - Filipino workers employed in Denmark will be entitled to social security benefits under the same conditions applicable to Danish nationals under the bilateral agreement signed by the two countries, according to the Social Security System (SSS) which led the negotiations ...Read more

DPWH creates right-of-way task force for urgent infrastructure projects

 CENTRAL  28 October 2016
MANILA, Oct. 28 - A task force that will handle right-of-way acquisition has been created by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to minimize delay in project implementation. Under Department Order No. 203, series of 2016, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar ordered the creation of ...Read more