• 07 May 2015
MANILA, May 7 --  Researchers from across the Asia-Pacific region will share their analyses and insights on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) issues at the 2015 APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference on 12-13 May in Boracay Island, Philippines. The conference is part of the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) and Related Meetings of APEC and organized by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN), in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The PASCN, which is being led by PIDS, is one of the 20 APEC Study Centers (ASCs) in APEC member-economies. ASCs undertake research, disseminate information, and facilitate discussions on APEC-related issues to support the attainment of APEC's vision and goals. The PASCN was established in 1996 through an administrative order as the Philippines' response to the APEC Leaders Education Initiative, which aims to develop regional cooperation in higher education and research. It is composed of the Asian Institute of Management, Ateneo De Manila University, Central Luzon State University, ...Read more

DA intensifies drought mitigation efforts

 CENTRAL  07 May 2015
QUEZON CITY, May 7 --  The Department of Agriculture has intensified its interventions to mitigate the effects of the El Niño phenomenon in the country, basing on the assessment of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and field monitoring reports ...Read more

Asian Carmakers Corporation turns over initial fleet of BMW cars to government for APEC

 CENTRAL  07 May 2015
   Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. graces the symbolic BMW-APEC Turnover Ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall Grounds of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (May 06). The APEC 2015 National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) accepts a sponsored fleet of BMW vehicles from the Asian Carmakers Corpora ...Read more