(Yearender) Empowering Filipino MSMEs in global trade, value chains

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) Empowering Filipino MSMEs in global trade, value chains 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Dec. 30 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has placed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the forefront of its trade and investment strategies to boost the growth of the sector.

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President Aquino pays tribute to members of APEC Organizing Committee

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino pays tribute to members of APEC Organizing Committee 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — In simple rites held three days before Christmas, President Benigno S. Aquino III honored members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) for their meritorious services during the country’s successful hosting of the year-long APEC events.

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Nuclear terrorism a real threat, says IAEA Chief

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nuclear terrorism a real threat, says IAEA Chief 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) -– International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday warned of the serious threats of nuclear terrorism and urged all nations, including the Philippines, to prepare for any eventuality.

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Boy gives snappy salute to PNP chief Marquez in Baclaran

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Boy gives snappy salute to PNP chief Marquez in Baclaran 

151118144811MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — A little boy executes a snappy salute to PNP Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez during inspection of the police officers for securing the APEC summit on Wednesday along Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran, ParaƱaque City. (PNA)

FPV/CLTC (PNA photo by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan)

PAL cancels over 300 more flights due to APEC

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on PAL cancels over 300 more flights due to APEC 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

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PHL, China hold high level talks in Manila for first time in six years

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL, China hold high level talks in Manila for first time in six years 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — For the first time in six years, the Philippines and China held high-level talks in Manila in a move that could lead to the normalization of ties between the two Asian neighbors embroiled in a long-standing territorial feud over the contested South China Sea.

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APEC instils trade liberalization gains in PHL

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC instils trade liberalization gains in PHL 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) — Among the country’s gains as a member economy of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are the benefits of trade liberalization pushed in the forum, said Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo.

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APEC urges World Trade Organization members to ratify treaty amendment granting special licenses for export of medicines

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC urges World Trade Organization members to ratify treaty amendment granting special licenses for export of medicines 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has urged all World Trade Organization (WTO) members to ratify the Protocol Amending the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, considering the importance of facilitating access to medicines.

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APEC sees green port award system as an important platform to improve Asia Pacific’s port industry

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC sees green port award system as an important platform to improve Asia Pacific’s port industry 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Oct. 22 — The 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are being encouraged to participate in a program that "serves as an important platform for best practices sharing, the promotion of efficiency and sustainability, and the improvement of the overall competitiveness” of the Asia Pacific’s port industry.

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Drilon conveys personal invitation of Pres. Aquino to Putin to attend APEC

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Drilon conveys personal invitation of Pres. Aquino to Putin to attend APEC 

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 — Philippine Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday (Manila time) handed to Russia's Foreign Affair Minister Sergey Lagrov the letter of President Benigno Aquino III inviting President Vladimir Putin to attend 23rd Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in Manila next month.

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