Philippines, Mexico ink 2 agreements


Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario

The Philippine and Mexican governments signed two bilateral agreements during Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario’s working visit to Mexico recently.

The two agreements, signed by Del Rosario and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa on February 16, include the establishment of a Joint Bilateral Consultation Meeting and providing for an exchange of information, training modules and scholars for diplomatic training.

Del Rosario noted that in the past 60 years of Philippine-Mexico relations, 21 bilateral agreements had been signed mainly on education and culture. He underscored the need to focus on bilateral trade and investments.

During his visit, the foreign secretary also met with Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala to discuss Mexico’s social welfare programs, such as the  Seguro Popular, Mexico’s public health insurance system, and Oportunidades, which is similar to the Philippines’ conditional cash transfer program.

The Philippines has been studying these programs to learn Mexico’s “best practices” in addressing the needs of the poor.

Zavala is president of Mexico’s Integrated Family Development Program, which provides welfare services to the country’s poor.

Zavala visited the Philippines in November last year and met with government officials led by President Aquino. Tina G. Santos

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  • joboni96

    tingnan mo rin
    defense products ng mexico at

    matutu ka rin
    how mexico
    keeps u.s. at bay

    • Anonymous

      They will bring in more drugs and corruption to the Philippines than the Philippines already has. The millians of shabu user’s in the Philippines  will like this. I think the government of Mexico is also corrupt but maybe not as corrupt as the Philippines.

      • joboni96

        u.s. navy man
        spousing u.s. navy brainwashing
        di mo ba nabasa

        mexico gang wars and elicit drugs > fueled by millions of u.s. addicts

        ‘illegal’ immigration > they are just returning to their lands illegally grabbed by the u.s.

        tignan mo rin laking corruption
        sa u.s.
        kung kaya mo pang

  • valsore

    Let’s just make sure we do not import Mexico’s expertise in gang wars, illegal immigration, and elicit drugs.

    • joboni96

      gang wars and elicit drugs  >  fueled by millions of u.s. addicts

      illegal immigration  >  they are just returning to their lands illegally grabbed by the u.s.

    • Anonymous

      You have a point LOL!

  • Anonymous

    Saludos a nuestro hermanos en Mexico y America Latina! :)

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