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….....»»

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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......»»

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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

Senior Israeli gov’t exec in Manila for political, economic, security talks MANILA, Philippines --- A senior Israeli government official is in Manila for political, economic and security talks to follow through President Duterte's historic visit to Israel last September.   Gilad Cohen, deputy director general for Asia and the Pacific of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Duterte's visit opened the floodgates for more cooperation in a wide range of common interests such as agriculture, security, science, tourism and labor agreements.   "It was very, very important for me to come to the Philippines," Cohen told the Inquirer on Monday ahead of his dialogue with various Ph...Keep on reading: Senior Israeli gov’t exec in Manila for political, economic, security talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Stronger Israel-PH ties seen

Israel reaffirmed its commitment to being a strong ally of the Philippines Friday as President Duterte met with Ambassador Radael Harpaz in Malacanang to discuss greater cooperation between the two countries. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, in a statement, said the envoy extended his country’s sympathy and condolences to the families of those who died in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Israel, Russia reaffirm ties with PHL

ISRAELI Ambassador Rafael Harpaz and Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev paid courtesy calls to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday to reaffirm ties with the Philippines, Malacañang said on Thursday night......»»

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Duterte, Sri Lanka President Sirisena boost defense, agri ties during visit

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s state visit to the Philippines yielded agreements on defense, agriculture, and education cooperation for the two countries. Sirisena and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the signing of 5 memoranda of understanding on Wednesday, January 16, in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DFA: Sri Lanka President to visit Philippines on Jan 15-19

  MANILA, Philippines --- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sisirena will be in the country for a state visit on January 15 to 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday. Sirisena is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on January 16 to discuss "political, economic, cultural, and people engagement," according to DFA. DFA said Sisirena will also visit the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baos, Laguna during his trip in the Philippines. "The visit of President Sirisena is the first by a Sri Lankan President serving both as Head of State and Government under Sri Lanka'...Keep on reading: DFA: Sri Lanka President to visit Philippines on Jan 15-19.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

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.....»»

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