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DENR, JICA to train local government units on solid waste management technology

November 13, 2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will start a three-year technical cooperation project to improve the capacity of selected local government units (LGUs) in using advanced or innovative technologies for solid

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Duterte opens 31 st ASEAN Summit, apologizes for tone of statements

November 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday opened the 31 st Association of Southeast Asian Summit and apologized for the tone of his recent statements. “Your Majesty, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I apologized for setting the tone of my statement in

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ASEAN countries agree to start talks on COC with China – draft statement

November 13, 2017

Southeast Asian countries have agreed to officially start negotiations with China on the code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea. This was contained in the draft Association of Southeast Asian Nations Common Statement on ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations for

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Duterte talks about South China Sea, Korean Peninsula issues in bilateral meetings with Brunei, Australia

November 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte discussed with his Brunei and Australian counterparts the South China Sea and North Korean issues during his separate bilateral meetings with them on Sunday night. In his meeting with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Pasay City, Duterte recognized the

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Duterte hosts gala dinner for leaders of ASEAN, dialogue partners

November 12, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed 20 leaders from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and dialogue partners by hosting a gala dinner in Pasay City. In a brief speech, Duterte said the gathering was also an occasion to

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Duterte open to discuss human rights with Trump: Cayetano 

November 12, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is open to tackling human rights issues on his anti-drug war if US President Donald Trump will raise the issue in their first formal bilateral meeting, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. Duterte is scheduled to meet

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Duterte says South China Sea row “better left untouched”

November 12, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday the South China Sea dispute is “better left untouched.” The Philippine leader made the statement after waiting for two hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping in order to have a bilateral meeting with him at the

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Philippines open to Trump offer to mediate in South China Sea row

November 12, 2017

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the Philippines is open to an offer from US President Donald Trump  to mediate in the long-running disputes in the South China Sea, but stressed consultations among claimants, would have to be done. “We

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