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Philippines, Australia partnership shifts to strategic level

The Philippines and Australian governments have agreed to elevate their partnership from comprehensive to strategic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. The commitment was made during a bilateral meeting between Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. And Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on the sidelines of the Asean-G7 Foreign and Development Ministerial Meetings […]

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Philippines, Japan renews commitment to ‘deepen’ partnership

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and new Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa reaffirmed the commitment of the Philippines and Japan to “strengthen” strategic partnership. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Locsin and Yoshimasa discussed key areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries as well as mutual challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Philippines, Singapore competition authorities sign MoU for cross-border cooperation

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in a move to strengthen the bilateral ties between the competition authorities. In a virtual ceremony, PCC Chairperson Arsenio M. Balisacan and CCCS Chief Executive Aik Kor Sia led the signing where both agencies […]

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Philippines’ 9-month government infra spending exceeds target

Government spending on infrastructure from January to September hit P641.5 billion, exceeding the nine-month target by 8.9 percent, due to the construction of more airports, railways and roads. The latest Department of Budget and Management (DBM) data on Wednesday showed that end-September expenditures on infrastructure and other capital outlays surpassed the P589.3-billion program and jumped […]

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Japan commits to remain as Philippines’ top development partner

Japan has committed to keep official development assistance (ODA) flowing to the Philippines and to remain as the top source of concessional financing for priority programs, especially infrastructure. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said it injected 145 billion yen—or almost P64 billion—into projects implemented in the Philippines in 2020. On top of two loans each […]

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