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Philippines President Duterte Bats for More Responsive East ASEAN Growth Area

BANGKOK — President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the establishment of a facilitation center within the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) involving Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. Panelo said the President made this push when he participated in the 13th BIMP-EAGA Summit, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN 34th...


ABS-CBN shares hit 52-wk low on frozen franchise bill

–ANGELICA BALLESTEROS, The Manila Times MANILA, June 17, 2019: SHARES of ABS-CBN Corp. slumped to a new 52-week low last week following news that a bill aimed at renewing its legislative franchise did not make it through the 17th Congress. The listed media conglomerate’s stock price hit its lowest price of P16.80 last Friday before...


Philippine Air Lines (PAL), PHL Flag Carrier, introduces new OIC, Vivienne Khao Tan

MANILA , June 18, 2019– Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lucio Tan’s daughter, Vivienne Khao Tan, as the airline’s officer-in-charge after Jaime Bautista’s retirement as president and chief operating officer. The tycoon sits as PAL chairman and chief executive officer, while his daughter is currently executive vice president of PAL....


PRRD’s 2019 Japan trip nets PHP288-B in business deals

MANILA — At least PHP288.804 billion worth of business agreements and letters of intent were signed between the Philippines and Japan on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Duterte’s working visit to Japan. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Wednesday said the 26 signed agreements show Japanese business leaders’ confidence in the Philippines as an “investor haven.” “These...


Duterte to ink at least 10 deals in Japan trip

By Azer Parrocha  MANILA — The Philippines is expected to sign at least 10 business agreements during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s trip to Japan by end of May. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that these deals are expected to allow Japanese companies to invest in the Philippines by expanding their businesses here. “So far we have mga two...


A Filipino Woman’s Take on the Road Less Travelled

The story of a Filipino immigrant is one of the dreams, hard work, great sacrifice and the hope for a better future. For many Filipinos, Canada is one of the top countries when it comes to immigration, second to the United States. Despite Canada’s climate, access to free education, free health care and the endless...