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PH MUST SEEK QUAD’S ASSISTANCE VS CHINA — LACSON

“The Philippine government must explore entering into an agreement and alliance with the QUAD countries in protecting its rights in the West Philippine Sea against China’s aggression”, said Atty. Alex Lacson, a senatorial candidate of the Kapatiran Party, and part of the Tropang Leni-Kiko.“We should even explore allowing the QUAD countries to jointly hold a […]

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ALEX LACSON RAISES ALARM ON CHINA PRESENCE IN WPS

“We need to elect leaders who will put our country’s interests first and foremost” This was the statement of Atty Alex Lacson, a Negrense senatorial candidate running under the team of VP Leni Robredo and Sen Kiko Pangilinan. Lacson was the guest speaker of the virtual forum entitled “Patriotism in the time of the Pandemic”, […]

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PH TO JOIN CHINA INT’L TRADE FAIR IN SEPT – LOPEZ

The Philippines will once again join the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) 2021 as Guest Country of Honor from September 8-11, 2021 in Xiamen, China. “For the second year in a row, the Philippines is once again given the distinct recognition as CIFIT’s Guest Country of Honor in 2021 to showcase the […]

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PANGILINAN TO CHINA: DON’T POISON WEST PH SEA

Following a US-based report on human waste and sewage being dumped by hundreds of Chinese ships into the West Philippine Sea, Senator Kiko Pangilinan urges the government assert the country’s rights and order the ships to leave. “Hindi na nga sa inyo, sisirain niyo pa. Umalis kayo riyan,” Pangilinan said in reaction to the report […]

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GORDON LAUDS LOCSIN’S DIPLOMATIC PROTEST VS CHINA

Senator Dick Gordon commended Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. for filing diplomatic complaints against China’s aggression at the disputed West Philippine Sea. “I commend Secretary Locsin for taking a very important and valiant action by standing up for our rights. He did right by our country, and we support him wholeheartedly,” Gordon said. “He did right […]

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PROBE CHINESE ‘SOFT INVASION’ – PANGILINAN

Senator Pangilinan urged Malacañang to order the creation of a task force to be headed by the Department of Justice to look into the presence and activities of Chinese nationals in the country. Pangilinan made the pitch as he raised alarm on the possibility of the foreign nationals’ “soft invasion” in the Philippines with the […]

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FAST-TRACK PROPOSED BULACAN INT’L AIRPORT – GORDON

With the end of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic expected to further stimulate the mad rush to grab investments going out of China, Senator Dick Gordon stressed the need to expedite the construction of the international airport proposed to be located in Bulacan to make the country more attractive to investors. Gordon made the statement […]

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DTI, BOI MUST WORK DOUBLE TIME IN ATTRACTING INVESTORS SET TO EXIT CHINA – VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker Lray Villafuerte is calling on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) to work double-time in conducting roadshows abroad to attract foreign investors set on leaving China to relocate to the Philippines. Villafuerte at the same time called on the Senate to approve the state economic team’s modified version of the […]

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RECORD-HIGH OFW REMITTANCE SEEN DESPITE COVID-19 OUTBREAK – NOGRALES

The Philippine government is still hoping for record-high cash remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as it remains uncertain when the outbreak can be contained. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said OFWs are still expected to remit a record-high $34.2 billion (P1.74 trillion) to the country this year. In 2019, […]

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AUTOMAKERS SHOULD SOURCE PARTS LOCALLY – LOPEZ

Car assemblers in the country may look into sourcing parts from local suppliers as productivity in manufacturing powerhouse China has slowed down due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez said the COVID-19 outbreak can affect the supply chain of the local automotive industry. “Just like […]