• 27 April 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 -- The Philippines remains committed to work with Southeast Asian countries in the fight against extremism, terrorism, and crimes against humanity, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alfred del Rosario said. “The Philippines is one with ASEAN in its commitment to a culture of peace, tolerance, mutual respect, and inclusiveness,” Secretary del Rosario said during his intervention at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Sunday. Del Rosario stressed the country “remains absolutely steadfast in cooperating with ASEAN members, the United Nations and all other countries in confronting extremism and radical violence.” The Foreign Affairs secetary also said the Philippines “condemns war crimes and crimes against humanity being perpetrated by ISIS.” The Philippines has co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters and supported the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ statement on the Violence and Brutality Committed by Extremist Organizations in Iraq and Syria. Del Rosario also said the country would contribute in the fight against extremism, terrorism, and crimes against humanity “by engaging or cooperating with other countries ...Read more

PH calls on ASEAN to stop China's reclamation in the West Philippine Sea

 CENTRAL  27 April 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 27 --  The Philippines has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday to “assert its leadership, centrality, and solidarity” in order to thwart China’s massive reclamation activities over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China ...Read more

DA partners with WEF’s Grow Asia 

 CENTRAL  27 April 2015
QUEZON CITY, April 27 -- The Department of Agriculture has formalized its partnership with Grow Asia Agriculture Forum through the newly-minted Philippine Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA), which it hopes to become a venue to develop dynamic food and agribusiness ventures in the country ...Read more