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Philippines, Japan sign $202m loan deal for Mindanao road project in conflict areas

June 18, 2019

The Philippines and Japan on Tuesday signed a $202.04 million or about 21.9 billion yen loan agreement for the Road Network Development Project in conflict areas in Mindanao. During the 8th Philippine-Japan High Level Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and

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Palace says Duterte is ”very careful” in handling collision incident in Recto Bank

June 18, 2019

Malacanang on Tuesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he does not want the collision incident between  a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the Recto Bank near the West Philippine Sea to be “blown into an international crisis”. Presidential Spokesperson

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Water supply interruptions set despite onset of rainy season

June 18, 2019

The two Metro Manila water concessionaires announced on Tuesday there will be water service interruptions after the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) reduced raw water allocation for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). From the standard 46 cubic meters

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Philippine Navy commissions six new assets

June 18, 2019

The Philippine Navy formally commissioned and blessed two Anti-Submarine helicopters and four Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) during their 121 st anniversary celebration in Cavite City on Monday. The celebration, led by President Rodrigo Duterte and also attended by Defense Secretary

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Duterte to participate in ASEAN Summit in Thailand

June 18, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to participate for the 34th ASEAN  (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit on June 22 to 23 in Bangkok. According to Assistant Foreign Secretary Junever Mahilum-West, there will be 16 expected outcome documents during the

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Issues delay sending of skilled OFWs to Japan: Bello

June 18, 2019

The Philippines has not begun sending overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Japan under its new skills residency system. In an interview, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said: “Probably (deployment can begin) within the next two months.”  “It must be ASAP (as

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ASEAN to discuss Code of Conduct, unsure if Recto Bank incident will be tackled: DFA

June 18, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders will discuss the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but cannot confirm if the incident in Recto Bank will be discussed during

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Palace says they can only ‘invite’, not ‘summon’ Chinese envoy

June 18, 2019

Malacanang on Tuesday clarified that the government cannot summon Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua as it does ”not have jurisdiction” over him. “First of all we cannot summon the ambassador. We don’t have jurisdiction over the ambassador. We are not the

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