PHL, Vietnam to level up bilateral trade

Hanoi, Vietnam – The Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to further beef up its bilateral trade during the first official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte here. In a press briefing on Thursday, September 29, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said that both President Duterte and his counterpart, Vietnamese President Tran Dai […]

Duterte assures full protection of OFWs from abuses

(Hanoi, Vietnam) Citing their invaluable contributions to nation-building, President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to shield overseas Filipino workers from abuses and corruption. During his meeting with the Filipino community here on Wednesday night, President Duterte said he would implement reforms to eliminate red tape and corruption in government agencies such as the Bureau of Customs […]

Pres. Duterte in Vietnam to further bolster diplomatic ties

(Hanoi, Vietnam)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, September 29, started his official visit here with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the National Heroes and Martyrs. The President wore a barong and black pants and was accompanied by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. Also with the President at the wreath-laying ceremony were Cabinet Secretary […]

Vietnamese President receives President Duterte at Presidential Palace

(Hanoi, Vietnam) Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warmly welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte, together with his delegation, as he visited the Presidential Palace on the second-day of his official visit here Thursday. Upon his arrival, President Duterte was received by President Quang and was accorded an official welcome ceremony. The President and his official delegation were […]

Duterte to marines: Defend the Republic 

President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the Philippine Marines to stay loyal to the Republic and help to fight the country’s drug problem. In his remarks before the elite troops on Tuesday (September 27), Duterte said: “I am now calling you… to also fight drugs.” He stressed, however, that he is not encouraging them to take […]

Phl-Vietnam ties seen to strengthen after Duterte visit

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed confidence that the Philippines will build a stronger relationship with Vietnam as he pledged to work closely with his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to find ways to collaborate in the campaign against the illegal drugs trade. In his predeparture briefing at the Ninoy Aquino International […]

Duterte orders sequestration of shabu lab

Arayat, Pampanga—President Rodrigo Duterte inspected here on Tuesday, September 27 a clandestine drug laboratory that could have produced about 400 kilos of shabu in one day. President Duterte ordered the immediate sequestration and the confiscation of the property discovered by joint operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine […]

Abella: Filipino-Americans support President Duterte

Filipino communities in the United States support President Rodrigo Duterte despite some noise at home, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Tuesday, September 27 after visiting different locations in the US with high concentration of Filipinos. “The Filipino communities in San Francisco, Washington, and New York have shown very positive responses to the President,” he […]

President Duterte all set for official visit to Vietnam

President Rodrigo Duterte is all set for an official visit to Vietnam on September 28 and 29, which aims to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries. In a pre-departure briefing in Malacañan on Monday, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles Jose said President Duterte is scheduled to meet with Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang […]