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WIDODO AWARDS FOR AFP PERSONNEL GETS SENATE OK

Senator Ronald dela Rosa said the initiative of Indonesian President Joko Widodo to confer awards to security and military officials of the Philippines will boost the two countries’ friendship. This, after the Senate adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 23 granting consent to Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, former Armed Forces of the […]

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INDONESIAN METAVERSE COMPANY TO INVEST $20M IN PH

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Jakarta met PT WIR Asia, TBK to discuss a plan by an Indonesia company active in the metaverse and augmented reality to deploy one of its subsidiaries in the Philippines with an initial projected investment of $20 million for […]

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GATCHALIAN: PREPARE FOR INDONESIA COAL EXPORT BAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare for contingency measures to ensure sufficient coal supply and avert possible higher coal prices following the Indonesian government’s decision to ban its coal exports this month. The ban causes concerns on the country’s supply of coal for power plants which, if insufficient, could […]

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LORENZANA IS WIDODO’S MEDAL OF PEACE AWARDEE

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd District Representative Ann Hofer has adopted House Concurrent Resolution 22, granting consent to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to receive the Medal of Peace awarded to him by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Hofer, author of the resolution, said Widodo conferred the award to Lorenzana, the […]

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EMPERADOR BRANDY NOW SOLD IN INDONESIA – DTI

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Jakarta reported that Emperador Brandy is now available in Indonesia after months of discussion with importing entities, bringing the taste of proudly Filipino-made alcoholic beverage to the largest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy. “Emperador is a household name and a global brand, and we are […]

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S. COTABATO EYES ‘SISTERHOOD’ WITH N. KALIMANTAN

The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the forging of a sisterhood agreement with North Kalimantan province in Indonesia as it moves to open up exchanges between the two areas. South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said they are set to embark on exploratory discussions with their counterparts in North Kalimantan for the […]

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Sports & Entertainment

ONE ESPORTS, MOONTON HOLD 2020 MPLI IN INDONESIA

ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, and Moonton, developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, today announced the 2020 Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational (MPLI). Featuring the best teams from the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL), the tournament will take place online across five countries […]

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PH-INDONESIA MARITIME BOUNDARY DEAL A LANDMARK DEV’T – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon hailed the scheduled ratification of a landmark agreement between the Philippines and Indonesia that establishes a boundary in the overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of both countries. “Congratulations are in order for President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on their announcement at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok that […]

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PEACE, SECURITY, TRADE DISCUSSED IN DUTERTE-WIDODO MEETING – LOPEZ

President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo discussed continuous cooperation in securing peace and order, and to jointly fight terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Duterte and Widodo held a bilateral meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Lopez did not provide much detail on security issues but added that on the economic […]

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SENATE APPROVES PH-INDONESIA MARITIME BOUNDARIES PACT – LEGARDA

The Senate passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of the Philippines and Indonesia. With 20 affirmative votes and no negative vote, the upper chamber passed Senate Resolution 1048, which expresses concurrence in the “Agreement between the Government […]