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Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum, seeks wider engagement in Asia

FORMER president-turned-Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of Pampanga has called for wider engagement among Asian countries on less controversial issues in her election as one of the members of the board of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan, China. Arroyo, who accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte, said that the Boao platform would even be a [...] The post Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum, seeks wider engagement in Asia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesApr 11th, 2018

GMA named to Boao Forum board of directors

FORMER President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was elected as member of the board of directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). In a statement, Arroyo expressed elation over her election and heartfelt thanks to the members who trusted her. “I’m very happy to be here in Boao Forum….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Still friends with China: Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum

Years after her presidency, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s ties with the Chinese remain strong. The Pampanga 2nd District representative was elected member of the board of directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) held in Hainan, China. Arroyo said in a statement on Wednesday, April 11, she is “happy” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Ex-president Macapagal-Arroyo may join Boao Forum board in China

Hainan, China---Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may join the board of the Boao Forum for Asia and replace former President Fidel Ramos in the body, according to Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana. Arroyo, now a lawmaker, is attending the Boao Forum upon the invitation of the secretariat. She paid a courtesy call to President Duterte shortly after his arrival in the Southern China province. Arroyo said she would be watching Mr. Duterte's speech at the Boao plenary, an opportunity that a foreign affairs official described as a privilege. Sta. Romana said the 90-year-old Ramos has been cutting back on his travels, which was why Arroyo may take ...Keep on reading: Ex-president Macapagal-Arroyo may join Boao Forum board in China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals

    President Rodrigo Duterte is back in the country after a short trip to China and Hong Kong. The President returned home with a $9.5 billion worth of investment agreements from China after he attended the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. He arrived at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong on board PR001 past 1 a.m. President Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting where the two leaders agreed to craft a framework on the possible joint exploration in the disputed South China Sea. The chief executive and Xi also discussed ways on how to further economic ties between the Philippines and China despite an ongo...Keep on reading: Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte: PH stands with China in war vs criminality, drugs, terrorism

THE Philippines stands with China in its war against crime, drugs and terrorism, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. In his speech opening the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China, Duterte reiterated that the Philippines would remain “committed to interconnectivity, both in functional terms and in political engagement.” “Bilaterally, the Philippines is showing how complex [...] The post Duterte: PH stands with China in war vs criminality, drugs, terrorism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Social mover Sheila Platt, wife of ex-US envoy to the PH, passes away

Sheila M. Platt, wife of former US Ambassador to the Philippines Nicholas Platt, passed away surrounded by her family on May 15 at home in New York City. Even after Ambassador Platt left the Philippines to take up his post as ambassador to Pakistan, eventually returning to New York in November 1992 after retiring from foreign service to become president of the Asia Society, Sheila Platt continued to return yearly to the Philippines to continue her work as board member of Community Family Service International (CFSI), a refugee mental health organization in the Philippines and Hong Kong, Save the Children, Philippines, and the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Manila. S...Keep on reading: Social mover Sheila Platt, wife of ex-US envoy to the PH, passes away.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Cooperate, coordinate, collaborate

“Cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate” — this is the call of President Duterte to small nations to implement to attain prosperity for all, during the opening ceremony of the recently held Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018. Also referred to as the 3Cs of togetherness, we tend to use these terms interchangeably to mean working […] The post Cooperate, coordinate, collaborate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

PH gets fresh China funds for rice project

China will infuse fresh funding worth P226.93 million to a joint Philippine and Chinese program established almost two decades ago aimed at boosting technical cooperation in the agriculture sector. In particular, the 27.52-million renminbi grant signed by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on behalf of the Philippine government and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China, on Tuesday will "modernize the Philippines' hybrid rice center, and in turn, boost the country's palay production," the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement on Friday. The DOF said that the agreement, in the form of an exchange of letters,...Keep on reading: PH gets fresh China funds for rice project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte: Use China aid for Mindanao hospitals upgrade

President Duterte wants part of the almost P4 billion that China pledged during the recently concluded Boao Forum for Asia to be used to upgrade hospitals in Mindanao, particularly in Jolo and Basilan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

China lends P3.14B for Chico river irrigation project

The Philippine and Chinese governments have signed the P3.135-billion loan agreement for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project, the first flagship infrastructure project to be financed by China under the Duterte administration's ambitious "Build, Build, Build" program. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III signed the loan agreement on behalf of the Philippine government on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China, while Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua represented the Export-Import Bank of China. In a statement Thursday, the Department of Finance said that the $62.09-million dollar denominated loan would cover 85 percent of the pr...Keep on reading: China lends P3.14B for Chico river irrigation project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Playing high stakes in game with China

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte continued to bet big in a high-stakes game with President Xi Jinping of China in their latest round at the Boao Forum for Asia held in Hainan, the province claiming jurisdiction over the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte off to Hong Kong

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter After his participation at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan Province in China, President Rodrigo R. Duterte proceeded to Hong Kong on Wednesday, April 11, for a working visit and to meet with overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there. In a press release, the Presidential News Desk (PND) said […] The post Duterte off to Hong Kong appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Xi Calls for Elevating Sino-Philippine Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for elevating the ties between China and the Philippines while meeting with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte at the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference. Xi said that the leaders of both countries should maintain close communication, and strengthen strategic steering and top-level design for the bilateral relations. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte, go trace China roots

DURING a casual conversation at the Boao Forum for Asia President Xi Jinping, PRRD and SAP Bong Go talked about which Chinese province PRRD’s great great grandmother came from. PRRD responded that he traces his roots to Fujian Province, China. Go also shared this light moment with the two world….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PRRD Arrives in China to Attend Boao Forum for Asia

President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Qionghai Boao Airport on Monday, April 9, aboard a chartered Philippine Airlines flight. The President’s plane touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, the President was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a “Cold War mentality” amid trade disputes with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Xi pledged a “new phase of opening up” in his keynote address Tuesday to the Boao Forum for Asia, China’s […] The post China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte: Complex bilateral relations not impeding PH, China ties

    Hainan, China--- President Rodrigo Duterte said complex bilateral relations were not a hindrance to building significant relationships, as he emphasized the close ties between the Philippines and China.   "As sovereign equals, the Philippines and China are partners in the building of the much needed infrastructure which are the building blocks and bridges for greater understanding between our two peoples," the President said in his address to the plenary of the Boao Forum for Asia.   The Philippines and China are also working to boost their respective economies, he said.   "We are working together on strengthening economic compleme...Keep on reading: Duterte: Complex bilateral relations not impeding PH, China ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte: I need China

MANILA, Philippines – Before departing for China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia , President Rodrigo Duterte declared he "needs" Beijing to back his administration's priority programs. "I would say, I need China more than anybody else at this time of our national life. I need China. I will not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Mano po

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as she shows a gesture of respect to her father while on board Philippine Airlines Chartered Flight PR001 on April 9, 2018 with her son, Mateo Lucas. The President and his delegation are set to attend the Boao Forum for […] The post Mano po appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Duterte lands in China for Boao Forum

HAINAN, China --- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived on Monday in Hainan, China where he is set to address fellow world leaders and business officials at the Boao Forum for Asia and meet with President Xi Jinping, who he said he "simply loves." The Chief Executive touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at5:55 pm. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her young son Stingray accompanied him on the plane. Among the officials joining him in Hainan are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Science and Tec...Keep on reading: Duterte lands in China for Boao Forum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018