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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 […]

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PH HOSTS VIRTUAL EDITION OF 3RD ASEAN CONFERENCE ON TOURISM PROFESSIONALS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Philippines, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), hosted the virtual edition of the 3rd International Conference on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (ASEAN MRA-TP) that is expected to largely influence the department’s Tourism Response and Recovery Plan, particularly its human resource component. “We reaffirm our commitment not […]

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VIETNAM RESUMES RICE EXPORTS TO PHILIPPINES – DAR

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has resumed rice exports to the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to maintain adequate food supply in the region amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “We welcome the decision by Vietnam to resume its rice export policy and taking into account the difficulties […]

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WE ARE ALL GOING TO ACCEPT THE NEW NORMAL IN TRAVEL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The tourism scene in the Philippines will be “vastly different” once travel activities will again be allowed as part of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. The “new normal” would involve enforced health security standards for both tourists and personnel, including the “re-training” of tourism workers, Romulo-Puyat stressed.  In a Go […]

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PH COMMITS TO ASEAN REGIONAL TOURISM COOPERATION AMID COVID-19 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to regional tourism cooperation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the road to recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “More than ever, we are banking on the unity of the tourism industry to ensure that we will together endure […]

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COVID-19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES, SUPPLY CHAINS, ECONOMIC COPING MEASURES TOP AGENDA OF ASEAN, ASEAN PLUS THREE SUMMITS––NOGRALES

Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday shared some of the highlights of the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 and the ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19, two activities the President joined via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the region’s response to the COVID-19 […]

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SENATE ADOPTS RESO RECOGNIZING PH-SINGAPORE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the 50-year strong and unwavering diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore. Senator Win Gatchalian, who introduced Senate Resolution No. 211, said that it was only fitting for the upper chamber to express its appreciation and gratitude to the government of the Republic of Singapore for its contributions to […]