By Tarra Quismundo
New Zealand’s ambassador to the Philippines is upbeat about the growing economic ties between Manila and Wellington, noting this country’s rising profile in the international business community and potential as a viable location for up-and-coming Kiwi firms.
By Jerome Aning
German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.
“I’m afraid people may have mistaken me for Mayor Estrada, but unfortunately, I can’t sing or act,” quipped the mustached San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said he believed builders in his city would be “inspired by the creativity of Philippine designers” and encouraged the development of organic, natural products to help sustain Philippine economic growth.
United Kingdom’s foreign secretary thinks the Philippines can be “one of Asia Pacific’s great success stories” citing the strong economy and the hard work of Filipinos both in the country and all over the world.