Gov’t preparations for ASEAN Summit, state visits of Widodo, Bolkiah in full swing

The Philippine government has stepped up preparations for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the State Visits of Indonesian President His Excellency Joko Widodo, and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yan Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in Manila this week.

President Duterte’s State Visits to China and Brunei enhance trade ties, 22 Oct. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, October 21 said his recent State Visits to Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China have strengthened the Philippines’ economic and diplomatic ties with both countries and have opened doors for more meaningful engagements as they discussed ways to deepen their bilateral relations and explored other areas of undertakings .

Gov’t prepares for typhoon “Lawin”, 17 Oct. 2016

The government is now preparing to cushion the possible impact of typhoon “Lawin” (international codename: Haima), which was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this week.