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Philippines offers to help Turkey fight IS

TURKISH DELIGHT  President Aquino and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey (seated, center) exchange pleasantries during a luncheon in honor of the visiting Turkish official and his wife, Sare Davutoglu (right), in Malacañang on Monday. The President’s sister, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz (2nd from left), joined the group. Davutoglu was seeking the Philippine’s “strategic cooperation” in fighting the Islamic State.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino on Monday offered to help Turkey keep Islamic State (IS) terrorists out of its territory as visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sought to “upgrade” Manila-Ankara relations to a “strategic” level.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US, Japan, Australia deepen security ties

ASIA-PACIFIC COOPERATION  US President Barack Obama, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after agreeing to strengthen their military cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.  AFP

American, Australian and Japanese leaders on Sunday called for peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, a day after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia as China contests disputed territory.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino dares China: Act

FROM BEIJING TO NAYPYITAW  President Aquino joins US President Barack Obama, Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the 9th East Asia Summit in Naypyitaw, Burma, on the sidelines of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. The four leaders earlier met in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.  AP

President Aquino on Thursday challenged China to take “concrete action” in the South China Sea to match its diplomatic overtures in the Southeast Asian region.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

China, PH see thawing of ties over sea row

SHAPING THE FUTURE  President Aquino greets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Meeting in Beijing. The theme of the meeting is “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership.”  Malacañang Photo

Icy relations between the Philippines and China seemed to have thawed after President Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping met Tuesday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Greater stability for prosperity, Aquino tells Asian business execs

From left, CCTV anchor Zoe Yue; David Abney, CEO of UPS; Philippine President Benigno Aquino III; Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Belen Garijo, president and CEO of Merck Serono; and Sam Walsh, chief executive for Rio Tinto take part in a summit dialogue at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.  AP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO, POOL

Addressing executives of major business interests in the Asia-Pacific region, President Aquino on Sunday said the Philippines was seeking harmonious relationships with every nation, declaring that “without stability, prosperity is an impossibility.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »