Cops smile, offer flowers to militants but no arrests

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/06/2015

Youth  militants were met with anti-riot police who offered fresh flowers, but made no arrests when a group of about 100 protestors  rallied against the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings  in front of the Radisson Blu…

APEC is about ‘opening growth routes’

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/06/2015

Senior officials of 21 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) started the two-day Third Senior Officials’ (SOM3) meeting yesterday in Cebu with an eye to expanding to new areas of inclusive, sustainable growth. Foreign Affairs…

Feasibility study on free-trade area up next year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/06/2015

A FEASIBILITY study on the Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) agreement is underway. A draft will be  presented to  international trade ministers at the start of next year. Dr. Allan Bollard, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) secretariat…

Inform public about APEC, students urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/06/2015

TO bring the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings closer to Cebu residents, the Provincial Information Agency (PIA) called on campus-based journalists to write about it and help the public understand what it is all about. Undersecretary Jose…

More exporters given chance to display wares

Aileen Garcia-Yap 09/04/2015

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has expanded the “Exquisitely Filipino” exhibit to give more Cebu exporters the opportunity to showcase their products for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates. The exhibit area at the SM City…

With APEC, Cebu cements reputation as convention hub

Vanessa Claire Lucero 09/04/2015

Jose: Benefits of hosting APEC outweigh costs, inconvenience By hosting Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, Cebu has solidified its reputation as a prime hub for trade and conventions. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles C. Jose, spokesman of…

Treat the police right

09/03/2015

Complaints about the poor quality of some  packed meals and rough accommodations  for police personnel assigned to provide route security  for   delegates of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Cebu wouldn’t  have gotten anwhere if…

MSMEs to benefit from harmonized APEC trade rules

Vanessa Claire Lucero 09/03/2015

SENIOR trade officials from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies are trying to harmonize the Rules of Origin (ROO) to facilitate trade in the Asia-Pacific region. “This will help in simplifying trade conditions and contribute greatly to APEC…

Mandaue showcases ‘green’ program to APEC delegates

Melissa Q. Cabahug, Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/03/2015

MANDAUE officials yesterday showed Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates the city’s different initiatives to conserve the environment. City Administrator James Abadia explained in his presentation the Takakura composting project which involves mixing rice, Lacto-Pafi drink and Yakult…

Call for proposals to fight terrorism

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/03/2015

THE Counter-Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has encouraged the 21 member-economies to propose activities to counter terrorism and secure supply chains, travel, finance and infrastructure across the region. “We are encouraging economies…

A glimpse of Cebu’s culture, history

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla 09/03/2015

With their tablets and smartphones, some 50 delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings took note of Cebu City’s history and culture. They visited  the Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Sto. ?Niño, Fort San Pedro, and the…

New center aims to bring APEC closer to Cebuanos

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/02/2015

To bring the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussions closer to the public, the Cebu Organizing Committee (COC) yesterday launched the APEC Activity Center at Capitol’s Dignitaries’ Hall. The center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5…

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