Philippines Morning News For November 14

Philippines Morning News For November 14

Philippines morning newsRussia says to help PH build nuclear power infrastructure
Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, said Tuesday it would help the Philippines develop a nuclear power infrastructure under a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Energy.

Pres. Duterte mulls more investment from India on cheaper meds
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 13, said he is mulling more investments from India, particularly in the manufacture of cheaper medicine.
Philippine News Agency 

PH most improved on FDIs
Foreign direct investments (FDIs) to Asean fell 20 percent to $97 billion from $120 billion in 2015, with the Philippines the fourth largest recipient of investments among the 10 countries in the region.

From Burma to the Philippines, Trump largely ignores human rights on Asia trip
As his first official trip to Asia neared its end Monday, President Trump had yet to utter a word about the vicious military campaign against the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Burma, which the United Nations’ top human rights official has called a “textbook example” of genocide.
Washington Post

Trump open to US-PH free trade deal
The United States will consider a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines following a bilateral meeting during the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, a Cabinet official said.
The Manila Times 

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PH, India sign 4 agreements
The Philippines and India signed four agreements in different areas of cooperation at the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit and related summits Monday night.
Manila Standard 

No human rights, EJK in Duterte-Trump talks
Human rights and extrajudicial killings were not discussed during the first bilateral meeting between President Duterte and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit yesterday.

Duterte puts security risks front and center
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, representing the chair this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), yesterday set the stage for the bloc’s 31st summit by putting security threats front and center in remarks at the opening ceremony.

Democracy and dev’t: Do they go together?
For businessman Enrique Razon, democracy has nothing to do with a country’s development noting the some of the countries with the most advanced infrastructure are the ones which are not democratic.

PH ready to expand ties with Russia
President Rodrigo Duterte expressed the Philippines’ willingness to expand relations with Russia particularly in area of trade.
Philippine News Agency 

Trans-Pacific Partnership to further boost PHL economy, experts say
Despite the absence of the United States, experts said the Duterte administration should consider hopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) train, as this would provide opportunities to bolster the country’s economy.

PH, Australia agree to stop IS terrorists
THE Australian and the Philippine government on Monday underscored the need to deter terrorists from setting foot anywhere in the Asia-Pacific rim.
Manila Standard 

PH-Spanish diplomatic ties marked
THE Philippine Embassy in Spain recently commemorated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Manila and Madrid.
Manila Standard 

PH, Japan affirm close ties
President Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed on Monday the close ties between their two countries during their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) wherein they also exchanged notes on major local infrastructure projects such as the Metro Manila Subway project and economic and social development program.
Manila Standard 

Pres. Duterte urges SoKor to invest more in PH
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 13, urged South Korean investors to further increase trade and investment in the Philippines.
Philippine News Agency 

MSME sector getting much-needed support
Small businessmen could end up as the biggest winners in the ongoing regional meetings should the commitments and pledged funding support for the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector—including P75 billion in financing and capacity-building seed funds—are transformed into concrete programs, experts said.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Sustains Support For Deadly War On Drugs
Inside the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained support for his bloody war on drugs, despite the thousands of lives lost and criticism by human rights groups.

DOH urged to study scientific data on vapes
THE Department of Health should look at all the available scientific data supporting the use of alternative tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes or vapes, as tobacco harm reduction measures that would benefit the estimated 20 million Filipino smokers.


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