Philippines Morning News For November 13

Philippines Morning News For November 13
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Philippines morning newsSouth China Sea Harmony: Beijing’s For The Taking
The Philippines is on the front line of China’s entry into a strategic theatre in Asia that has been dominated by the United States since World War II. Its experience of China’s rise is a sometimes fraught daily reality.
AEC News Today

Trump to ‘re-energize’ Philippines-US partnership
The United States seeks to re-energize its relationship with the Philippines during President Donald Trump’s visit here for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summits this week even as it plans to discuss counterterrorism, the war on drugs and the South China Sea issue.

Xi to Rody on South China Sea military buildup: It’s nothing
Chinese President Xi Jinping has downplayed Beijing’s buildup in the South China Sea and has dismissed the possibility of war breaking out over the maritime dispute, President Duterte said yesterday.

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) will identify 300 new economic zones in January 2018, in time for an investment road show where the state-run agency will market these to create new revenue streams.

Japan to give P676-M loan for Marawi rehab
The Japanese government has committed to provide a P676-million (¥1.5-billion) loan to the Philippines for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend.

Pres. Duterte vows support for MSMEs
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, November 12, pledged support for the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recognizing its significant contribution in achieving inclusive growth.
Philippine News Agency 

Abe arrives in Philippines for talks with ASEAN leaders
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday began a four-day trip to the Philippines for meetings with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at which he is set to seek support for a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”
— Japan Today

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meets Malcolm Turnbull
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has assured Malcolm Turnbull he was concerned about China’s military expansion in the South China Sea a day after saying the conflict was “better left untouched”.
The Australian 

Rodrigo Duterte: the president warlord of the Philippines
The litany of horrific comments that have catapulted the Philippine leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to international notoriety is so exhaustive that it is hard to choose his most transgressive lines. Nothing, it seems, is out of bounds.
The Guardian

Economy likely grew 6.6% in Q3 – Moody’s
The Philippine economy likely grew at a much faster pace in the third-quarter of the year owing to strong domestic demand and public sector-led infrastructure projects, Moody’s Analytics’ latest outlook revealed.
Manila Bulletin 

Duterte: China Sea row ‘better left untouched’
PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday said the South China Sea dispute involving China and five other claimants, including the Philippines, is “better left untouched.”

Iran eyes oil, coal & cement supply to PH
Iranian businessmen are exploring trade opportunities in oil, fertilizer, coal, cement and agriculture products in the Philippines as it opens up its economy.

More PH MSMEs to benefit from ASEAN mentorship program
Startup and expanding micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to get a boost from new mentorship program of the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meant to help ensure their businesses become successful.
Philippine News Agency 

Asean, partners link arms in fight vs terrorism
To put it aptly, the Department of National Defense (DND) brought home more than the proverbial bacon when it recently hosted the 11th Asean Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and the 4th ADMM-Plus, through its chairman Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana.

Duterte, Trump face to face for the first time
President Rodrigo Duterte met face to face with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Saturday.

Government to test rice-corn blend in PH
In order to reduce the country’s dependency on rice imports, the government now wants to see if rice-corn blend could work in the Philippine market as it lays down strategies on how to market corn as an alternative staple to rice.

Inclusivity a challenge in Asean
As they integrate, Asean economies compete among themselves in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) and struggle to lift up small businesses in an environment that is still controlled by big businesses.

Rody vows to investigate, suspend corrupt local officials
President Duterte yesterday threatened to suspend and investigate local officials who allow corruption to thrive in their areas and to dismiss government personnel with doubtful integrity.

Sustainability as disruptive innovation and profit driver
After living in Canada for over 20 years, I found myself in mid-September standing before 26 experienced professionals from China, Japan, India, Mexico, and the Philippines who were enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the Asian Institute of Management.
The Manila Times 

most filipinos back duterte’s martial law
The Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey, fielded on Sept. 23-27, found that more than half of the adult population of 106 million Filipinos agree with President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to Congress for the extension of the proclamation of martial law in the whole of Mindanao until the end of the year.
Manila Standard 


Feature photo Andy Maluche
Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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Leakhena is a junior journalist at AEC News Today who is also currently studying International Relations, which she finds adds perspective to her work reporting on the Asean Community.

“I love what I am doing so much as it gives me a lot of great experience and provides challenges to my mind.

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