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Chinese VP lauds 14th China-ASEAN Expo organizers

BEIJING — Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli lauded the successful holding of the 14th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Nanning, China last week. “China-ASEAN Expo is becoming better and better each year. The Expo is very successful,” Zhang told the 300 foreign journalists whom he met at the Great Hall …

BRICS leaders condemn NoKor’s nuke test

XIAMEN CITY – BRICS leaders on Monday condemned the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK,” stated in the Xiamen Declaration adopted by consensus of BRICS leaders during the 9th BRICS Summit held in this southeastern coastal Chinese city. “We express deep …

Chinese leader seeks wider BRICS coverage

XIAMEN CITY – Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for broader coverage of BRICS cooperation to increase its global influence and deliver more tangible benefits to the people of other emerging market and developing countries. Speaking at the opening of the BRICS Business Forum in Xiamen on Sunday, Xi said the BRICS will usher another golden …

Chinese firms seize Belt & Road’s ‘boundless’ opportunities

TIANJIN City — Large Chinese construction companies have expressed enthusiasm to seize abundant opportunities that Belt and Road Initiative is offering to broaden their overseas market. Since interconnectivity of infrastructure is the priority of the Belt and Road, Wang Xingzhou, board chairman of China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co., Ltd, (CR18G), said opportunities now for construction …

Tianjin Sports Museum to take center stage in 13th National Games

TIANJIN CITY, Aug. 11— The newly opened Tianjin Sports Museum will be put into limelight as Tianjin City in China host the much-awaited national finals of the 13th National Games from August 27 to September 8. The museum was officially opened to the public for free only last March just in time for the quadrennial …

President Duterte signs EO institutionalizing 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Hotline

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) institutionalizing the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Hotline that would further bolster his war against corruption, reduce red tape and expedite transactions in government. Under EO No. 06 signed by the President on Oct. 14, an 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center has been established to serve as …

Palace formally invites UN special rapporteur to look into alleged extrajudicial killings in PHL

MANILA – Malacañang announced Wednesday that it has already formally sent an invitation to the United Nations Special Rapporteur to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines. “Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the Palace has sent an invitation to the UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and he is awaiting her response,” …

Palace answers FVR: President Duterte has long-term vision for PHL By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA – Contrary to former President Fidel V. Ramos’ observation, President Rodrigo Duterte has long-term vision for the Philippines based on the “AmBisyon 2040”. “The President does have a long-term vision. It hasn’t really been expounded on, it’s not public knowledge but he does have a vision for that,” Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in …

FVR’s concerns are worth looking into – Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said former President Fidel V. Ramos’ concerns are “worth looking into” especially regarding foreign relations. “Former President Ramos is a senior statesman and he’s acting, in a sense, like a father. He’s not referring to the actual actions. He’s referring to the foreign relations that tend to be affected by …

War on drugs tops 100 days accomplishments of President Duterte

MANILA – The intensified campaign against illegal drugs has topped the list of the major accomplishments of President Rodrigo Duterte in his first 100 days in office. Presidential Communications Operations (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said war on drugs is a “complete success” based on 84 percent of Filipinos who are “satisfied” with the campaign. “The …

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