• 14 February 2016
RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Feb. 14 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will discuss “the growing tension between the Philippines and China over sovereignty issues in the South China Sea” when he addresses the Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) on Tuesday, February 16. According to LAWAC, President Aquino will also speak about “the new defense agreement between Manila and Washington, security in East Asia, and the future for economic growth in the Philippines and its neighbors in Southeast Asia”. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is currently hearing the case filed by the Philippines against China’s claim on the disputed West Philippine Sea or South China Sea. Prior to his LAWAC speaking engagement, President Aquino will attend the summit organized by US President Barack Obama with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on February 15 to 16. Trade, maritime security and terrorism will be among the talking points during the US-ASEAN Summit at the Sunnylands estate here, the same venue where President Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. President Aquino will also discuss the results of the special US-ASEAN sum ...Read more

Philippines shares priorities for Climate Vulnerable Forum

 CENTRAL  14 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 14 -- The Philippine Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva recently held a briefing session for members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), discussing in particular the priorities of the Philippines as CVF President for the remainder of its ten ...Read more

DOLE issues guidelines for implementation of JobStart Philippines 

 CENTRAL  14 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 14 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued the implementing guidelines of Jobstart Philippines under its Employment Facilitation program to help young jobseekers to be more responsive to the demands of the labor market. “Being the first of its kind in Southeast As ...Read more