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Duterte’s Israel trip seen to boost economic ties

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE government is expected to ink up to 15 private sector agreements during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s official visit to Israel this week, Philippine Ambassador to Israel Nathaniel G. Imperial said. “I think the President wants to improve our economic relationship, especially the areas of trade and investment. And… link: Duterte’s Israel trip seen to boost economic ties.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to arrive Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing. The four-day stay in Israel is the first by a Philippine leader in more than 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations, even though their links go back to Manila sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. Duterte's visit has generated a lot of attention, powered both by his penchant for foul-mouthed statements -- including likening himself to Hitler -- and his internationally condemned drug crackdown that has killed thousands. Duterte, accompanied by an entourage including soldiers and p...Keep on reading: Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte to fortify ties with Israel, Jordan

President Rodrigo Duterte will witness the signing of several agreements including labor, defense and investment during his trip to Israel and Jordan on September 2 to 8, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Both visits would be the first by a Philippine leader since Manila established diplomatic ties….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 30th, 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: 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

Rody, SoKor’s Moon to talk in November

SEOUL –  President Duterte and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold bilateral talks in Manila this November to boost economic and security ties betwe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Duterte state visit to boost economic ties with Brunei

The International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) sees President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent state visit to Brunei to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Duterte to boost economic ties with China, Russia

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte is set to strengthen economic ties with China and Russia, saying yesterday he is about “to cross the Rubicon” with th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines’ construction industry

Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country’s construction industry, a Fitch Group unit said, as President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China in a bid to secure billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

[ANALYSIS] Is Duterte selling out the Philippines to China?

We need to talk more about President Rodrigo Duterte’s excessive pandering to Chinese interests. This week, after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic 2-day state visit, a total of 29 deals were signed between the Philippine and Chinese governments. (READ: LIST: Deals signed during Xi Jinping’s trip to Philippines ) Most of these were economic in nature ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Palace: Arbitral ruling set aside for now

MALACANANG on Tuesday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte has set aside the 2016 ruling of The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration in order to forge stronger trade and economic ties with China, it will not give up the country’s claims because “it’s already ours.” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the ruling, which invalidated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

IN CHARTS: Don t credit China for Philippine growth just yet

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has nothing but sweet words for China, as he hopes to forge stronger ties with the global superpower for economic gain. Duterte once said he needs China " more than anybody else " and "will not say something which is not good" against the global superpower.  However, data ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Duterte changes plans, decides to finish APEC Summit

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte decided to finish the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday, November 18, after Malacañang said he will cut his trip short by one day. Duterte was earlier expected to arrive at the Davao International Airport ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Duterte to cut short APEC trip due to urgent domestic developments — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte had to cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit here because of "urgent domestic developments," Malacañang said on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Duterte cuts short APEC trip, will be back in PH on Nov 18

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will cut his visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) by a day, Malacanang said on Friday. The official schedule sent…READ The post Duterte cuts short APEC trip, will be back in PH on Nov 18 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte to attend summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea

President Duterte has embarked on a weeklong trip to Singapore and Papua New Guinea to attend annual summits aimed at fostering closer regional ties. Duterte to attend summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea Source link: Duterte to attend summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

‘Trade with China to continue despite Philippine-US ties’

Trade with China will continue despite the Philippines’ stronger economic ties with the United States, the Department of Trade and Industry said, as President Duterte expressed reservation over a condition that he said is being imposed by Washington on its trade partners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Think tank says China, Philippines improving relations

The improving political relationship between China and the Philippines under the Duterte administration has boosted the economic ties between the two countries, said a top think tank here......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Duterte returns from fruitful Bali meeting

President Rodrigo Duterte arrived early on Friday morning in Davao City after his brief visit to Bali, Indonesia, where he stressed the importance of closer regional cooperation to boost growth at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Leaders' Gathering.   "I am pleased to be back home from an engaging interaction with my fellow Asean leaders and heads of international institutions at the Asean Leaders' Gathering in Bali," he said in his arrival statement.   The President said he reiterated the country's "national priorities of inclusive growth, stable and secure environment and economic integration in the region."   Steady growth path &nb...Keep on reading: Duterte returns from fruitful Bali meeting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Duterte: Israel, Jordan visits to boost OFW welfare - Philippine Star

Duterte: Israel, Jordan visits to boost OFW welfare - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Amputee Marawi soldiers among those who joined Duterte in Israel-Jordan trip

Soldiers who lost limb during the five-month Marawi siege were among the military personnel who joined President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Israel and Jordan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018