Legarda hails 70 years of PHL-France ties

SENATOR Loren Legarda looks forward to further deepening of ties between the Philippines and France as the two nations commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

“The Philippine Senate recognizes the importance of our country’s partnership with France which has substantially complemented our nation’s efforts in addressing current global challenges,” said Legarda, a founding member of the Philippines-France Parliamentary Friendship Association

Legarda made the statement during the meeting of Philippine senators with their visiting French counterparts recently.

On January 25, the French Embassy in Manila will launch the “PhilFrance: Feel French”, a year-long campaign to…

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Korea opens honorary consulate in Davao City

FULLY recognizing Davao City’s potential as major trade and business hub with an enhanced role in diplomatic relations, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to open an Honorary Consulate in Davao City naming Edgar Ang as its Honorary Consul.

Ang is a native Davaoeño entrepreneur who runs a variety of businesses, including automotive dealerships and fertilizer trading.

During the celebratory reception, Ambassador Kim asked the newly appointed Consul Ang for his dedication to bilateral cooperation between Korea and the Philippines, acting as a link between the two countries. 

In turn, Mr. Ang swore that he would…

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British Embassy honors partners

THE British Embassy Manila recently paid tribute to organizations that supported United Kingdom’s initiatives to fast track the country’s progress and development.

Ambassador Asif Ahmad said they are recognizing the significant contributions of their partners who tirelessly support the country’s vision for inclusive prosperity and those who came to help the Philippines in their time of need.

Among those recognized are the Asia Foundation, Asian Development Bank (ADB), British Red Cross, British Women’s Association Manila, Child Protection Network Foundation and Handicap International.

Also honored are International Committee of the Red Cross, International SOS, Medecin du Mondes Philippines, Philippine Development Foundation,…

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Swedes to invest in infrastructure, others
Sweden Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg

AS the Swedish Embassy reopens after eight years, Swedish companies have expressed their strong desire to pour more investments into the Philippines especially in infrastructure, transportation and information communications technology industries.

Sweden Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, said that the government of Sweden sees impressive growth in the Philippines as he led a 70-man business that recently visited the country.

 “Swedish companies are already opening more stores. Ikea announced that they will open stores here in Manila but we also had discussions with the secretary of transport with the infrastructure plans…

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European Trade Chamber Supports More Telco Players Idea

THE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is pushing for more players in the telecommunications industry, believing that it will improve services being provided to the public.

During the recent Competition Law Forum in Makati City, ECCP Senior Advocacy Adviser Henry Schumacher said that the country’s telecommunication industry should be opened up more players.

“Sixty-forty remains a restriction but I think again from our point of view, it is basically saying that the Filipinos deserve competition,” Schumacher said.

He admitted that even if the ownership restriction remains a factor, the issue goes to back to the necessity of…

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