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NOGRALES ADDRESSES ASEAN CIVIL SERVICE MINISTERS

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles delivered a congratulatory message at the 2022 ASEAN Conference on Civil Service Matters Plus Three (ACCSM+3) International Conference on Human Resource Management in the Public Sector held Tuesday, 1 November, at the Sejong Convention Center, Sejong, Republic of Korea. The conference was attended by ministers and senior officials […]

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DEPED CELEBRATES 55TH ASEAN ANNIVERSARY

The Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted the importance of friendship, unity, and culture of its neighboring countries during the celebration of the 55th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex. Spearheaded by the agency’s International Cooperation Office (ICO), the flag-raising ceremony was attended by Vice President […]

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PASCUAL TO MSMES: JOIN ASEAN’S LARGEST ONLINE SALE

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invites Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to take part in the largest online sale event in Southeast Asia. Reputable e-commerce platforms and businesses across the region will participate in the ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) on August 8 –10, 2022. The AOSD is a yearly event […]

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PH STRENGTHENS TIES WITH ASEAN, ITALY – PASCUAL

Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual virtually attended the European House – Ambrosetti’s hybrid session of the High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN-Italy Economic Relations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Forum serves as a platform for ASEAN and Italy’s economic ministers and senior officials to tackle critical issues centered on economy and technology. Specifically, it sheds light on the […]

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ASEAN NEEDS FASTER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez called on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to accelerate the digital transformation of the region, at the interface of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Ministers and Digital Ministers hosted by Brunei Darussalam via video conference recently. Lopez shared that the Philippines and […]

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CIMATU PUSHES FOR ASEAN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed high hopes that the Philippines will be joined by its Southeast Asian neighbors in the efforts to conserve and protect the region’s rich biodiversity, during the local celebration of ASEAN Week. “We hope that our neighbors in the ASEAN region would join us in protecting our diverse flora and fauna […]

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LOPEZ TO MSMES: JOIN ASEAN ONLINE SALE DAY

The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will be participating in the second ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) which will be held on 8-10 August 2021. The AOSD is held annually on the occasion of the ASEAN Founding Anniversary to boost online consumer trade in the region and enhance stronger collaboration between […]

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ASEAN PUSHES FOR POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Economic ministers from the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) met through a video conference recently to discuss the implementation of initiatives that will further the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery efforts. As this year’s ASEAN Chair, Brunei Darussalam led the setting of their priority economic deliverables (PEDs). These focus on three strategic thrusts—Recovery, Digitalization, and Sustainability. […]

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DOT PUSHES FOR ASEAN AS SINGLE TOURISM DESTINATION

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed recent developments to ensure Southeast Asia’s competitiveness as a single tourism destination and to bolster the recovery of tourism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.At the 24th meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Tourism Ministers hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of […]

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PH APPLIES NEW TRADE SCHEME WITHIN ASEAN – LOPEZ

The Philippines, together with the other nine ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) member states has begun to implement the ASEAN-Wide Self-Certification Scheme (AWSC) starting 20 September 2020.   The AWSC simplifies and streamlines origin certification procedure to claim and be granted lower duties or, in most cases, duty-free treatment when using the ASEAN […]