• 23 May 2015
MANILA,  May 23 --  Malacañang has reiterated its determination to push for a peaceful resolution to the West Philippine Sea issue, despite tension brewing between the United States and China, after the Chinese Navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane as it flew over the contested waters last Wednesday."Dahil sa pinakahuling insidente, nagiging matingkad ang reyalidad ng pagkakaroon ng tensyon at hindi naman natin nais na lumala pa itong tensyon. Habang kinikilala natin na mayroong tensyon, pursigido pa rin tayo at determinado pa rin tayong isulong ang ating posisyon sa pamamagitan ng pagtalima sa international law," Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during Friday’s press briefing at the Palace. Coloma added that the Philippines will continue to abide by the UNCLOS and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the  South China Sea.  "Patuloy na tatalima ang Pilipinas sa UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) at sa diwa ng Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, at patuloy din po tayong makikipag-ugnayan sa mga miyembro ng ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) sa prinsipyo ng ASEAN centrality at sa p ...Read more

PH most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness – The Economist

 CENTRAL  23 May 2015
MANILA --  The Philippines has been recognized as most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness in the recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit last April entitled “Evaluating the environment for public-private partnerships in Asia-Pacific, The 2014 Infrascope”. Ranked numbe ...Read more

Trade officials’ meeting to focus on multilateral trading system, regional integration

 CENTRAL  23 May 2015
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --   Officials attending the Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting on Saturday and Sunday will tackle a variety of issues centering on growth, Trade and Industry  Secretary Gregory Domingo said. The MRT meeting will focus on three main areas: support for multilatera ...Read more