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Day: November 12, 2022

PBBM invited to WEF in Switzerland in January 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has been invited to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland in January 2023, Malacañang announced on Saturday.   The invitation was extended to Marcos by WEF founder and executive chairperson Klaus Schwab during a breakfast meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday, Undersecretary Cheloy Garafil, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said.   “World Economic Forum founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab today invited President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 16 to 20, 2023. Schwab made the invitation in a breakfast meeting with President

It’s ‘peace harvest season’ in Mindanao, says VP Sara

Vice President Sara Z. Duterte said Friday that it is ‘peace harvest season’ in Mindanao since it had been considerably quiet for quite a time.   Speaking during the Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2022 here, she cited that while the government had to deal with radicalized groups behind terror attacks in Mindanao, including the bomb attack that killed civilians in this city in 2016 and the intensified military campaign against the New People’s Army, there has been no deployment of a big number of soldiers to Mindanao for a government-initiated all-out-war.   “We have been told that there’s a time for

Davao City preps for annual gift-giving to IPs

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) here on Friday said preparations are ongoing for the food and grocery packs to be given to members of indigenous people (IP) communities in Marilog, Paquibato, and Baguio Districts.   In a radio interview, Julie Dayaday, supervising administrative officer IV of CSWDO, said the annual event has been the practice of the city government even during the pandemic.   The gift-giving is said to have started during the time of former President Rodrigo Duterte as mayor of the city.   Dayaday said the activity will start in the first week of December,

ASEAN asks Myanmar to comply; to tap UN support for peace plan

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants the Myanmar military junta to comply with a peace plan based on a specific timeline and “measurable indicators” amid escalating violence in the state.   The Southeast Asian leaders during the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit tasked the bloc to develop an implementation plan that would speed up the implementation of the so-called Five-Point Consensus, saying the plan remains a “valid reference” that should be “implemented in its entirety”.   The leaders said ASEAN would also call on the United Nations and its external partners to support efforts to implement the consensus.

PBBM, Premier Li vow to deepen PH-China ties

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have pledged to further improve the relations between the Philippines and China, Malacañang said on Saturday.   The two made the commitment during a brief conversation on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Office of the Press Secretary Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Cheloy Garafil said.   Garafil said Marcos and Li agreed that the two nations’ improving relationship “far outweighs” their differences.   “I absolutely agree,” Marcos said, backing the Chinese’ leader’s remark that Manila and Beijing should sustain the

3 NPA members surrender in Zamboanga del Norte town

Three members of the Hingpit na Organisadong Masa (HOM) of the New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered to authorities in Zamboanga del Norte province, a police official said Saturday.   Col. Richard Verceles, operations chief of the Area Police Command-Western Mindanao, said the three yielded around 3 p.m. Friday at the municipal hall of Sergio Osmeña.   Verceles identified them as Dario Paraguay, 46; Edgar Mona, 62; and Jurry Lumamba, 36, all members of the HOM under the Guerrilla Front BBC (Big Beautiful Country) of the NPA’s Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee.   Verceles said the surrender of the three

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